6.3.15

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Hello!!

This is our first blog post from our new home on the first day that I get to spend the whole day at home without having to run into work or try to split myself in two to get everything done. The keys to the old place have been returned and there is no going back now! Yup, I am spending the day doing stuff like washing, cleaning and tidying. Stuff is still in boxes, clothes are creating mountains on the floor, bits and bobs still need to find new homes and the list of things that we would like to get to help this new place feel more homely for us is itching for attention. But all that isn't going anywhere. Things can hold tight while we catch up!

Saturday was the day of the big move. Sunday morning was peculiar. Waking up in a new place with new sounds and new light felt sort of prickly. So we claimed a couple of hours to ourselves and went for a brief saunter around the new endz.





















































It feels disjointed to call our new stomping grounds a "neighbourhood" because historically, it has always been an industrial chunk of London's sprawling ways and it still retains that look and feel in many ways.  It is a motley collision of ragged buildings,(un)welcome new developments, all manner of workshops, artist studios, big roads, green parks and a lattice of waterways all stewing in an interesting history that we cannot wait to explore further.

But for now we've made it around the block per se and found a nice little canal-side pit stop for coffee and a spot of brunch. The Counter Cafe makes a yummy bacon and avocado butty and their poached eggs are perfectly done. They also roast their own beans in-house. How fab is that? I am sure that I will back for a bag very soon.

Living in this area has appealed to us for a long time now and living by a waterway has always been a dream of ours and having 2 views of a canal and a river is beyond amazing. We are still pinching ourselves each time we look out of the window!



20 comments:

  1. What stunning photos. I hope that you are settling in x

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  2. What a charming place, I love the canal and it's so great there is a place to eat there as well, would be perfect during the summer days to relax by!! Am happy your settling in well and all is grand, so great to know :))) Have a wonderful weekend my dear xx

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  3. Hope everything's going smoothly! Your new area looks awesome - I love all the street art!

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  4. Such a beautiful place, it seems really peaceful too. that waterway! I'm jealous!

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  5. Wow this looks like such an awesome place to live, oh the grafitti art and so close to the water! <3
    Your pictures are really lovely, promise me you'll share some more of your neighborhood soon. :)
    And have fun decorating your new place, congrats with the move!

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  6. Hope all is well and you enjoy your time unpacking and finding homes for your things. And views of 2 canals? How great! :)

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  7. hank you Pamela! I owe you an email. I have been thinking of you xx

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  8. Sasuga you two picking out such a cool place to live! It looks so perfect! Also, avocado <3 <3 <3

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  9. Good luck with all the unpacking and arranging this new home of yours ! I love the graffitis around where you live. So creative and bright.

    xo, Charlie
    http://charlieleschroniques.blogspot.fr/

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  10. I hope you'll be so happy in your new home. Loads of love xx

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  11. This place looks amazing! The water...the buildings...the street art...it's all so beautiful!

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  12. You're finally in the new endz, yes! Must be weird but a few weeks and its your own no? like the slug graffiti.

    Buckets & Spades

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  13. Congrats on getting through the move. Your new home looks wonderful, I lived nearby the canal in London for a few years and it was a delight, there was always so much to see with the boats moving up and down. That cafe looks great too! I hope you are both very happy in your new home X

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  14. Beautiful photos, as always. I hope all your unpacking goes well!

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  15. Thank you Jane - there is a lot of street art around here. It seems to just get curiouser and curiouser :)

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  16. Thank you Charlie. Hope you are doing well? It's always so lovely to hear from you!

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  17. It's a funny area. Cant wait to explore and show you more!!

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