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A trip back to Wimbledon

First of all, let this be a warning to you. I am crazy about tennis. So, given that it’s currently Wimbledon, I decided to head down to the All England Lawn Tennis Club and see if I could get in. Last Monday I decided to go after work like I did last year and see if I could catch the last match of the day. Well I picked the worst day didn’t I. Manic Monday. Along with the rest of…

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Why I love London

I’ve been asked why I love London so much and I only have one single answer. It’s the best city in the world. I’ve been visiting from as early as I can remember, i’ve seen the Queen whizz down the Mall, taken in the view from the London Eye and climbed the Millenium Dome. That’s the thing with London, no day is the same. I’ve booed the Boss and Paul McCartney being switched off in Hyde Park and blagged my…

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My favourite ‘odd tourist’ experiences in London

I’ve lived in London on and off for around four and a half years now and although I like to think i’ve been to all of the tourist spots, I haven’t really. It’s always interesting to see what sites people visit when they come to the capital – Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and even Harry Potter World. But during a trip to London you can’t see it all. There’s just not enough time in the day to do all of…

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Climbing the 02 arena in London

There’s the usual touristy stuff you can do in London and then there’s the peculiar. On top of the list of the peculiar is ‘climbing’ the 02 arena in London. Known to many as the Millenium Dome, the structure was an exhibition centre at the beginning of its life in which people could celebrate the year 2,000 (all I really remember is the ice rink and an arcade). It has since been turned into the entertainment venue that we all…

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Feeling Festive at Kew Gardens

I wanna wish you Merry Christmas! This is just one of those “I can’t believe it’s bloody Christmas” posts. But seriously, I mean it, I can’t believe it’s bloody Christmas. And so as people do when they feel the need to start being festive, I flocked to some christmassy spots in London this week and even dabbled in purchasing some ‘seasonal apple strudel Nespresso pods’. Get me being a sophisticated aduIt( Mate. They seriously taste the same. I don’t get…

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Where to take your granny in London

I’m in Bristol this week to celebrate my granny’s 70th birthday so this one’s for you wonderful lady! I was’t quite sure what to do with my grandma when she said she was going to visit. It was her first visit to see me since I moved back to London and all the other times we’d just gone shopping. So this trip was going to be different. Only problem is, I wasn’t sure where to take her. Until everything seemed…

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Getting out of London to visit a field of flowers

I feel like for the past couple of years I say it’s good to get out of the capital, be it London or Beijing. But damn, it’s good to get out of the capital. London living is fast paced and expensive and so trips abroad haven’t been so fruitful recently and so I have made a new resolution for myself. Explore the local area. And this weekend I was joined by the lovely Emily from The Cosy Traveller on my…

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The scariest slide in the world

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine took me along with her to ride the slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbital inside London’s Olympic Park. The building was installed at the Olympic Park as another attraction for those who had come to witness the exciting events during the 2012 Olympics. Those visiting the park were able to purchase tickets and see the sheer size of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for themselves. It was closed for some time and…

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Becoming a Wok Star at School of Wok

I love cooking but I can’t say i’m good with a wok. More of a cake girl myself. You definitely couldn’t call be a wok star but after my lesson with School of Wok, I definitely left feeling like one. After my class I tapped my toes around Chinatown looking for inspiration for my next cooking adventure. Having lived in China, I always found it a little embarrassing wandering around the food aisle in Sainsburys, knowing that I could make…

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Getting inside Wimbledon

I’ve always been part of a family that loves tennis. I remember my mum rushing me home from brownies one day because Tim Henman was doing well and he might reach the quarter finals. So I guess it made sense that when I worked at a radio station in China, they sent me off for ten days to report on the Shanghai Rolex Masters. And now ever since catching live tennis for the first time, i’ve been hooked. Having never…

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