Homeware: New Plant Friends!



If you read my previous post 'How not to spend a million pound in Ikea' you'll know I'm currently on a homeware crusade in an effort to make my new house a home.  We've lived back in London for about two months now, unpacked all of our things but aren't yet 100% there with furniture or home furnishings.

So off to Ikea we went and £212 later, we came home with some much needed shelves, curtain poles, and plants amongst other boring, adulating / household essentials. Ahh, Adult life.

I'm a big fan of greenery, Adam (My boyfriend) isn't quite as keen. He's currently claiming that the flat is like a jungle, with plants and greenery among our books, bedsides and windowsills.


Homeware: How Not Spend A Million Pounds In Ikea





Hey all!


I love Ikea. I mean, who doesn't? And now I actually have my own flat I'm even more 'pro Ikea' the minimalist aesthetic, the matte finished and of course, the price have all got me sold.

The only downside to my ikea thirst is the fact that I live in Zone 2. To get to IKEA would take me an hour and a half and I'm pretty sure that during that time I'd kill my other half (Hi Addie!) in a car park in Croydon after taking a wrong turn thanks to google maps. Another crushing reality is that we don't have a car, so we would have to fork our for an uber or a van to get all those overgrown plants, veggie Swedish meatballs and undeniable homeware bargains back to base camp.

So with my Dad coming to stay next weekend we've roped him in to drive us to Ikea for those few final bits and bobs that will make our house our home.

So here are my tips for not spending a million pounds that you don't have, on stuff you don't need from Ikea and also how not to kill your other half in a car park in Croydon.

London: The £3.50 Coffee Rant





I am a coffee drinker. I love a good cup of the black stuff and living in London I'm not short of places to get it.

The other day whilst out in Soho I was charged a whopping £3.50 for a 6oz coffee. I was furious.

I wanted a soya latte but being stereotypical soho, (can't believe I'm writing this, cringe) the coffee shop in question no longer provided soya, offering only oat milk instead and adding a surcharge for the privilege.

Charming.


Homeware: Cabinet From The Curb



Hello Im Clo, London Lifestyle Blogger 03

Last weekend, whilst my Dad was over, Adam my Dad and I were walking down a street near where we live, when we quite literally stumbled over a piece of furniture on the pavement outside a house, this is a pretty common accurate in London. People haven't got time to Gumtree or Ebay their old furniture, they simply stick it outside their house and someone comes along and takes it, much like the old days.

The cabinet was grey, industrial office looking, but in seemingly good condition, I jokingly said that if it was there in the way back we'd nab it, after all there was no way I was turning back home, it was already 2pm and we'd only just left the house, so much for a day out!