DOPPELGANGER

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My daughter Ceri got a hair cut a few days ago, that’s her above. The one on the left, I’m Not that old! The lady on the right is my friend Aoife and my daughter’s doppelganger! Now and again you get glimpses of your children and think WOW she looks like her dad/ gran/aunt etc but it’s rare you look and think ” Wow she’s turning into my best friend”. In so many ways! Aoife is intelligent, funny, sweet and full of mischief, exactly the same I’d say about Ceri.

Those two crazy ladies get on well and despite the distance between us all ( Aoife lives far away, married hot American), they have a cool relationship. They even have matching sweaters. As a role model for my daughter, I’m quite happy she looks up to Aoife. Good choice baby, maybe you are more like me after all,
Nikki xxx

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Streatham- Pratts & Payne

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I was in London not to long ago with some friends, My friend Steve has been living there two years, so he knows all the nice places. I went across with Steve’s sister Claire and got to spend some girly time running up and down the high street checking out all the charity shops but more on that later! On the sunday night we did the completely decadent thing and went down to their local for a few pints. I’m not a big drinker anymore but when I’m in London I love the cider. They have such an array of artisan ciders, blackberry, spiced honey, somerset, cloudy, and so on. Its a nice change from here in Dublin where the choice is normally bulmers or kopperberg. If someone knows where they do nice cider in Dublin please let me know!

DSC_0089Anyway…. The pub we went to was Pratts & Payne on Streatham High Street and it was lovely. Not packed as it was a sunday night but still cozy. It had a shabby chic vibe and the staff were great fun. Check out the cool little tip jar on the counter. The bar staff even went into details about recusing this poor bar maid from the evil clutches. But in case it doesn’t work, they are hiring. I ordered a cloudy cider and went to find my friends, Claire was drinking the worlds biggest hot cider. It was yummy but I stuck to the cloudy.

It was just one of those lovely evenings, Steve’s famously yummy flat mate Luca made up our happy foursome and we spent the evening debating who’d play us in the movie of our lives and why big eyebrows are sexy… I hope for more fun like this!

Nikki xxx