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My Fantasy Garden with Juliettes Interiors

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What could be better (especially in the middle of a lockdown) than hearing the words:

“We would like you to design your fantasy garden. You can have all the space you like! There is unlimited budget! This will be your spectacular, luxury garden”.

A huge thank you to Juliettes Interiors, who set me this challenge and whose website it has been an absolute pleasure to trawl through, while I’ve lusted over all their incredible luxury designer garden furniture, accessories, lighting and absolutely stunning collections.

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Lockdown Mud Pies, Sunshine & Bubbles

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What a gloriously sunshiney day yesterday was. It felt, for the first time, as though Summer really isn’t too far away…

Since London went on Lockdown (and even before as I was anticipating it) I have been on a mission to try to get the house and garden to be places that are as exciting and dynamic as possible for Izzy, so she really enjoys being there. (Because she’s going to be there a LOT).

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Independent food, drink & grocery delivery in Walthamstow, E17 during Lockdown

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Yesterday I wrote a blog post all about what independent food producers and shops are delivering to homes throughout London.

As you know, I live in Walthamstow and below is a list of local folk who are now delivering to our very special corner of London. If you know of any I haven’t included, please do let me know and I will amend.

Big up The Stow X

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Independent food delivery in
London during Lockdown

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Dear pals.

Cor, what a time we are living through.

I’m thinking of you all and please know that I, LM and Izzy are all fine. Izzy is in fact, more than fine. She’s ecstatic. She’s having the time of her life having both of us around 24/7.

If like me, you’ve been finding it increasingly difficult to order food online, then thankfully, here in London we are surrounded by fantastic indie foodie folk, who will deliver to your door.

This list is correct as of 28/3/20 and I will do my best to update it. I’ve only included those who deliver to the whole of London (to the best of my knowledge) and there will be many more, I’m sure. Please do send me your recommendations.

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Our Levantine Weekend Brunch
at Barboun, Shoreditch

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Heading out for brunch on a weekend is, as you well know by now, one of my absolute favourite things. So when I was invited by Barboun, who serve up stunning food inspired by the flavours of the Levantine coast, cooked over wood fire…I was delighted to accept.

Food from this part of the world – Cyprus, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel — and inland to Jordan – is up there with my favourite cuisines. I’m a big fan of the flavours and spices that are so popular in this region, so I was already excited as we boarded the train at Walthamstow, with Izzy yelling ‘Choo choo!’ at the top of her lungs, as LM masterfully guided the buggy onto the carriage. (I say masterfully as last time I attempted this, I managed to drop a book, bang my head and run over my own scarf).

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