Author Archives: Nina Anstee

Last few days of the British Museum’s Hokusai exhibition

The British Museum tells us:   “Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely regarded as one of Japan’s most famous and influential artists. He produced works of astonishing quality right up until his death at the age of 90″. This is an amazing … Continue reading

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A self-catering flat in Bath available from October 2017

I have a beautiful apartment in the City of Bath which sleeps 4 adults and will be available for bookings from October 2017.  We are just about to have the bathroom up-graded and then it will be ready for your … Continue reading

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Italian guests glad of some cooler Summer weather

We are having very changeable weather – one minutes it is glorious sunshine and the next it is raining.  The garden is very happy but the tortoise less so.  Recent visitors from Italy told us how relieved they were to … Continue reading

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July celebration

On 8th July the Fancy Fair returned the The Green. This is was amazing community event. The roads were closed and we enjoyed music, dancing, children’s activities, street food and lots of wonderful stalls.  There was even a Big Wheel, … Continue reading

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Crosuses on The Green in March 2017

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Found a wonderful gastro pub today – The Pig and Butcher

The Pig and Butcher is a 10 minute walk from Highbury and Islington station and so easily reached from The Old Bakery.  The cooking is superb and the wines excellent. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. Highly recommended.

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The Larder re-opens after their holiday

We have missed The Larder while they took a well-deserved holiday after the Christmas and New Year rush.  We all realized how much we miss their excellent coffee and great pain-au-raisen!

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Chalkley\’s apartment living room

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To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on April 23rd 1616, there is a wonderful exhibition at The British Library.   It shows both original manuscripts and the history of performances on film and in the theatre, both in the UK and … Continue reading

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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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