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Gin and cake lovers heaven – Fentimans Gin Bakery

The G&T season maybe over but Fentimans has bought to London it’s first UK pop up gin bakery which popped up for three days (21-23 September) in Portobello Road at Pearl & Groove Bakery. Continue reading

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Forget gondolas – HotTug UK

Here we go again sailing down the canals in a HotTug but this time down West India Quay in Canary Wharf which is if you did not know is part of the River Thames.

If you did not read my experience from last time when I sailed down the canals of Angel in a HotTug then you can read my blog via clicking here. Continue reading

Will Lady Chastity spook you? – Handmade Mysteries: Lady Chastity

Lady Chastity game can be played in four different locations (three in London and one in Brighton). I went along with some other bloggers from Love Pop Ups London community to play the game of Lady Chastity at their newest venue which is set in The Hope pub in Farringdon.

The Hope Pub

Firstly this is a lovely small pub with a bar area downstairs and restaurant/bar area upstairs. I went and sat upstairs to have a pie. All their pies are from the famous award winning Pieminster. Continue reading

Drink, drink and more drink – The Spirit Show, London

I went along to the press afternoon of The Spirit Show which was held at the Business Design Centre (1-2 December 2017) in which I took along my blogger friend Kim (see her blog by clicking here). Press events are great as attending those sessions are much quieter which in turn makes it easier and more leisurely to browse around all the stalls, instead of trying to keep on pushing pass everyone to sample a drink or two or to have a discussion with the sellers/owners.

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Sheep or no sheep? – clueQuest: Revenge of the Sheep

The other day I went along to yes you guessed it by the photo above yet another Escape Room in London and when I thought I’d had my list of top 5 Escape Rooms in my head clueQuest Revenge of the Sheep has had to make me rethink about my top 5 as this one is most certainly now one of them.

I will try and not give too much away but my blog could have some potential spoiler alerts so be warned before reading any further and watch out for the puns.   Continue reading

Hi, I’m Joanne. Wanna be spooked? – Halloween Pop Up

Every year for Halloween I decorate my house up to give the children in the area a spookily good fright and night.

My Halloween pop up

“Every town has an Elm Street” and annually on Halloween my street, well my house turns into one as “We all go a little mad sometimes”.

Treats and cakes

The night before I stuff the treat bags with sweets (baby bags and child bags), make boo-tiful creepy looking cakes with my mum and my sister Emma makes many eerie eyeball pop cakes. You can order designer cakes from her via Cakes Makes Memories.

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A tower of food – BBC Good Food: FEAST

BBC Good Food: FEAST held a foodie event in the grounds (moat) of The Tower of London from 22-24 September 2017.  There were so many stalls, cooking demos, supper clubs, masterclasses, street food, cocktails, skills school, pop up restaurants, bars, tastings and top chefs to meet such as the wonderful country boy Tom Kerridge, Michelin star Michel Roux Jr and Masterchef judge John Torode.

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Rub-A-Dub-Dub – HotTug UK

HotTug UK is the first ever wood-fired HotTug company to open up here in England, London.  Tommo and Jack the owners of HotTug UK saw them in Holland and fell in love with them and so with that in mind they had to bring them to London. Each HotTug is hand made in Holland by Frank de Bruijn who is the inventor of the HotTugs.HotTug UK Tommo filling up the hottug

This has only just popped up and opened a few weeks ago (July 2017) at The Islington Boat Club (Angel the closest tube station).  Continue reading

The owl (me) and the pussycats – GoBoat

GoBoat has to be the most fun and the most highly pleasurable experiences that has come about recently in London.  It opened up back in February 2017 in Merchant Square (Paddington) however I only discovered about them via a friend recently.  I am so happy that I did as this has to be one of the best ways to experience the London canals of Paddington, Little Venice and Camden.  Continue reading

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