Old East London Photos

My photographs of east London 2010, around Hackney, London Fields, Bethnal Green and Shorditch area. Mostly photos of abandoned lots, parks and the Broadway Market before the area became trendy.

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Flying in Business Class

Flying in business or first class is always a real treat and I have been very lucky to experience both. Please read on to hear more about my experience flying with British Airways.

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Bye Bye Airbnb

I was an Airbnb host for 1 year. However I decided to hang up my Airbnb keys as I was too tired from the stress of hosting and the experience taught me to dislike people. Bye bye Airbnb.

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Broken Back 5 Years On

It has been almost five years since I broke the L1 bone in my back and although it was a long, painful journey, the injury is completely healed and a very distant memory now.

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Latest Posts

TFL Walks: Beckton to Woolwich and then to Falconwood

November 5, 2016 | 1 Comment

My husband and I are working our way through the Capital Ring, a series of walks designed by TFL circling London. Last weekend we did two walks beginning at Beckton via Woolwich and ending up in Falconwood. This was my favourite walk so far as we got to see a mixture of city highlights, stunning Thames views, interesting industrial sites and […]

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Do you have Good or Bad Judgement?

October 30, 2016 | No Comments

Having good judgement can mean many things. Those that have good judgement can read situations and make the right decisions. People with good judgement often cope very well in ambiguous situations and tend to err towards positive life choices. However if you don’t have much judgement, that is not necessarily a bad thing either. You just […]

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Weekend Up North: Manchester and Alderley Edge

October 29, 2016 | No Comments

It was our friend Adam’s birthday, so we decided to head up north to visit him in Manchester on this special occasion. Manchester is a cool city in the north of England that is one square mile by one square mile and famous for great pubs and clubs, a foodie culture, beautiful architecture and lots of university […]

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My Experience Flying Business & First Class with British Airways

October 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

Flying in business or first class is always a real treat and I have been very lucky to experience both. For me the biggest benefit is the comfortable seating, especially if you are flying long haul, as it allows you to get good quality rest and you don’t leave the plane feeling achy or grumpy. The second biggest benefit is […]

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How Well Do You Think You Know Europe?

October 24, 2016 | 4 Comments

Europe is an amazing continent with many different cultures living side by side. It is famous in history and the arts and is on the cutting edge of new technology therefore making it one of the best places on Earth to live. So this begs the question, how well do you think you know Europe?

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Cold but Beautiful: Remembering Christmas in Belgium

October 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

A few years ago my husband and I spent 10 days driving through Belgium over the Christmas holidays. We drove from London to Dover where we took the ferry to Dunkirk, and then journeyed through Ostend, Damme, Bruges, Antwerp, Mechelen, Brussels and Ypres. The weather was cold and windy which almost dampened our spirits, however […]

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TFL Walks: Hackney Wick to Stoke Newington

October 22, 2016 | 3 Comments

My husband and I started to do the TFL Walks at the beginning of the British Summer in a bid to get fit and see more of London. This section of the TFL Capital Ring Walk is one of my favourites. We did the walk backwards and started at Hackney Wick Overground station, then walked […]

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Tempat Senang Spa: There is such thing as too much massage

September 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

Tempat Senang is a luxurious spa on Batam Island in Indonesia. I went for a whole day spa package here, which included six one-hour treatments, hot tea and lunch. I felt very pampered by the end of the day however I realised six hours of massage is more than enough and the lack of mental […]

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Recharge the Batteries and Watch Chinese Brides at Kamala Beach

September 3, 2016 | 3 Comments

Kamal beach in Thailand is a great place to recharge the batteries. It is one of the less touristy parts of Phuket that has all you need to relax: a beach, good Thai food, cheap massages, not too many tourists and the added pleasure of Chinese bride-watching.

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How Well do you know Emoji? Take the Quiz!

August 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

Emoji has taken the world by storm and is quite simply the most awesome way of expressing yourself. If you haven’t already embraced this iconic way of adding colour and meaning to your bland text messages, you are too out of date ?? or worse, I hate to imagine… But not everybody gets it right and many people […]

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Express Yourself with my Basic Guide to Emoji Meanings

August 28, 2016 | 2 Comments

Emoji is an exciting way to express yourself and add more colour to your text messages and emails. As mobile technology has developed and market penetration has increased, so too has our reliance on this unique language. It is now possible to have whole conversations simply using Emoji. Today there are more than 100 characters in the […]

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Take a Quiz to know if you suit Sydney, Singapore or London!

August 27, 2016 | 3 Comments

Have you ever wondered whether you are better suited to living in Sydney, Singapore or London? Take this simple quiz to find out! Sydney, Singapore and London are among the most exciting and liveable cities in the world and as financial centres, they offer good career prospects. I have been fortunate to spend time living […]

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Sydney, Singapore and London: Three Great Cities

August 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

Sydney, Singapore and London are among the most exciting and liveable cities in the world and as financial centres, they offer good career prospects. I have been fortunate to spend time living in each and I love them all. But each offers a uniquely different lifestyle and if I was pressed to choose my favourite, […]

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Indulgent Champagne Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton is Incredible

August 23, 2016 | No Comments

The vintage champagne brunch buffet at the Ritz-Carlton is a very special treat. It is served in the Colony room and has every delicacy and culinary delight you can imagine. The experience is made all the more enjoyable by the old-style charm of the room, the polite servers and the constantly flowing champagne.

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Neon Pigeon is a Dark and Noisy Restaurant

August 21, 2016 | No Comments

Neon Pigeon is a modern restaurant on Keong Saik Road in an area known for being trendy and a little bit hipster. The restaurant was full of expats when we went there and it was dark inside so we couldn’t see what we were eating. Nonetheless, we think the food would have been nicely presented […]

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A-Roy Thai Restaurant for Lunch in Novena  

August 20, 2016 | No Comments

I had a great inexpensive lunch at A-Roy at Novena Square in Singapore. The staff were courteous, the food was delicious and the coconut milkshake was heavenly. It is a great place to take a foodie shopping break for anyone who loves Thai food.

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Heart Break and Cruelty to Turtles at Singapore’s Chinese Gardens Despite Beautiful Bonsai Trees

August 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

My visit to the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore was a horrific experience. The museum houses a collection of sad and poorly treated animals, some of which are endangered. It is located in the Chinese Gardens of Singapore. Witnessing such heart breaking scenes and cruelty to turtles ruined my day, despite the delightful […]

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Dreamy British Lavender Farm Without Smell but Good for Selfies

August 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

We recently drove out to Surrey one weekend to see the stunning Mayfield Lavender Farm. Waves of vibrant purple lavender stretched out as far as the eye could see however we were disappointed the lavender had very little smell. We bought some beautiful lavender products and finished our day with a nature walk around Box Hill […]

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