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A Foodie's Guide to Notting Hill

As I relax into my airplane chair flying over Iceland on my long journey home, I can’t help but reminisce on my time in Notting Hill. 1,113 more words


“Rainforest”, Bedford Square, London

I have the pleasure of working in a rather fancy Georgian square in London. You know that part in Notting Hill when Hugh Grant is showing off to Julia Roberts and takes her into one of those magical and yet private oases in the middle of what always feels like such a sprawling and overcrowded city, well it’s a bit like that: gorgeous buildings, surrounding an exclusive and well-tended garden. 280 more words


This Boy: two weddings and a tribute to two heroines

Steve and Lily, Kensington Register Office, January 1945

We went to a register office wedding recently, and a joyous occasion it was: made so by dancing up the aisle, the children of the marrying couple joining in the fun, and the relaxed attitude of the registrar.   1,354 more words

Ideas And Politics

All Clipped-In and ready to Go :)

It was a day of firsts… Our first clipped-in cycle, our first mechanical issue, and our first cycle through a thunderstorm!

Having heard that they… 123 more words


Bubble Tea @ Lakwatsa, Notting Hill

On Wednesday afternoon I ventured into a very humid central London to meet up with fellow blogger and best friend Cirque1993. The temperatures on the tube have soared to levels unsuitable even for cattle. 267 more words


Wormwood - From Rapping to Cooking

It’s not often you’ll find a head chef who can belt out a decent rap, but Rabah Ourrad can do just that – because this Algerian born chef was previously lead singer of a rap band.   679 more words


Waitrose to open in Notting Hill Gate

A new little Waitrose is to open in Notting Hill Gate on Tuesday 29 July and create approximately 55 new local jobs. The branch will be the third little Waitrose in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and will offer customers a bakery, fresh fruit and vegetables, a range of take-away sandwiches and snacks, and hundreds of everyday essential items. 118 more words