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The Breakfast Club. Spitalfields, London.

I guess the only upside to having been away from the keyboard for so long is that I’ve had lots of time to accumulate different experiences and recipes to share with you.   250 more words


♡London♡: ice cream from Patisserie Valerie

Sunday afternoon is for some lovely time spent with your loved one. On that particular Sunday, we headed down to one of our favourite shops in London that prides itself in its traditional atmosphere and good quality local products. 101 more words


My Perfect Sunday

Last weekend I fulfilled a lifetime’s ambition to share the same breathing space as the one, the only, Bette Midler.  Granted she was on the stage at the O2 and I was about 5 rows away from the venue’s ceiling but I’m totally counting that.   463 more words


Gobbets of the week #17

Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history we liked this week:

1. Three very big cheers for @thegentleauthor for spearheading the successful campaign to… 139 more words


Lending a Hand to Save Norton Folgate

I don’t normally participate in direct action, but when I read about the Spitalfields Trust Campaign to Save Norton Folgate calling for people to demonstrate against the proposals to demolish some 72% of buildings within a Conservation Area in East London…I felt I just had to make the journey to join in. 852 more words


A Brief History Of Bishopsgate Goodsyard | Spitalfields Life

Originally posted on Spitalfields Life.

There are many continuities that run through time in Spitalfields, yet the most disturbing is the history of brutal change which has been wreaked upon the neighbourhood over centuries. 124 more words

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Crime, punishment and army clothing

Corruption and poor value in the supply of army clothing were a perennial source of civil anxiety during the first decades of the 19th century. Certainly, bad quality and under-sizing were among the “rigs” of the times, and the system of private contracts between colonels and clothiers did nothing to prevent this, given that colonels profited personally in the process. 1,290 more words