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Selina is a 20-something year old year old Londoner. Selina likes: Testing out IKEA showrooms and lipstick marks on cups. Selina dislikes: Evil bunnies and when there is no cake left in the tin.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Changing seasons

I have a love/hate relationship with summer. I don't like dressing for summer, I'm not a bare legs and shorts person at all, I much prefer wearing tights with everything. But I do like waking up to sun and light which makes it easier to get up and I love long light warm summer evenings where you can do whatever you like and not notice the time. Winter is too cold and bleak, summer is too hot and tiring. But I don't want to let go of summer just yet, we don't have enough of it here. It seems ironic that winter days are short but the season feels like it lasts forever. Why must be have such extremes? Can we not just have autumn and spring all year round? Dammit seasons

Monday, 18 August 2014

Candy Cafe

I spent the entire weekend in China Town with Steph, discovering new floors of the supermarkets we never knew existed, opening up a range of exciting snacks we must try sometime. We also found a tiny place tucked in a corner up some stairs called Candy Cafe which we had to check out. Steph had the taro milk bubble tea with sago and I had the honey peach green tea with passion fruit pearls that burst in the mouth. I can't wait to go back there and try out the entire dessert and drinks menu


Then we stopped off a pub in Highgate to see Emily's one woman show before she leaves for America. It was fabulous


Saturday, 16 August 2014

China Town

I admit it, I am fully obsessed with China Town. Chinese food is my favourite and I try out as many restaurants as I can. There is no bigger fan of the duck pancake than myself. I love to restaurant hop and eat a bunch of appetizers and side dishes as a meal then move on for a drink and a dessert elsewhere. Today was my first try of milk bubble tea and moon cake, the things I've been hearing about for years but never knowing what it was. I will happily trawl through the supermarkets picking up delicacies like black sesame pudding, oolong tea, lychee drinks and all sorts of pastries. Food coma is imminent whenever I go there. I have my eye on the dried soups and preserved fruits. There are so many things I want to try bit by bit and I'll get there. Those beautiful patterned chopsticks, bowls and cups will be mine one day



Moon cake - glutinous and lotus filled


A very cute Chihuahua 


Steph's bubble tea, mine was all drunk. I had matcha and red bean

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Robin Williams

Sad to say goodbye to the voice of our childhood, far too soon. He will be missed


Saturday, 9 August 2014

Swappage

Yesterday was my swap Saturday, apart from a bunch of tops to go with them, I got these lovely dresses and skirts:


Orange with daisies, how wonderful


Classic polka dot


Looks a bit lopsided I know but it's the hanger. Another splash of orange I can't resist


Was hesitant on the colour, olive green is not my thing. But it is nice.
Now off to the Moomin exhibition!

The world according to Draco


Monday, 4 August 2014

The other side

"The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime."

Today is 100 years since WW1 started. I will be lighting a candle in private at 10 pm tonight with much of the rest of the British public. 

I remember reading this article earlier this year. It does seem strange to me not to grow up on a diet of WW1/WW2 remembrance and reverence, unlike in Germany. But it doesn't surprise me when the 2 wars are so inextricably linked for the Germans. The former soldiers of WW1 in Germany and Austria mainly ended up as either Nazis or the people they persecuted, so I can see why it's not the same as it is here. As for the parents of the Jewish soldiers fighting on that side, it's most probable that they ended up dying in ghettos and concentration camps after their sons, fathers and brothers died for that same country they were being deported from.
It's been 100 years and there are no more left. Soon it will be the Holocaust survivors who will be gone and we are among the last generations to know of them before the event fades into history. 70 years ago today Anne Frank and her family were discovered and hustled out of their attic hiding place to be sent to the concentration camps. As long as there are people around who can tell of it from personal experience, it will stay alive. As soon as they die, one more thread of history has gone from our alive minds and they will stay firmly in the past forever more

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Current nails

This is my current obsession, pale pink or opal nail varnish with black stamps. So crisp and clear





And my only iced coffee of the year


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Moomin goodies

Stopped off at the Moomin shop in Covent Garden recently and couldn't resist this Moominpapa t-shirt and coaster