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

Photographic Memories of Borough Market

July 2, 2016 | No Comments

Despite its popularity, the robust pricing and painful crowds, Borough Market continues to be my favourite London market. I love its medieval backdrop against the beautiful Southwark Cathedral upon which you can just lounge around on a sunny day. The crowds of Brits lolling around drinking ciders and beers in the summer incite a festive spirit. And […]

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Ordering Steak in London

July 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

I love going out for steak in London; there are so many good restaurants to choose from and the quality is excellent. For me, a perfect steak is bloody, juicy and well-seasoned, served with plenty of béarnaise sauce and French mustard and of course a generous side of salted chips. Some creamed spinach or bone […]

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Sushinoen Japanese Restaurant is More Accurately Like Sushi-No

July 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

I have always lived in Tower Hamlets since making London my home several years ago. When Sushinoen first opened on the corner of Altab Ali park I had mixed feelings. I was disappointed that the former pub, which used to hold the sometimes hilarious, sometimes awkward open night mike nights for amateur comedians had closed […]

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Turkish Road Trip along the Western Black Sea and to Istanbul

July 1, 2016 | No Comments

Our road trip in Turkey was one of my favourite holidays. We spent almost two weeks driving from Istanbul along the black sea up until Kastamonu and driving back inland via Safranbolu. We ate delicious, fresh food, swam in clear waters, and got lost in one of Turkey’s largest national parks!

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Golden Ring Road Trip: Pereslavl-Zalesskiy and other Russian Villages

July 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Visiting the Golden Ring was one of the top things we wanted to do whilst visiting Russia. The Golden Ring is a circle of small cities and villages outside of Moscow to the North, which are famous for their beautiful churches, old history and provincial way of life. Suzdal, Kostroma and Pereslavl-Zalesskiy include some of the […]

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Zakynthos and Kefalonia Greek Island Adventure

July 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

I went for a Greek island holiday after seeing stunning pictures of Navajo in Zakinthos, also known as the Shipwreck, on Facebook. Zakynthos and Kefalonia are two neighbouring islands in the Ionian Sea, famous for stunning beaches, bright blue waters, and locally produced wine, cheese and honey, and it was one of my best holidays.

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Chanson Music in the Heart of Paris

July 1, 2016 | No Comments

When I visit Paris, I’m less concerned with checking off the tourist sites than with soaking up as much culture, food and wine as I possibly can. Le Vieux Belleville accomplishes all three feats. It is a charming, cosy French bistro and a popular venue for listening to French chanson music.

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The Orphan Master’s Son & Its Depictions of North Korea

July 1, 2016 | No Comments

I recently read the Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson, an absorbing and addictive novel that is set in North Korea. The story is divided into two main parts; the first part introduces the character of Jun Do and paints a picture of the life, ways and hardships of rural North Korea. In particular, we […]

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A Perfect Crime needs a Clever Criminal

July 1, 2016 | No Comments

One of the most exciting exhibitions on in London at the moment is The Crime Museum Uncovered, featuring at the Museum of London in Barbican. Up until now, the Crime Museum has only ever been accessible to the police and certain invited individuals, and kept behind the closed doors of the New Scotland Yard. It […]

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La Rucoletta in St Paul’s a family-run local Italian in corporate London

June 30, 2016 | No Comments

La Rucoletta in St Pauls ‘s one of my favourite Italian restaurants in London. They don’t serve the richest or most fancy dishes, however they cook with fresh ingredients and in a simple home-made style that is very enjoyable.

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Living with Chronic Pain

June 30, 2016 | No Comments

I broke my back in October 2012 and lived with chronic pain for over four years. Unfortunately this is a reality for many people who undergo surgery or suffer from spinal conditions. If you are a chronic pain patient, you have pain 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every minute of your life. The most common outcome of living with […]

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The Story of How I Broke My Back

June 30, 2016 | 4 Comments

More than 70% of you who read this article will have already experienced acute back pain at some point in your lives. The main causes of back pain can be sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time, poor posture, grinding your teeth, lack of exercise and poor choice of shoes. Back pain is […]

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Oi Hanoi a blight on Whitechapel High Street

June 30, 2016 | 2 Comments

Whitechapel has changed a lot in the past few years, which has its pros and cons for the locals living here. Every other week a new restaurant or cafe pops up. One of the most recent editions to Whitechapel High Street is Oi Hanoi, which claims to be an authentic Vietnamese restaurant with street food […]

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