A Sunday Morning Walk in Kew Gardens: November 2015

I’ve had a cold for a week so my energy is a bit depleted, but I couldn’t resist heading to Kew Gardens this morning for a walk with the sun shining brightly in the crisp wintery air. I was also running out of time to do the November post of my A Year in Kew […]

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A Quiet Sunday Morning Walk in Foggy Richmond

When I left the house this morning to head into Richmond to enjoy a coffee and croissant in Paul bakery and buy my Observer newspaper, the air was thick with fog. It was also very quiet. There’s something about fog that makes everything quieter. Although, I think it was probably also due to the end […]

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Autumn Colours in Marble Hill Park, Twickenham

This one is for my dear friend Jane who, in response to my post on Sunday about the autumn colours in Kew Gardens, told me about the wonderful colours in her local park. Marble Hill Park used to be my local park for about 20 years until I moved to the other side of Twickenham […]

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A Sunday Morning Walk in Kew Gardens: October 2015

I woke to sun and thus it was the perfect morning to go to Kew Gardens to do the October post of my A Year in Kew Gardens series. Due to the influx of rugby fans for the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham, I decided it wasn’t sensible to move my car from its place […]

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Travel Gourmet’s Favourite Food Places in Richmond & Twickenham

The prestigious Observer Food Monthly Awards are published today and I was delighted to see one of my favourite restaurants, The Palomar, voted Best Restaurant in UK. It reminded me that I’ve had on my mind writing a post about my favourite food places in my local area: Richmond and Twickenham. People are often asking me […]

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A Saturday Lunchtime Walk in Kew Gardens: September 2015

It’s been such a busy month with my daughter’s wedding and then my holiday in Nice, that I was running out of time to visit Kew Gardens for this month’s post in the Year in Kew series. However, today I had a ticket to hear Melvyn Bragg speak at Kew’s ‘Write on Kew’ Literary Festival […]

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Breakfast at Ruben’s Bakehouse

I’ve written about Ruben’s Bakehouse and Refettorio many times before: their wonderful breads, their fantastic pizza, but a new addition to their repertoire – or even repertorio, as we’re talking Italian here – is their breakfast: La Colazione. I have to say that when Igor – the owner – told me about them starting to […]

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A Sunday Morning Walk in Kew Gardens: August

It was a bit hit and miss whether I’d make it to Kew Gardens this morning for my August post in the A Year in Kew series on the blog. After yesterday’s glorious day of summer, rain was forecast for today from late morning. But, with a busy week ahead, it was rather a case […]

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Gelateria Danieli

Sandwiched in-between the dull autumnal days of last week and heavy rains and thunderstorms forecast for next week, we’ve had a delightful day of summer in London with clear blue skies, brilliant sunshine and the temperature reaching up into the 30s. Thus there was only one thing for the Single Gourmet Traveller to do after […]

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Pizza, Art, Gelato & Jazz

Sometimes a food & travel blogger doesn’t have to go far to eat some good food and experience something new. My lovely friend Lucia wanted to visit Turner’s House in Twickenham, once home of the great artist, and open only on the first Saturday of the month during summer months while extensive restoration work is […]

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