Qype Means No Hype

I recently got switched on to Qype by Annie Mole of the London Underground blog. It’s a site where people like you and me submit reviews of pubs, restaurants, museums and so on, and it also has social networking aspects including groups you can join that reflect your particular interests (at the moment I’m a […]

Vegetable Surprise

I’m not a vegetarian by any means, but at the same time I don’t demand meat every time I eat out. I’m quite happy to have a meal that has little to no animal protein in it. So, I was pleasantly surprised to be taken to Beatroot earlier this evening. It’s a small veggie cafe […]

Back to Nature

Gah – no broadband for 24 hours! Well on with the show. I was in the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew yesterday afternoon. The first thing was struck me was how peaceful it is, even though it’s in the middle of an urban area. It must be all those trees blocking the sound from the […]

The Blogging Insomniac

OK so this is a late post, but I just wanted to mention the London Bloggers Meetup that I attended earlier this evening at the Camel & Artichoke near Waterloo. As always at these events (ably organised by Andy Bargery as per usual) the people there were really friendly, and everyone had an interesting tale […]

Thamesmead’s Quiet Neighbour

As instructed I went to Thamesmead today. It’s grim and there’s absolutely nothing worth seeing, even less worth photographing, unless you’re into poor examples of what planners thought would be ‘communities in the sky’ back in the 60s. If it’s notable for anything, it does feature in several feature films, “A Clockwork Orange”, and “Beautiful […]

Southend – Sadness on Sea

I went to Southend on Sea earlier today, and it was closed. No seriously, I arrived in Southend at the main railway station, Southend Victoria, and then walked through the newly refurbished Victoria Shopping Centre, that leads from the station to the top of the main street down to the front. A lovely shopping centre […]

“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” = Great!

We went to see ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull‘ over in Hammersmith earlier this evening. Some people have criticised the film for not being weighty enough, but the film doesn’t take itself seriously so you shouldn’t go into the cinema expecting some moving epic either – after all, Indiana Jones movies […]