• Instagramable Soft Serve Ice Cream at Dominique Ansel || London

    Instagramable Soft Serve Ice Cream at Dominique Ansel || London

    July 1, 2019 FrannyMac

    There’s a street in Victoria that I find utterly bizarre in the best possible way. That street is Elizabeth Street and it has the Victoria Coach Station entrance at one end with various people coming and going from long bus rides. And at the other, there is one of the most typical Instagram locations in London, Peggy Porschen. And, I often see that while many people make a pilgrimage to that pink parlour to get a snap with a cupcake.…

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  • Ahoy Captain! Setting Sail with GoBoat Paddington || London

    Ahoy Captain! Setting Sail with GoBoat Paddington || London

    June 12, 2019 FrannyMac

    When my best friend Becky comes to visit, we’ve found ourselves with a few different traditions. While they cover a broad section of things including different animals we love to befriend, food choices we’ll often make, places to visit and photos to take. One of the main ones, when we’re in London, involves heading to Camden. Normally this is on a Sunday before Becky needs to catch the train home. So, when I recently got the chance to hire a…

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  • Vegan Menu At City Spice Indian Restaurant, Brick Lane || Food & Drink

    Vegan Menu At City Spice Indian Restaurant, Brick Lane || Food & Drink

    May 10, 2019 FrannyMac

    Like many people, over the last year or so I’ve been trying to cut down my intake of meat and fish. So much so, minus the odd occasion that it can’t be avoided, I class myself as being a pescatarian. In fact, for most days of the week, I try and eat a vegan diet. Thankfully, due to so many companies bringing out vegan products and options it feels like there’s always some new, animal-friendly, treat to try. (I mean,…

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  • Eel Pie Island - Twickenham's Rock & Roll Secret || London

    Eel Pie Island – Twickenham’s Rock & Roll Secret || London

    April 29, 2019 FrannyMac

    If someone was to ask you the name a London venue that iconic bands such as The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath and The Who played, one of your first answers would most likely be somewhere like The Royal Albert Hall. However, in the middle of the River Thames, there’s an 8.9-acre island, Eel Pie Island to be exact, that was formerly home to a major music venue in the 1960s. In its current incarnation, the island is home to around…

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  • Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Review || London

    Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Review || London

    November 9, 2018 FrannyMac

    When I first moved to London, after I was settled I eagerly made plans with some of my best friends for them to come, visit and of course, explore the city. With each of my best friends, I decided to treat us to theatre tickets as it’s something we’d not done together before. While Becky and I went for The Book Of Mormon, I thought it might be a bit too vulgar for my friend James and instead got us tickets for Wicked.…

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  • A Night At Ibis Styles Hotel, Ealing || Travel

    A Night At Ibis Styles Hotel, Ealing || Travel

    September 24, 2018 FrannyMac

    You know how a few weeks ago I bought you guys my first ever hotel review when I stayed at the Bloc Hotel in Gatwick’s South Terminal? Well, I’m back again with another hotel review for you today, this time a little closer to home at the newly refurbished Ibis Styles, London Ealing. If you’re not familiar with the Ibis Styles brand, I’ll give you a run down. Essentially, each has a fun theme linking it with the local area…

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  • Hometown Tourist #4 - Pizza & Putting in Shoreditch || London

    Hometown Tourist #4 – Pizza & Putting in Shoreditch || London

    August 22, 2018 FrannyMac

    Wow, it’s been a hot minute since I wrote a “Hometown Tourist” post, considering how much I love the idea I’m surprised at even myself… (I think it’s mostly as I’ve done individual foodie or travel reviews of things I got up to in and around London? Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!) Anyway, last weekend I decided to use up some of my holiday at work and take a four day weekend to spend a bit of…

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  • SunnyLife Poolside Pop-Up At John Lewis, Oxford Street || London

    SunnyLife Poolside Pop-Up At John Lewis, Oxford Street || London

    April 23, 2018 FrannyMac

    If you’ve been reading my blog during 2018, you’ll probably know the top of my 2018 bucket list is mostly dominated by plans to travel. In fact, I even wrote a post about 5 locations I’m hoping to visit this year. So when an invited landed in my inbox to preview the newest pop-up at John Lewis, Oxford Street entirely dedicated to embracing poolside vibes I knew it was the ideal place to get some inspiration. Here’s a look at what I…

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  • #MegaMysteryBus - A Megabus Mystery Adventure || London

    #MegaMysteryBus – A Megabus Mystery Adventure || London

    February 21, 2018 FrannyMac

    A few weeks ago a very unusual invite landed in my inbox. “Unusual? Why unusual?” You may be asking. Well, because, along with 25 other bloggers, Megabus set us a mission to save London in a puzzle adventure. Not the usual way I’d spend a Thursday evening but one I was very much looking forward to. The Megabus team had kept details on the evening to a minimum, (after all, they did call it a “mystery adventure”). So, we turned up…

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