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Northbank, London EC4

I had expected to get lost; London has changed so much since I last worked in the City – skyscrapers and smart buildings replacing familiar old faces. Close to the Millenium Bridge But I knew Paul’s Walk was south of St Paul’s cathedral on the Thames Path and very close to the Millenium Bridge. Partly […]

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The Nutcracker Afternoon Tea – JW Marriott Grosvenor House

Ironically the first ballet I ever saw, thanks to my Godmother, was The Nutcracker. As a special Christmas treat she had organised tickets for mother and me for a matinee performance of the ballet at the Royal Opera House, and it included tea and biscuits brought to us in our seats. The programme… Little did […]

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Niederegger Marzipan

I stopped making a Christmas cake several years back – just too sweet, but I did miss the marzipan topping. Marzipan is my idea of heaven – I love the texture, and the almond flavour – heaven indeed. I have been known to make my own – it’s easy enough. But then Niederegger marzipan came […]

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A Bustronomic taste of London

The instructions were precise. Please be at Coach Bay 40B on the Victoria Embankment 15 minutes before the departure time of 12.15. To allow contingency time for delayed trains, etc Clare and I agreed to get there well ahead of time. We were; and consequently were there in time to watch, as almost to the […]

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Pomona’s Restaurant and Bar, London W2

Whilst chatting one day a friend and I discovered that at about the same time several years ago we used to have respective friends living in London’s Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill. But time moves on and neither of us had been back to our old haunting grounds. However, on discovering that the very talented, award-winning, […]

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Wild and Game Sausages

In spite of some wild and wet weather this year we are still hoping to enjoy some al fresco meals, including barbeques. Waiting in our freezer in readiness are some sausages: and rather special sausages at that; game sausages – namely Pheasant and Pear and Grouse and Wild Boar. Great for a bbq or the […]