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 →


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 →

New River Walk

There are hundreds of parks, commons, heaths an even a couple of forests in London making it one of the greenest capitals in the world. Tucked away in a residential area of Islington is one of the smaller, less well-known ones, the New River Walk. This man-made park was created to follow the overground route... Continue Reading →

The lost art of retailing?

Angel Islington, closed for business (nearly). These photos were taken in one street, Chapel Market in North London, late on a Monday afternoon; at that time in the same street Marks & Spencer, Superdrug, McDonalds, Iceland and GAP together a smattering of restaurants & bars were all open and trying to attract customers. The shuttered... Continue Reading →

Prince of Wales

The 'lost' Prince of Wales at Angel has been rescued from developers and is set to become a revitalised pub & eatery courtesy of Jacob Kenedy, Chef Proprietor of the acclaimed Bocca di Lupo in London's Soho. Jacob & partner David threw open the doors to friends and neighbours this week to showcase the proposed... Continue Reading →

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