Category Archives: Things to do in W11

Christmas Carols at the Royal Albert Hall

Christmas tunes have been pumping – or piping – out (depending on the genre) for weeks now,  but with only a week to go things are getting serious and it is time to bring out the real thing-  proper live … Continue reading

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Knickers and other underwear

The V&A’s exhibition of underwear, Undressed, a Brief history is a fascinating look at how and why these garments came about,  from crinolines and corsets to modern day bras and butt separators ( not sure that is the correct technical term, … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols at the Royal Albert hall

It’s not something I’ve done before – gone to a Carol concert that is not in a church. In the run up to Christmas there are always the candlelit Advent and Christmas carol services at St John’s in Notting Hill, … Continue reading

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Openhouse London

What a fantastic scheme Openhouse London is. More than 800 buildings and spaces of architectural interest are open to the public over one weekend each year – for free. They might be newly built or Victorian homes modernised by 21st … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts at Leighton House

Fabulous afternoon at Leighton House in Holland Park. It’s an extraordinary house with a Moorish partially tiled interior and a fountain – inside! But today it was their first annual Summer Fete with a range of children’s crafts on offer: … Continue reading

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Inspired by 35,864 Marathon runners

After living in London for 20 years, last night I finally decided to go and watch the Marathon – live. It was a random decision after I flipped open a route map and realised the route went past my husband’s … Continue reading

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Nancy’s Pantry

Spent a great afternoon at a new kid’s cafe in Dalston a couple of weeks ago. No, you are right,  Dalston is not in West London. However, this is something completely different, so it was worth the trip across the … Continue reading

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Interactive Architecture – Exhibition at Royal Academy

If you are looking for somewhere to take the children this weekend, try the Sensing Spaces Exhibition at the Royal Academy. It’s a place where you are encouraged to touch and photograph and climb the exhibits – almost unheard of … Continue reading

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This Moment

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. It’s an idea I took from SJ Klemis a fellow blogger at samuelmichaels.com , she found it on Life inspired by the Wee Man and it originally came … Continue reading

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A family day out at Westfield

Yes really. Not shopping – a day out at the Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush. We spent most of Sunday there – having fun. I am not the type of woman who loves to shop,  so for me “day out” and … Continue reading

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Skating with penguins

When I was 10 or so I had my own white leather skates ( second hand but much loved), very occasional lessons at Richmond Ice Rink and could even travel a couple of metres backwards. As a teenager we used … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Winter Wonderland

You know Christmas has come to London as Winter Wonderland  has just opened for the season in Hyde Park. If you haven’t been, this is  a fairground  and traditional German Christmas market in one – with an Ice rink and a … Continue reading

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