Christmas Day in Kensington

It has been several years since I last stayed in London for Christmas. Either I’ve been in the countryside with the OH’s family or in the Philippines with mine. But with so much having happened this year, from my father’s…

Martinis and Supper at The Abingdon

The Abingdon is by far my favourite pub for cocktails. Every now and again I try other pubs for martinis but somehow they always prove to be a disappointment. As a general rule, based on experience, cocktails and pubs don’t…

Noor Jahan: My favourite Indian restaurant

There used to be a time when the Indian restaurant on everyone’s lips was Star of India but as I walked past it the other night and noticed how quiet it was, I wondered why. Then I stepped into Noor Jahan and…

The Troubador’s Garden

This afternoon I had a meeting at The Troubador and given how muggy it was I suggested that we sat in the garden. It’s been a while since I’ve sat in that garden and it reminded me of the times I…


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