St James Park, London

A walk in the park, St James Park, where pelicans steal the limelight and squirrels steal the nuts.

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Conversations with Strangers: A mother on a mission.

Window shopping, and more conversations with strangers Sometimes I wonder where these conversations come from! This time I found myself talking to a sales assistant in a department store – I’ll call her Belinda. Belinda is a great sales person I might add, not pushy at all – she convinced me to buy something I […]

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A Sunday Well Spent……From Regent Street to Regents Park

London’s Regent Street was blocked off for traffic today and had all sorts of interesting things going on from having a go at beating the fastest tennis slam speed, Cuban musicians, fitness sessions and plenty more. Needless to say I was very quickly distracted from window shopping and decided to go for a wander. We […]

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Pedestrian Rage: road runners, cyclists, dodgers and dancers

So maybe the term isn’t so common yet but pedestrian rage is definitely a ‘thing’, I see it every day in London. ๐Ÿ˜ค Tutting, huffing and puffing at slow moving buggy pushers, the five friends who walk side by side taking up the entire width of the pavement, the sound of an irritable voice clearing […]

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La Petite Auberge: Traditional French Restaurant

La Petite Aubergeย Islington. Delicious food that doesn’t disappoint. Maybe next time I’ll try the frogs legs! Tourette de leฬgumes grilles Tower of marinated grilled aubergine, courgettes & halloumi Served on bread with saffron and roosted pepper dressing Champignons de Paris farcis Mushrooms filled with garlic butter, topped with breadcrumbs, parsley & cheese Filet de Cabilleau […]

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The National Gallery: art and history combined

Art galleries are great places to pass time, ponderย your own thoughts, and feast the artistic eye. There is something very calming about art galleries, regardless of whether you find any appreciation in the art. The National Gallery is oozing with historicย pieces. I am amazed at the beauty and incredible size of some of these paintings, […]

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Out and About: Trafalgar Square

A place where people tend to flock, gather and potter. The National and Portrait Galleries areย convenientlyย located in the square. On weekends there’s always some ‘Trafalgar Square-esk’ things going on to amuse you: Musicians (e.g. guitarists steel, band players) Magicians Illusionists Various kids’ entertainment (giant balloon blowing, break dancing etc..) Artists Protesters (on various matters) Tourists […]

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Out and About Green Park: Buckingham Palace Welcomes Chinese President

So by complete coincidence, I happen to be at London’sย Green Park on the same day as the Chinese president arrives at Buckingham Palace for a banquet with the Queen – just in time for a show of cannons being fired, and beautifully groomed horses are trotted down the park and through one of the many […]

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Head In The Clouds: View From The Shard

360 degree view of London from the tallest building in western Europe. The building is split into various sections including the Shangri-La Hotel, domestic dwellings, and office space. I don’t really want to repeat all the building related facts because you can read all about these on the Shard website: http://www.the-shard.com  My visit was early in […]

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