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My posts:The story of Afternoon Tea, part 1, Afternoon tea part 2 and Afternoon Tea Part 3 The nice thing about this subject is that the photos of are varying quality but still make the tea look enticing, and the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Part 2 is here I booked One Aldwych before Christmas, as something to look forward to on a dark dreary afternoon - that, ironically turned out to be sunny and bright. Having sampled very few posh London hotels I can't... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Part 1 is here The cold dark days of autumn, with nothing to look forward to except a few days off work for Christmas. I fell upon the Afternoon Tea website, an entire website devoted to Afternoon Tea. I searched... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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I consider myself an aficionado, or even a connoisseur of Afternoon Tea, but before last year I could count on the fingers of one hand the times I have sat down for the full afternoon tea experience. I've had plenty... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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We were staying in Marazion, almost opposite the causeway to St Michael's Mount. When we arrived in the town on our first day, we left the A30 at the roundabout headed due south, and turned left onto the seafront, to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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You may have gathered from this blog that I love walking or cycling along the Wandle. You may also deduce that I feel one is in no position to judge something as 'outstanding' if you have nothing to compare i... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Part 1 is here We turned into Ely Place, a curiosity. Although it is without question just a few paces north of Holborn Circus, on the border of City of London and Camden, it is also an exclave of Cambridgeshire.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Described in both my guide books as 'idyllic', Cadgwith was our destination after Lizard Point. We missed the main turn off and approached on very minor roads. Just outside the village was a sign saying that the slope was a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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I moved to Streatham in 1991. I can't say it was a great place for eating, but then, probably, few places in Britain were in 1991. It's astonishing to realise how far Britain has come since then. I live in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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This is a delightful part of Kent easily accessible by car from Dartford and South East London. It also has a railway station, served by First Capital Connect Trains via Elephant and Bromley South. There is quite an array of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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When looking on Trip Advisor and other sites, The Mount Haven hotel ranked high among restaurants in Marazion. IIt has two AA rosettes, as does Blake's in Bournemouth, Wild Thyme Chipping Norton and Lythe Hill near Haslemere (not yet blogged),... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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It's nice from time to time to publish - unseasonable - photos of my garden. I say 'my garden'. None of the credit for any of the work should go to me! I'm writing this in the twilight of 28... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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At Christmas and New Year I took more than two weeks off work - the obligatory days, and those in between. The plan was to take advantage of cold but bright weather, and enjoy several 'days out', close to home... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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My earliest food photo is from November 2002. I am fairly sure this is Pakora, in a brilliant but short-lived Nepalese restaurant on a side street at the top of Brixton Hill. According to Wikipedia, Instagram was launched in October... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Lizard Point is the southernmost point of mainland Great Britain and according to both my guide books is as Land's End should be. We were very lucky with the weather. Gloomy when we set off, bright for the journey, heavy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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We went here almost, perhaps entirely, by accident. One of those days when you drive around a little aimlessly, so unsure where you're going that you end up having to pay the toll on College Road Dulwich. On Crescent Wood... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
That's good news! I'm a big fan of urban/suburban parks and worry that they will fall victim to LA spending cuts. Thank you.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2014 on Wandle Wanderings Part 2 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Leftover recipe for any veg Recipe | Love Food Hate Waste tags: pies Field mushroom pies Recipe | delicious. Magazine free recipes tags: pies Roast vegetable and houmous pie Recipe | delicious. Magazine free recipes tags: pies Mushroom and ale... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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No, not a blogpost in praise of the Latest Faddy Dietâ„¢, seasonally inappropriate and Guaranteed To Fail. No pious writings explaining how I shall cut out all the food that gives my body energy just when temperatures traditionally plummet and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Ah, the unavoidable celebration of an arbitrary change in the date. I don't remember New Year's Eve being that big a thing in my Youth. Another tedious occasion where the media and advertising demand that we enjoy ourselves, an order... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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This isn't turning out exactly how I planned. But that's the fun in starting a 'project'. The whole Christmas break isn't exactly turning out how I imagined, to be honest. Thoughts of early rising and brisk walks. In this weather?... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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I started sneezing sometime before Christmas pudding, and I woke up on Boxing Day with a full on cold, feeling miserable and self-pitying. It still lingers when I write this five days later. I decided several days ago what I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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There isn't really much to do on a miserable dark rainy day on holiday. A late leisurely breakfast in Deli, enlivened by watching the fridge engineers at work - or to be precise the younger man work and the Boss... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Big Day. And it's all about the food! Naturally, I rose later than I should have, and realised there was quite some food preparation that probably should have been done the previous day. So I did my usual Christmas Day... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2013 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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I went for a walk on Tooting Commons in March. I often go for a stroll or a short bike spin but don't always take my camera, or take my camera but don't use it, or take indifferent photos. So... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2013 at Gertsamtkunstwerk