Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Brockley Market

Nothing beats a Saturday stroll to the market and I'm lucky enough to live walking distance from Brockley Market which is just a stones throw away from Lewisham and New Cross.

My cousin hopped on the overground and sped down from North London to join me for the afternoon (seriously how did we all cope when the overground wasn't an option for travel?!)

We were delighted that the sun had come out for us and were pleased to find the market a hive of activity for a Saturday in January.

We were both feeling rather peckish so had a wander round to see what delightful food was on offer. On this particualr Saturday we had the choice of burgers at Mother Flipper, Flatbreads from Mike+Ollie, rotisserie chicken from Spit & Roast, Mexican street food from Luardos Mary, crumpets from Good & Proper Tea co and my all time favourite Fish Dogs - to name just a few!!

As usual I was heading straight for Fish Dog when I realsied I should really give some of these other guys a try! (See my blog post on Fish Dogs here).

After some deliberation between a couple of places, my cousin and I decided we were both going for the same thing at Spit & Roast, both of us too frightened of getting food envy if we opted for something different!

And OMG I definitely made the correct choice! We went for the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with coleslaw & hot sauce! It was delish!!

Warning if your hungry (or on a diet) look away now...


I'm craving another right now as I type this!!

Here's the wizards who concocted such a delightful chicken burger! Hands down the best chicken burger I have ever eaten (and believe me I've eaten a lot in my time!)

After stuffing our faces we had another wander around to look at the other stalls and I picked up some Rosemary and Garlic chorizo for James as he'd had to miss out on the market visit due to work.

We then headed to my favourite local pub the New Cross House to wash down our food with a refreshing cider.

Brockely Market is on every Saturday from 10am-2pm and is located on Lewisham Way. The market isn't huge and it's just located in a little car park but it really does attract some of the best food vans & produce vendors and you just can't beat it!

If you haven't been then go check it out! I'll be going back and looking forward to what I'll get to eat next time!!

Love K


Saturday, 25 January 2014

January Life

January is nearly over - hurrah we all say!!

Here's a list of things which have been happening lately...

Thinking: About which festival to visit this summer!

Feeling: Excited that me and my friend Nick have booked our 30th birthday trip to Florida after years of saving up!!

Drinking : Bubble tea

Reading: The Luminares - such a beast of a book, I may be reading it for a while!! Third book of 2014!

Enjoying: Lots of cinema dates with James.

Wanting: All the Pineapple homeware from Zara Home!!

Waiting: For snap chats from my friend Nina who has just moved to Australia!

Liking: Making fun plans for 2014!

Playing: Poker with the boys!

Wondering: If it's going to rain next weekend when we go to visit Stroud?!

Needing: Walking boots!

Loving: My new slippers from J Crew

Watching: Celebrity Big Brother - I can't stop watching it! It's addictive!

Marvelling: At Brian - Russell Brands beautiful dog!

Wearing: J Crew Liberty Print

Opening: Exciting packages I have bought in the January sales (spending ban...what spending ban?!)

Giggling: At accidentally getting drunk after two pints of cider with my cousin on a Saturday afternoon!

What have you been up to this January?

So many fun things in the diary for February already...looking forward to it...

Love K x

Saturday, 11 January 2014

January Sale Wishlist

After spending money like it was going out of fashion last month I plan to keep the purse tightly zipped this month but it doesn't hurt having a peek at the sales.

Check out these bargains:

Zara Party Dress - was £49.99 now £29.99

I really love the print on this dress and it also has a lovely crossover back.

Topshop Dolly Shoes - were £28.00 now £12.00

Sparkly party shoes - the best type of shoes!

Urban Outfitters Sparkle Clutch Bag - was £42.00 now £15.00

So shiny! And such a bargain!

Urban Outfitters Bowler Hat - was £24.00 now £13.00

Cute little bowler hat!

Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume - was £53.00 now £26.50 (Debenhams)

Marc Jacobs perfumes are my favourites and this gift set is such a good deal!

NW3 Cardigan - was £110.00 now down to £69.00

NW3 is a really good quality brand and so this is a good saving on this cardi.

J Crew Moccasins - were £49.50 now £39.50

OMG how cosy are these slippers!! Really pricey but defo investment to keep you warm in the winter!

Have you picked up any bargains in the January sales?

Love K xx

Friday, 10 January 2014

2013 highlights!

2013 was a fun filled action packed year for me!

Here's a few of my 2013 highlights (WARNING: This post is VERY photo heavy...sozza...)

Snow - London got a lovely flurry of snow in Jan.

First visit to Wiltons Music Hall to see the Great Gatsby.

Something kinda ooh - Girls Aloud at O2!

Visit to the top of the Shard for my Gran's 79th birthday.

Freezing cold Easter bank holiday day trip to South End.

First visit to Rye and first time staying in a windmill!

Sunny London days with my girlies!

Annual visit to Wimbledon tennis championships.

New flat with James.

Justin Timberlake at Wireless Festival!

Enjoying exploring Peckham in the sunshine.

First trip to Kew Gardens and meeting the giant pineapple!

Having a 'roarsome' time at Secret Garden party 2013 - such a fantastic festival!

My friend launching her fashion label - Blinking lights.

Day out a Thorpe Park.

10 Year Uni reunion in Manchester.

Fun times at Norman Jays Goodtime Bus - Notting Hill Carnival.

Halloween in New York City!

Go the Knicks! First basketball game at Madison Sqaure Garden!

Hiking in the Hudson Valley NY

I also managed to eat my way around London during 2013....Duck & Waffle, Flesh and Buns, Honest Burger, Shrimpys, Street just name a few!!

Here's to have a lot to live up to....lets make it an even better one!!

Lots of love

K xx

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Happy 2014!!

Happy New Year to you all!! Hello 2014!!

I do hope everyone had fantastic Christmas and New Year celebrations? I had a suitably fabulous time!

Christmas was spent back in Warwickshire with my family and I was truly spoilt! I won't go on and on about gifts I recieved but I have to show you the best headphones in all of the land - FACT!!

They are DVF ♥ HVN Cat Headphones and you can get hold of a pair here!

New Year was spent running (literally at some points) around London trying to see as many friends as possible!! I succeeded in my mission and had a fantastic time although that Campari and Champagne at 2am was not needed and resulted in me laying under a blanket for most of New Years Day wimpering!

I've made the usual resolutions for better, loose weight...I say munching on a lindor chocolate as I write this...

Saying that here is a list of my goals for 2014:

* Blog more! I only started my blog back in August but needless to say it has been a SLOW start! I aim to make more of a go out of this year and look forward to getting stuck in as they say! I also got a new camera for Christmas so I am ready!!

* Speaking of photos - when we moved to our new flat last year I realised I had hundreds and hundreds of photos stuffed randomly into envelopes and decided that I would organise them into photo albums. I have since ordered some albums online so as soon as they arrive I am going to get cracking with this little project. It will be great when I can invite my friends over to flick through an album and remeenise/cringe at hilariously awful photos of old times!

* Go somewhere hot! I didn't get a chance to go on a sunshine holiday last year as had a 'staycation' in the summer in London so am definitely going to get away somewhere hot this year where I can relax and lay on the beach with a good book!

* Go to a festival abroad. The last two years I have been to Secret Garden Party festival in Cambridge but this year I think I would like to venture to a new undiscovered festival somewhere different. (holiday allowance dependent) Dour Festival in Belgium is currently appealing to me!

* Spend more quality time with James - now that Christmas parties are over I'm looking forward to nice cosy nights in our flat in front of the fire & cinema dates. It's nice just to slow down in January and make time for each other.

What are your goals for 2014? Any fun plans ahead?

Love K xx