I like to soak up the local café scene on my travels (and at home in London) and am terribly snobby when it comes to coffee. Here are some of my favourite cafés around the world: Café New York, Budapest There’s something rather special about sipping espresso in opulent surroundings. Set in the Boscolo Budapest
If I have to go the Natural History Museum again this decade, I’ll cry. My ability to infect my child with enthusiasm for taxidermied animals is on the wane. Some days – of the 16 or so weeks of school holiday we have to fill each year – I just want to sit down, drink
Considering buskers as musicians who’ve passed an audition put them in a different light, and I cast my mind back to those who’d made a lasting impression on me…
London’s South Bank will be transformed into a 1200m² sandy beach from Friday 18 June, complete with sun beds, a volleyball court and beach bar. For ten glorious days (until 27 June), the pop-up Greek Beach by the Thames promises the ultimate in urban beach experiences. Visitors can sample delicious Greek cuisine, watch masterpieces being
I don’t need a reason for a trip to Brighton but the 25th L2B (16 May) seemed like a pretty good one to me. With over 2,000 Minis taking part and entrants coming from all over the world, it is one of the biggest Mini events in the calendar, and makes for a colourful sight.
(photo courtesy Oleg Skrinda – http://skrinda.com) If you were in London’s Kensington Gardens on Saturday, you may well have been puzzled by a rather dashing group of tweed-clad cyclists sipping tea, eating cucumber sandwiches and listening to a three-piece string orchestra at the top of the hill. This curious spectacle was the mid-way tea break
As another eagerly-anticipated (?!) Valentine’s Day approaches, love has certainly been in the air at our St Margaret’s offices. So, whether you’re the type to need a reinforced letterbox for all those cards and presents this weekend – or are more likely to be found browsing microwave meals for one in Waitrose (sob) – we hope the following personal anecdotes warm the cockles of your heart. Names withheld to spare our blushes…
Living in Godalming in Surrey means that I can hop on a train and be at Waterloo in 40 minutes and on the Southbank in 45. I love the countryside V urban scenic contrast – green fields are replaced by grey concrete, wattle and daub pubs by cool glass and steel terrace bars, and instead of horse drawn canal boat trips for the tourists there are massive city cruisers on the respective Wey and Thames rivers.