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 […]

Black Day At The Bosphorus Cafe by M.H.Baylis

M.H.Baylis Rex Tracey #3 book

Books that are part of a series but can be read alone are fantastic. That is until you pick up a book that is part way through, or in this case the current end, of a series and the irrational anger of reading something out of order overwhelms you. Reading the Black Day at the […]

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 […]

Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

When teenager Maryanne Doyle disappears in 1998 it becomes impossible for Cat Kinsella to look at her dad in the same way. She knows he lied to the police about knowing Maryanne and that he never mentioned the encounter to her mother but did that make him a kidnapper or murderer? Cat never had any […]

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 […]