London Lens – Old Memories

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Sunday Memories: Sundays tend to make me feel a little nostalgic.  So this London Lens is a collection of old photos This is my brother…having fun learning to ride.  Poor horse looks quite terrified! All of these photos including the self portrait at the very end of himself with mum were taken by my dad […]

Staycationing in Wimbledon – Cannizaro House

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Cannizaro House – No Wombles but Plenty of Rabbits in Wimbledon: I’ve developed something of a taste for a London staycation.  For a start, there’s no worry about flights, passports or lost luggage.  Secondly, when you arrive you know your phone will work and you won’t get hit with an unexpected bill.  And finally there […]

Drunch – The Option of Healthy Lunch

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Drunch – Where Healthy Drinks Mitigate the Steak and Chips: Just around the corner from Bond Street, Drunch is the sort of place you should know about for a shoppers lunch.  While the menu is concise, it’s a well balanced mixture of salads, fresh grills and seafood.  And, there’s a great range of juices, cold […]

The Hundred Foot Journey Giveaway

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The Hundred Foot Journey – Preview and Giveaway: I’m looking forward to the release of The Hundred Foot Journey on 5th September.  For me it sounds like a compelling film, with a storyline that resonates.  And, with stars like Dame Helen Mirren this dream project of Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake, directed by […]

Simply Cook Review

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Simply Cook – it does what it says on the tin. Guest post by Sarah James:   I love cooking, experimenting and trying new dishes, especially at weekends.  But there are some times when I lack inspiration, and seem to be getting into a rut of cooking the same things.  I tend to work a […]

King Charles III Transfers to the West End

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King Charles III: A future history play by Mike Bartlett Directed by Rupert Goold The Queen is dead: after a lifetime of waiting, the Prince ascends the throne.  A future of power.  But how to rule?  Mike Bartlett’s play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of […]

Champagne and Fromage – Brixton Village

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Taking Champagne to Brixton. Perhaps the most happening food-centric market in London at the moment is at Brixton.  Londoners love edgy, uncommercialised places where they might just have found something special before their friends.  And if Borough Market is so last year now then Covent Garden is just another tourist trap.  Head South to Brixton […]

A London Lens – Iconic London

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Iconic London: Are there images that mean London to you?  for me, a picture of a double decker bus is one of the most iconic shots, even though the location could be anywhere in the world from my ‘action shot’.  These are just a few random photos I’ve taken as I’ve been travelling around London. […]

Balblair Food and Whisky Matching

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Timed to Perfection – Food and Whisky Matching for Balblair: Some time ago I joined an event half way through and met some of the people from Balblair.  While I may not have enjoyed some of the ‘timed to perfection’ activities, I did get to taste three vintages of Balblair whisky and to learn a […]

The Glorious 12 Whisky and Game Bar

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WHISKY & GAME POP-UP BAR TO OPEN IN LONDON FOR FLAVOUR HUNTERS: While the Glorious 12 might normally refer to a date already past this year – 12th August (the start of the game season and specifically the red grouse season), a clever twist takes the phrase and reapplies it to 12 pairings of Scottish game […]

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