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August 17, 2011

LONDON COFFEE

August 8, 2011

THE RIOTS

What makes you want to wreck your own environment, ruin your neighbours business, fuck up all the bins / phone boxes / buses that service your area, act like a stupid cunt etc?

I remember once when my exhusband and I were still doing Lektrolab and part of a project in association with the Christian Marklay exhibition at the… ?… Hayward? Barbican? something we were giving different types of workshops in different schools. We did a really cool one up in North London where kids were making artwork inspired by cassette tapes and hacked walkmen. We also did some in South London where we were told “If you can at least get the kids to engage in the session you have achieved something.” They were just dj workshops. I was totally ignored as the stupid dumb Australian uncool girl. Paul was revered for being American and having an authentic STL woolly and could juggle records. At one workshop, as soon as we opened the lids on the turntables, everything got stolen – needles, slip mats, headphones, everything they could. We just had to tell them that we were going to “Turn our backs so we can’t see anything, but when we turn around again, every has to be back in its place or we have to just cut the session and we were leaving.” It worked. It actually turned out to be a pretty cool session. Usually it did though I have to say. Except for the other one for this thing at the last school. Three of the kids left early and pitched a rock through the second story window of the studio we were in at about Paul’s/my head. Not so fun. But why would you do that?

The nice story out of all of this is the Turkish community on Kingsland Road coming out to protect their business and their neighbours businesses. Not sure I agree with baseball bats but then why are more people like that? Out to take care of the community.

One of “my girls” (a younger girl at work) was evacuated from her home this evening because she lived above a mobile phone shop on Bethnal Green Road. She was terrified. The shop was destroyed and robbed. So in times of shit I cook something. I made blueberry pancakes for breakfast. I hope that they will be okay when I heat them up at work tomorrow for everyone.

And I hope all those stupid rioting cunts accidentally lock themselves inside a giant room together with no windows and are left alone with their own thoughts and logic for a while, have to put up with each other, see what happens in their without their phone chargers. The rest of the world would like a break.

March 7, 2010

EL PARADOR


Pura del habas


Padron peppers [these were in Waitrose for a while. Where have they gone?!]


Scallops with a beetroot puree


Butternut pumpkin squash with roasted red peppers and padron peppers

El Parador 245 Eversholt Street London NW1 1BA
Tel: 020 7387 2789

February 28, 2010

SOHO HOUSE


Aperol Sour which tasted as good as sherbert! Brilliant!

[Private Members Club. Yawn]

Soho House London 40 Greek Street London W1D 4EB
Tel +44 (0)20 7734 5188

January 1, 2010

THE LONDON EYE

The Merlin Entertainments London Eye
Riverside Building County Hall Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7PB

December 13, 2009

CLUB PHILOS


Secret London Location

December 1, 2009

THE STAR



Strawberry, raspberry, champagne jelly, ganache.

The Star 47 Chester Road London N19 5DF

Tel: +44 (0)207 263 9067

November 9, 2009

THE STAR

Cheese plate with British Cheeses

The Star 47 Chester Road London N19 5DF

Tel: +44 (0)207 263 9067

LEILA'S SHOP

Eggs and parma ham


Best gingerbread cake in London

Leila’s Shop 17 Calvert Ave London E2 7JP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7729 9789

October 17, 2009

MILK BAR

THE best scrambled eggs in Soho. Tim makes the best and Hannah comes a mean second. Also, best coffee in London and soya milk lovers go here.
Milk Bar 3 Bateman Street, London, W1D 4AG
Tel: (020) 7287 4796

September 6, 2009

THE JOHN DAVIDSON FAN CLUB #26

From: John Davidson [mailto:XXCENSOREDXX@XXCENSOREDXX]
Sent: 06 September 2009 04:48
To: Emma Davidson
Subject: RE: the cardinal and i at the spatisserie at the dorchester

‘ere’s me, walked passed the Dorchester 4 million times in my earlier days, never put me foot inside the door. Never had the dosh, and me father would have kicked me arse for having thoughts above my station.
No wonder that Cardinal is a mate. Except for being slightly thinner faced she looks very much as you do. Long hair, brown?, good looking complexion, etc.etc. won’t continue. YOU will only accuse me of being a ‘dirty old man’
Anyhow, the tucker(can you call food of that standard ‘tucker’?) It looks fabulous. Seems a good place to move out of the daily tribulations of earing a living. You ought to take Hobart with you? Don’t be mean. slip him in yer carry bag/large purse and let him have a wander. Sorry HER. W.K.O.F. name is Hobart for a female?F.C.S.
Got an Email ex Sars today and she tells me there’s a parcell in the post, which I’ll prolly get to-morrow. She doesn’t know I know it’s seeds so I can plant things to remind me of you lot. I have planted cuttings of Roses, Iceberg and Bridal shower for your reminder. BIG Sharpish tasting radishes for me. Can’t tell wot I’m putting in for the kids and Sars till I get the package tomorrow.. The prickles on the roses will be for Pussie!.
Look after yorself Kiddo. Winter’s on it’s way. Keep away from any fukka who has a runny nose or is sneezing. Swine Flu is a bastard. Bad for yer health.Cheers from yer old Dad. Since The Cardinal makes you happy, say hullo to her from me.

From: John Davidson [mailto:XXCENSOREDXX@XXCENSOREDXX]
Sent: 06 September 2009 04:55
To: Emma Davidson
Subject: RE: my cooking – macaroons

P.S. Your cooking you faggot? You nicked them from them from the Dorchester. You ought be doing Nigella Lawson’s job on T/Vif that’s really your cooking. Fark. They look delicious mate. Cheers again. Poppa.xxxx

September 5, 2009

THE SPATISSERIE

Afternoon tea.

Spa Kiss Cocktail

Pistachio and blackberry

Pistachio Friand with Vanilla cream filled with berry jam

Lemon tart with raspberry and silver leaf

Cherry macaron

The Dorchester Park Lane, Mayfair London W1K 1QA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7319 7109

August 1, 2009

EL PARADOR

Razor clams and broad beans

El Parador 245 Eversholt Street London NW1 1BA

Tel: +44 (0)20 7387 2789

June 17, 2009

CALLOH CALLEY

Callooh Calley Unit 2, Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY

Tel: 0207 739 4781

April 4, 2009

A TALE OF TWO CITIES


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My neighbourhood now


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My neighbourhood then

xx Lektrogirl

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