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Fleet Street and Smithfield 0

Fleet Street and Smithfield

20080203_Fleet_St_Smithfield I took my plan for this Sunday’s stroll from two different guides – City Walks London and Eccentric London by Benedict le Vay. I started at Holborn Tube Station, where I was treated...

I went to Camden Markets, but they were gone before I got there 0

I went to Camden Markets, but they were gone before I got there

20080210_camden Memo to self – watch the news on weekends…I was sitting at home on Sunday morning, trying to decide what to do. Perfect Perth winter day (oh wait, I’m in London)… Weirdly warm...

Highgate Cemetery 0

Highgate Cemetery

20080127_Highgate One of the less depressing things about London is the happy hunt for underappreciated tourist attractions. You know, things like Henry Moore’s sculpture at Millbank on the Thames. Never heard of Millbank? Notorious...

the strong, silent type… 0

the strong, silent type…

no, I’m not really… I have just been a bit busy. Had a much less intensive weekend this one just past than I have lately. I think I am getting over the frantic tourist...

Country #22 0

Country #22

Country #22, South Africa,was underwhelming. Perhaps I’m being unfair. It was the worst kind of business trip for country appreciation: airport-hotel-office-hotel-another office-airport.But even so, with the best will in the world, Johannesburg is just...

the days are just full… 0

the days are just full…

20071217_earlscourt_embankment I was a whirlwind of activity this weekend – I’m quite exhausted this morning. I don’t think I have ever been so domestically minded in my life! Among other things: Took delivery of...

Hardship Posting (my new home in London as told by Fungus the Bogeyman) 0

Hardship Posting (my new home in London as told by Fungus the Bogeyman)

20071201_london_abode Back in Bristol after two days in London waiting for my airfreight to show up. One day someone will explain to me how they can move a person in 20 hours, but 6...

11 flats, 8 agents, 4 possibles and one offer 0

11 flats, 8 agents, 4 possibles and one offer

200711_london_hunting Took a whirlwind tour of central London on Wednesday to find the perfect flat. I was not wildly optimistic – I had heard too many stories of gazumped offers, greedy agents, and fruitless...

The Brunel Mile (after mile after mile) 0

The Brunel Mile (after mile after mile)

20071118_Bristol_Brunel as promised, I had a Brunel adventure on the weekend.On Saturday, I walked from my cosy flat at the water’s edge to the Clifton Suspension Bridge where it spans the Avon Gorge. A...

feather-footed through the plashy fen passes the questing vole (not) 0

feather-footed through the plashy fen passes the questing vole (not)

20071115_ishmaelia first thing to point out about Ishmaelia – it’s not really Ishmaelia – names have been changed to protect the innocent. I can confirm it is a small, French-speaking country in West Africa,...