Category Archives: Great Places

London Creativity and Wellbeing Week

Having spent impossibly long hours staring at blank walls in hospitals with a friend waiting for his appointments with doctors, craving distraction from where we were I couldn’t miss out on going along to a couple of events celebrating London … Continue reading

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The Gala, Kingston

  The Gala, is a huge box like Art Deco building dating from the early 1930’s, a factory to entertainment from the pre telly era. Designed by Robert Cromie one of the foremost cinema architects of the time it’s an … Continue reading

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Award Winning Truffles at Rococo Chocolates!

We went through to the kitchen for the chocolate demonstration, leaving the long table in the warehouse covered in an excitement of homemade chocolate offerings. The demonstration was technical with so many helpful tips, in the presence of this great … Continue reading

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Devizes, off the Beaten Track

Devizes for the weekend, a chance to catch my breath and soak up the atmosphere. The date was in the diary for months having booked tickets for a talk on Eric Ravilious by James Russell at The Wiltshire Heritage Museum. Long ago I loved his … Continue reading

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Where Did You Go on Holiday?

Where did you go on holiday, oooh is that the Flat Iron Building, did you go to New York? Well no actually, I went to Margate on a day trip to visit the Turner Contemporary Gallery. It’s an impressive space, … Continue reading

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The Royal Kitchens at Kew

Wasn’t I lucky to win the golden ticket to go along with a friend to see The Royal Kitchens at Kew. Was great to get an idea of all the culinary and preserving tasks that went on in this building, … Continue reading

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South Kensingston Station

South Kensington Station, somewhere I often pass through, it always gives me enormous pleasure. I don’t think it’s purely the anticipation of going to the museums on an outing. It’s the detail that gets me. The imposing pillars, that make … Continue reading

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Barnes Fair

Barnes is a London Thameside backwater where you could be forgiven for thinking you’d just passed Miss Marple on the way to feed the ducks at the village pond. A typical village pub cross the road from the green and … Continue reading

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Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre, London

Fulham Palace Road with it’s heavy urban traffic, crawling along in the car, ears protesting from the noise of heavy trucks grinding through the gears, in the summer a hot dusty street, pavement sticky and melting, somewhere I try to … Continue reading

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Making an Entrance

The other night we talked about the sense of arrival at hotels and how the entrance is so important to the whole experience. It got me thinking about our homes and how it a little thought makes a great impression. … Continue reading

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