Monday, August 29, 2011

London Fields Brewery

London Fields Brewery's Landlord Pale Ale
L with a delicious Landlord pale ale



C holding up a very hoppy Hackney Hopstar


London Fields Brewery is the first brewery in Hackney since the 19th century. Located just east of London Fields in a rail arch, it had its grand opening this weekend. I imagine next summer their takeaway flagons will be a common sight in the neighbouring parks.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Amazing Maze of Alcazar



Sad bear

Sad teddy bear at Creperie du Monde, E5.

Chatsworth Road





A bike ride into Clapton led to all kinds of discoveries on a Sunday.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Carrots 2011

C with this year's carrot crop. Compare last year's.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

L in the Evening Sun

She's stunning and I'm lucky.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Invasive Species

American crayfish are an invasive species in the UK. So we did our part and ate 2 kilos of them. 


Monday, June 13, 2011

Canary Islands

Toes, poolside
I have never been on a beach/pool holiday.

Ever.

I have spent a day at the beach, an afternoon by the pool, but I have never been able to sit still long enough to just relax and let go and spend an ENTIRE DAY doing NOTHING.

So imagine my surprise when E & I spent our first day in Tenerife by the pool. All day.  I mean, we got up to grab a light lunch (eaten by the pool). And E went and got beers (drank by the pool). But other than that we did nothing. Went in the pool. Read books by the pool. Listened to ipods by the pool. Chatted by the pool. But that's it. All day.

And it was glorious. And I will probably have the tan (burn) lines to show for it for months to come.

C arrived three days later and we continued our pool/beach relaxing with a day of volcano walking and windy road driving. But mostly we relaxed and it was fabulous.

Photos are here.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Zodiac Heads

Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads exhibit is up in the courtyard at Somerset House. I think it's brilliant, especially when you understand the context for the original work on which it is modelled, where it was and how the Chinese government is currently approaching art. The exhibit opened opened without Ai Weiwei. He was imprisoned days before the opening by the Chinese government. 


Ram


Monkey

Courtyard with fountains

Dragon!

Mouse

Friday, May 13, 2011

Tuilerie Street

This isn't a street any longer, just a bit of a driveway into the parking lot behind a building. I've lived here three years and just recently noticed it. There are whispers of the area's history all over. One of the first waves of immigrants to the East End was the Huguenots, I imagine this street was named by, or after, them...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Diss Street

This amused me.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Great Big Greedy Nincompoop

Bompas & Parr are two kooky guys who make food installations - everything from building shaped jellies to boating lakes of booze. This was a chocolate waterfall - think Augustus Gloop - complete with chocolate mist and take home, infused chocolate. 
C with G&B



Sunday, April 3, 2011

London Real Estate

This is in a pretty great area. It's even kind of in our price range. :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hungry?

We like to offer our guests a snack when they arrive at our home in London. Sometimes it's scones but maybe we'll switch to these...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Street Art on the Canal

L shot this lovely photo of Sweet Toof's work on the canal. Whenever we're walking by these pieces, I can't help but think "om nom nom".

Sweet Toof on Regent's Canal in Hackney
Office window chomp