Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Broken phone

My mobile has decided that it can't send texts through the snow, so for now there'll be no photo updates or advent calendar (which I'm sure you were all enjoying immensely). Hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly.

I'll post some photos to Flickr tonight if I have time, and transfer them over.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Advent day 21

Logan's new snow globe

Advent day 20

Middle class snowman - cherry tomatoes and spring onions - on Jo's lawn

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Advent day 19

La Porchetta, Muswell Hill

Advent day 18

View from the train near Peterborough yesterday

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Blustons art

Finally Bluston's in Kentish Town has been recognised for its true beauty!

Advent day 15

Carnaby Street

Swingin' Christmas (sorry it's sideways)

On Nigel's recommendation I bought a Frank and Bing Christmas album from the pound shop. It's the perfect Christmas collection - a few carols, a few catchy numbers, the obligatory rendition of White Christmas and no less than three versions of Jingle Bells. My favourite track is Bing and Ella Fitzgerald's version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer which sees the eponymous hero sporting a green fedora and smoking cigars. A swinging Christmas indeed.

Monday, 14 December 2009

This snowman bleeds

He was very tasty though! Meringue base and chantilly top, filled with sponge and raspberry sauce. I've got the day off so I treated myself to a cake and a cup of earl grey at Maison Blanc after the gym, undoing all the good work but oh well! It was such a treat to sit still for a few hours and people-watch; I was sat next to a big group of French mothers and babies who sounded like they were gossiping for, well, France but my French was too rusty to follow. Curses.

Advent day 14

Festive pud from Maison Blanc

Sunday, 13 December 2009

That should be Daniel Pudles, oops

Date night

The Guardian has just opened a new exhibition in its Kings Place lobby, of Daniel Puddles images that have graced the Comment pages over the years. This is my favourite, it's how Mark and I spend most of our evenings these days!

Advent day 13

Work Christmas tree

Advent day 12

Methodist church, Archway

Advent day 11 (late sorry)

Window of Muswell Hill estate agents

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Advent day 10

Leicester Square carousel last year

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Advent day 9

Christmas cupcake, Seven Dials

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Advent day 8

Animatronic reindeer, dental surgery, England's Lane

Advent day 7

Monday, 7 December 2009

One to watch?

Don't know why but I'm weirdly excited to see Robert Downey Jr's turn as Sherlock Holmes, despite Guy Ritchie at the helm. Maybe it's the waistcoat.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Advent day 6

Matt Groening animation featuring Michael Stipe as a grumpy reindeer - one for the kids but it really is worth a watch, it's much funnier than most of the Christmas pap that gets churned out.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

New bauble

Thanks Mum!

We have a tree!

Taking bets on how long it is before Logan pulls it over. Two days?

Advent day 5

Festive McFlurry

Friday, 4 December 2009

Advent day 4

Pet shop window, Archway Road

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Advent day 1

Panto dames in Liberty's Christmas window