summer

Things to do in London

In defence of a really shitty English summer

Why yes it is raining outside right now, and yes it is the middle of July. But don’t you dare start thinking this is a bad thing, it is in fact the best possible thing that could happen. A shitty English summer holds its own magic, its own allure, and that grey bitch should be […]

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Coffee and food

How to afternoon tea

Step 1: If at all possible win a competition in which the prize is the hottest afternoon tea in town; the Scents of Summer afternoon tea at the Intercontinental Park Lane. Step 2: Call to confirm your booking and have the man on the phone promise you free prosecco because you booked online. Promptly forget […]

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Coffee and food

Summer Salad Invention Test: Rocket, grape, pistachio and leek salad

I felt like getting a bit creative in the kitchen, and based on the ingredients in my pantry this is what I came up with! 1. Take a handful of grapes and cut them in half. Put them in a pan with 2tsp of balsamic vinegar and cook on a medium heat until they look […]

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Getting a bit philosophical

Motivation Monday – the sunshine edition

To Summer – William Blake O thou who passest thro’ our valleys in Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat That flames from their large nostrils! thou, O Summer, Oft pitchedst here thy golden tent, and oft Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld With joy, thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair. Beneath […]

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Street art and galleries in London

Take out the furniture and call it a gallery

Sometimes it is impossible to look at a spreadsheet when it is sunny outside. On such a day the only conceivable solution is to ditch work and go on an art hunt. The closest gallery to work is the Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House, so off I went. Based on the website I assumed that […]

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