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Dimitar at the Donmar

David and Amanda Kanor live in Covent Garden – one of most fun and culturally rich places in London. We are very lucky to be their friends. They invited us to the Donmar theatre to see a play called Dimitar last night. I love theatres like the Donmar where you sit round three sides of […]

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Ella’s baptism

One of the most moving events of our lives happened today. Ella Agerbak, the eldest child of our good friends the Agerbaks, was baptised after church. Just about the whole church stayed behind to witness Rhoda’s tears, Andrew’s fatherly pride and Ella’s immersion. We are so proud of Ella and the whole family. Here is […]

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The Parsnip Cultural Experience

We enjoyed dinner with our friends Mohan & Helen Nanjundan and their children Priya and Rahul last night. They have moved to London from Delhi to be on staff and serve the West sector of the church here. We took dinner over to them – a roast duck with mashed spuds, greens grown in our […]

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The Persian Barber

My normal barber Sean was off today, so his business partner filled his slot. What an interesting man. When I asked him where he waa from he described himself as "Persian". That led to a fascinating discussion about ancient history. He is passionate (and rightly so) about his heritage. He pulled out postcards of national […]

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At the weir

A King of England some several centuries ago insisted a weir be built here so that he could cross the river – to enjoy his hawking. Ah how the other half lived! At least now it is a lovely picnic spot for Penny, me and the dog.  Hot soup, great sandwiches and superb company.   […]

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Mothering Lunch

Mothering Sunday is always special. After church Fred and I took Mum out for lunch. And a very fine lunch it was in a packed restaurant where everyone and his mother was out to make mum feel special. Fred was, as always, great company and a good laugh! I am now ready for an afternoon […]

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Tea in Neros

After a great chat over rather good coffee with Steve in Kensal Rise it was off to Willesden for more coffee with my Kenyan friend Roy. Next stop is my favourite coffee shop – Neros. Here it is time for afternoon tea with Harry and Chris.

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Spring is Sprung

Spring is here, the daffs are out, the sun is shining and I am off for a coffee in the sunshine with my good friend Steve.