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Hello everyone and welcome to the brand new home of Prints and Postcards!

It has been a while since I last posted over on WordPress.com as I’ve been busy buying my first house which has been super exciting and is definitely one of my biggest achievements this year. Unfortunately it’s meant that blogging has had to take a bit of a back seat. But I’m back now with a new home and am ready and raring to get going again!

So welcome, welcome one and all!

Much love

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Next up on the brunch tour of London is Recipease by Jamie Oliver. Having walked past this place loads of times on my trips to see Little Miss Notting Hill, I thought it was finally time to see what sort of delights Jamie had in store.

Located right on the junction of Notting Hill Gate, this is not just a cafe but a great little fresh food shop and also a cookery school set over two floors and is described by Jamie as a place where you can you can come ‘to ask questions, learn new skills, get inspiration and try some really fantastic food.’ And when it comes to fantastic food, I have to say I am definitely in agreement with Jamie.

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The cafe is located on the second floor, and has quite a rustic country fair feel to it, with large windows letting in loads of light so it feels nice and airy. Tables did seem quite limited though and I would say there’s only about 10-15 of them so it’s probably worth trying to get in as early as you can to ensure you get a good spot next to the window. Normally enabling its diners to people watch the hustle and bustle of Notting Hill en route to Portobello, unfortunately for us we had the joys of overlooking all the building work currently going on at the junction! Rest assured though that on the sunny Saturday we visited, there was no work being done so this definitely didn’t ruin our experience, and I also have it on good authority that the junction should soon be open again soon.

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So onto the food, I had again done a little Google research before our visit and had been eying up the roasted potato and chorizo hash with poached egg and chilli oil and I was most definitely not disappointed with what arrived. It was essentially just a mashed up load of potatoes with chorizo thrown in for good measured topped off with a runny poached egg. Literally what is not to like? I was in food heaven. Washed down with an ice-cold glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, this was the perfect place to kick-start the day before heading off for birthday celebrations.

Have any of you been to any of Jamie’s restaurants? What do you think?

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A few weeks ago during another lovely #lbloggers chat about blog design I discovered the uber cute illustrations of DanielleYC and we got talking and she mentioned she does commissions for the bargain price of just £15. I put it off for a few weeks, for no apparent reason, until last week when I finally dropped her an email to see what she could come up with for me.

Danielle responded almost immediately and told me she was free the following day and could potentially work on something then, I was definitely not expecting such a quick turnaround so was pretty chuffed with that. A few photos and not even 24hrs later I had been transformed into my illustrated alter ego.

I can’t deny that leaving it in someone elses hands to take a few photos of you and turn you into an illustrated version of yourself is a little daunting but I think that Danielle did an absolutely amazing job and I am super happy with the outcome. In fact as a test to see if it really did look like me I asked my 5 year old nephew if he knew who the person was, and his response of ‘It’s you Aunty Vicky, I could tell by the hair!’ was more than proof enough for me that Danielle had captured me well!

So if you like what you see and fancy getting one yourself, get in touch with Danielle by emailing her at  dcomplin@gmail.com 300px

The illustrated version of moi!  

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Welcome reader, to the first post of my new foray into the blogosphere!

Here you’ll find fashion, photography, film, tv, music and anything else that takes my fancy, all this from the island perspective of a local Guernsey girl.

As part of this blog I will also be undertaking a photo a day challenge throughout 2013. I am a brand new photographer and will endeavour to showcase all aspects of island life and further afield, including anything and everything that inspires me or catches my eye day to day. Hopefully my photos will improve as the year progresses as I learn more about what it takes to make a good shot and I’d love to hear your thoughts on my photos.

Here is one of my first attempts:

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