While out for a walk around the Isle of Dogs in the Spring sunshine this afternoon, we stumbled across our new neighbour – Bokan, on the 38th floor of the Novotel on Marsh Wall. I’m so glad I was persuaded to make the trip upstairs, both to check out the marvellous views over Canary Wharf […]

While out for a walk this morning, I noticed that there’s a new coffee shop coming to Westferry Circus here in Canary Wharf: the brilliantly-named Department of Coffee and Social Affairs. I’ve only visited one of their outlets, the one around the corner from Liverpool Street. If memory serves, the coffee was delicious – but […]

I snapped this photo on my way to work yesterday morning, looking down the dock at Canary Wharf towards the new Dollar Bay building. The sunrise was amazing, so while walking, I grabbed my iPhone and snapped a pic before turning left to go and catch the DLR. I was worried that Dollar Bay would […]

On my way back from Cheltenham on Friday night, I passed though Paddington Station (which, bizarrely, now seems to smell almost permanently of burnt cooking oil and chips…). Stink and slightly drunk Friday night commuters aside, I was surprised to findĀ a brass band performing at the end of one of the platforms! They were from […]

Here are two more quick videos I shot while wandering around the various booths and food stalls at this weekend’s HyperJapan expo in London. Just seeing that food on display makes me hungry all over again.

We spent a few delightful hours at HyperJapan in London this afternoon. A flurry of cosplay, Japanese music, Japanese food, more cosplay and some more food. Pretty much like every visit to HyperJapan ever. Highlights for me were the delicious Takoyaki (octopus balls), despite almost burning my mouth off when trying to stuff them down […]

A few snaps I took when out walking around Canary Wharf last weekend. Back then, the sun was still shining – right before it was replaced with grey skies and rain yesterday. Ah, summer… it was nice while it lasted. We walked past the huge building site over at what was Wood Wharf and, over […]

Amaze-balls! It got up to 25C here this afternoon and I enjoyed as much of the sun as I possibly could. I kicked off with a training run which, in hindsight, wasn’t a superb idea. While I’ve previously trained in as much as 28C and direct sunlight in Spain, I was well-hydrated and ran with […]

The sun was out in London today. That alone is worth celebrating and possibly writing down for future reference, when the cold, dark and very long Winter returns. So I was determined to make the most of it. We ‘enjoyed’ an incredibly awful brunch at Cafe Rouge in Canary Wharf (undercooked poached eggs and the […]