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 […]

Milk Train, Covent Garden

Hungover. Tired. Cold. I woke on Saturday initially feeling worse for wear but after a good glug of water and a teeth brush I felt fresh as a daisy. Good job too because we had plans to go to London to continue a friends birthday celebrations by visiting Milk Train. I’m a sucker for dairy. […]

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 […]

Financial Goals And Getting There

Motivational quote print

Figuring out what we want can be really tough sometimes. We become torn between our immediate wants and our long term desires. Should we rent a nicer flat or save those couple of hundred pounds to crawl towards a deposit of a place to properly call our own? Should we get that replica dress or […]

‘Healthy’ Eating Update

Pecan pie up close

Back at the end of summer, or the start of autumn depending on your perspective, I discussed how Eat Up! was helping me to think about food in a different way. How it made me want to savour each bit of food, take in all the aromas whilst cooking and to not feel guilt around […]

Lyons Coffee Bags*

On the go coffee bags

Cafetieres are beautiful to look at, therapeutic to put into action and produce great flavoured coffee but sometimes we just don’t have the time to get involved with one; the time it takes to prepare, to empty and clean up afterwards can take away some of the joy especially if you’re rushing around in the […]

Book No Buy

11 books from the charity shop

Going on a no buy is always something that sounds a little terrifying. People say they intend to buy no makeup products, no clothes, books or anything unless they completely run out and it is part of their routine. I could never take it to that level, at least not right now and especially with […]