Steph Jones' Daily Blog

A daily photo blog by a London based digital designer // @Stephhh

16/08/2012 – Retired Stadium — Aug 26, 2012
12/08/2012 – Olympics Closing Ceremony — Aug 13, 2012

12/08/2012 – Olympics Closing Ceremony

Well this certainly says it all. Tonight was the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed living in such a prime area for being surrounded by the Olympic atmosphere, and tonight was no different. After a lazy day around Bow, we decided to stay in and watch the ceremony from our balcony with a glass of wine. I adore fireworks, and seeing them splash out of the Olympic Stadium was nothing but a delight. Bring on the Paralympics!

 

11/08/2012 – Touristing Around London — Aug 12, 2012

11/08/2012 – Touristing Around London

 

Today was such a nice day! Claire and I went around London in search for Cream tea as we really fancied a day out in London, and scones! We eventually found some in the Tate Modern (and they were amazing!), after frolicking around in water fountains, watching a bit of the Olympics and walking miles on end! It was a great day, and I went off to get a few cliché photos I’ve always wanted. A really good Saturday all in all!

07/08/2012 – Whitechapel Gallery at Lunch — Aug 8, 2012
06/08/2012 – Cycle cycle! — Aug 7, 2012

06/08/2012 – Cycle cycle!

Tidied up the last tonight, found all of my Barclay’s Bikes receipts, seems like I cycle, a lot. In the… just over three weeks (wow) I’ve lived in London, I’ve hired a bike 32 times, not including the receipts I’ve just thrown away. My yearly bike ‘key’ should arrive tomorrow, fingers crossed!

05/08/2012 – Olympics Blimp! — Aug 6, 2012
04/08/2012 – We saw McFly! Loving life. —

04/08/2012 – We saw McFly! Loving life.

Claire and I went to see McFly today!! They performed in Hyde Park as part of the BT Live festival. And before anyone makes fun of me, I loved it, and don’t care! It was amazing seeing them live, and I’ll be dead cold before I’ll turn down the opportunity to dance around in a field to some upbeat music! Love it!

02/08/2012 – Olympic Village Outskirts —

02/08/2012 – Olympic Village Outskirts

Claire and I went to Victoria Park today for ‘BT live’ after work. We went on the ferris wheel and saw some amazing views over London (annoying, I forgot my SLR, and my phone photos were quite poor). Whilst walking home we went a bit off route to see how close we could get to the Olympic Village. This was about as far as we got, soon after they were asking for tickets, but it was really fun and interesting to see the walk up!

30/07/2012 – ‘Barclies’ Bikes — Jul 31, 2012

30/07/2012 – ‘Barclies’ Bikes

Back in work today after a relaxing weekend. Not much happened today, but I did spot this just before I grabbed my bike to go home. I’ve been using ‘Barclays Bikes’ to get to and from work. They work out at £1 a day (I’m going to buy a yearly membership tomorrow for £48, bargin!), WAY cheaper than the tube, quicker and healthier too, I’m loving it. This is why I like London, someone put effort into doing this, to get a message out, it’s that creativity that I enjoy about this city.

28/07/2012 – Walking around London — Jul 29, 2012

28/07/2012 – Walking around London

The weekend has arrived! And after a well deserved lie-in, Claire and I went on another explore around London. We walked to Mile End park first off to eat lunch, along the way we saw a large protest about a number of different causes, its exciting living in london and bumping into these things. After our make-do picnic we carried on walking and made it to Canary Wharf (took two hours all together) we then cycled home from Canary Wharf and had a relaxing evening in, lovely day!

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