I grew up in rural Bedfordshire, 30 miles or so north of London.  Whenever I had been particularly good (which was often, of course ;) ), my parents would treat me to a day trip to the capital to explore the museums or parks or, as I got a little older, the shops.  The city became associated with all things fun in my mind.  Fast forward 15 years and I moved here to work.  At first, I was worried that the magic would wear off with time and overexposure but, four years later, I’m still happily in love with London and discovering new corners every week. 

I was inspired to start this blog after finding myself stuck in a rut and working long hours and seeing only the inside of my bedroom and office for weeks at a time.  I decided to “get back out there” and made a list of types of places to explore.  I try to stick to places which are unique to London to really make the most of being here (I shy away from Oxford Street – once you’re inside Topshop or HMV then you could be on any high street in the UK).

If you have any ideas for places that I should explore then please get in touch!  You can write me an email at Victoria@skinnylatte.co.uk or comment below.  I love to hear from people who read the blog so please don’t be shy!

A Few Quick Facts about Me

  • Name: Victoria
  • Age: Twenty-something
  • Marital status: Single
  • Address: Camden, North London
  • Pets: Two cats called Pecan and Gimbles
  • Dietary Requirements: Full-time vegetarian/part-time vegan (I’m trying!)

And a Few Quirks

  1. I have a sinking feeling that I’m actually quite lazy.  I have so many ideas in my head and not enough energy to make them a reality. 
  2. I have a huge amount of love and compassion for other humans and “would do anything for anyone” although I still find it really hard to build lasting relationships.
  3. I want an altruistic career with a charity or government organisation where I can see a direct impact that my work is having.  Failing that, I want to make the world prettier and happier!
  4. Most of my friends are male and I crave female company often.  I suppress the cravings by watching trashy American reality shows like The Hills and Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
  5. I enjoy appreciating the ideas of others.  When I notice something subtle but planned in a building or a painting or a meal then I feel a smug connection with the architect or the artist or the chef.

6 Responses to About

  1. Mytch says:

    Greetings and Salutations…

    I’ve just moved to London, from Los Angeles, to start an MBA program at EBS in Regent’s Park. Since I’m new to London and on the look out for a decent and inexpensive vegan meal, plus handy notes on the city – I’m glad I’ve found your blog.

    Keep the tips coming! And if you should need a fantastic and easy recipe for a vegan chocolate/peanut butter cheesecake, I’d be happy to share!


    • Victoria says:

      Hi Mytch – thanks for leaving a comment! You’ve inspired me to post more often :)
      I could never turn down a vegan cheesecake recipe! I’ve currently got a roasted celeriac curry on the hob and peanut butter cheesecake would compliment it very well!
      Enjoy London and stay in touch,

  2. Hi,
    We’d love you to come and review us sometime! Free entry for twitter followers with the weekly password!
    Thanks for your time and please do let us know if you pop down for a rummage,
    CCB x

  3. Lynn says:

    Lovely blog; we might be going to Kilburn carbootie this weekend; ur thoughts on it were very helpful.
    In ur points 1 to 3 of ur “quirks” u seem to be talking about me – exactly how i would describe myself, but never found the words… or was my mind too full or too lazy to come up with the description… ?

    • Victoria says:

      Hi Lynn!
      I’m happy to meet another lazy, compassionate altruist!
      Thank you for commenting on my blog. I hope you find something to take home on Saturday, or at least have fun while you look :)
      I really need to start blogging again – your comment has given me a little push so thank you.
      Have a great day!

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