Eat Tokyo – Holborn

I found good sushi, really good I think. Though I think Eat Sushi is a chain I didn’t get the chain feel. The chef was clearly in charge, he had his picture in the menu and in deference I ordered the two specials of the day. I sat at the bar, stuck in my headphones, […]

THE GROCER for lunch at Spitalfields

On a quest for a relaxing place to spend a few hours using wifi and eating lunch I wound up after a bit of a walk at Spitalfields, I saw a few tables taken and some comfortable looming sofas and went in and plopped down on a sofa. It took twenty minutes to place my […]

To Marlow

Three trains and just over an hour from London and we have seen at least two things of note. First at the station at Slough. A stuffed dog. A real, once was alive, 120 year old, stuffed dog. In a case, on the platform. An explanation found on a blog called ianvisits.co.uk. He has a […]

Lunch at Lyles In Shoreditch

I am not a big fan of sheshe restaurants but I have to admit the food at Lyles was exceptional. They offer a changing menu and by the time we arrived at two were out of half the items. Even at that time the restaurant was crowded and we were lucky to get the last […]

A new day, a new way – Connaught Village

Walked down to Liverpool Street Station to take the Circle or Hammersmith and City Line but a Metropolitan Line train came first. So, in the spirit of not caring, I hopped on and took it to Baker Street. About a ten minute walk to Edgware Road which is the starting point for the day. I’m […]

Greenwich and Borough Market

The perfect tourist day began with a trip on the overground. My gps instructed me to go as far as New Cross Gate and once there to catch a bus. Well, as you know without being told, I walked out in the wrong direction. Once I figured this out I had also decided to check […]

L’ETO and It isn’t like America

What a window display. And beautiful inside too. Today is part of my lunching alone challenge. How will I be able to find a great place for lunch if I don’t jump in. Price be damned, alone be damned, not understanding the menu be damned. Today it’s a 20 dollar sandwich at L’ETO surrounded by […]

Cake, Columbia Road and Chinese

Up and Out early on this drizzling Sunday morning to get some big flowers for my new vase. Wound up with Lilys… which should open on Wednesday. It was packed and I dont know enough to tell one good bloom from another so I think I have decided that from now on, I buy from […]

SQUARES, MARKETS, SWEETS AND MORE

I cannot believe it was this morning that we went to get flowers at the Columbia Road Flower Market. It has been a huge exhausting day 18,867 steps, at least 4 bake shops/sweet shops, a deli or two or more and 5 or six amazing private gardens. The walk to Columbia Road was about ten […]