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  Dear Readers, apologies it’s been so long since I’ve posted here. I launched a new blog called Riding the Wave (hope and joy in changing times) some months ago and have been devoting much time to that: http://carlrodrigues.wordpress.com/ To make it up to you, here’s a gem of a curry suggestion for those who [...]

Maya Fiennes Yoga Retreat – [8th to 14th August]

Summer holiday planned yet? Want to re-charge and re-balance? Looking for a deal that doesn’t break the bank? Maya Fiennes, one of the world’s most sought after (kundalini) yoga and relaxation teachers is leading a yoga retreat as part of the ecological multimedia Festival on the Other Side in up and coming Montenegro from 8th [...]

Curry Awards

Dear Readers, it’s been a while since I featured food here, so in the form of a very unofficial awards ceremony, here’s a hatrick of great value Indian food in London. Authentic Curry – Indian YMCA Run as a student hostel, the Indian YMCA, near Warren Street, hosts people from India and caters for their [...]

Counter Cafe

Described as London’s best kept secret, The Counter Cafe serves up delicious food and coffee in a unique location. Housed inside a spacious art gallery complete with lovely brickwork, a canal runs alongside the seating area. It offers the best view I’ve yet experienced of the Olympic Stadium, literally opposite, but no so close as [...]

Lady Blonde

LadyBlonde.com connects discerning busy Londoners with the “very best that London has to offer in the world of going out, entertaining, hospitality, parties and events.” Integrating a quirky search tool, a live table booking service and an invite-only membership facility, it helps Londoners source entertainment ideas without being overwhelmed. Members can obtain deals at, and access [...]

Happy Kitchen Nutrition Classes

I recently experienced some states of seriously high pleasure eating a variety of cakes made by Happy Kitchen, an East London based social enterprise raising awareness on sustainable living through food. You can buy at newly opened Healthy Stuff on Dalston Lane, as well as Broadway Market (Saturdays) and their Bakery. They also run day [...]

Women of the World Festival [11-13 March 2011]

“Launching this year, WOW – Women of the World – is a joyous celebration of the formidable strength and inventiveness of women – a pioneering, groundbreaking annual festival, which will present, recognise and celebrate women, and act as a conversation space for issues of all kinds.” ‘Through a series of debates, conversations, networking opportunities, presentations, showcases [...]

Oxygen Capsule – Margaret Dabbs

Regular readers will know that as a Life Balance Coach I love finding interesting and new ways to relax and recharge. So I was excited to walk past this space-age looking Oxygen Capsule in the Margaret Dabbs Foot Clinic and Nail Spa in Marylebone recently. The generator provides an “Oxygen boost” dispensing air of a [...]

Hidden Tea Room

One of the most popular entries on Happy Scrapbook was for Secret Cinema, and the feature on Underground Supper Clubs also went down well. Next up is the Hidden Tea Room hosted at a secret location in London for Traditional Champagne Afternoon Teas. The entire room can be booked for events or it presents an opportunity [...]


So yesterday I went for my first experience in a floatation tank – really wonderful. Feeling weightless was definitely a thrill, relaxation was deep and it was a beautiful exercise in letting go and feeling the nothingness that can be experienced in deep meditation. The health benefits are extensive and can lead to greater clarity, [...]