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Last week I participated in a ‘Twinterview’ with London Living (not to be confused with London is Living, which is me). It was great fun and I got to talk about my favourite areas, pubs and places in London.
All the questions and answers are published on London Living but here is the bulk of the interview. Let me know if you agree / disagree with my suggestions!
@londonisliving! First up – you live and work in North London but what do you love most about the area? @EastVillageLDN good question – I think I have to say the numerous independent shops and restaurants that are a hub for the local community
Q2. We’ve seen you’re the lucky owner of a famous Blue Peter Badge! May we ask just how you acquired such a prized possession, londonisliving?
It’s classified information I’m afraid but sticky back plastic obviously played a part!
Q3. Ha ha! Okay, what’s on your London to-do list over the next few months, londonisliving?
I’m looking forward to the Lowry exhibition at the Tate and Murder in the Library at the British Library
Q4. Sounds good, londonisliving! Leaving London aside for a minute, where’s your favourite foreign city and why do you love it?
Istanbul – it’s hip and happening, has an incredible history and the architecture is beautiful. The food is great too!
Q5. Would love to go, londonisliving! You blog about cooking – which London restaurant is really floating your boat at the moment?
Ciao Bella (Bloomsbury) for Italian,Jose_Pizarro (Bermondsey) for tapas & I really need to try steak at HawksmoorLondon!
Q6. A fantastic range! Looks like you’re big on design too; know any good second hand furniture joints / design exhibitions on, londonisliving?
Local boot sales are great for bargain buys – they get your imagination going too.
Q7. On the subject of secret stuff, where’s your favourite secret London gem,londonisliving? It can be anything!
It’s probably the worst kept ‘secret’ London gem, but the Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice in Postman’s Park is lovely.
Q8. We’ve not been yet! The Faltering Fullback in Finsbury Park is a great North London pub, but where’s your favourite boozer, londonisliving?
Heading towards your way I like The Hemingway Pub in Hackney for post Victoria Park picnic drinks in the summer
Q9. Great shout! Where’s your favourite London venue for a live gig / boogie afterwards, londonisliving?
I’m cheating because I’ve never been, but I reckon UnionChapelUK would beat all mainstream venues easily.
Q10. And finally, tell us what your favourite London Is For Living blog post is and why, londonisliving?
After a ridiculously long journey to work (2 hours instead of 10 minutes on the train) my day could only get better. And it did!
I work for a great company who bring a masseuse to the office once a month for us all to enjoy a massage. And today, thankfully, was massage day! So after a stressful start I actually ended up nice and relaxed by the time I dived into my work.
Taking a brief break to check my personal Twitter profile, I saw a lovely tweet from the kind folk over at East Village London. They told me to check out their most recent article where I am featured as their Twitter profile of the week.
Our Twitter profile of the week goes to North London blogger, Carla B, author of blog London is for living. Tweeting about property, pubs, culture and more general London stuff, Carla is well worth a follow if you’re keen to find out more about our city. And she’s even the holder of a legendary Blue Peter badge!
I’m participating in a Twinterview with them tomorrow from 3pm, so catch it live if you can (but you will find all my answers on my Twitter feed afterwards too).
FYI – the postcode for East Village London is E20. This is a new postcode created for the site of the 2012 Olympics, but might be familiar to those of you who watch Eastenders as the postcode for Walford!