SADLERS WELLS, A GREAT BROWNIE &; Sushi

Last night we met up at Tanakatsu for a sushi dinner before going to see the Birmingham Royal Ballet at Sadlers Wells. I was looking forward to Jessica Lang’s Lyric Pieces but it turned out not to be as good as I remembered. It featured large black accordion pieces moved around the stage. The second […]

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 […]

EEL PIE ISLAND

By way of Twickenham- overground to Jubilee to Waterloo to the Great Southwestern Railway to Twickenham out in zone 5! This is the farthest I have traveled. And so many stops and new names… I read about this open day in the Londonist email… “EEL PIE ISLAND: There’s a rare chance to set foot on Twickenham’s mysterious […]

BRICK LANE

I started looking around as I walked Brick Lane this afternoon and I noticed so many things that people just seem to have stuck to the walls so I started taking pictures. This is what I saw.

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 […]

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 […]

Dior and Mary Quant

I made it, took the overground, 9958 steps, and a visit to the members room. Yes, the overground, just one stop to Whitechapel then on to Sloane Square where I wanted to pop in and see what a Muji store was and if they had a colander for me. Lovely store, no colander. But a […]

HERE

Apparently that’s where I am. I read some review in the Times and had the free tone so I thought “go see something they recommend ‘ so Symphonie Fantastique is it A small theatre, inside pretty makeshift, seat E15 on the aisle in case I need to make a quick escape. With a cafe and […]

QQ Nails and a Village Walk

On Sunday I met Kate for a girls day ( mani- pedi style).  She selected a place down in the village and I have to say, four days in and I am pretty happy.  Reasonably priced, remarkably clean, and friendly.  QQ might be the nail place for me.