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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 [...]

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 [...]

Wellbeing in the City

Wellbeing In the City is a social media platform where people can discuss, connect and be inspired to live Wellbeing lifestyles in cities. It is in pre-launch phase, but the site is already full of articles with practical tips for everyday living, healthy recipes and regular gatherings to meet the like-minded. http://www.wellbeinginthecity.me

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 [...]

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 [...]

Happy Bubble [17th January]

Happy New Year readers! If you’re based in Central London, lift your spirits on 17th January in Action Aid’s free happy bubbles incorporating space hoppers, massages, smoothies, porridge, cupcakes, fresh grass, soothing sounds, comfort food…they’ll be broadcasting Notes from the Universe on giant screens. Why? To help end poverty, together!How? Increased awareness! When? January 17th, 7am – [...]

East London Design Show 2010 [2nd to 5th Dec]

Those who were here this time last year will remember Happy Scrapbook highly recommending the East London Design Show featuring over one hundred of the best independent product, interior and jewellery designers, all under one roof. For years, I’ve sourced most of my Christmas shopping at this single venue in a few hours and in [...]


Opened earlier this year, Koya specialises in Japanese Udon Noodle dishes, recommended by my Japanese friend who knows her noodles! This place will appeal to all you foodies out there who love to find something authentic, healthy and different. I lapped up my hot broth with 3 different types of seaweed, noodles and poached egg on [...]