Category: London Life

Absorbing the riverside sunshine

After a fairly hectic day yesterday - running, shopping, errands and the rest - it was nice to pop round to our local on Canary Riverside and enjoy a drink or two in the evening sunshine. We were meant to go for a single drink before dinner at home, but it turned into three, very slow ...

Be still my beating heart: BrewDog is coming to Canary Wharf!

While I'm in the throes of planning a one-day Brewdog pub-crawl in London, they've only gone and decided to open up another pub! And this one is just minutes from my front door, in Canary Wharf! They've taken over the space previously occupied by Jamie's Italian (no loss to the neighbourhood there!) and I predict ...

London Pride: what a blast

Despite attending London Pride countless times since I moved here 18 years ago, yesterday saw me marching in the parade for the very first time. And reader, it was the most fun I've had in forever! I was marching as part of the British Gas contingent, which is the parent company of where @TheFrankFlyer works. ...

The unrelenting heat

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely adore the sunshine and heat. But right now, London is a hot, sticky and smelly mess. And so are most of its residents. Yesterday. I managed to shelter from the hellish heat in my air-conditioned office. But. come 5:30pm, I had to head outside and meet a friend for ...

Hot and bothered

The present heatwave is really welcome. I love the sun and I love being out in the heat. We get far too little of either in London, as far as I'm concerned. But the past few nights have been so hot, I've barely slept. And this is with all the windows open and fans creating ...

The afterglow

An afternoon in the summer London sun is second to none. Especially when spent with friends and good food.

Surviving my first WNBR

Taking part in my first ever World Naked Bike Ride was exhilarating, freezing and hilarious...

WNBR: Another one for the bucket list?

Next Saturday, London sees its very own WNBR: World Naked Bike Ride. And I'm taking part. What?! Well, it's been on my bucket list for some time, but I've either been out of the country for work or holidays when it's taken place for the last few years. Next weekend, I'm actually in London. And ...

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Photo Challenge: Liquid

Identifying just one liquid-themed photo from my collection for this week's blog post challenge was tough. I seem to be drawn to them and my Google Photos account is more blue water and blue sky than (almost) anything else. But here's one of my favourite photos from the last few months: a view of Shadwell ...