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My last supper

Before refining home, I thought a nice meal was required, so I dined at the restaurant ‘Asia de Cuba’ in my hotel.I began with a ceviche of citrus-cured salmon, passion fruit leche de tigre with cucumber shipowners salsa (pretentious much?).

My last supper

Before refining home, I thought a nice meal was required, so I dined at the restaurant ‘Asia de Cuba’ in my hotel.I began with a ceviche of citrus-cured salmon, passion fruit leche de tigre with cucumber shipowners salsa (pretentious much?).

Guy’s Hospital

Nothing quite like a visit to hospital to make one queezy at the end of the day.Although St Thomas’ Hospital has relocated to the southern end of Westminster Bridge, it’s former neighbour, Guy’s Hospital, opened by Thomas Guy (who was

Guy’s Hospital

Nothing quite like a visit to hospital to make one queezy at the end of the day.Although St Thomas’ Hospital has relocated to the southern end of Westminster Bridge, it’s former neighbour, Guy’s Hospital, opened by Thomas Guy (who was

The Shard

Early morning mist obscures this new landmark, viewed from Waterloo.It looms larger as we approach along the South Bank of the Thames.Comprising, offices, the Shangri La Hotel, sky residences and several floors of observation decks.A view from the top, level

The Shard

Early morning mist obscures this new landmark, viewed from Waterloo.It looms larger as we approach along the South Bank of the Thames.Comprising, offices, the Shangri La Hotel, sky residences and several floors of observation decks.A view from the top, level

The South Bank

I didn’t want to meet my Waterloo but I did have to meet the indomitable Sophie Campbell under the clock in Waterloo station.Today we went for a walk through the South Bank of the Thames from Waterloo to Tower Bridge.We

The South Bank

I didn’t want to meet my Waterloo but I did have to meet the indomitable Sophie Campbell under the clock in Waterloo station.Today we went for a walk through the South Bank of the Thames from Waterloo to Tower Bridge.We

Rothko at Tate Modern

After having seen the play Red last week, what a thrill to unexpectedly be taken to see the work that was the subject of the play at the Tate Modern.In the late 1950s, Rothko was commissioned to paint a series

Rothko at Tate Modern

After having seen the play Red last week, what a thrill to unexpectedly be taken to see the work that was the subject of the play at the Tate Modern.In the late 1950s, Rothko was commissioned to paint a series

Lunch at Trinity College, Cambridge

Starting the day early at Kings Cross (not the Sydney one).Such a clever modern addition to the original train terminal.I much quicker trip than my slow return from Kings Lynn yesterday and with air conditioning too.Four seats to myself and

Lunch at Trinity College, Cambridge

Starting the day early at Kings Cross (not the Sydney one).Such a clever modern addition to the original train terminal.I much quicker trip than my slow return from Kings Lynn yesterday and with air conditioning too.Four seats to myself and

London wanderings

It was a deliberate wander, with a view to visiting my friend Jennifer at Wippells. She was not in on a Monday. I will have to return. I know, I promised ‘no shopping’ while on holidays and have been very

London wanderings

It was a deliberate wander, with a view to visiting my friend Jennifer at Wippells. She was not in on a Monday. I will have to return. I know, I promised ‘no shopping’ while on holidays and have been very