Apparently in July and August it’s normal for your garden to feel a bit out of bloom. I found this out during a whinge to a gardening person about the lack of flora in mine. Annoying since honestly, all I seem to have done in the last five years (summers anyway) is plant stuff in it. I sort of dealt with the flower gaps by going a bit mental in the garden centre the other week, but to be honest mainly attended to the lack of colour accidentally during a separate quest to find comfy garden chairs. In short, here’s me boasting about my new chairs from Malika, as mentioned by Ros the other week.
A seemingly rare victory for old London against the developers occurred this week, when a planning committee voted not to allow British Land’s plans for Norton Folgate. I didn’t write about it at the time as, well, if I wrote about every building under threat here we’d never cover anything else. It gets depressing. If […]
“It’s really just a boring house inside,” said the concierge in our hotel when we asked him to book us tickets to see Gaudi’s Casa Mila in Barcelona last week. To be fair I don’t think he felt that the architecture itself was boring – it’s a curving Art Nouveau beauty with a courtyard at its centre […]
Oh, oh, the things I’ve seen. I’ve been going to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern pretty much since I came to London in 2007. If you’re not familiar, it’s a lone pub standing by the arches in Vauxhall, built on the site of the Pleasure Gardens which stood there for 200 years, offering Londoners leisure, pleasure, […]
It was my birthday recently, and inspired by a couple of lovely chairs Jill had just bought, I went off to Brixton Market to spend some of my birthday money on a Senegalese rug. Obvs. Lots of the African homewares shops in the market sell these bright plastic rugs, but Malika had the best selection, […]