Tag Archives: London

The Fringe, Finchley, and frightening fiction (Rousse)

One of the women at the café table turned to me and asked how I was enjoying my annual trip up to Edinburgh and the fringe festival. I politely explained that I was a resident of this fine city, so … Continue reading

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Treatment of yellow fungus disease (Rousse)

I arrived a couple of minutes late to be admitted to the auditorium where TPR and some of our friends were in the audience of an Edinburgh Fringe theatre production. Luckily, there was a sudden unexpected power cut before the … Continue reading

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Drums, an over-sized dog and true love (Belle)

It was a lovely Sunday morning and I was walking around Kings Cross with my massive new dog. He was a large, gentle “Swiss thing” with a lolling tongue. We walked into a warehouse-sized venue which was all vintage leather … Continue reading

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Saving Sir Anthony Eden from infected flies and imprisonment (Rousse)

I was warned not to travel across London to the crescent that was swarming with infection-bearing insects. However, I argued that it was essential that I attend the meeting. There I found Sir Anthony Eden expressing concerns about his forthcoming … Continue reading

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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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