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Get Snappy 12: London and the People’s Vote march

Get Snappy 12: London and the People’s Vote march

Earlier this week, I got some great photos from my usual haunt of the riverfront by Tower Bridge. I always make myself deviate through there on my cycle home if the light is good, and this week I was rewarded handsomely for that. I love the picture of the city, where the light is yellow, pink and a gentle green. It was generally a lovely, warm evening, with people milling around by the water and some beautiful scenes. So much…

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Get Snappy 11: London

Get Snappy 11: London

Getting creative with a camera in your day-to-day life is a challenge. Even in a city like London, it’s hard to make the mundane moments the subject of a striking picture. But not only is Get Snappy as good a motivation as any to try, it also pushes me to go and actually do the things on my London ‘to-do’ list. I’d been planning to go Columbia Road flower market for months but the necessary combination of a free Sunday…

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Get Snappy 10: London

Get Snappy 10: London

This week contained basically my two favourite ‘public’ days: Pancake Day and International Women’s Day. I have come to treasure Pancake Day (should this be capitalised? It does feel like an occasion that deserves capital letters) as a sacred opportunity to eat pancakes for dinner (and breakfast and lunch if you want to be truly inspirational) without anyone questioning your nutritional choices. The best pancake topping is Nutella, strawberries and whipped cream. I will take no questions on this matter….

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Get Snappy 9: London and Cornwall

Get Snappy 9: London and Cornwall

The glorious sun we were treated to last week sadly came to an end. We had a few more blissful sunny days (I am a sun worshipper through and through) before the heat broke and the rain arrived. The one good thing that came out of our tragic return to drizzle and clouds were some astonishingly moody views over the centre of London that made for some great pictures. I was pleased that I’d taken some Get Snappy contenders so…

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Why you should cycle in London

Why you should cycle in London

When people find out I cycle in London, I get a lot of comments, primarily to the tune of, “that would be so scary. I could never do that.” I’m sorry to burst your bubble – but you’re wrong. I believe in you. You could do it, if you wanted to, with a few pieces of advice and a gentle nudge in the right direction. Here is that nudge, and some advice, because I only thing I like more than…

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Get Snappy 8: London & Oxford

Get Snappy 8: London & Oxford

This has been an unexpectedly good week for photography. The days are getting longer, which means that the sunset now coincides pretty well with when I leave work and that I get all the good light on my cycle home. It has been so nice taking a slightly more meandering route home this week, criss-crossing the bridges and setting up along to river to catch the amazing light. Guys, the light this week has been fantastic! I wrote in last…

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Get Snappy 5: London landmarks, in monochrome

Get Snappy 5: London landmarks, in monochrome

Hi, I’ve been a wet wipe this week. No really. I have been so tired, still taking antibiotics for this wisdom tooth, ending each day with a sore throat and feeling a bit lethargic. Mild illness or just January? You decide. On Thursday, I did what everyone says you should do but never actually does: I took a preventative day off. I didn’t want to get any sicker and my jaw hurt and I’d finished a long project on Tuesday….

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Chlorophyll, coconut bacon and CBD oil: a part-rant, part-review rundown of brunch at Farm Girl, Notting Hill

Chlorophyll, coconut bacon and CBD oil: a part-rant, part-review rundown of brunch at Farm Girl, Notting Hill

I love brunch. Give me some avocado and a poached egg and pop it on some fresh bread and I’m happy. I’ve got time for granola and porridge with fancy toppings and shakshuka and smoothies and juices and creamy hot chocolates. When it comes to brunch, I’m easy to please. We’ve imported avocado on toast (with halloumi or salmon for an extortionate bonus charge or your left kidney) brunch culture from Australia and Israel in the past decade or so…

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13th January, Brockwell Park, London

13th January, Brockwell Park, London

You can do almost anything in London. There’s a 24-hour bagel shop, a different West End show for every day of the week and numerous restaurants serving the kind of freakshakes that might stop your heart. When people talk about why they love London, they talk about the food, the theatre, the mass of people to meet and the never-ending list of things to do. There are art galleries and flower markets and even a museum filled with body parts…

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Christmas at Kew: a review

Christmas at Kew: a review

‘Christmas at Kew’ is big thing in terms of London Christmas activities. So big, in fact, that booking opens in June and it usually sells out completely. This is why we visited Kew on the 4th of January, the penultimate day before it closed for the year. It was still sold out, it was still chilly enough to warrant a hat and mulled wine was still on sale for £5 a cup. Unfortunately, as soon as the clock ticks over…

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