Monthly Archives: November 2015

Plombiere

Hats off to the Regent’s Garden Hotel because they supply tea and coffee making facilities. Replace the hats because their cups are ridiculous. First of all, note the size. In order to have a normal cup of tea or coffee, … Continue reading

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Poisson rouge

Our day started late following the excesses of last night. And almost as if feeling the need to herald my entrance to the day with some huge sarcastic roar, the bells of St Ferdinand rang out just as I left … Continue reading

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It’s a boogie thang

In September I popped over to Paris for the day with Karen in order to visit the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Today I returned with Mirinda so she could marvel at the art on show. Actually she was surprisingly responsive to … Continue reading

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Alice Day

And so for our yearly weekend in Paris. For a short while, following the awful inhuman atrocity of a few weeks ago, we wondered whether we should. Then I remembered how we went to New York just over a month … Continue reading

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Southend

I was on a crowded Tube train. Stood next to me in the confined area at the end of the carriage was a chap of about 40 wearing an Andy Capp cap in a Burberry print. He looked perfectly respectable. … Continue reading

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Employment for the elderly

The weather continued to not make its mind up today. A bit drizzly in the morning while mum dragged me around the shops (she’s the only person I know who likes wandering around the supermarket to “see what they’ve got”) … Continue reading

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Don’t bring Lulu

William Kentridge is the man responsible for the extraordinary production of Lulu I saw today. It was a live streaming event of the opera from the New York Met and was brilliant. Possibly the best opera production I’ve ever seen. … Continue reading

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Dennis Moon needs gloves

Today, as Emma chased her ball all over the squishiness that is Farnham Park, we came across Dennis Moon’s memorial bench. While his bench isn’t particularly new to us, the gloves were. It wasn’t as bleak in the park as … Continue reading

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Dog-tastrophe averted

While mum was preparing to come back from Jackie’s, having a day on the laps of the available (and sometimes not available) men of Camberley… …I was happily lying on the sofa having taken a first sip of my newly … Continue reading

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Changes in the landscape

Established in 1908, Swain and Jones has been a huge part of Farnham and East Street. It was reported in the paper the other day that after all these years they are going. Actually, they have gone as I discovered … Continue reading

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