‘Twas the weekend before Christmas and everything felt strangely calm. For the first time ever I had done all my present shopping and even wrapped most of them too, leaving a whole Sunday to find more of that festive feeling. I’d organised a last-minute catch up with Vanessa after realising we were both free to snap our way around London, which when added to the evening tickets I had for Carols by Candlelight at the…

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It doesn’t seem that long ago since I was sitting at the family table with my sister, eating chicken nuggets, potato smiles and beans for dinner. But daily eating trends and being an adult means that what I eat on a regular basis seems to have changed a lot since then. Whilst convenience food still thrives (and I’ve probably eaten 70% of M&S’ ready meals!), the ‘no nasties’ trend of fresh produce, top quality meats and health boosters…

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If someone asked me what was the one thing I thought made everyone happy then my first answer would be delicious food. Of course what delicious food means to each and every one of us can be very different, but the pure joy from eating something super tasty is universal. It’s this type of sheer happiness that when I take a moment to pause I’ve really started to notice at London’s food markets and it made…

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When you look at social media it often looks like the average Londoner spends some part of the weekend at a food market, whether it’s a Friday evening street food market, a weekend local produce market or a Sunday flower market. The reality is that the average Londoner probably visits them when there’s a guest to impress with the ‘Londoner’s London’, to find something nice to do, or to check out a new market on the scene. Last Sunday is a prime example – I had a…

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You just can’t beat a good leisurely Saturday. You know the kind I’m talking about. You wake up at a respectable time in the morning to no alarm and a good night’s sleep, get a few dull but necessary errands done before midday, leaving the afternoon totally open to whatever you fancy. Whether you have company or not you’ll always find something to enjoy in London, especially on sunny autumnal days. So you can imagine…

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