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horus

I’ve been reading a book set in the Egyptian era recently, so I went to visit the British Museum to have a look at the sculptures again. It’s always great to see things with fresh eyes…

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Top Hat

I went to see the wonderful musical Top Hat in London for the second time last week. I totally adore this musical! It’s old timey, simple, and just plain amazing. I have a soft spot for tap dancing, I have … Continue reading

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the Fat Duck

We went to Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck restaurant the other day. It was an experience and a half! My very first 3-starred Michelin restaurant. When food looks as exquisite as this, it’s impossible to resist…

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Porto, Portugal

I was in Porto last weekend, and loved its faded charm. It’s run-down, but in a delightful way. We had tea at the Majestic Cafe…and I had a very tasty eggtart, with toasted almonds on the top.I love the blue … Continue reading

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weekend in Paris

A quick trip across the channel, and a weekend in Paris in August. Lovely. This is the view from our hotel, right in the centre of Saint Germain des Pres, on the left bank. Not many shops were open, it … Continue reading

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Olympic extras

I went to see the men’s indoor volleyball semi-finals last week, at Earl’s Court. I had no idea what it would be like, but I really enjoyed the fast-paced game, and cheered for Bulgaria (I liked their outfits), although they … Continue reading

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Olympics week two

It’s the second week of the Olympics. It’s still sunny, it’s still fun, and I finally made it to the Olympic Park!We managed to get some last minute athletics tickets, and couldn’t believe that our seats in the main stadium … Continue reading

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London Olympics

Hurrah for the Olympics in London! It’s going well, the sun is out, and everyone is happy. This week I went to see the men’s weightlifting. It was fascinating, and we saw the Chinese gold medal winner break two world … Continue reading

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Venice trip

A few days in Venice is enough to make anyone happy! It was hot (so hot!) and sunny every day, and I saw beautiful paintings in churches, famous vistas, and even had time to sit on our hotel terrace and … Continue reading

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happy birthday me!

Yesterday was my birthday, hurrah! Here’s a little sketch of my birthday raspberry and rose cake, made with real rose petals…

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