Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Saturday in London Part 2: Borough Market

After a huuuuge breakfast from The Breakfast Club (come & salivate over it here), it was time to make our way slowly to Borough Market. We weren't the only ones that rose and showed our faces on Saturday morning - the sun came out to provide the perfect backdrop for playing tourist in our own city.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Saturday in London Part 1: The Breakfast Club Hoxton

Earlier in the week Dan & I decided that for once we were going to get up at a reasonable hour and actually partake in some day activities around London. Dan suggested we go to Borough Market which has been on my list for a while. I proposed that we start off with breakfast at The Breakfast Club in Hoxton followed by a long walk to London Bridge.

Taking your camera really forces you to pay attention to your surroundings. And as it happens, walking through Shoreditch is full of weird and wonderful sights to snap:

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Hair saviours

How does the saying go? "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone". Okay, it might be a little shallow to apply to hair care but it's true! I took for granted the good that certain products did for my hair and learnt the hard way when I didn't repurchase and used cheaper alternatives. As most people do around the festive season, I scrimped on my hair products to have some extra pennies for all things Christmassy. By the end of January after replacing the L'Oreal Hair Expertise collection with Tresemme and running out of the Organix Coconut Milk Serum, my hair was a frizzy, frazzled mess. As I needed to get my roots done anyway, I thought it would be the perfect time to get the split ends chopped off and rekindle my love affair with the products that had treated my hair so well before.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Harry Potter Studio Tour

No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't stop the January blues from creeping in. Even though I started the year filled with excitement and optimism, it wasn't enough to combat the dreariest month of the year. Thankfully I had a trip to the Harry Potter studio tour with Dan to kick start the remainder of the year in style.

The Warner Brothers studio is based in Leavesden, just outside of London. You can get a fast train from Euston to Watford Junction where you hop on a shuttle bus straight to the studio. Naturally I managed to get us on the Overground train which stopped at every stop along the way. Panicked that we would be turned away for missing our slot, I called the Customer Services team who kindly reassured me that we would be able to join the next tour. Phew!

We finally arrived chilly but giddy (ok, that was just me). The entrance hall was decorated with portrait photos of the cast, including a picture I'm sure Daniel Radcliffe is delighted that it greets guests: