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

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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New Healthy Hair: Bye Bye Blonde

August 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

I was born with bad hair. My hair is naturally frizzy, a little bit curly, and extremely dry and fragile. So after many years as a blonde I have decided to take the plunge and dye my tresses dark brown and cut it very short. I have new healthy hair so bye bye blonde hair!

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First Impressions of Singapore: Good Life and Good Food

August 7, 2016 | 2 Comments

After two weeks in Singapore, despite its reputation as a strict society my first impression is positive. Singapore seems to be a great city to live in although a little less exciting for the average tourist. It is hugely multicultural, very family-friendly, and the locals are obsessed with food. For a country so small its […]

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Meet the Londoner who Drives and Shuns Public Transport

July 28, 2016 | 3 Comments

London is one of the busiest cities with the most iconic and famous public transport system in the world. Everybody knows the tube and the double-decker red bus! However I recently was shocked to meet a Londoner who shuns public transport and drives to work! I thought he must be crazy, and he confirmed my thoughts […]

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Interview with an Australian Contractor and their REAL LIFE views on Working

July 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

I recently had the pleasure to meet with an Australian contractor who is currently working in Sydney. Tom is a self-described perennial student of love, life, death and all of life’s lessons. He grew up in rural NSW before moving to the big city and becoming successful in the ICT industry. He also has a reputation for […]

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How Airbnb Taught me to Dislike People

July 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

I was an Airbnb host for 1 year, letting out our spare bedroom with ensuite in London. In the past 6 months alone we hosted 43 guests from more than 8 different countries with the average review being an okay 3 stars. However in July we finally hung up our Airbnb keys and decided to […]

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Rediscovering London with TFL Walks: Hackney Wick to Beckton District Park

July 17, 2016 | 20 Comments

This summer I have set myself the goal of rediscovering London and losing weight in the process. I came to London more than seven years ago. Back then it felt like the most exciting place in the world and that anything was possible. Weekends were busy checking out the markets, new exhibitions, pub crawls and […]

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A Difficult Family Member

July 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Dear Flossy, I don’t know what to do. I have a very emotionally draining family member who only thinks about herself. No matter what the circumstances are, she puts herself first and turns everything into a huge drama. I have tried to help her by giving her plenty of time to talk about herself and […]

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Aldgate East: A Tube Station We Love to Hate

July 12, 2016 | 39 Comments

I’m a huge fan of the tube. Ever since my first day in London I fell in love with it’s iconic design and the convenience of travelling from one end of London to another so quickly. I found the frequency particularly impressive, having come from a city where it was normal to wait 30 minutes for […]

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Destination Intolerence

July 12, 2016 | 2 Comments

Hi Flossy, My wife and I love holidaying in warm climates, lazing by the pool and eating fresh seafood. We do however share an aversion to German and Russian holiday makers. Can you recommend some affordable locations where we can relax and explore some interesting culture and local history? Vlad

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Level 10: Tate Modern’s Latest Addition to London’s Skyline

July 12, 2016 | No Comments

The newest feature of London’s famous skyline is The Switch House, a 10 story addition to the Tate Modern museum. It officially opened in June 2016 after seven years in the making and whilst it is not the prettiest of sights, it signifies an exciting new phase for the Tate and there are new views […]

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Tate Modern Level 10: Views of London

July 10, 2016 | 2 Comments

The London Tate Modern museum opened its fantastic new building in June 2016. The Switch House has a free viewing platform on level 10 where you can see the most amazing views of London, including all the most-loved favourites from this iconic skyline including the Razor, the Shard, the Gherkin and the Cheese Grater. These are some photos I […]

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Sexy with an Axe

July 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

Dear Flossy, My hipster friends and I are working on our lumbersexual looks and while we have found some great work boots and matched check shirts we still want to push the dress boundaries a little further. Is it socially acceptable to carry an axe in public? We could ensure that it’s reasonably blunt so […]

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Bloodlust Craving Steak

July 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

Hi Flossy, For years I was a vegetarian but recently I have started eating red meat again. Ironically I prefer steak and the rarer the better. Given your previous articles on London steak houses where should I be looking and what are the latest trends in accompaniments? Bloodlust in London  

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Two Guys on a Black Moped Stole our iPhone

July 10, 2016 | 4 Comments

I never expected it to happen in London, but this weekend we were robbed in broad daylight by a black moped! My husband and I were standing outside Aldgate House, around the corner from Aldgate Station on Whitechapel High Street, looking at Google Maps on our iPhone 6. Out of nowhere, two guys dressed in […]

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Orange Elephant Steak in Chelsea

July 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

I recently had a great steak lunch in posh Chelsea for only £10 at the Orange Elephant restaurant. For £10 we enjoyed a 6oz hanger steak with steak sauce, beef dripping chips, salad and a glass of wine. Whilst hanger steak isn’t my favourite cut, the quality of ingredients was top notch and it was […]

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Trendy Italian in London Fields

July 9, 2016 | No Comments

London Fields is so very trendy, with its quirkly bookshops and old school sewing shop, the slew of house boats on the canal, and the numerous cafes and pubs selling good organic products and spilling out with cool, hip people. So it is no surprise that Lardo located in London Fields is one of the trendiest Italian […]

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Whitby and Camping in North Yorkshire

July 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

Sometimes when the daily stresses of work and life are taking its toll, you can get crazy ideas into your head, like deciding to go camping. That is exactly what happened to me and group of friends when we took it upon ourselves to go camping up north when winter was only just beginning to […]

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