Steph does… volunteer work with FoodCycle

I've been looking for a local charity with a cause I can get behind to volunteer with for a while now.  Via the black hole that is the internet, I stumbled across the group FoodCycle. The aim of FoodCycle is to work to end food wastage all while providing a community space for the vulnerable … Continue reading Steph does… volunteer work with FoodCycle

The Imperial Durbar – Tooting Bec

Just doors down from Tooting Bec Underground Station, The Imperial Durbar's weathered, turquoise facade and papered up windows have attracted local attention and curiosity and generated a buzz on Tooting Online among other websites. Owned by brothers Nick and Alastair, the soon to be open Imperial Durbar is something of a unique oddity in Tooting Bec. … Continue reading The Imperial Durbar – Tooting Bec

Restaurant Review – Meza, Tooting Bec

You might be surprised to hear that moving to London was a huge cultural shock for me, despite the same language, similar way of life and so on, mainly in the food department. N’s family is a veritable cultural mish mash… his mum’s family is Spanish and his dad’s is Iranian. All of a sudden … Continue reading Restaurant Review – Meza, Tooting Bec

The Torch Comes to Tooting

Yesterday the Olympic Torch Relay visited Tooting, my area of London, and N and I were lucky enough to have tickets to the evening celebration in Tooting Common.  Never mind that I had to stand outside in the rain for nearly two hours the week before to get the tickets which were, thankfully, free.  And … Continue reading The Torch Comes to Tooting

“Souf” London Living

This weekend, I was talking to my Memom who had been watching the golf tournament taking place over here in Surrey.  She said they showed just kind of an aerial shot of London and she made the remark that she knew London was big but she didn’t realize that it was enormous! And she’s right!I’ve always … Continue reading “Souf” London Living


As I've made obvious many times, N and I have recently moved closer into the city.  I realized this morning, whilst sipping my mug of cafetiere made coffee (the best), that I haven't really devoted a full on entry to our flat and the area we're living in. I've posted a few pictures of the … Continue reading Tooting