Havering and Essex with an Alternative Twist!






Clifton Suspension Bridge

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David Hartley, Story Writer.

Being on a slight Hartley family theme this week, I thought I’d drop a little mention for David.  He writes awesome short stories based on a design and marketing agency in the future. Here’s a little snippet from this weeks summer games edition… ‘I flicked my iPear™ on, to see what was happening in the 2212 Olympics. Top news item was that the Association of Beach Volleyball…

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The Oyster Shed, Southbank.

After a long walk from Oxford Circus I was in need of something comforting and filling, to obviously go against all those calories I’d just burnt!  Luckily for my groaning stomach I had a booking at The Oyster Shed, overlooking the Shard, and River Thames. I’d often wandered past this bustling pub and wondered ‘why an earth are you busy ever night of the week?!’ Now I have answer. It’s pretty…

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Madisons, London.

Madisons London is situated on top of One New Change, the newest shopping venue in London, opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral, with views to make most building jealous.  By 6pm it was wriggling with life, and atmosphere despite the typical English grey clouds looming above. Seated under a glass canopy so the views are far from hidden an extensive cocktail list was placed in front of…

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Jane Hartley, Fashion Illustrator.

So I’m sitting here in the office and one of the graphic designers asked, Ben, who works in TV for his mums website link. Holy cow! I fell in love instantly! Jane Hartley is a Fashion Illustrator, and she’s just so talented! Here’s a little back ground information:  Jane studied Fashion Illustration at St. Martins college and took her BA in Fashion Design at Kingston University. She…

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Getcha Hands Together.

So I thought I’d update you guys on a little tune I can across recently. You may have heard it on the new Bacardi advert. This is Getcha Hands Together by J-Man:…

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The Hurly Burly Show, London.

The Hurly Burly Show is one of the best theatre shows I have ever seen!  Not once did I imagine Burlesque could be so sexy, and yet so comical at the same time! The girls were all stunning, and had me quite envious of their figures!  It appears they got my share of leg length!  They all looked as though there were having such a great…

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Bassoon, Corinthia, London.

As far as luxury cocktails go the Bassoon Bar has it nailed! The Coninthia Gold was simple divine consisting of Champagne, Bombay Dry Gin, Martini Gold Vermouth, and a few fruit juices.  The presentation was too cute, with three different petals dusted in gold that really did look good enough to eat! The service was one of the best I’ve had in a cocktail bar, as this, being honest, isn’t your…

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I'm Squibb Vicious, better known as Haydy!
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