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I Love You, Mulberry.


Look at this beautiful Mulberry (carrier) bag that landed on my desk on Friday afternoon. I was easily beyond ECSTATIC.

I, very quickly, unloaded all my junk from my thrifty AllSaints Kensington tote and carefully placed it all into the compartments in my new Mulberry Bayswater. I’ve never smelt leather like it – absolutely amazing!

So without further a-do, allow me to introduce… MULBERS.

Mulberry Bayswater, Oak Natural Leather, £595.

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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.

Cx

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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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Follow Me On Twitter.


Unfortunately, due to time constraints, I’m still tweeting a heck’uva lot more than blogging.

Follow me on Twitter for all my “micro blogging” antics!

My username, as always, is @JudyPink.

Thanks!

CX

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All Hail King Johnson!!


A few weeks back a couple of friends of ours (Grace and Steve) were walking home from Islington way and they passed King Boris as he walked past The York pub just on Upper Street. This excited me and James no end as we’re avid fans of the wonderful Mayor of London, Mr Boris Johnson.

This afternoon we went for a lovely stroll along the canal to get some more festive decorations to finish off our festive house… and who did we see? No other than Boris himself, in the flesh! AMAZING. Not only did we see him, but he nodded, yes he ACTUALLY nodded and smiled at us. This is the definition of making someones year! So what was the first thing we did as he passed? We tweeted of course… then we got home to see this…

ACTUALLY beyond excited! I love Boris, long may he hail – infact, BORIS JOHNSON FOR PRIME MINISTER! Imagine the joy he would bring to everyones day if he were Prime Minister. IMMENSE. But yeah, if you read this Mr Boris, you are welcome to our festive house at any time of the year for a cuppa.

What a good day indeed!

Cx

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FOR SALE: REAL MINK 1960s Fur Coat.


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CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LISTING! This amazing vintage fur ends tonight on eBay Sunday 25th October!

You are looking at an auction for an absolutely amazing Real Mink Fur Swing Coat.

This very on trend real Mink Fur Coat will be such an asset this coming Winter – it’s already started to get really cold! This coat was purchased from an Antique Vintage Clothing dealer in Islington, London. The coat is from the early 1960s and you can even see how it was constructed, which is very charming and characterful.

The coat itself can be worn open, or closed with the hook fastenings; it has two front pockets and a very cosy large collar.

Great for a variety of looks…Retro/Vintage/High Fashion!

This is a  RARE and EXCLUSIVE find.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LISTING!

Ms. Judy Pink

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What a busy busy week! Just got in from a wonderful bicycle ride…


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We’ve just got in from a lovely bicycle ride along the canal to Camden and back. We had an amazing picnic courtesy of Marks and Spencers in Regents Park and a Iced Latte a la Starbucks. Thanks! Had a crazily busy week this past week, lots to report on which I will indeed do so in due course!

So as aforementioned, work has been super busy! And I think this week will be even busier! Especially as its Bank Holiday Monday today, so we only have a 4 day week! Excellent! Loving work though, lots to do and it’s all very varied which keeps me very quiet… hah.

It’s been Notting Hill Carnival this weekend, we stayed away from it this year after getting lost in the crowds and high rise flats last year! Oh and the small matter of a dodgy stomach for 3 days straight after very dodgy Jerk Chicken! Sad times!

So expect several blog posts this evening as I’m having a proper catch up! Also, keep an eye out for my eBay posts, got 2 1/2 bin bags of brand new/nearly new clothes, shoes and accessories!

Ms. Judy Pink.

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