Author Archives: Victoria

Scales and Feathers at Tring Museum

Every summer holiday during junior school, my family would take me and my cousins to Tring to visit the Natural History Museum.  I remember gripping on to my dad’s hand as he guided me up and down the aisles of … Continue reading

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Peaceful Contemplation in Highgate

I really love cemeteries.  I realise that after that confession you are probably picturing me with a studded dog collar, black nail varnish and a crucifix tattoo.  I can assure you that my only gothic phase was a brief attachment … Continue reading

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Momo: Moroccan Design in Piccadilly

Ever since I learnt about the Aesthetic Movement whilst visiting Leighton House, I’ve been more aware of my love of traditional Middle Eastern design.  I keep meaning to pop into the Islamic Architecture room at the V&A but Kensington and … Continue reading

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The Geffrye: A Museum of Typical Rather Than Exceptional Objects

During the Christmas break I visited the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch for the first time.  I noticed on the Time Out website that the museum was hosting a temporary, Christmas-themed exhibition so hoped it could provide a festive fix – … Continue reading

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Hunting for Pine Cones in Hampstead Heath

I am trying to recreate a golden woodland in my living room in the name of Christmas decorating.  Top of my wish list were gilded pine cones but I can’t bring myself to part with money for something that really … Continue reading

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Orange and Cardamom Teacup Candles

My recent love of quaint ceramic has been indulged this week as I made orange and cardamom scented teacup candles for my friends’ Christmas presents.  It couldn’t have been easier or more fun.  The trickiest part for me was finding … Continue reading

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Vegan Suet-Free Mincemeat

My recent weekend was wonderful and full of Christmas.  I finally made the teacup candles for my friends’ Christmas presents, I baked a gingerbread nativity scene (I was going to stop at gingerbread men but was inspired by the variety … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Life Stories in Camden

A few Fridays ago, I set off on a walk to The British Museum for some late night culture, via the mulled wine stall in Camden market, of course.  At just before 7pm, I didn’t expect many of the shops … Continue reading

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Drink Shop Do: A crafty café at Kings Cross

I know that every London blogger and their cat has posted about the wonderful Drink Shop Do craft café in Kings Cross so I’m a little behind the pack.  As such, I’m sure you already know that it’s housed in … Continue reading

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Craftacular!

On Sunday my friend, Samantha, and I trekked out to Bethnal Green for Bust magazine’s Craftacular.  We had read on their promotional material that the first 100 people would receive a goodie bag of homemade treats so we arrived 15 … Continue reading

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