If you’re in London I suggest you go to this:
You can RSVP on fb.
First come first served!
Over the last 7 months, the Pig Idea team has been rearing eight pigs on London’s Stepney City Farm on a healthy diet of spent brewer’s grains, whey, unsold fruit and veg and okara (a tofu byproduct) – all food which would otherwise have been wasted. The pork produced from the pigs will be served up by some of the UK’s best restaurants and chefs, in a celebratory declaration of the need to put food waste back on the menu for pigs.
What’s more, it’s all free! From 12 till 4pm there will be an array of free food and family-friendly activities. So come and join the feast – and let them eat waste.
Don’t eat pork? Don’t despair – Wahaca will also be serving up some delicious winter vegetable tacos and their delicious guacamole.
A year or two ago they did a similar thing on Trafalgar Square which I went to. They then set out to feed 10 000 people on waste food alone – which they did! It was yummy food too…
Because every day we throw away (the producers, factories and grocery shops) tonnes of perfectly good food. And why? Because it doesn’t look good enough! If it doesn’t look big or good enough, they think consumers won’t buy it so the food will be thrown away before it even hits the shelves. Sad, I know.
Out in our garden I found these lovely little green “roses” and I decided to try and save some before the harsh winter arrives.
As they grow in moss and on a big rock they were easy enough to dig up, then I planted them in a couple of pots:
I found the concrete pot in a second hand store for £1. The amazing drawing behind it is by Kitty Valentine, I got it in the Brick Lane markets last year for a tenner.
Let’s wait and see (and hope) if they survive inside. You can buy these in flower shops but there they are obviously planted as seeds, not moved after they’ve been rooted.
Small town second hand shops are CHEAP! The most I paid was £9 for the hand weaved kilim inspired rug. Second most expensive was the metal lamp at £4. All other things cost between 30p-£2.
Look at these beauties I found today at the second hand shop!
I’m so happy that there are more things (read: treasures) than clothes in my town’s second hand shops. Those in London mostly only had clothes. And as a buddhist I should’t say it… but I love things! Some people say it clutters the home, and the interiour design magazines are all talking about de-cluttering, but I love the clutter. And one thing is sure – I truly do love every little thing in my home.
Beautiful glass bottles to store all my jewellery making objects in. And a shiny silver tray to put them on!
This old and rusty rasp cost me a whopping £1 and I’m in love. Some old guy tried to convince me into not buying it – “It’s so rusty it won’t work, it’s better you go buy a new one, they’re cheap” -he said. I told him I’m gonna try anyway. They may be cheap to buy new but they don’t come as beautiful as this one.
I’m trying it out on some cheese boards I’ve been working on and sure thing it works!
It’s time. To go to London and pick up my cat and my things. It’s time for a roadtrip!!
Sweden – Denmark – Germany – Holland – Belgium – France – LONDON
Then back again.
It’s me and my bro and we’re gonna sleep in the back of the car and stop a bit where we feel like on the way. See you in London in a few days!
Me & my brother’s cottage
So I’m back at the family house in Sweden again. Back to baking, cooking, walks in the forest, and other house wifey stuff. And I love it!
Of course there are times when I think “what the hell am I doing back here? I’m never gonna last!”, but then I step outside and smell the fresh air, see the dark forest and hug a brother and everything seems just as it should be.
My room, which I can’t wait to decorate once I get all my things from London!
Blueberries, raspberries and lingonberries – fresh, free and organic.
The most perfect place on earth.
An old moose lost his antler in the woods. The moose is most probably long gone but I’m going to give his antlers new life.
I’m buying a car one of these days and once I do, I’ll be heading straight back to London again. But this time only to pick up all my belongings and my cat, then we are all going to live happily ever after in the north!
Or at least until my restlessness kicks in once more and I’ll head out travelling to some strange place… again.
After 9 years in London I have finally decided to leave.
I’m gonna leave mr.Cameron’s scary rule, and the totalitarian police. I’m gonna leave the soaring house prices – screw you London, with your shithole closetspaced overpriced bedrooms and goodbye sharing home with shady strangers. Bye NHS – you always made me feel worse after seeing one of your doctors. Bye capitalism and greed which is quickly taking over every single street and mind. And a big goodbye to underpaid jobs where you slave away for people who don’t give a crap about you and expect you to work overtime for no extra money or even a “thank you”.
It’s been fun, it’s been great, but I’m realising now that I can be happier somewhere else. London is great if you want to climb the career-ladder or party all night long. I came here to party but I rarely go to clubs at all anymore so this life no longer makes any sense.
Things I’ll miss (a lot):
- cheap food
- dirty streets
- photo opportunities
- cheap travel tickets to the world
- Speaking English
Goodbye London. You’ll always be that great lover I had in my 20′s, but we both knew it would never work out in the long run.
The hottest day in London this year and the greatest band came to turn the heat up even more – Rolling Stones last weekend in Hyde Park!
The park had been kitted out with bars, food stalls, live music, carousels… and all the thousands of people who had turned up to see the legends (some of whom had seen them in the same park back in 1969) was a great mix of ages, from kids to grandpa’s and grandma’s.
It was always a dream of mine to see these guys live. Finally I did it!!
Can’t believe I was that close to Mick Jagger….