A perfect London Sunday

Weekend in East London

Now and then, life calls for a walk around EC1. It isn’t a post code I visit often, but the Clerkenwell/Farringdon area is an interesting part of town, with the brutalist Barbican Centre and estate, infamous Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (you must say hi to the squirrels) and Museum of London.

Taming squirrels in LondonEast London summerKennedy's chippy, East LondonOld London street signsStreet art in East London: "NO BEES, NO FOOD"

We’re usually in this neck of the woods for Sunday Lunch at the Malmaison. If you follow me on Twitter or read my old blog you’ve heard me rave about it before, but basically for £21.95 you get unlimited hors d’oeuvres, soup of the day, main course and dessert. I’ve been a few times and it’s quite the feast!

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After all that food it’s wise to walk it off. This time we decided to head to Shoreditch, which progressed to a visit to Columbia Road (perfectly-timed, with shouts of “two bunches for five paaaaand!” filling the air), then a poke around Hackney City Farm (also well-timed – they’ve currently got nine piglets!) before heading to Clapton for a roast dinner and board games at friend’s house. Food + flowers + fauna = an ideal London Sunday.

Becky x

Columbia Road Flower Market haul, East LondonPiglets at Hackney City Farm, LondonTamworth Pig at Hackney City Farm, East London

Lately, on Instagram

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I’ve had quite the few weeks! I left my job (after almost 5 years at that organisation – the longest I’ve ever worked anywhere), my best friend got married, I’ve baked up a storm, gone decorating mad, eaten my way around London and SPRING ARRIVED (with it barbecues, blue skies and sweet-smelling flowers, everywhere).

I also start my new job on Thursday – I’m so excited but scared to be the new person after so long, eep! (I’ve already packed my ‘first day of school’ bag though, so I’m prepared at least 😂)

What have you been up to? Follow me on Instagram here (it’s my favourite).

Becky x

The best salt spray EVER

REVIEW: Catwalk by Tigi Salt Spray

I’ll never be that girl with perfect hair and I’ve learned to embrace my natural mess texture with the help of salt spray. Especially in summer! Who doesn’t want heat-free (read: non-damaging), natural-looking beachy waves?

I consider myself a bit of a salt spray connoisseur. I progressed from the decent Umberto Giannini Tousled Salt Spray to Charles Worthington‘s, which seems to have been discontinued, and most recently tried label.m Sea Salt Spray, but it just didn’t do much for me.

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A couple of years ago, I came across the ultimate salt spray by ‘borrowing’ my boyfriend’s housemate’s (ssh) because it was easier than carting my ghds between our houses.

I became utterly hooked, firstly because it easily achieves the perfect texture and big-ness, and secondly it smells utterly amazing (just like Calpol!).

It’s probably my best ever accidental beauty find. I love trying new products but I don’t think I’ll ever stray from this one again 💁🏻

Buy TIGI Catwalk Session Series Salt Spray for £11.85 with free worldwide delivery (RRP £16.95).

Becky x

REVIEW: Catwalk by Tigi Session Series Salt Spray