Thursday, 4 March 2010


We had another sunny day today, never mind the cold temperatures... And The Mall was all dressed up for the state visit of the South African president Jacob Zuma. Not a single gray cloud on the sky. Lets hope it stays like that for a long while.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010


Well, it is no surprise to me that when I have half my day off work the weather would go back to its miserable, grey and cold ways. It hurts even more after 2 beautiful days like yesterday and the day before. In any case at least I had a glimpse of the spring, that I hope will be bright and warm. But for today, instead of a walk trough Hyde Park, I came back home after having to negotiate my way trying to avoid the sea of merchandise flooding the pavements of Bethnal Green Road. No surprises here either.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


We had such a beautiful day today. All that sunshine and mild temperatures really put me on a wonderful mood. I really wanted to go out and take pictures of the day, but instead spent my day locked inside at work and by the time I went out the sunshine was long gone. What a pity. And so it was that I only managed to have these vegetables for you today, they remind me of greenery and light. A bit of sunlight on a little convenience shop at Bethnal Green Road.

Monday, 1 March 2010


Went to The Barbican Centre yesterday afternoon to see the Tom Ford movie, A Single Man, which was very good, and a wonderful art installation of birds playing guitars by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot that blew my mind. Absolutely fantastic. And for free. I love The Barbican.They always have something interesting going on, be it an art installation, a play, an exhibition or a concert. And their prices are quite cheap when not entirelly free.

Sunday, 28 February 2010


The Leopold Buildings on Columbia Road are my favorite buildings in London. I never tire of looking at them, like every sunday when I go for a walk along the Columbia Road Flower Market.  If I could choose a place to live in London I would choose it without hesitation.

Saturday, 27 February 2010


Look what I found on my way to the supermarket! One of those little cars I adore. I don't have a car or even a driving license, but for a little beauty like this I would even think of learning. Isn't it beautiful?

Friday, 26 February 2010


I always find it sad to stumble upon scenes like the above. Specially when it is on my street. Well, I guess the East-End gets a bad reputation for a reason. But still I would never give up living here. For every stolen bike dumped on my neighbourhood I find many nice places to enjoy and good people to be around.
PS. check the Bicycle Universe for ways to prevent your bike being stolen.