Where to Eat with Kids: Masaniello, Twickenham

It was a very spontaneous thing. I was at my son’s, playing with 3-year-old Freddie in the garden, and just before midday Jonathan said, Let’s go to Masaniello for lunch. Thus we gathered bits together for a 3-year-old and 9-month-old and bundled everything and everyone into the car and headed into central Twickenham. Masaniello is […]

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A Walk from Eel Pie Island, Twickenham to Richmond Bridge

Most people associate Twickenham with rugby. As home to England Rugby with a stadium that seats a crowd of 82,000 for a big match, it’s most visitors’ reason for coming here. However, Twickenham has other claims to fame and just a fairly short walk along the Thames from Eel Pie Island, just off the high street in […]

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My Week in Food

It’s been a while since I wrote a post for this occasional series. Life’s been busy but also the truth is that even the most enthusiastic food blogger isn’t eating special food all of the time! Though I do eat very well, even when it’s simple stuff, and I’m lucky to live in London where […]

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Hollyhock Cafe, Terrace Gardens, Richmond

There are places I go to for great food or great coffee, and there places I go to because the setting is so fantastic. I’ve always loved sitting on the covered terrace of Hollyhock Cafe in Richmond’s Terrace Gardens with its view over the Thames. Like so many things, a once frequent habit of heading there at […]

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A Morning Walk Along the Thames

Lyndsey and I thought it would be fun to take Freddie across the Thames at Marble Hill Park on the Hammerton’s Ferry. There’s been a ferry there since 1908. I’ve known of it since my late teens when I visited my friend Tina in Twickenham where she was at college. Later, when married with kids […]

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My Week in Food

I’ve done a lot of cooking this week and there’s been a bit of a fishy theme. The sunny summer weather that we began the week with has given way to heavy rain and I even sought solace in making a wintery lentil soup! Here’s the week: Tuesday – A Green Theme A simple supper using […]

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Roast Cod with Gremolata & Garlicky Tomatoes

I was working near Richmond Bridge this afternoon and when I finished, I decided to walk across the bridge into the town centre. Partly to do some shopping but also because it’s just one of the loveliest parts of London and with the sun shining, the sky clear blue, I didn’t want to just go home but […]

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My Week in Food

It’s been another good week of food, made all the better by enjoying some lovely warm summer days which have meant another barbecue and the irresistible lure of gelato! Here’s how it went: Tuesday – Frittata and A Walk Up Richmond Hill It was book club night so an early supper of a frittata into […]

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Photo Post: Morning Walk From Twickenham to Richmond

It was such a beautiful sunny morning. I couldn’t resist going out for a walk and headed down Twickenham high street towards the river. I went via Corto Italian Deli for a coffee and then from the far end of Church Street, went down on to the riverside and towards Richmond. There was the view […]

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A Morning Walk in Kew Gardens: December 2015

With only days left in the year, I thought I should take advantage of the sunny morning and head to Kew Gardens to write the last post in my A Year in Kew Gardens series. It was a fairly spontaneous decision to start the project after a visit here in January but it’s brought me unexpected joy […]

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