Category Archives: London


I’m a proud Londoner and I come from a family (at least some of it) of Londoners. So it would feel wrong not in some way to mention what happened yesterday, at the same time, I don’t want to be … Continue reading

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February Photos – Part Two

Not a good place to park. 16 February. Or, how I almost died on the way to work.Blue-ish Sky. 17 February. Morning photo Gold Shoes. 17 February. A different journey to work because of train failure and someone with a shiny pair … Continue reading

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Beefeater Tour

Way back in February 2012, when I had money and a more active social life, I went on an London Cocktail Society tour of the Beefeater Distillery. That night turned into a bit of a tour of London bars (trust … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The threat of development.

I was going to write about the raised beds and the cucumber plant and the gift that keeps on giving, the courgette plants but on the 31 August, Pathways, the charity that owns the land my allotment is on announced … Continue reading

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A Day at Kew Gardens

London in August is interesting. Unlike Paris, the city doesn’t empty of everyone who lives there the other 11 months of the year to make room for the tourists. Although, it’s a bit quieter because the schools are out, the … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day

On Sunday, Oli (and his gaelic football club) were in the St Patrick’s Day Parade. It makes me laugh, ’cause my Dad didn’t encourage us to do anything Irish at all (and Ma isn’t) but Ben and Lu’s next door … Continue reading

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Sipsmith 100 Martini

I’ve been missing in action, over the last couple of days due to the virus that would not die. I could say cold, it was a cold but on Monday I had a very sore throat and felt awful, Three … Continue reading

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