Tag Archives: London

Croissant quality control (Belle)

I was unhappy with the quality of croissants in general. I had taken to marching into every cafe on Holborn Viaduct to tell the proprietors that their croissants were “too doughy”.   I didn’t even need to taste them to know … Continue reading

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Poultry parkour, a strawberry queen and Harry Potter decoration (Belle)

I was sitting outside a cafe with my very old flame JHI when we saw Deptford’s famous ‘free-running rooster’ tumbling elegantly across the rooftops. I made an oath not to eat roast chicken that day. —– The documentary short featured … Continue reading

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Cerys Matthews, fortune teller (Belle)

My friend told me I should walk to Brewer Street where I would find ‘adorable and affordable’ dresses.  However, along the way I joined a queue to have my fortune read by Cerys Matthews.  Cerys was standing behind a counter … Continue reading

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Lost and found on the London Underground (Rousse)

I was forever finding and losing people on the London tube. One day, for example, I spotted my O level history teacher Mrs T travelling in the opposite direction on the moving walkway. Then I ran into a girl from … Continue reading

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Introducing the London Dockland Golden Pyramid Cinema Complex and Ski Resort – and a skier in a Brian May wig (Rousse)

KPMG had poured millions into the construction of the London Dockland Golden Pyramid Cinema Complex and Ski Resort. The first time that I visited it I was convinced that I spotted my school friend KC with her husband and two … Continue reading

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Hamleys for the depressed (Rousse)

Bored, lonely and depressed in London, I headed off to Hamleys. On the ground floor I visited the dull Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy exhibition. Then I walked up several flights of stairs with a pair of very overweight American … Continue reading

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Anti-terrorism procedures at the Shard (Rousse)

The restaurant at the top of the Shard was the venue for the wee reunion of some of my best friends from University: SPC (looking great and talking about her recent encounter with David Lodge), HW, JG and RA. CP … Continue reading

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