Is it a bird, is it Superman?........
No it’s a plane!!!!

Published 19th May 2020

 

Sitting in the back garden today I saw a plane! It seemed so unusual and makes you realise how much has changed so far during this pandemic! 

 

 

I Believe

Published 19th April 2020

 

 

 

 

Thank You NHS!

Published 16th April 2020

 

Just before the clap tonight an amazing double rainbow appeared, so well timed! Thank you amazing NHS 

 

 

Prime Minister E. David Burt

Published 14th December 2019

 Mr E David Burt Premier of Bermuda

Had to wear a number of hats this evening as I needed to get some great portraiture as well as some media images and manage all the great and the good at this most enlightening evening with the Bermudian Premier.

 

 

Access Business Coaching

Published 23rd November 2019

Brian Bluett Headshot

Really nice to meet Brian today and shoot some promotional material with him. As ever time was short but we decided to make use of the autumn sunshine after the formal stuff inside and got some great shots.

London School of Trends

Published 10th November 2019

Sara Corker Design

Busy day in the studio, photographing final show pieces for graduates from the London School of Trends.

Little Bat 

Published 18th October 2019

Little Bat Islington

This afternoon we were in Islington at Little Bat, another venue of cocktail joy from the those behind the wonderful Callooh Callay.

Milk and Honey 

Published 10th October 2019

Milk and Honey Booth

Great to be shooting for this Soho institution, it really is a hidden gem of a place!

 

Callooh Callay

Published 5th October 2019

CC Shoreditch seating

Great to be back in Shoreditch again shooting promotional content for the fabulously eccentric and quirky, Lewis Carroll themed Calloh Callay.

Oval Space

Published 27th September 2019

Oval Green Event

We loved shooting at this really progressive thinking conference event at the Oval Space this week. Absolutely fascinating and optimistic, with speakers advising as to how to make businesses like clubs more environmentally sustainable.

Pink Magic at the Exhibitionist Hotel

Published 25th September 2019

Olga lomaka

Spent a fun evening shooting Olga Lomakas talk, drinks and signing at the Exhibitionist Hotel in South Ken.

Bridge Theatre

Published 20th September 2019

Bridge Theatre

A couple of us went to this fabulous theatre about six months ago so it was so lovely to be asked to take some photographs of it the other day. Not only is it a great venue but it’s view of Tower Bridge is stunning.

Mac & Wild

Published 8th September 2019

Mac&Wild Table

With virtual shooting and a whiskey bar in the basement think we’ll definitely be back at a later date.

 

International Student House

Published 10th August 2019

Inter Sch Stage

Spent a really lovely couple of days here shooting online and brochure content. It’s a great place and certainly very different to my memories of student accommodation!

Bloomsbury Hotel

Published 6th July 2019

Bloomsbury Bar

Spent a day at this gem of a hotel right in the heart of London. It’s recently been refurb’ed and the bold new styling with deco shape is gorgeous!

30 Pavilion Road

Published 2nd June 2019

Pavilion Entrance Hall

Todays location - a Knightsbridge townhouse with gorgeous Georgian decor and style, frequented by Liz Taylor and Richard Burton back in the day.

Eyes Down for a Full House

Published 25th May 2019

Dabbers Bingo Ball

On location in the City at Dabbers Bingo. Two Fat Ladies, Kelly’s Eye, great food and cocktails....what more do you want in a night out?

Product Shoot

Published 14th April 2019

Sara hat and clock

Over to West London today shooting still life.

NCB

Published 3rd April 2019

Nitro coffee in a can

Coffee like Guinness.....really!?!

Pink Magic

Published 27th March 2019

Artist Olga Lomaka at the Exhibitionist

Great afternoon shooting at the Exhibitionist Hotel with the very talented Olga Lomaka.

Whoa!

Published 23rd March 2019

 

Literally just finished shooting the packshot, went to get a coffee and this happened...

58VE

Published 15th March 2019

03 19 58VE

Lovely morning exploring the event spaces of 58VE. 

Vagabond

Published 11th March 2019

Vagabond restaurant
Great to spend a couple of hours getting acquainted with this Urban winery. Fabulous location, in the shadow of Battersea Power Station, and brilliant concept. What can be better than wine, English or otherwise, straight from the barrel! 

Coffee Time

Published 25th January 2019

It’s funny how coffee does actually taste better out of a nice cup!

St Pancras

Published 8th February 2019

St Pancras Sir John and boy

Miserable old day outside today so felt very smug being inside the fab St Pancras Brasserie with the lovely people from Searcys.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Published 14th December 2018

It was Christmas time in the work house, the merriest time of year, when I got a phone call to take some interiors of the Crystal.......Christmas full of happy surprises!

Food

Published 15th November 2018

Hari dessert and wine

So lovely to be able to wander around the streets of Belgravia this afternoon. We were on our way to the restaurant at The Hari to shoot some of their menu dishes. I hadn’t been here before and found it absolutely delightful. The staff were incredibly warm and helpful, the setting chic and the food delish!

Proud

Published 9th September 2018

Proud 4 9 18

Nice to be inside today - shooting interiors at Proud.

Shoot

Published 10th September 2018

Studio shoot bts

Hadn’t worked in Spring Studios before but will def be back - really great place!

 

Factory 45

Published 30th July 2018

Factory 45 studio 2018

Factory 45 - what a fab funky little spot! Also amazed to see all the changes going on at Elephant and Castle that I’d been unaware of until going to the shoot today. 

Slovenia Road Trip

Published 19th July 2018

Slovenian church 2

Just got back from a 2 week trip to Slovenia..... it maybe small but it packs one hell of a punch - what a country!

Pack shots

Published 5th July 2018

Sara Corker pack shot

Drove to Bletchingly today for a product shoot with the lovely Sara Corker. The shots were to update her website, she wanted an uncluttered lighter look to complement the scents of her products. Busy day, happy client!

 

Conference 

Published 18th June 2018

Regeneris talking group

Spent today conference covering in the capital; from group discussions to headshots to CEO portraits. Packed, but really enjoyable day!

Be-gin

Published 3rd May 2018

In the studio this morning shooting perhaps one our most favourite products!! And, FYI, an evening gin and tonic, thanks to its antioxidant fuelled juniper berries, apparently helps boost regenerating body cells and so helps keep skin looking young and healthy!!

Interior Design

Published 28th April 2018

Always love a day out by the seaside and today, photographing for Sara Corker design, was no exception. Ramsgate, especially in the sunshine, is delightful and working with Sara et al. gorgeous.

Mo

Published 5th February 2018

Mo Salah blog

What a talent, what a player, what a man, what more can you say?

Namibia

Published 30th October 2017

Sossu trees

Dead Trees 1

Dead Trees 2

Elephant road sign

Namibian morning

Namibian road

Although possibly mostly known for not being Nambia, Namibia is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth! The dunes, the landscapes, the light - jaw droppingly stunning. Take a look at a few of the pics and then just GO!

Amidst the Chaos there is Chocolate

Published 10th October 2017

Completely delicious day shooting for the fabulous Chief Chocolate Officer. Chocolate paired with wine ........I think we have discovered the meaning of life!

Summer in the City

Published 10th July 2017

Drinks at the party

Summer vibes working at the Blue Fin with London Filmed and Halfords.

Conference

Published 3rd June 2017

A photo fo the view

Thoroughly enjoyable day working at a strategy and visualisation conference, which culminated in our being shown how easy it is to have your phone hacked - so interesting (and worrying!)

France, inside and out

Published 30th May 2017

"Boy, those French. They have a different word for everything." - Steve Martin

 

Summer Event

Published 28th May 2017

Gerraro and chef

Great day with London Filmed at this B2B summer event. Seriously didn’t know there were so many things you can book for an event!

Royal Festival Hall

Published 21st April 2017

Royal Festival Hall blog

I have only ever been here for concerts when it’s completely banged out, but today we had access all areas for our shoot and could really appreciate its modernist architecture to the full. The sense of space is incredible and the cantilevered boxes (which really do look like pulled out drawers) just beautiful!

Rockin’ It!

Published 3rd April 2017

Had a great time with the lovely Ruxim photographing and designing the artwork for his new EP!

Fashion in the Park

Published 29th March 2017

Girl on swings blog

The weather wasn’t great but everything else was! Everyone really enjoyed this mornings fashion shoot just behind Little Venice.

All the World’s a Stage

Published 28th March 2017

Palladium blog

Gorgeous afternoon spent seeing theatre from a different perspective at the stunning London Palladium.

Delicious Edacious Vegan Street Food 

Published 15th March 2017

Never actually contemplated becoming vegan before but today’s shoot for Edacious has really given us food for thought!

Take it to the Bridge

Published 27th February 2017

T d Author bw blog

T d Author blog

Saturday night, top of Tower Bridge, glass floor, Tiggs da Author....awesome!

Give Us a Wave!

Published 16th February 2017

Aquatic Centre exterior

Aquatic Centre interior

Well it may not have the crowds of 2012 but the London Aquatics Centre is still pretty spectacular. Had a fab morning photographing this place inside and out.

Fashion on the Heath

Published 8th February 2017

Hampstead fash 500

Chilly but excellent day at the pergola on Hampstead Heath.

You’re Kidding Me!

Published 6th February 2017

Adams Kids red dress

Fabulous morning in Paddington photographing clothes for Adams Kids.

An Evening at Madame Tussauds 

Published 7th December 2016

Madame Tussauds

Loved getting down and dirty with the celebs at Madame Tussaud’s - great fun!

A Spoonful of Sugar

Published 5th November 2016

Alan Sugar talks

Spent the evening with Mark Wright, the ‘most successful’ apprentice to date, his mentor and other industry giants talking to budding entrepreneurs about how to get their ideas ‘out there’. Great event, great photographs!

You’d Better Belize It!

Published 23rd October 2015

Belize pier blog

Just seen the pics from a Michael's Belize photo assignment - what a place! It may be small but with one foot in the Central American jungles and the other in the Caribbean Sea it is perfectly formed. Listening to rales of late night, rum fuelled tales of jaguars, temples and tarantulas has def moved it up our travel wish list.

Fashion

Published 8th October 2016

Girl sofa 500

Girl in Leopard skin coat

Great shoot, at a great location with some great and talented people!

Top Day

Published 3rd December 2015

Girl in black coat blog

Great, if busy, day working with some really lovely fashion designers on our Topshop shoot.

OMG GOYJ!

Published 15th February 2016

Well, decided to go somewhere different for a coffee and went to 'God's Own Junk Yard' in Walthamstow. What a place - crazy, spectacular neonic mayhem that just makes you smile!!!

Foyles of London say "Yes!" to No Flambooki

Published 10th August 2015

foyles say "yes"

Foyles are now stocking Cook No Flambooki and who could blame them, it's got to be the greatest student cookbook of all time!!

The best, most greatest, salad in the entire world.

Published 5th August 2015

Quinoa and Wild Rice Salad

It's Uncle Richard's birthday today, so it's happy birthday to him - and by way of celebration we're all having the best salad every made in the entire world. You just have to check this out.

(Click here for Quinoa and wild rice salad recipe)

The sun's out but its not summer yet.

Published 18th March 2015

smoked salmon and cream pasta

The presenters on the radio made a lot of the sunshine this morning. They evoked a warm and wonderful day that made getting out of bed easier, a success in the world of 'morning radio presenters' I would imagine. But waiting at the bus stop I was quickly reminded that this ain't no summers day, so gone are any thoughts of salads and I'm firmly back thinking, warm pasta comfort food.

(Click here for smoked salmon and cream pasta recipe)

Salsa hey! Salsaaaa!!

Published 20th February 2015

I love coming home on the bus with Alejandro he's always so, up. He woke up on Monday to discover that his roof had leaked and his bedroom was now a wet room. On Wednesday his car wouldn't start and he needed to get to Birmingham on business. Thursday he sprained his wrist helping his mother-in-law with her shopping and today his boss told him that he would have to cancel his planned holiday due to a new contract. So what is Alejandro going to do this weekend? He's going DANCING! He told me that before he goes dancing he always eats salsa. He quickly ran through his favourite recipe for me before jumping up at his stop. It sounded great but I needed to know what he recommended to go with it. He stopped at the doors and then shuffled and danced back to me, he bent slowly forward from the waist and with a straight spine, shoulders back and his chin up, he looked deep into my eyes and said "a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g......"

(Click here for Alejandro's salsa recipe)

Tomato Salsa on board

New website? It's cupcake time!

Published 19th February 2015

Cup cakes on slate

We're all really excited about the new website and to celebrate Nicky made cupcakes. Now we're all excited about those - oh how fickle we are!!.

When you hear Pancakes do you see Crepes?

Published 17th February 2015

Make your own mind up.

(Click here for pancakes or click here for crepes)

pancake and crepes with type

Pete's Back!!

Published 23th February 2015

Pete's back from his trip to Morocco. He promises loads more photographs and lots of recipes involving lamb - can't wait!

Morrocco-comb-pete

The chicken joke that left me headless!

Published 10th February 2015

I sat next to a guy on the bus today who told me a joke. He said, "Why did the Roman chicken cross the road? Because she was afraid someone would grab her!" He then laughed until he got off, which was thankfully only the next stop. I didn't really get it but I smiled to stay friendly. It wasn't until we had said our goodbyes and he'd got off, that a girl behind me lent forward and said " it's Caesar, he was meant to say Caesar, the Roman chicken was afraid that someone would Caesar" that I finally laughed.

(Click here for a recipe that's better than the joke!)

Fried-chicken-sandwich

Happy Birthday Pete!!

Published 6th February 2015

Happy birthday Peeeetee!! Have a great weekend - there's some Rocky Road in the fridge with your name on it. The recipes straight out of the book of course!!!!!

Rocky Road with decorations

Stilton cheese

Published 27th January 2015

So here's what we found out about the lovely Stilton Cheese today.

Broccoli and Stilton soup (click here to see the recipe.)

Stilton cheese farm list

Peanut, Man!

Published 22nd January 2015

I was waiting for the bus this afternoon when the guy next to me asked me if I wanted a peanut to fend off the cold. I can't remember the last time I had a peanut, on its own, straight out of the tin but I do know, that I've never eaten one to 'fend off the cold'. When I asked the guy what he meant he completely ignored me, he just looked the other way. I waited another twenty minutes for the bus and I was frozen solid by the time it arrived! When I got home I made these and I'm going to take them to work tomorrow with the hope that I can repay the favour to the peanut man, cos this, is how peanuts should be eaten.

Peanut crunchie bites (click here to see the recipe.)

salted peanut chrunchie bites

Another quote from Cook No Flambooki

Published 20th January 2015

 Happy Birthday Federico!! Always!!

Fellini pasta and magic quote

Porridge with a thivel

Published 16th January 2015

 I sat next to a bloke on the bus last night who was holding a stick. When I asked him what it was for he told me it wasn’t a stick it was a thivel?! He said that he uses his stick, sorry thivel, to break down lumps in his oatmeal. This fascinating bloke went on to tell me that this was how things were done to make porridge before rolled oats came along. When he got to his stop he leant over and whispered ‘The thivel on the pottage pan, shall strick my hour to rise’. WTF!!

Porridge (click here to see the recipe.)

porridge with banana and blueberries

Found in Soho

Published 14th January 2015

CNF found in Soho

Lunch in Soho got particularly exciting today when we noticed that the table opposite had their own copy of Cook No Flambooki!!

Unusual uses for a potato - help from Cook No Flambooki

Published 12th January 2015

unusual potato uses

.....and you thought they were just for chips!?!?

Happy New Year

Published 7th January 2015

Pen drawing of swimmers

The rain's gone and the sun's out and we're already thinking of summer and swimming......

Christmas starts with Eggnog

Published 23rd December 2014

Eggnogg in a glass with a candle

I was waiting for the bus the other day and got chatting to an old dear about Christmas. She was telling me how she doesn't consider her Christmas has begun until she has drunk her first eggnog. Never having heard of it I did a bit of research and found out that not only does it date back to about the 14th century, probably originates in East Anglia but also over 13,000 people like it on facebook. So I decided to give it a go.....(click here to see the recipe.)

No Flambooki design 'Sweet Monster' logo

Published 20th December 2014

Sweet-Monster-Blog-Post

With the party season now truly on us, No Flambooki were asked to come up with a logo and packaging proposals for a line of retro sweet gifts and the "Sweet Monster" was the winning design. We would particularly like to thank Hayley at www.chiefpilatesofficer.com who not only eased away our stresses during the design process with her expert pilates instruction but also supported the range which she gave as seasonal gifts to her staff and clients. 

Egg, Hummus and Sweet Chilli

Published 10th December 2014

Egg Hummus Salad on Toast Blog

I was waiting for the bus this morning when I overheard someone say that a chicken is the closest relative to a Tyrannosaurus Rex. I looked it up and they're right, but who gives a 7 kilo coprolite about that on a day like this?!?! What you really need to know is how to poach a good egg and create something delicious with it...................Egg, Hummus and Sweet Chilli (click here to see the recipe.)

Grazia!

Published 3rd December 2014

Grazia recommendation of Cook No Flambooki

Well, there you have it, Grazia say Cook No Flambooki is a "must have" - so if you haven't already got one for yourself, or as a pressie for someone else, you have to now, right?!?!
One more thing - Grazia, for a pound? Now thats a bargain. What a mag! WHAT A BOOK!!

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