28.1.15

COPENHAGEN - PART 1

Copenhagen-Jo_Crawford-0727

To celebrate our 7 year anniversary (7 years!!) we went to Copenhagen for a long weekend of beer, snow and err... pizza...twice, predictably.

We had no plans but to walk around and eat as many pastries as possible and to take in the sights. It is so nice having something to look forward to in January, I find it such a tough month - those cold and dark nights are long and depressing so getting away for a couple nights works a treat. 

Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen

We booked a hotel for our visit, as we were only there for a couple of nights it seemed to be better value than Airbnb and just that little bit more convenient. The hotel was really good too, we stayed in Hotel Alexandra which was right near the Tivoli gardens on H.C. Andersens Boulevard so perfect for walking all over the place within the same amount of time. It had beautiful Danish furniture in the room so very pleasing to the eye!


20.1.15

THE CRUST CONDUCTOR: BRICK BREWERY

Brick Brewery

PIZZA KLAXON!

Brick Brewery
Brick Brewery

It's been a little while since I found a new pizza place but when one has opened up within 100 yards of my house, I can't not go to sample their delights and take a few snaps.

Brick Brewery

Under the arches of Peckham Rye Station is Brick Brewery, a tiny microbrewery that only opened last year and they've really took off since they started. We've been a couple of times but I'm not a big beer drinker you see and that's pretty much all they sell (being a brewery an all...) but the front is always full of people come rain or shine. 

Brick Brewery
Brick Brewery

One day when I was walking to catch the train to work I noticed a big red bus parked in the yard, after a quick Google I found out it was a flipping PIZZA BUS. It's a similar idea to the Big Red Pizza Bus over in Depford so we can't give them originality points but the pizza is made by the same person who makes them at the Gowlett pub just a few streets away...and it's bloody good pizza! 

Brick Brewery
Brick Brewery

They've called it The Crust Conductor and it's a no frills, no plates kinda place with a small menu and a scramble for the chilli oil. This isn't no Franco though, the crusts are crispy and the bases are really thin, which is certainly not a bad thing. That pizza was gone in 5 minutes flat. 

Brick Brewery
Brick Brewery

Make sure you go!

12.1.15

A SUNDAY IN SHOREDITCH

Weekend 2 - 2015

With Saturday being a bit of a write off thanks to this lovely January weather we're having, we wanted to make the most of the rare sun we woke up to on Sunday morning. So we started the day with tea and bacon sandwiches (egg for Steven!) and got the overground up to Shoreditch.

Weekend 2 - 2015
Weekend 2 - 2015

First stop was Vintage Guitar Boutique on Bethnal Green Road for 'just a quick look' 

Weekend 2 - 2015

Round the corner is Labour and Wait, a really lovely shop selling all things practical for the house (quite similar to Utility in Brighton), I wanted everything in this shop.

Weekend 2 - 2015
Weekend 2 - 2015
Weekend 2 - 2015
Weekend 2 - 2015
Weekend 2 - 2015
Weekend 2 - 2015

But settled on this lovely Welsh tapestry purse...

Weekend 2 - 2015
Weekend 2 - 2015

And a half price pie dish!

Weekend 2 - 2015

Then we had a little mosey down Brick Lane...


Weekend 2 - 2015
Weekend 2 - 2015

And into some vintage shops

Weekend 2 - 2015
Weekend 2 - 2015
Weekend 2 - 2015

With a little splurge in my favourite art shop, Atlantis. 

Weekend 2 - 2015
Weekend 2 - 2015
DF Mexico

And our final stop at DF Mexico so we could stuff our faces

DF Mexico
DF Mexico

The Horchata drink on the left was really good - rice milk with a hint of cinnamon but also weirdly refreshing

DF Mexico
DF Mexico

Roasted vegetable tacos with fries (we like to keep it traditional...)

DF Mexico

And a veggie burrito with corn

DF Mexico
DF Mexico

That hot sauce was so good... it was pretty good value too, all this came to about £20.

DF Mexico

And that was our Sunday. Back to work with a bang today but luckily Broadchurch is here to save the day. 

Hope you had a good weekend too!

6.1.15

THE SHARD

The Shard

After walking past it almost every day, catching a glimpse on every train journey I make in and out of Peckham and seeing it from pretty much anywhere in London...we have finally been up The Shard! And I have to say... it was flipping amazing.

The Shard
The ShardThe ShardThe Shard

Steven's mum came to visit a few weeks ago and she bought us all tickets for an early afternoon visit, I think they're cheaper if you buy in advance so definitely do that as the queues were pretty horrible and most of the tickets for that day had gone.

The Shard
The ShardThe Shard

We hit lucky with the weather, such a beautiful sunny day...although the whole of South London was really hazy because of the low sun... so we couldn't see our house.

The Shard
The Shard

I think we stayed up there for a couple of hours, there's so much to see and take in...and the view really took my breath away. Much better then the silly London Eye's view anyway!

The Shard
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