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Shepherdess Cafe, East London.

We first became aware of the infamous Shepherdess Cafe when we bought the NFT Guide To London 2008. Before we moved down to London we made a list of all the places that were MUST SEE/MUST VISIT to eat, drink and be generally merry.

The Shepherdess Cafe was on our list of eateries. We’ve lived in London for two years now and as a matter of pure coincidence, when we moved last summer, we moved to the same street that the Shepherdess Cafe resides on. Strange, but true. We commute past the cafe every day on our routes to work; about 2 weeks ago we were at the traffic lights and saw Mr Jamie Oliver sat in the window of the cafe (the windows are a sight to behold in themselves!).

We’ve never had a chance to get down to the cafe. We’re too lazy to get up ‘early’ for work and it closes at 4pm. However, recently, I’m rubbish at sleeping in on a weekend… So  when I woke up at 8am yesterday and couldn’t get back to sleep we decided to actually do something this weekend – “Let’s treat ourselves to the Shepherdess CAFFFF!”. And my god, what a treat!

I ate about a quarter – they give you the biggest portions EVER! All the above and a huge mug of (really nice!) tea came to £12. CHEAP CHEAP.

I have to say though, the sausages just weren’t to the standard of Rossi’s (RIP). But aside from that, it was well ‘lush’.

The Shepherdess Cafe is located on City Road, 5 mins from Old Street tube.




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Ten Things.

10 things you want:

  1. To win the lottery
  2. To buy a house and do it up
  3. To stop feeling like an 80 year old lady….
  4. To marry James – or at least set a date man!
  5. A holiday – possibly NEW YORK please
  6. Summer would be a nice change
  7. I DESPERATELY want my blonde hair back
  8. Caviar Chanel GST with gold hardware
  9. To visit my sister in Edinburgh
  10. To lose one whole stone

9 musicians/bands you love:

  1. Girls Aloud
  2. The Libertines
  3. Babyshambles/Peter
  4. SOULWAX/Remixes are amazing
  5. Blondie
  6. Florence and The Machine
  7. Ladyhawke
  8. Passion Pit
  9. Temper Trap
  10. Animal Collective

8 things you do everyday:

  1. Put make up on
  2. Poached eggs on brown toast for brekkie
  3. Cycle to and from work
  4. Drink water – LOTS of it
  5. Lust over things I cannot afford
  6. Grumble and groan
  7. Tweet, faceboom and blog
  8. Worry. Worry about anything and everything

7 things you enjoy:

  1. James
  2. Eating – going for meals and making them
  3. The snooze button
  4. Dancing to Girls Aloud
  5. Strongbow/Koppaberg/GIN
  6. Living in Central London
  7. Shopping

6 things that will always win your heart:

  1. FLOWERS (or any surprise really….)
  2. Laughter
  3. Shoes/Bags/Jewellery
  4. Pot of tea and a toasted teacake
  5. Cuddles all cosied up in bed
  6. Listening to my rants (heh)

5 favorites:

Movie: Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind
Song: For Lovers – Peter

Book: The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

Food: Sausage, chips and lashings of gravy: ROSSI style (RIP)

Season: Spring

4 smells or scents you enjoy:

  1. Boudoir – Vivienne Westwood
  2. Freshly cut grass
  3. Matches
  4. Johnsons baby lotion

3 places you want to go:

  1. American road trip: NYC, San Fran, Vegas, LA
  2. New Zealand
  3. St Ives

2 Favorite Holidays

  1. New York
  2. Paris

1 person you’d marry on the spot:

  1. James

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Alice has died – I need a new bicycle.


ALICE R.I.P: May 2006- June 2009.

It’s official, my absolutely beautiful little vintage bicycle, also fondly known as Alice, has died. Her chain broke on  a trip to Tesco and because she is an antique no chain is replaceable. Of course I am beyond devastated as she is my pride and joy, however we have decided to keep her as an heirloom and I am now on the search for another bicycle. Alice is also not replaceable and never will be, but alas I must move on, and frankly I can’t afford TFL’s ridic prices, nor can I tolerate their lack of actual transporting. Therefore cycle power it is!

I’m after a little shopper – Alice, to be honest, was a little too big for me, hence why I fell off (I couldn’t touch the floor when I was sat on the saddle), something like the below would be perfect! I’ve got the basket off Alice, so having a basket on the front isn’t a complete necessity; nor is colour because I’m likely to spray paint the new bicycle gold 😀

Picture 9

I can collect from London (and surrounding areas) and can pay cash on collection or you could even have a listing on eBay and I can pay via Paypal and have you send it via courier – whatever is easiest 🙂

Ms. Judy Pink

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RECENT PURCHASE: AllSaints ‘Bonny Boots’.

‘Bonny Boots’, £165.00, AllSaints.

I had absolutely wanted these boots since I saw them online before Christmas, and finally, I own a pair! James bought them for my birthday, full price aswell, eep. However, they are well worth every single penny!

They were the last pair in the Canarby Street store, and size 3! Must have been fate really, considering most stores sold out in April! 😀

I’ve never had them off since I got them either! So they’re all snuggly and comfy as now; they’re also looking quite worn now too, which is exactly what I wanted! 😀



You can read my original post on how I wanted these boots here…

Ms. Judy Pink


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28 Days Later anyone?

As I walked through Spitalfields to Liverpool Street Station after work this evening I listened to “Paris Is Burning” and strolled along watching all the ‘suits’ dash to the station. I was very happily minding my own business when I noticed the usual Evening Standard Newspaper billboard stands… “25 Britons Tested For Killer Swine Flu”. At that very instant I was convinced I was at the very beginning of 28 Days Later… or some zombie film equivalent.

And it’s canny scary man. If theres any confirmed cases here in London, that it, I’m locking us both in the apartment and we’ll live off beans, sweetcorn and weetabix until its all over. There has been 2 confirmed cases here in the UK so far… and 22 odd have been tested/have mild symptoms.

You can keep up to date here at the BBC’s website….. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8021813.stm

Ms. Judy Pink.

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Our Docklands Apartment :)

Now that we’re looking for a new place, clearly it is only apt to share with you the current abode of which we have the pleasure of living in:)

When we decided to move to London last year, we also decided to finally get our own furniture! Which, to be honest, is quite a big thing! After renting for the last five years in furnished places we were desperate to get our own furniture and FINALLY be able to make our own mark on a place, really make it OUR OWN, and give it a personality. We had collected a few bits and pieces over the years, but its the big things like a bed and matress, coffee table, dining table and chairs we needed. So we drew up a massive list and off to IKEA we went…

Still getting it all together mind!

Ms. Judy Pink.


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Once again, we’re back to the flat hunting!

Goodness knows how we managed it but we did find our amazing London Docklands apartment in the 2 day trip we made to the Big Smoke from Newcastle last summer!

This time we’d like to live in Zone 1. We’re thinking Northwards, somewhere like St. Johns Wood/Swiss Cottage way. We absolutely love where we live now, and the apartment is brilliant, we’ve got it just as we want it, but its just too far a trek! When we originally looked for places last summer we were taken around properties by an estate agent and his car, and just didnt realise how far away we were from central London! Turns out we’re an hour away in zone 3 (GALLIONS REACH, ON THE DLR), at the moment, and it’s just not conveinient!

SO, if you know of any nice apartments (or old houses that have the luxury of sound proofing) that are to rent around August, in the St Johns Wood (Zone 1, North London area!) please do let us know!

Thanks a bunch!

Ms. Judy Pink.

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