Tag Archives: London

Circular Breathing And Other Mysteries

I’m not a big fan of classical music. Mostly through ignorance, its association with Adverts and some of the pretension surrounding orchestras. However, the Textiliste has a background involving timpani and youth orchestras, so from time to time, we indulge … Continue reading

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Kingston To Donkey Wood

Another day, another walk. This one is a section of the LOOP. The London Outer Orbital Path and is reasonably signposted. The LOOP, as the name suggests skirts around London and in total is about 150 miles. It’s a brother … Continue reading

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One Sunny Sunday

Years ago, when I was a junior lawyer, working near St Paul’s this New Zealander joined us. He was bright, always positive and never shied away from any job. He came to my wedding in 1984, with his wife. They … Continue reading

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The World Reimagined

This tour covers about three to four miles around the city of London. For convenience, I started at Mansion House tube – it was a Sunday, a day when public transport tends to be the subject of various last minute … Continue reading

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Week Forty-One: 2022

The temperatures in London have been bonkers, more like May. The garden can’t understand and if this goes on much longer we will be mowing the lawn throughout the whole year. At least it’s keeping the heating bills down. And … Continue reading

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The Articled Particle: True Or Truish?

Ish. The names are changed while the timing isn’t. I did impersonate a client briefly and I did work for one who spent ages trying to escape the Eye’s clutches and suing them, or threatening to. No milkmaids were harmed … Continue reading

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And finally…

I needed to walk Dog so we thought we’d catch the train into town and have a look at the Green Park floral tributes before they go off to be composted. There must be a few businesses who’ve made money … Continue reading

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Blooming Marvellous

To central London for a late Jublee celebration. Some cool person came up with the idea of taking the moat around the Tower of London, which is normally like this… minus the poppies, i.e. a large lawn, and turning it … Continue reading

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Mid March Garden – Are We There Yet?

Is it spring? Has it sprung? It’s peeking out but a frost now could be a real bummer… So what do we have? Magnolias Daffs and snake’s head fritillarias Anenomies and other perennials Camellias forsythia azelas and other shrubs And … Continue reading

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That Garden Update: 3rd August

I decided today that once this wedding is done and dusted I’m going to let the garden go fallow , natural and wild. Hmm. Probably not but just now that seems like a plan. Good news is lots of the … Continue reading

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