Friday, 27 April 2012


Colour study:
I love exploring themes, colours and textures. Been practicing with my Fujifilm Instax Mini and got "purple".

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Where to?

If you don't know already, Hipster Dufus is a rather jammy dodger. He not only managed to get this new job in Moscow, he also managed to get our first 3 year posting to start 1 month later. So now we have four months until our new lives and I've already started thinking about how to keep in contact with people. I'm taking it back to basics, can you remember the last time you got a postcard? Emails are great but surely postcards are more personal?

Where do you think we're going? I'm not going to tell you yet, I'll be documenting the process and dropping hints along the way. Here we go!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Burger time

Have you been to Boxpark yet? I completely love the concept, the idea of recycling containers for better use is admirable. However, it's really targeted at those who are more interested in the Urban city look. Which is a shame but I just felt that there wasn't much there for me.

The one thing that there are a lot of, are new eateries such as Bukowski. I'm a big fan of burgers but can't always make it down to central London to get my fix of Meatliquor. This is quite a close runner up. The burgers are chunky but don't leave you feeling like you've eaten a tonne of lard. The flavours are pronounced and melt into your mouth,  and the home made sauces delish. The only problem perhaps is that it's quite small (around 14 seats), so if you go at peak times you can't get a seat. At least they do take-away.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012


On our recent trip away on the one day of sunshine, Paco soaked up the sun.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Real Diplomatic Baggage

So it took a while, it seemed like it was really far away but finally the time has come for Hipster Dufus to leave on his first posting abroad. I wrote about it here, so I won't repeat myself. The boxes have been packed, it wasn't much as he's only gone for a short time. This is what he's taking with him. The bags looked so lonely, or rather reminded me that I would be lonely. However this time there is light at the end of the tunnel. More on that really soon!

Happy Easter

Yesterday we had the family over for Easter. I concentrated on colours and textures for these pictures. Food really says it all in my culture, you scoop, you tear, you dip, you share. Sharing food can be one of the most powerful bonding techniques. It's so simple, you don't do much you just revel in the flavours and the inevitable good conversation.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Holiday Insta(lments)... Beside the seaside

While we wait for the impending departure of Hipster Dufus on his first posting, we took a trip to the coast to spend some quality alone time together. Here are my Intagram pictures from the Whitstable.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

El Lobo

One of my favorite restaurants in London has got to be Bocca Di Lupo on archer street. If you can, sit at the bar, don't be fooled by the tables in the back. There's nothing special back there, the magic happens at the front. From the bar you get to see the kitchen, you see the chefs at work, you see them cooking, preparing the things you've ordered and interact with each other. Best of all you can interact with them too.

and so begins a waiting game whereby you hope that everything you see coming out of the kitchen is the very thing you've ordered. Many times we've had to frantically call the waiter and say 'one of those too please'. Once the food starts dripping over the bar to you the flavours are incredible. A Radish & celeriac salad with pomegranates, pecorino Romano & truffle oil? Uh yeah! Risotto milanese - saffron & bone marrow with gremolata? Yum! On my last visit after all the yummy noises I was making, the chefs were more than happy to pose for a picture for me.

Monday, 2 April 2012


Playing around with my new Polaroid 636. The one I wrote about here.