Category Archives: Week in Pictures

Undercoffee Coffee with Greggs
for Fairtrade Fortnight

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A couple of weeks ago I attended a very special event at the Ham Yard Hotel, one of my favourite hotels, in the heart of Piccadilly.

We had gathered for Fairtrade Fortnight, and to bring to the forefront of our minds, our everyday coffee choices and whether or not they are ethical. Which sounds all very heavy and serious and not at all light and cappuccino frothy… But that’s the point. Buying a coffee is a little treat, which I usually buy for myself without thinking about its provenance.  How can my morning latte decision possibly be of any importance to the rest of the world?

But it is. Enormously.

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My love for Instagram is blossoming!
– My Week in Pictures –

Magnolia Tree in Notting Hill

The Magnolia season is here and it has exploded all over the streets of London…

I adore Instagram. I walk around my amazing city and capture hidden moments, haunts and gems with my TELEPHONE… and then I get to share them with the world. It’s a wonderful thing and I, unexpectedly, have met new people and made new friends via this powerful little picture app. If you’re looking for me, you can find me at @poppy_loves_london and if you’ve already found me, it’s a pleasure to be connected!

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Bromptons, Bags,
Christmas Bling and Big Ben…
– My Week in Pictures –

Deck chairs in Brighton

Last week I found the above picture in my camera roll, which I’d completely forgotten about. I few weeks ago I was in Brighton and this is a pic I snapped just before the sun started going down… I love it. It’s so quintessentially English and makes me feel warm and nostalgic inside… my grandparents sat on Brighton beach and took in this very view… and I suspect many of yours did too…

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Feeding the Ducks, Irresistible Cake
and the Ultimate Hot Chocolate
– My Week in Pictures –

Hot chocolate at Pizza East

I keep looking at the above picture and getting misty eyed… It was SUCH a good hot chocolate and it was drunk, in record time, at Pizza East on Portobello Road last week… I love working there on my laptop – it’s always very cosy, there are always familiar faces and, well, the hot chocolate is divine… (It really, really is.)

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A Pimlico Roast, a Happy Jumper
and Christmas Cookies for Breakfast…
My Week in Pictures

Saturday morning run in Hyde Park

Saturday morning run in Hyde Park

Good morning you lovely lot. It’s Monday, the sun is pouring in through LM’s kitchen window (where I am sat) and I am on my second mug of tea. They’re big mugs too – but I know what I’m doing. Me and tea go way back…

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– Chips on the bus, a Highbury run,
crumpets with jam and Pudsy –
My week in pictures

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Well hello there. It appears to be Monday! I really don’t understand how it comes around so quickly… and the amount of photos I seem to collect each week is ever on the increase… so either I am bending time like Dali, or I am running around like a loon.

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A Holborn breakfast, Peroni for lunch
and chocolate for dinner…
– My week in pictures –

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My Steamline Luggage suitcase en route home from The Runnymede Hotel…(just enter POPPY10 at checkout to receive 10% discount – www.steamlineluggage.com)

How is it Monday already? Are you sure it’s Monday? Maybe it’s Saturday in disguise.

As always, here is my round up of last week, with all pictures taken on my clever wee iPhone and popped up on Instagram for all to see.

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Tea at The Ritz, lunch in Palma and pumpkins on Portobello…
– My Week in Pictures –

Portobello Road Sunset

Sunset over Portobello Road on Tuesday evening…

Last week was the week I went to Palma for lunch. Yes. Palma, Majorca. Lunch. I will be writing more about this later this week, but for now I will say that there’s something about zipping off to Spain for the day that somewhat destroys your ability to stay awake for the following days directly afterwards…

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Vintage tiles, crunchy Autumn
leaves and avocado on toast
– My week in pictures –

Avocado on toast at Golborne Deli Well hello there Autumn.  You appear to have finally graced us with your presence… by tipping down with rain and blowing my hair into all kinds of spectacular shapes. Thank you.

Last week seemed to really be the last few days of sunny Summer, so I tried to make the most of it, by sitting outside as much as I could, feeling the sun on my face and pretending I was on a Greek Island.

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Sophie Conran’s Kitchen,
Raw Pizza and Living in Clover…
– My Week in Pictures –

Orange juice and kale juice at Daylesford Organic Westbourne Grove

How is it Monday again? I feel as though the past week flew by in a jumbo jet. On turbo speed. And in a hurry to eat its dinner.

My week was packed with all kinds of fun and unexpected things, but I’ve done my best to snap as many of them as possible.. so here is my photo diary of last week. All captured on my iPhone and made to look even more gorgeous than they are in real life, thanks to the super powers of Instagram. (Can one Instagram one’s life? One’s piles of washing up? I’m going to give it a go.)

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Autumn Leaves, Cherry Cake
and a Lonely Postman…
– My Week in Pictures –

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We’ve been experiencing somewhat of an Indian Summer over here in London. The sun has been shining in determination as if to say “AUTUMN IS NOT ALLOWED IN YET – THIS IS MY PATCH” and we’ve all been loving it.

The above picture is from my stroll around Notting Hill this week…pretty streets in the sunshine always make me feel happy. And that has been very much needed this week… I love my neighbourhood.

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Beetles, Brighton, Sushi & Custard Tarts
– My week in pictures –

Brighton Beach Last week I announced that I NEEDED TO GET TO THE SEASIDE.

It’s been all go over the last few weeks and I knew I needed to stare at the sea for a bit, to realign my brain and just s l o w  D O WN. (I do tend to go like the clappers… the sea is a wonderful reminder for me,  of the world, it’s natural speed and fish and chips.)

So off we went…

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A London Staycation, Trainspotting
& a decadent Lemon Posset
– My Week in Pictures –

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A very decadent lemon posset at Heirloom, Crouch End

Happy beautiful Monday to one and all! The sun is out! Weeeee! I am typing this from a very charming little cafe in Holborn, smack bang in the hubbub of it all… buses are trundling along, cars are tooting and there seem to be a rather large number of cyclists bombing along without wearing a helmet… these aren’t little country roads people! Here you go, pop over to Tokyo Bikes and get something jazzy.

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Boots, Books, Blooms & A New Desk…
My Week in Pictures

Flowers in the window outside The Cow on Westbourne Park Road

Flowers in the window outside The Cow on Westbourne Park Road

This week has been so busy, I feel as though my feet haven’t touched the ground. I know they have though, otherwise I’d have been flying and I know THAT can’t be true, because if I could have one super power it would be invisibility. NOT flying.

As always, I’ve been busy capturing my week on Instagram and here are some of my favourites for you to peruse with a cup of tea, hot chocolate, or a Dark and Stormy. (I have discovered that I really (really) like rum.)

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My Week in Pictures
The final days of August…

Wildflower Cafe - My week in pictures

So it seems as though Summer may have packed its bags and is probably sitting in Heathrow departures reading Hello magazine.

I am not in any way despairing – I have loved the warm spell of hazy days but am actually rather enjoying the cooler temperatures at night and of course, the rain.. I’m sitting in Carluccio’s in Islington as I type this and the rain is pouring down outside… like a solid sheet. Soggy people keep stumbling in and shaking their heads like dogs on the beach. I’m feeling dry and smug. It also feels a bit like Christmas but I can’t quite put my finger on why.

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