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From time to time when I am cooking I like to photograph the process. Much of what I cook doesn't really lend itself to photography, especially stews and anything made of pulses - which I love. One weekend I made... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Last summer, we booked a short spa break at Lythe Hill near Haslemere. We set off fairly early to enjoy the local area before checking in. It was a pleasant journey, pretty much A3 all the way, with just one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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I'm blogging this to round off a short series. I am fairly certain there will be further Afternoon Tea outings but probably not until the winter - unless on holiday, although cream tea might happen. I was quite struck by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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It was nearly mid-April and we were experiencing the third warmest Spring on record. A pleasant Saturday afternoon beckoned and pulled us towards the River Thames. Actually, it wasn't quite as warm as we expected. I wore a blouse and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
Writing this because it's too long to Tweet. In my long ago childhood, I attended two faith schools. One from 5-11, and one from 11-18. I could write about their flaws, but overall, they were good schools, with some excellent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Last summer we went to Chez Bruce to celebrate Jimmy's birthday. So long afterwards, there's not anything meaningful I can say, especially as the food was superb and the service was faultless. Also, I drank quite a lot for lunchtime,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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What a miserable winter 2013/14 was. I am immensely grateful, living on a hill and inland, I was not affected by floods how many people were. Even so, the seemingly constant heavy rain and strong winds was not conducive to... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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We stayed one night in Botany Bay. In the evening we went into Broadstairs to sample a well-reviewed modern British restaurant, Wyatt and Jones. Independent, family run, seasonal local produce. Also, I notice, our childrens menu consists of a selection... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Lovely mini-break in Bournemouth. A wonderful escape from the stresses of work and the stress known as 'Other People'. On the Friday we walked along the seafront to Boscombe A sunny February walk in Bournemouth and on both evenings we... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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The famous Heatwave of 2014. A grey, rainy, cool Spring looked like there was no end. I got sick of people moaning "We've had no summer". I recounted the years when similar conditions had prevailed right up to the middle... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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We went to the Connaught a couple of years ago. The restaurant and leisure facilities were a high standard, and the room good enough, and it's situated close to the beach. We got a deal for out of-season/non-Saturday night, and... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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I created this post almost two months ago, in order to post photos and write about a trip to Battersea Park last summer. But, on reflection, there's not a great deal to say. It was a hot day in June... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
A few weeks ago I read a sneery comment about people who 'plan their holiday on Trip Advisor' and it's annoyed me ever since. I don't suppose the writer literally meant that people go to Trip Advisor and blindly select... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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We were taking a chance booking a seaside holiday in February. We didn't fully understood we would be caught in between two great waves of extreme stormy weather. Destination Bournemouth, using my biirthday falling on a Thursday as an excuse... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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We got on our bikes and rode. Almost, anyway! Firstly we caught the train to Waddon. And braved crossing the gridlocked A23 before reaching Waddon Ponds. The road's horrible. Or perhaps it's just the drivers, some of whom have poor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Everything I wrote about my September holiday to West Cornwall can be seen, in chronological order, here. Back from Cornwall Marazion to Perranuthnoe St Ives Carbis Bay and Hell's Mouth Marazion to Long Rock Lost Gardens of Heligan A foggy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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It was the last day of our holiday. How to spend it? I had thoroughly enjoyed my Cornish holiday, with lots of great memories of beautiful places and fabulous food, and hundreds of photos. But I was also looking forward... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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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 Apr 23, 2014 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 Apr 20, 2014 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