L³ Thursdays

L³ Thursdays: Link-Loves and Life #6

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  • Soo been AWOL for bit cos of visiting Dungeness for my dad’s birthday. Dungeness is an area of Kent (by the coast in the south of England) where the sea has receded and left this huge flat plain of shingle with random abandoned sea huts and boats everywhere. There are also multiple lighthouses, and a huge nuclear power plant, military training grounds and a mini tram/train thing that goes right past the house (it’s called Shingle House – part of the Living Architecture group) where we were staying. It all adds up to an eerily desolate/peaceful/windy place. Kinda cool, kinda creepy.

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(check out that megastar napkin folding above, by me. It’s literally my only contribution to decorating tables, but makes me seem foncy as)

  • Then I went to Paris with my friends, came back to London to make a super cool post for you (coming sooon) and also WENTBACKTOSCHOOL. My last year of secondary school.#@’!&%&£)!?/|\#}!!!11!!
  • There are 3 rolls of film (a total of 96 exposures..) that need developing now. Two of which didn’t roll back into the canister properly so I’m now going to have to walk into Boots and hand them a film canister wrapped in foil and dodgily just leave.
  • I’ve learnt that when your train is delayed by an hour, you get free crisps and a snickers bar! hella yes.
  • I’ve also found out that I can make scarily good scones when I don’t follow a recipe or measure things. I feel like my mum’s nonna who apparently would just dump things into bowls and mix them together then magically make consistently good cakes and cookies (so yes, I’m saying I feel like an Italian grandmother). Caj humblebrag.
  • I have found my favourite new app – CityMapper. It is THE BEST THING for commuting in London, and they’ve just added New York too. It tells you the nearest tube stations, bus stops, an updated schedule for public transport, how much it’ll cost with your oyster card and loads of cool little things. Plus it has a super sleek design. I can’t live without it.
  • BREAKING BAD IS BREAKING MY MIND. AHHH. AH. (oh and I’ve latched onto Homeland. There are just so many plot twists.)

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  • Also been playing ‘XXX 88’ by MØ feat. Diplo on repeat for days:

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  • chelsy September 5, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I totally know what you mean by the whole nonna thing and being able to make scones or biscuits basically with your eyes closed. My nonna taught me how to make her biscuits and I never need the recipe. I actually don’t even think there is one, she just uses her hands and says she puts “love” in it. haha! oh, btw…I pushed on the almond butter buns link and it redirected me to How Sweet It Is site instead of the link :/ definitely want the recipe 🙂 BTW, those pictures are soooooo gorgeous, you are such a little traveler!

    • Izy September 5, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      haha yes, my mum does that too when she makes bread she always insists on kneading it by hand to add ‘love’ to the dough 🙂

      aaaand thanks for letting me know! This is why I shouldn’t write posts in the evening whilst eating at the same time. It’s fixed now haha

  • kris September 6, 2013 at 12:06 am

    wow – great pictures! I’m now very intrigued by this area of Kent, Dungeness. And the Shingles House. So neat!!

  • Jade Sheldon-Burnsed September 6, 2013 at 12:13 am

    We are going to be in London for the first time later this month so I am totally loving you for introducing me to this app!

  • Robyn September 6, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Photos are amazing- makes the place look wild.

  • Jennie September 6, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful photos . As a woman living in America I appreciate seeing your country and live vicariously through your pictures.

  • Delaney September 6, 2013 at 12:45 am

    I LOVE you’re pictures, I look at them and am cast back to England, thank you! Love your blog…..one of
    the best.

  • thecitygourmand September 6, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Awesome post. I am in love with the decor in your accommodation!

  • Amy September 6, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Love your real-life pictures as much as your food ones (:
    And those quail eggs are so cute. (not to mention the beautiful house/landscapes)

  • Ashley September 6, 2013 at 6:08 am

    So much goodness in this post! You are unbelievably talented, my friend. Such a natural eye for photography. Continually impressed. Love the GIF’s as well! We are fully hooked on Homeland and going to start watching Breaking Bad asap. Thanks yet again for the link love. Have a great weekend! xo

  • Kezia September 6, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Your photos of Dungeness are so beautiful! Thanks for telling us about CityMapper – as a Londoner who is continually missing trains/being late/getting lost I’m sure it will very useful. I once made pizza dough with out a recipe and it was amazing, so thats how I make it most of the time now. I’ll have to see if I can do the same thing with scones!

  • Rebecca September 6, 2013 at 9:36 am

    your photos are just incredible! seriously, beyond professional. well done x

  • Antonia @ Health Inspirations September 6, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Wow, that house looks amazing. Love your pictures, every single one!!. Can’t wait for that recipe you’ve been working on!!

  • Sophie September 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    OK, sooooooo beautiful photos. Looks like such an awesome place!! I totally feel like an italian grandmother too. For some reason, whenever I DON’T measure ingredients and just randomly combine things, they always turn out better. Kinda lame when write a food blog. HEH.

  • Shelly September 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Wow – I don’t think we have any place like Kent here in the States – so intriguing how the past has shaped it.

    Also, Cinnamon Almond Butter Buns? I’m in!

  • Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) September 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! You have such a great eye for composition and evoking the right mood with every shot. I need to visit Kent!! I’m always on the other side of Southern England (St. Mawes/ Cornwall), whenever I visit my grandmother, but I need to cross on over to the other side 🙂

  • Christine September 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I want you to follow me around with a camera and make my life look amazingly dreamy. Please? x

  • Magda September 6, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    I’ve visited Dungeness just a month ago, it’s unusual place, beautiful in its strange manner.
    It was surprising to come across your photos of it unexpectedly. Here are mine http://magdascauldron.com/2013/08/dungeness.html
    The Shingle House is just beautiful, I think I missed it while we were wandering about.

    Good luck with school 🙂

  • Sarah Crowder (punctuated. with food) September 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Beautiful photos – and welcome back!

  • Billy September 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    CAN YOUR NEXT TRIP JUST BE TO CALIFORNIA?! I’m pretty sure it’s the same distance.

  • Caitlin Taylor September 8, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Oh my god, your pictures are FLAWLESS. I am in love with your aesthetic!

  • Katie September 20, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Wow, I thought it was just your food photography that was amazing. Definitely wrong in that. These are gorgeous! You should do some more lifestyle posts every once in a while!

    Katie <3

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