tea. afternoon tea. Washingtom Mayfair. London

ANYONE FOR TEA? Invented by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford  to plug the hunger gap between lunch and dinner. Afternoon Tea is an English tradition.  During our recent London trip Michael and I had afternoon Tea in the Washington Mayfair hotel,   The  tea was relatively inexpensive at £18.  The traditional meal of  fresh dainty egg, cress … Continue reading

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MONDAY MARCH 19TH The Tower of London During our London trip we visited the tower of London. It has been many years since I visited and what a difference! This has become a slickly organised tourist attraction. Looked very imposing as you approached form Tower Hill. What terror must this view have struck into the … Continue reading

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TUESDAY 20TH MARCH 2012. Sometimes you lie in bed at night and sigh with satisfaction as you reflect on what has been a perfect day. Well today, my 62nd birthday and our 12th wedding anniversary, has been one of those days. We had no plans, no museums to visit or palaces to see. Just Michael … Continue reading

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SUNDAY 18TH MARCH 2012 London birthday/anniversary trip. …..The taxi driver was rude!…he made no attempt to interact with us, kept his hood up and talked on his mobile phone all the way to the station. Michael wanted to say something but I stopped him. I didn’t want to spoil things before they started, I didn’t … Continue reading

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SATURDAY 17TH MARCH 2012I WANT TO LOOK LIKE THIS ON MY BIKE But look how impracticable and dangerous this is,  As a motorist I know how invisible cyclists are, so where is the  hi visibility or reflective  clothing or even bright colours to be seen. No protective helmet  strap. (so it can’t fit right!)  I would no … Continue reading

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MONDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2012 Made soup today!Love soups, winter is coming to an end but warming soups still make a good work lunch.  I freeze these and take with me. They have thawed by lunchtime to heat in microwave. They always taste better when left a day, or frozen, the flavours have time to develop. … Continue reading

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SUNDAY 4TH MARCH. being a tourist in Manchester….again! The exit from Manchester Picadilly train station has much improved on the past few years. Not least of all with the addition of a Greggs baker, very popular with the lunchtime crowd. Ah nobody makes pies like Greggs! My mission was to take a guided walk from the tourist centre at Picadilly gardens.  This is … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY 29TH FEBRURY 2012 Recently saw the film the best Exotic Marigold Hotel. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/video/v1317511413001/the-best-exotic-marigold-hotel-trailer.html (it starts with adverts, but they only last a minute) With a prestigious British cast, this film is about a group of older people who reject the more conventional retirement plans of thier families and go on an adventure to India instead. … Continue reading