Urban Makers East Christmas Market

Some of you may be wondering why I haven’t posted on this blog for sometime?  I’ve been super busy organising two Christmas Craft Markets in Bow. Along with my fabulous friends and colleagues Jo and Julia, I’ve designed the website, flyers, social media graphics, banner and more. I didn’t realise just how much work this … Continue reading

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I’ve been very busy these last few weeks designing Christmas cards. Now that it’s mid-November I think it’s time to share. I’ve designed some cards for kids and adults and some that are very particular to London and East London, where I live. My Egg to my Nog card has been listed in the Etsy Editor’s … Continue reading

The Dead Dolls Club

For my husband’s birthday this year we wanted to go somewhere a little different. The Dead Dolls Club in deepest  Dalston didn’t disappoint. Situated on a very uninspired stretch of Kingsland Road this pop-up restaurant is set up in a defunct restaurant space. The interiors are very DIY. Furniture is handmade, and the light bulbs … Continue reading

Mary Portas – Roman Road Market Relaunch

It really wasn’t a very nice day on Saturday but it was great to see so many people down on Roman Road for the market relaunch. The market has been given the Portas treatment for a new TV series to be screened in the New Year. Market stalls have been given a splash of colour with … Continue reading

Roman Road regeneration

Roman Road has it’s fair share of stores with names like Housewife Cash and Carry but I’m hoping it might just be pulled into the 21st Century very soon. I’ve seen a very recognisable redhead down at Roman Road market recently. Mary Portas is set to relaunch the market this Saturday. Roman Road  previously applied … Continue reading

St Stephen’s Green

flower, playground

We’ve just discovered this fabulous new playground in Bow, East London. It’s called St Stephen’s Green and it was designed by PRP Architects. Inspiration was drawn from the story of Alice in Wonderland. It’s a wonderful space with two huge artist designed flowers in the centre, wooden bugs to climb on and toadstools to perch on. … Continue reading

Lardo, Hackney

Lardo Hackney

After spending the day at the Olympic park we decided that the largest McDonalds in the world wasn’t going to cut it for dinner so we bussed it to a restaurant in Hackney called Lardo. Only recently opened, it came highly recommended by a foodie friend. Named after an Italian cold cut the pizza and … Continue reading

Victoria Park – new and improved

victoria park east london

We live right by Victoria Park and I’m happy to say that after  what felt like the longest time most of the improvement works are now complete. I go there practically everyday for coffee at the Pavilion Cafe and to tire my daughter out in the playground. Tower Hamlets Council has recently spent a lot … Continue reading