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Monday, 24 April 2017

MONDAYS ARE FOR MUGS: MERE SOUER

An overriding symbol of modern motherhood: the half drunk cold cup of tea. Gimme mine in this gem of mama merch and I'll happily gulp it down: 
Mama Bolt Mug, £9.50, Mere Souer

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

MIDCENTURY EAST

A few times a year Midcentury Modern Shows bring their always excellent mix of mid-century modern sellers just round the corner from my gaff with the Midcentry East at Goldfinger's (just as excellent) Haggerston School. 

Ahead of the next show in October here's some snaps from the last one:






 A rare snap of the boy (cos snappers gonna snap): 

Sunday, 10 July 2016

GATHERED CHEER SOCIAL: EAST LONDON SPECIAL

Gathered Cheer Social fun: six blogger friends (some lovely old ones and some ace new ones). Taken on a route around old East London town devised by me, Soumya and Ruth. Stopping at some fave haunts for shopping, eating (including bagels obvs), snapping and nattering. 

Vintage rummaging at Mason & Painter:

Barber & Parlour coffee break:

Columbia Road (on a much more sensible non-flower day Saturday): 

 My lord it was good...authentic Italian food at Campania on Ezra Street: 


Pilgrimage to Conservatory Archives (new spiritual home): 




Gathered Cheer Socials are organised by the lovely Ruth Garner for her ongoing series of excellent local wanderings with manageable sized groups of bloggers for optimum meet up fun. 

Check out the page on her site for further upcoming events: http://www.gatheredcheer.com/events 

Monday, 7 March 2016

MONDAYS ARE FOR MUGS: VERONICA DEARLY

Excellently sassy illustrator Veronica Dearly's slogan mugs cover pretty much everything I have to say on most Mondays:




And a bonus: 
Veronica Dearly Mugs, price £12.75 each from Veronica Dearly and Notonthehighstreet.com

Sunday, 6 March 2016

A TALE IN TILES

My Marrakesh holiday was packed full of busy, bustling souks, tasty tagines, hanging in our riad, hammam-ing, snake-charmers, getting lost down pink-shaded dusty lanes, rugs (so many rugs), donkeys, gobbling down dates and catching precious winter sun. However it seems like all I photographed were the tiles - intricate, colourful, endlessly-clever tiles. Here they are plus a couple of other snaps I managed to squeeze in from Marrakesh's medina, Djemaa El-Fna square, Jardin Majorelle, Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs


















Monday, 15 February 2016

MONDAYS ARE FOR MUGS: PINK KISS

Countdown to holiday...T minus 5 days...

Bring on the exploring, sunshine, pool side chilling, book reading, shopping, flip-flop wearing, giggles and good food.

Top tips and advice for a (super) long weekend in Marrakesh gratefully received. 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

OBSESSED: PEDLARS

Timing is everything. And exactly why I missed out on this awesome vintage sign from Pedlar's. Looks like this ship has already sailed. A lesson in shopping for one-offs. Buy now or regret later...
However Pedlar's have even more fantastic vintage sign finds on their Vintage Live section so keep an eye out for new additions before they are gone gone gone too.