The Joker, Croydon

EDIT: Since posting The Joker has become The Store to reflect its Sainsbury’s flagship store background. They have updated their website address accordingly. I’ve never really got into Valentine’s Day. It isn’t because I don’t believe in it or care about it but rather because my partner and I celebrate our anniversary of getting together […]

Crystal Rocks Cafe, Croydon

We’ve moved out of our Addiscombe flat and into a new part of town. Places we have looked at before and thought “that might be nice to visit” are suddenly right on our doorstep to walk to, try out and (hopefully) admire. We’re without internet so the following post, pictures and all, come from my […]

Morden Hall Park

Field with a bare tree

Fresh air, open spaces and greenery really makes my heart sing and especially when the sun is shining, the skies are blue and there is a breeze casually gliding around. It’s a careful balance though as going to an open space on such a clear skied day can quickly become a sticky nightmare. Luckily Morden […]

Once Upon A Cheesecake Jars*

Six sided jars with cheesecake inside

Last year for my birthday, I made a cheesecake. It’s one of my absolute favourite desserts to make, to eat and to talk about. So when Croydon Foodies ran a competition on Instagram in association with Once Upon A Cheesecake┬áto win win four jars of cheesecake I was obviously going to cross my fingers and […]

Hammers On Bone by Cassandra Khaw

By Cassandra Khaw

I have tried to forget about this book for a number of months but it just keeps sticking in my mind and not for the right reasons. My partner suggested to me that I should give it a read as it has very few pages but is also set in Croydon and it sounded like […]

The Fox, Coulsdon Common*

Table, chairs and window at The Fox

Sunday 8th July seemed just like every other day in July so far. The weather warm, muggy and in need of rain. The country increasingly wrapped up in the World Cup but enjoying a day of respite from being glued to the screen heart in mouth. But for me the evening was still going to […]

Random Food I Have Eaten Recently #3

Daily lunch offering from Cafe Adagio

It has been a little while since I did a post about random things I have eaten recently but of course that does not mean that no eating or cooking has occurred! Food from Mud and Pizza Pilgrims has been absolutely delightful as was a fun tasty bubble waffle from Chillbox in Boxpark, Croydon. Actually, […]