Archive for the 'London' Category

tower bridge

November 25, 2011

My office is 200 yards away


saracens vs chiefs – vicarage road, watford

November 5, 2010

my poor sarries lost.

gavin’s coming. can’t decide if it’s good or bad for the team…


london food update #2

October 29, 2010

peppermint aero shake cravings assuaged. this is the good stuff. (though i would like the option to add creme de menthe…)

i went to this place TWICE in the span of four days. the bacon cheeseburger is really, really delicious – and the fries (NOT CHIPS!) are nice as well. avoid the monte cristo sandwich. (perhaps that’s just good advice in general.)

  • taro – brewer street

on my first visit i had the char siu ramen which was decent although the broth was not as flavourful as i would have liked and the noodles could have been more tender. my second visit saw me having prawn tempura (rare for me) which was absolutely fantastic. also, the tuna at this place is top notch.

peanut butter cookies. ’nuff said.

pleasant enough red velvet cupcakes

  • my old dutch – holborn

quite simply the biggest crepe i’ve ever seen. i really hope they have a place like this in amsterdam. 🙂


“american cupcakes and cakes in london.”  one of the best red velvet cupcakes i’ve ever had (and i’ve had a lot.)

nice packaging, horrible food

September 22, 2010

this “dim sum” was predictably bad but it cured me of my dumpling craving. hopefully, i’ll have legitimate dim sum soon. (i do like the tiny soy sauce bottle though.)

silent cinema + “the breakfast club” – deptford

September 12, 2010

watched “the breakfast club” outside last night in deptford. the tents they had set up looked so pretty in the twilight – just sorry i’m not very good at taking pictures!

next week: 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, and The Clockword Orange

london double header – twickenham stadium

September 5, 2010

opening game of the 2010/2011 aviva rugby premiership

clockwise: the exterior of twickenham stadium; a view of the crowd and pitch (76,000 were in attendance); the view from my seat which was only 8 rows back; wasps prop phil vickery was giving out autographs (that’s not my arm!)

i’m definitely going back to watch more matches! now i just need to pick a team to cheer for. will it be the london irish, the saracens, the wasps, or the harlequins?

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what’s it cost?

September 3, 2010

prices observed during daily life in london. i may or may not have purchased these things at some point over the last three weeks. ahem.

starbucks venti english breakfast tea: £1.75

roundtrip train ticket, wimbledon to london waterloo, peak times: £6.20

pint of 2% milk: £0.45

250ml jar of honey: £0.89

10 piece baking set: £9.99

converse all stars £34.99

London Life, Part 1

August 31, 2010

A few pictures of my new apartment in London:

It’s a pretty basic one-bedroom (and that’s a small den in the 2nd picture.) One of these days I’ll go to Ikea and get a few things (a small desk and a set of drawers for the bedroom, and a nicer rug for the living room) but first things first: I need plates and silverware! Last night I ate pasta out of a pot with a wooden spoon. 😦