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Gremlin

Today marked Freya’s first big walk. We took her to Frensham Little Pond…along with 30,000 other people. It was a glorious, if overly hot, day so we decided to wait until late in the day to set off. We thought … Continue reading

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Maritime

Following a second, perfect breakfast at La Beaujolais, we headed for the Eiffel Tower, walked under it and made for the bridge over the Seine, taking in the Palais de Chaillot. This building is described in the Rough Guide as … Continue reading

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Carmen’s last walk

Today we went to Frensham and went on Carmen’s Last Walk around the pond. Mirinda pointed out all the spots where they stopped last Saturday. The day was glorious and made a fitting farewell to my lovely Carmelita. A lot … Continue reading

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Bikes and horses

What a glorious day. No hint of rain, frost everywhere and a delicious drop in temperature. Bliss. Mirinda had guitar this morning but, as soon as she’d returned, we packed the poodles into Sidney and took off for Hankley while … Continue reading

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The Emperor

Our hotel in Beijing doesn’t have room numbers. Instead, each room is named after a Chinese emperor. We are in the Shun Zhi room, very nicely on the ground floor. Very nicely, because there’s no lift in this four storey … Continue reading

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How do they do it?

There seemed to be an awful lot of people at all the museums this week. Half term doesn’t start until next week, so it can’t be that…unless some families are getting an early start. Most surprising was the amount of … Continue reading

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Massive signal failure

We had an unexpected meal in the Baltic restaurant tonight. Mirinda has been to the Baltic before and suggested we eat there after South West Trains declared their inability to get us home. I had left my Northern Line train, … Continue reading

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Hammering on an artist’s head

Well, that’s another hellish day of half term lunacy over and done with. Today was the worst yet. When I left work at 4pm, the queue outside the Natural History Museum still stretched along Exhibition Road and turned down Cromwell. … Continue reading

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Shopping in a war zone

OK, the title of this post may be a bit of an exaggeration but it sure felt like it. I should have known it would be bad. Shopping at Waitrose in Canary Wharf between 5 & 6pm is always going … Continue reading

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Mint

Today was the last week day of half term and the museums were packing them in. Of course, the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, as usual were by the far the most popular but even so, we had quite … Continue reading

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