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Blogger Interview: Beth Jordan

We are very grateful to style blogger Beth Jordan for taking part in this interview. Many Thanks. Blog Address: What is your blog about? I think this blog will probably be a combination of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, the occasional rambling about media stories and my styling work. What inspired you to start your blog? I […]

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Read some facts about November 1975 – Self Indulgent post as It is my Birthday

This is a purely self indulgent post. Today is my birthday – born 23rd November 1975. Here are some facts about what happened November 1975 3 November – A petroleum pipeline from Cruden Bay to Grangemouth across Scotland is formally opened by the Queen. 6 November – The first public performance by punk rock band […]

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Go Ice Skating at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas

This particular Ideal Home Show ends tomorrow. You can skate and eat at Greg Wallace’s Restaurant!

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Christmas under one roof at The Ideal Home Show at Christmas

Today we are at the Ideal Home Show for Christmas. If you have not been then you have today and tomorrow to go! You can find everything on your Christmas list all under one roof; from decorations and hand crafted gifts, to turkey, festive fizz and Christmas puddings, to furniture, DIY solutions and New Year […]

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Winter Wonderland is back

Originally posted on WNOL:
Kickstart your weekend with a trip to London’s biggest Christmas event, opening today at 5. From the 21st of November until the 4th of January, Hyde park (the main entrance being Marble Arch) hosts London’s most renowned Christmas market, which also includes an ice rink, a Christmas circus, Santa’s Grotto and…

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Eat Tapas inspired by the foods of Spain and Lebanon at Mezzet Dar, Bridge Road – just a short walk from Hampton Court Palace

This Monday ‘5thingstodotoday’ dined at Mezzet Dar only a short walk from Hampton Court Station. Mezzet Dar is an excellent Tapas restaurant serving exquisite tapas. There can’t be many restaurants serving food inspired by Spain and Lebanon together. We are a huge fan of Mezzet Lebanese restaurant on Bridge road near Hampton Court Palace. Fortunately […]

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Ice Skate at Hampton Court Palace

Tonight we attended the launch party of the all new Christmas and New Year Ice rink at Hampton Court Palace. There are many Ice rinks that spring up around London at the festive season but it is hard to find one in such beautiful surroundings. The palace looked like a huge present today illuminated with […]

Tea House Theatre Vauchall Station November 20

Imagine it’s your first week in London, knowing what you know now, where would you recommend for a first great food experience and why?

  Imagine it’s your first week in London, knowing what you know now, where would you recommend for a first great food experience and why? This is the questions we were asked by LAL Language Centres who are creating an eating out  guide for their new students. Our recommendation is…………….. The ‘Tea House Theatre’ – […]

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Download Zomato and find local independent restaurant near you – you can even filter out chains!

Zomato overhauls mobile app; champions discovery of independent restaurants in the UK Zomato, the UK’s most comprehensive restaurant search and discovery service, today unveils a brand new version of its popular smartphone app. The new features aim to get the people in the UK eating at independent restaurants across the country. Given the increasing number and […]

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Think deeply about Ilua Hauck da Silva’s Veins of Vanity

Ilua Hauck da Silva is a Brazilian born artist who was a finalist in last Saturdays Winter Pride Awards with her piece Veins of Vanity II. Illua wore a tight-laced corset until it presented indents and scaring on her torso. She then modelled her torso out of optical glass to produce this stunning work which is […]

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A ‘Home Away from Home’ Festive Experience at Hotel Du Vin   This holiday season, Hotel du Vin has created a luxurious ‘home away from home’ experience for three nights over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in their sumptuous suites, complete with a real Christmas tree.  Guests are invited to get into the […]

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Make Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Muffins this Christmas

Embrace the festive season with this unique recipe for sweet potato and cinnamon muffins. Spicy cinnamon compliments fluffy butter cream to create a sweet treat that’s perfect for a thoughtful Christmas gift, special Boxing Day brunch or simply gobbled up fresh from the oven. Makes: 10 Per muffin 256kcal 3.7g protein 9.7g fat 1g saturates […]

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What are the differences in spending habits between single and people in a relationship?


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Winter Pride UK 15th November 2014 sponsored by Smirnoff

Last night ‘5thingstodotoday’ attended the Smirnoff sponsored Winter Pride UK Award ceremony held at the magnificently historic Tobacco Dock in London. The ceremony was compared by Irish television and radio presenter Brendan Courtney and introduced by BBC arts correspondent Brenda Emmanus. We were fortunate enough to be sitting at the same table as the as the […]

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Blogger Interview: Mayra Vasquez

We are very grateful to Mayra Vasquez for this blogger interview. Please check out her blog her: What is your blog about? My blog is about Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle. I’m also documenting my journey into entering the Fashion Industry. What inspired you to start your blog? Well, I’ve always wanted to share with others […]

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Drink a Mocktail during National Alcohol Awareness Week

Go Alcohol-Free during National Alcohol Awareness Week with a Mocktail Put down that Mojito and go teetotal with a delicious a Mocktail or two in London during National Alcohol Awareness Week (17 – 23 November 2014).   Bubble Pearl Drinks, Royal China Pop your bubble-cherry at one of the authentic Royal China restaurants with […]

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Read about the ‘art of learning’ – The Lance King way

Last night we attended a talk by Lance King on the art of learning. This inspirational talk was aimed at parents with pupils in secondary school. Amongst other strategies Lance talked about how we can teach children to ‘fail well’. On Lance’s website Taolearn there is lots of information that can be downloaded as well […]

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Eat at the newly refurbished Nipa Thai Restaurant at Lancaster London

Nipa Thai, the award-winning restaurant situated on the first floor of mid-century icon Lancaster London has just completed its redesign. Offering unrivalled views across Hyde Park, the restaurant is renowned as one of London’s best Thai establishments. Using authentic Thai recipes created by the all-female Thai kitchen brigade, the restaurant offers a classic and sophisticated […]

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Blogger Interview: Ellis Schindler

We are very grateful for Ellis taking part in our blogger interview series. Please have a look and subscribe to her very professional looking blog here. What is your blog about? Travel What inspired you to start your blog? I love travelling but, due to my studies and work, I can’t get away as much […]

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Download the new Addison Lee App onto your phone – a taxi in your pocket!

For the last few days we have been trying our the new App from Addison Lee Minicabs. The app is available on all major platforms – we tested it using an iPhone. Here are few essentials. The app is easily found in the app store and quickly downloaded – all for free. The app will […]

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Have afternoon tea at Lancaster London

Lancaster London Launches Sweet New Afternoon Tea Lancaster London, overlooking Hyde Park, has just launched a new Afternoon Tea guaranteed to put a smile on guests’ faces. New Executive Chef Ben Purton has created a fun yet traditional Afternoon Tea, with nostalgic candy inspired sweet treats such as: White chocolate truffle & raspberry lollypops with […]

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Blogger Interview: Anny Langer

We are very grateful to Anny Langer for her blogger interview. Blog Address: What is your blog about? My blog is about a lot of things, especially art and artists I know personally. I work as an artist myself and meet a lot of interesting people. But it’s also about life, things that happen around […]

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Explore the Gin menu at Rivington Grill Greenwich

Last night we went to Rivington Grill in Greenwich. This bar and grill has the largest Gin menu I have ever seen (around 60 different varieties on a rough count) If you are not in the Greenwich area then you will find a Rivington Grill in Shoreditch.

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The Independent Schools Show at Evolution in Battersea Park

Today we went to the Independent Schools show at the Evolution exhibition centre in Battersea Park. This is a show case of Independent Schools and tutorial colleges in the UK. If you are facing the daunting task of choosing a school for your child then this is a very informative show to attend. We listened […]

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Watch The Lord Mayor Show Procession today

The Lord Mayor’s Show has marched (and floated and trotted, and occasionally fought) through 799 years of London history, surviving the black death and the blitz to arrive in the 21st century as what must be the oldest, grandest and best-loved civic pageant in the world. The 2014 Lord Mayor’s Show is on today. There […]

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Win 2 tickets to see Peter Gabriel at the SSE Arena, Wembley offers you access to the best tickets in London! And to prove it, we are giving away two tickets to see Peter Gabriel live at The SSE Arena, Wembley, on Wednesday 3rd of December. Following the phenomenal success of his ‘Back to Front’ tour dates, and his recent induction into the Rock and Roll […]

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Watch the last three years of John Lewis Christmas adverts

Have you seen this years John Lewis Christmas advert? This week the department store released their new 2014 Christmas advert. It would seem therefore suitable to watch this one and remind ourselves of a few of the previous. Enjoy! 2014 – Monty the Penguin  2013 – The Bear and the Hare  2012 – The Journey   

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Make these Chocolate and Beetroot Cake Pops by Foxcroft and Ginger

Foxcroft  Chocolate and Beetroot Cake Pops These cake pops are served in Foxcroft and Ginger – Soho and Whitechapel sites! You can also make your own. Ingredients 250g cooked beetroot 200g chocolate (for cake pop and decoration) 4tbsp espresso 200g butter 5 eggs 190g caster sugar 135g plain flour 1tsp baking powder 3tbsp cocoa Equipment […]

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Festive Afternoon Tea, bespoke hampers, Christmas dining and New Year’s Eve With the holiday season fast approaching, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London announces its festive offerings, marking the hotel’s first holiday season in London. From delectable menus and in-room Christmas treats to marvelling 128 metres above the ground as the city lights up to […]

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Find a competitive price for conveyancing work when buying or selling a house

It would seem to be a minefield when deciding on a solicitor to guide you through the purchasing and selling of a house. Really moving compares solicitors in the UK and finds a good price for you. Once you have added the most basic of details they will then e-mail you quotes. Once this has […]

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Read this Comparison of The Most Expensive & Beautiful Houses In The World: Buckingham Palace Is Not No. 1

Three years ago news came out that a house made from 200,000 kilograms of gold and platinum fixtures and fittings sitting somewhere in the Swiss-Italian Alpine border is the world’s most expensive house valued at $12.2 billion. Global news and blog sites were quick to announce it, including the Wall Street Journal. The only caveat, the […]

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Go the the club hotel and spa in Jersey for a hand and finger massage

Jersey Spa Launches ‘Gadget Relief Massage’for Strained Hands and Fingers Never mind being a pain in the neck, these days working all day on your computer, Blackberry or iPhone can cause severe pain and tension in your fingers and hands. This can sometimes even lead to RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) which can be very painful. […]

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Hilton to adopt smartphone enabled room keys

Originally posted on Hotel Junkie:
Hilton Worldwide will begin to introduce mobile-enabled room keys next year. Hilton HHonors members staying at U.S. properties of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Canopy by Hilton brands, can simply and securely use their smartphones to access their rooms. ? Photo…

Lanique and Lime Cocktail November 04

Learn about the Seven Ways To Enjoy Lanique

‘Lanique & Lime’ Lanique, crushed ice, fresh lime juice, quarter lime We start with the signature drink that is Lanique & Lime. The fresh lime complements the natural aroma and taste and the lime’s bitterness works as a fantastic balance to the sweet Lanique tones. ‘Lanique & Soda’ Lanique, soda, quarter lime, on the rocks […]

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Meet 2015’s Hottest New Drink: LANIQUE

Lanique Liqueur Spirit made from Attar of Rose – Pound for Pound ‘Worth More Than Gold’ The trend for retro cocktails is continuing to thrive, with bartenders shunning molecular mixology in favour of classic creations – such as Negroni or Old Fashioned – that shine a light on the quality of the base spirit. Step […]

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with Royal China London

An Oriental Twist on Thanksgiving Royal China is offering a twist on traditional Thanksgiving dishes on Thursday 27 November 2014. To mark the occasion Royal China is serving a unique menu based on traditional Thanksgiving and autumn flavours including Almond flavoured Pumpkin Soup with Crabmeat (£8.50); Empress Chicken with Ginger and Spring Onion (£13.50); and […]

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Listen to Acker Bilk’s Stranger on the Shore

Acker Bilk, the legendary Jazz clarinettist, died yesterday at 85. The musician, who lived in Pensford, Somerset, died this afternoon at Bath’s Royal United Hospital, his manager Pamela Sutton said. Bilk, known for performing in a garish waistcoat and bowler hat, was the first UK act to top the US charts in the 1960s. His most […]

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The Shard

Originally posted on KJohnnyW Photography Blog:
One of the more impressive buildings in our capital city, I remember when I first moved to London and it was only part built…every few weeks it became taller and taller and taller. Now it can be seen from just about anywhere in the city, I’ve lived in 4…

Mezzet Dar November 02

Mezzet Dar

Originally posted on Ladies Who Lunch in Surrey:
After Marie attended the Dar launch night on October 10th she couldn’t wait to return. The décor was charming and the menu enticing. Knowing the quality of food at sibling Mezzet, Dar showed promise to be a great new Surrey restaurant. The Lebanese & Spanish married couple…

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Watch the very first episode of Coronation Street – 9th December 1960

Here it is in all its glory!

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Can the world tell a story? – Please Reblog to maximise the people involved

The idea behind this ‘thing’ to see if the world can get together and tell a story. The link below is for a google document which is completely editable by everyone. What will the readers of come up with? Who is going to start?

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Watch Northern Sole at the Cinema

The film tells the tale of two Northern boys whose worlds are changed forever when they discover black American soul music. Northern Soul was phenomenally popular with British youths in the 1970s, taking the North of the country by storm. Northern Soul the film intends to appeal to those generations of fans while attracting a […]

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Visit the Wild Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Natural History Museum

Celebrating its fiftieth year, the renowned competition exhibition returns to the Natural History Museum with images of the most extraordinary species on the planet captured by professional and amateur photographers. Attracting record number of visitors each year, the beguiling entries include stunning under water views of Australian sea lion pups playing to the unlikely vision […]

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Sign up to find out when the next Hot Tub Cinema Show is

Join your friends in a Hot Tub and watch a film. Visit the website for prices, locations and venues.

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Visit a Rushmon Homes Show House and be Completely Inspired

Today we visited a new show house in West Molesey. The gated development called ‘mole place’ was opened by Anthea Turner a couple of weeks ago. When see you see a new build professionally designed to impressed you cant help but gather ideas for your own home. This new development is being built by Rushmon […]

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Stay at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge

Luxury at the Heart of London’s Knightsbridge We were very fortunate to stay recently at this five star hotel is only two minutes walk from Knightsbridge underground station. It boasts superior quality with an excellent luxury swimming pool at spa facilities. It’s location couldn’t be better being situated in a quiet area of Belgravia very […]

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Do you read out your presentations? Give your presentations a boost after watching this video by Melissa Marshall

This video succinctly tells you how to improve your powerpoint/keynote presentations. This was originally published as a TED talk. The basic premise of the talk is the use of images rather than bullet pointed texts – a style that many of us are guilty of.  

Gemma Horton: Blogger Interview November 01

Blogger Interview: Gemma Horton

Blog Address: What is your blog about? My blog is about anything really! I blog about film and television, my attempts trying to find a job in journalism and all the internships I have done. I also blog about fashion and just random musings. What inspired you to start your blog? I was inspired […]

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Blogger Interview: Devri Velazquez

Blog Address: What is your blog about? Health, happiness, hair, honesty! What inspired you to start your blog? In 2011 I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune illness which affected my life drastically, in an instant. This is my way of sharing with others ways to cope with the physical and psychological challenges of […]

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Have Tea at the Tea House Theatre near Vauxhall Station

This was a complete surprise find for me today. I am sure that it is known and loved however by the people of Vauxhall. I think it is probably the best tea house I have ever been in. My first mistake was to ask for a cup of coffee. I was told kindly that we […]


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