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Monday, 19 September 2016

Colour And Vision Exhibition


I went to the Colour and Vision exhibition in the weekend at the natural history museum. It was very interesting and essentially came in two parts, one where they show the evolution of the eye from organisms with no eyes and part two, which is the development and use of colour in the world/nature.

As a gimmicky attraction, the took pictures of your eye. It was fun.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

♕ Warwick Castle ♕

Eek! I'm very behind on blogging! Here is Warwick Castle! I went here after I saw Stratford-upon-Avon. When I went there it was full of children because it was the summer holidays and, of course with the rare decent weather, everyone flocked there for a family day.

The castle is very commercial, which is a shame in some respects. However with the modern day world it's done very well in attracting visitors and staying maintained. Imagine the upkeep on a castle!

When I arrived, I went straight for a late lunch at the garden tea room. The surrounding gardens are lovely. Like a tiny Versailles.



Monday, 22 August 2016

Stratford-upon-Avon Part 2

This is part two of my visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. Again, this is photo heavy because I can't help myself. These are just random pictures of the town of things I liked or of significance.

 “O noble fool, a worthy fool – The fool doth think he is wise but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” As You Like It.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

⌘ SHAKESPEARE'S Stratford-upon-Avon ⌘

 I went to see Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, which is considered a "mecca for all lovers of literature". Big tick in the done list
This is part one of my Stratford-upon-Avon / Warwick Castle day trip.


As usual, I left super early this time from Marylebone Station. The trip was easy enough: majority spent getting to Leamington Spa and switched over for a shorter journey to Stratford-upon-Avon. The town is dinky and really old. Very photogenic and magicalical -- like something from Harry Potter.

Map from pamphlet shows how little it is.



Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Oxford

This passed weekend I went to Oxford, I felt it was appropriate since I'd been to Cambridge the week earlier and they seem like sister towns. They look so similar its incredible. I had a great time here and highly recommend it for a quick day out.
 

This was the view from the bridge that lead from the station to the town.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Cambridge

 Last week (30th July) I went to Cambridge because I'd never been before and felt it was appropriate to do so. I got up bright and early and went from Euston to Cambridge direct. It was a really nice journey and I arrived at approximately 0915.

I walked from the station to the information centre and signed up to do the CitySightSeeing Hop On Hop Off tour. I found this was a great way to travel because you can just keep going round a circuit listening to the audio about the city.

My first thing was to go punting because I've never done it before and it is recommended to really see iconic sites of Cambridge -- and they are right! It is awesome and our punt driver was friendly and knowledgeable.

A Punt is a flat bottomed wooden boat that uses the same principals as a Gondola. It is propelled and steered by a driver who uses a long pole to touch the bottom of the river.



Sunday, 31 July 2016

Short Film

Wow. What a long day! I assisted my friend (who is a set designer) today for a short film being shot in Hoxton.
It was a very long day (13 hours or more, can't even remember). I started at 0630 helping to put the set together. It is a very indy piece. It is based on a guy living in a memory of a nightclub. It was very glam with loads of glitter but also very gunge as one would find in East London.
I will embellish on the post soon, I just need to sleep.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Photos from Amsterdam

Hi! I'm going back a few months and posting the remaining photos from my Winter Europe trip.

Here are some photos I took when I was in Amsterdam. The posts I wrote at the time can be found here (Day 1 & Day 2) which goes into detail about the daily activities. I didn't take a lot of pictures of Amsterdam that haven't already been seen. Obviously there are no pictures of the Red Light district which Amsterdam if famous for because the working ladies can get quite aggressive about it.

Little boats anchored though out the canal system. They were very photogenic.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

✯✰ Marilyn Munroe Exhibition ✰✯


✯✰ So the other day I went to see the Marilyn Monroe exhibition being held at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. It was a small show of items collected that are going to be auctioned off. It only takes an hour to look at everything however it is free and you can take photos, which is nice for London. ✰✯


Thursday, 5 May 2016

Goldfish

Contrary to the title, this is not an actual goldfish but rather the name of the DJ duo I went to see last Sunday. They're a South African band that use instruments with their dj-ing. One pays the piano and bass the other plays the saxophone and flute. They were also very popular with a lot of people coming to see them. The venue was in Brixton and is called Electric Brixton -- from the looks of it, it is transformed from an old theatre so it still has the old-fashioned moldings and mezzanine area. In the mosh-pit I was terrified half the time that I would get squashed. Everyone seemed giant compared to me!

The rave had many opportunities to take great looking photos, just view the ones below. I would definitely go back to see them again if I had the opportunity.



Monday, 25 April 2016

Basil and raspberry cocktail

The other day we had an event where the client had a sponsor providing Sipsmith Gin. My challenge was to create a nice cocktail that looked/tasted good, was easy to make and was cost effective with ingredients (as the event was pretty much for free). I talked to a bar tender downstairs and we came up with something based off a bramble, it probably already exists in the cocktail world but I don't know what it is called. Anyway, here was my process:

I created a basil infused gomme by literally boiling basil in water and adding an equal ratio of sugar (1:1 ratio water/sugar). The gomme helps make the cocktail taste sweeter. When it came to mixing all the ingredients I used these measures:

50ml Sipsmith Gin
25ml Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
15ml Lemon juice
And a dash of the basil infused gomme syrup
Top with sparkling water.

For presentation, I put them in the jam jar glasses (mason jar glasses) and garnished with basil. I also used crushed ice opposed to cubes.

It was super popular and I think it was delicious (if I do say so myself).

A photo posted by @eye_ona on

Thursday, 14 April 2016

The London Coffee Festival 2016

For my birthday I went to the London Coffee festival. It was great and I managed to tick off another thing I've always wanted to do but had no time in the past. I did this on the 7th of April -- over a week ago. The reason I haven't posted this is because I want to annotate the photos, but unless I post what I have this will never reach the light of your monitors. So I'm just going to post this picture heavy page.

Essentially the festival was a convention where suppliers of machinery and produce showed their wares. Additionally, there were Master Baristas competing and sharing their experience with guests.



VIP lounge.

Coffee cupping session.

Love this machine! I want one!!!


I bought a bag of Bauhaus coffee for my housemate. I was just charmed by the name.

Coffee sampling of Bauhaus beans / barista.

A Master face off! They did a cupping session to figure out where the beans were from, followed by properly extracting the beans and then a coffee based cocktail.

And they had artsy things available as we were in Shoreditch afterall.




Coffee made with oat milk. It was quite tasty!










So that it. I may come back to this post and embellish it when I have the time.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Polish Night Out

Today the Events team went on our cultural night out. We went to a Polish restaurant called Ognisko (in South Kensington) and had a really awesome time. The food was sooo delicious. My favourite was probably the dumplings from the starter closely followed by the apple fritters.


 I also chose a Polish beer -- this was honey beer. It was really nice with a subtle honey hint. It comes from the city of one of the event girls, so it's pretty cool to be able to share a part of their culture together.

The three-course dinner was only £30 a head and it was excellent value as the portions were generous!

We had a sharing starter of the items below:
Pork and veal dumplings. Yum.

Chicory salad.

Smoked salmon and herring.

Lamb meatballs (with pinenuts!!!) and hummus.
For the mains we chose an option from the menu. I had the salmon. Then there was a sharing side of potato and beans.

Sharing sides. Beans and potato.

Salmon. It was so well cooked!

Apple Fritters -- these were awesome!
So yeah. I'm home now blogging this feeling like I'm going to explode. I'm going to lie down now and try to digest that marvelous feast.