Havering and Essex with an Alternative Twist!






Bobby Jo’s Diner, Southend.

Saturday afternoon was spent with family at Bobby Jo’s Diner at Southend Sea Front, and it was rather lovely! After getting a parking space which took a few goes around the car park due to the sun shining and Southend being full of things to do, we managed to get the last table in there! Myself and the partner in crime both had Rodeo Burgers,…

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The Charcoal Challenge.

The lovely team over at Money Supermarket are running a superb competition so I though I’d give it a go!  You have to put a BBQ for friends or family only using the £50 they send you, mission accepted.  There was 6 of us in total and plenty food left over for lunch the next day!  We decided to shop in Aldi as this would be…

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Right Now…

I am mostly… WEARING: as little as possible! It’s too hot!!! WATCHING: Brain Games. I’m actually a little disappointed by it! LISTENING: UK Old Skool Garage, so summery! READING: Angels and Demons. MAKING: Skittle Vodka!! DOING: eating lunch in the park! SO nice!!…

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The Hutch Club, London.

Before we devoured our meal at Quaglino’s we made a stop upstairs at The Hutch Club. They are lucky enough to boast London’s first alcoholic Popcorn Bar curated by gourmet popcorn connoisseurs  Joe & Seph’s, yes, Ihave mentioned these guys a lot, who have designed an exclusive Nº3 Gin & Tonic flavour, caramel macchiato & whisky flavour, brandy butter flavour and  olive oil & sea salt…

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Skittle Vodka.

I had a few small bottles of Grey Goose laying around from an event I had been to earlier in the year and thought what better way to use them than making Skittle Vodka!! Here’s what you need to make, obvious really… And here’s how it’s done… We poured to vodka into shot glasses as the skittles were too big to put in the neck…

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Quaglino’s, London.

The partner in crime and I were invited to try the new 1929 Menu at Quaglino’s and we were certainly spoiled rotten! The Hutch Club 1929 menu, which includes six West Mersea Rock Oysters and a glass of champagne to commemorate when Quaglino’s first opened its doors to a beautiful, decadent society crowd in 1929. This July, they are hiding a South Sea Ronirose pearl…

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House of Peroni, London.

On Friday night a few of my work friends and I walked a few doors down to The House of Peroni for a little drink. The rooms are filled with design installations, just for the month of July though! The room above was my personal favourite despite the fact my white t-shirt was glowing like crazy! Moving upstairs there was a room filled with pottery…

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Right Now…

I am mostly… WEARING: skirts and dresses… Hello Summer! WATCHING: kids films! I’m all about laughter! LISTENING: letlive. the blackest beautiful album. READING: the Metro!! I’m a sucker for junk news! MAKING: lists, so I remember to do everything at work! DOING: eating lunch in the park! SO nice!!…

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I'm Squibb Vicious, better known as Haydy!
Happiest with a craft beer in hand, eating til my heart is content or exploring somewhere new.
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