Walking the dog…

H, the mischievous Miniature Schnauzer loves walking as long as it's not raining, not too hot or cold and there's no 'dangerous' puddles anywhere in the vicinity.  Actually during the week he's out and about first thing, has a good exercise in the park at lunchtime. After a busy day he walks home from work;... Continue Reading →

down river to Greenwich, the home of time

Although world-famous for the Meridian Line, in Greenwich you'll find many other sights and attractions. The town is also home to the National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Naval College.  The Cutty Sark has been beautifully restored following serious fire damage and is a must see. The Royal Observatory which is just a short... Continue Reading →

perfectly pint-sized patio

We spend endless hours lovingly tending the gardens at Kernolou, quite certainly disproportionate to the time we find to sit and relax there.  Conversely our pint-sized patio in London that we use on a daily basis has customarily received scant attention apart from the occasional watering, wash and brush-up. All change this year though. We've repaired and repainted the... Continue Reading →

Islington

Our London home is in Islington just moments from the Angel. The area is known as St Peter's, it's a leafy, quiet sort of place with a mix of rows of Georgian Terraces and the new high-rise luxury apartments springing up along the City Road.  These contrasting styles are complemented by the peace and tranquility... Continue Reading →

Flying over the Thames with the Emirates Air Line

The Emirates Air Line, London's only cable car has been open for just over five years and last week was the first time I'd got round to experiencing it first-hand. It was a lovely sunny afternoon with just a hint of a breeze, in fact near-perfect flying conditions. So after lunch I took the DLR... Continue Reading →

a day out in the London countryside…

The popular Lee Valley Ice Rink, one time rehearsal venue for Dancing on Ice, is less than 5 miles from the Monument in the city of London; in the far corner of the car park so obscured by the arched rink building you could easily miss it, is the gateway to the Walthamstow Marshes. This... Continue Reading →

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