Snowmen of Hackney February 2012

Snowman-building hysteria, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington

Snow falls and England goes mad, in a good way. Here’s a selection of Hackney’s finest snowmen, crafted from the 10cm that fell overnight. My, we’re an excitable bunch!

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London Underground offers more than transport…

Angel Station message board by Emma Field

Nothing like something out of the ordinary to cheer up your commute. Thanks Angel Tube station!

Parakeets in London

Parakeet in London

I took a trip to Kew Gardens last spring. Strolling down the daffodil avenue I heard a familiar sound that I first heard in South America – a parakeet. There it was, peering down at me through the blossom.

Dishoom: a corner of Bombay in London

Dishoom Bombay Cafe, Covent Garden, London (C) Emma Field

Dishoom was created by some seriously homesick Bombayites.

DISHOOM /dishu:m/ n.
1. The old Bollywood sound effect produced when a hero lands a good punch, or when a bullet flies through the air
2. Similar to popular slang usage of the expression “Mojo”; e.g. “He’s got that Dishoom”