“The Maids of Honour cake has been part of Richmond history for nearly 300 years. Although there are numerous legends about their origin, it is generally believed that Henry VIII was the first to use the name when he met Anne Boleyn and other Maids of Honour eating the cakes from a silver dish. . . . → Read More: The Original Maids of Honour
Charles Dickens 1812 – 1870, author, stayed here in 1832. North Road, Highgate, N6
Last week Thursday; April 26th, I set off on a magical #walkabout through the streets of London to discover more about Charles Dickens (blog to follow shortly ). We started off from the Charles Dickens Museum
the Charles . . . → Read More: finding Charles Dickens
One of my most recent discoveries in London was Neal’s Yard near Covent Garden in Soho. During February, March and April I had joined in the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt and on my quest to find as many of the eggs as possible I spent a great number happy hours travelling from one end . . . → Read More: places to eat in London – Wild Food Café, Neal’s Yard Covent Garden
If you are out and about in Twickenham this summer, or even Richmond why not take the family out for a yummy Greek meal. Here is a review done by Francesca of EatInTwickenham fame who visits these fine eating houses and reviews the food. Her discerning taste is eloquently conveyed in the video and . . . → Read More: Eat In Twickenham
Iran (Persia): officially the Islamic Republic of Iran is a country in Central Eurasia and/or Western Asia.
The name Iran has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use in the Western world in 1935, before which the country was widely known as Persia. Both Persia and Iran are used . . . → Read More: whisk yourself off on a magic carpet ride to Persia at Kandoo!