Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tortoise Octavius decides Autumn is truely here

Our tortoise, Octavius, who has live with us here at The Old Bakery since 1978, had removed himself from his Summer home to his Winter quarters beneath the roots of the Wysteria.  He is a very efficient weather indicator.  No … Continue reading

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Winchmore Hill Sunday market

Although Autumn has arrived, today we have glorious sunshine and its warm again.  The Sunday market, next to Winchmore Hill station, is thriving. You can buy excellent cheeses both imported from all over Europe and made here in the UK, … Continue reading

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Canal narrow boat trip through central London – highly recommended

Yesterday, I took my twin grandchildren on a delightful narrow boat trip along the Regents Canal, which runs through the centre of London from Little Venice (near Paddington station) to Camden Market.  Jason’s Trips www.jasons.co.uk operate an original narrow boat … Continue reading

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British Museum – two interesting special exhibitions

Many visitors to London are not aware of before they arrive that the major UK national museums and galleries are free.  So, you can explore the collections of British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, for … Continue reading

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Tourist beware!

When in London, in areas around the theatre district and Covent Garden, you may be offered rides in bicycle-driven “rickshaws”.  Beware! These vehicles and their riders are NOT regulated (as London black taxis are) and tourists have been asked to pay huge sums … Continue reading

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Gypsy – A wonderful musical at the Savoy Theatre

Last week we went to see “Gypsy” at the Savoy Theatre. What a wonderful and moving show.  Imelda Staunton is fantastic in the starring role of Rose, the ruthless theatre mother who makes her daughters substitute for her own thwarted ambition.

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