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Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea, Blackheath.

So if you’re looking for something slightly more manly to treat your other half, dad, grandand or brother to Christmas and you’re all out of ideas, then I shall be your saviour! Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea is the answer!  Chapters in Blackheath thought of this divine idea, so I headed along to try it with my usual partner in crime. We were filled to the brim with delicious…

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The Merrion, Dublin.

Thinking of going to Dublin this winter, then be sure to try Dublin’s most cerebral afternoon tea at The Merrion and their new ‘Art Tea’: Carrying on from the success of its original and innovative ‘Art Tea’, The Merrion  is delighted to introduce three new edible masterpieces to its collection for Autumn 2012. The new divine pastries include a ‘Chocolate Trinity’ interpretation of the Tahitian landscape…

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Modern Panic, London.

If you’re looking from something visually spectactular, awe inspiring and wonderfully weird world between November 24th and December 2nd then you need to be heading over to Guerilla Zoo’s third instalment of their acclaimed Modern Panic exhibition in at Apiary Studios, London. It will feature the likes of the legendary Franko B, prisoner Charles Bronson, and live body artist Nicola Canavan, as well as the rising stars taxidermist Charlie Tuesday Gates, mattress embroiderer Louise Riley, Lady…

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Ozone Coffee Roasters.

Award-winning New Zealand artisan coffee roastery, Ozone Coffee Roasters ( has launched its first-ever festive blend for the UK – the perfect gift for coffee-lovers this Christmas. Ozone Coffee Roasters has selected, artisan roasted and blended the highest quality coffee beans from Brazil, Guatemala and Kenya to create the Limited Edition 2012 Christmas Blend, which brews rich, naturally sweet, complex coffee with a full, rounded…

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Poppy Afternoon Tea, The Petersham.

Sometimes you just need to escape the hustle and bustle of London. Luckily, the beautiful countryside of Richmond isn’t far away… High above the rolling meadows and wandering deer of this royal park, The Petersham Hotel stands proudly atop Richmond Hill – the perfect perch for a spot of afternoon tea. More specifically The Poppy Afternoon Tea, which comes complete with thick cut salmon sandwiches, homemade poppy…

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Song of the Day!

Today’s tune is from City and Colour, and is just simply incredible.  The Girl has the nicest lyrics and gives me goose bumps!…

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Song of the Day!

Today’s song is courtesy of Azealia Banks, and when the beat drops it’s incredible!…

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Up at the O2, London.

On a cold, wet Monday night I pulled myself together and took the partner in crime to climb the O2 Arena! Being scared of heights this was probably a really stupid idea, but I loved it! Admittedly I was extremely nervous but our guide put my mind at ease and gave us all a great time. Before the climb you watch a safety video that points out that the…

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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.
Here you can read about my adventures!