Hello Monday, and hello spring! It looks like the weather is finally improving, so here are my three suggestions for the upcoming weekend in Ealing... We Love Cheese! Festival Well I love cheese, anyway. Ealing's very own festival of cheese returns to Dickens Yard on the 22nd April, 11am-4pm. It's free (apart from cheese… Continue reading Three Things To Look Forward To In Ealing This Weekend
Last week I attended an Ealing and Brentford Bloggers' meet-up* and had the opportunity to visit Urban Villa, a superb concept hotel, positioned between Ealing and Brentford just off the M4. Although I live in Ealing so wouldn't stay there myself (well, unless I leap into some more big home improvements as I am wont… Continue reading Urban Villa & Reunion Bar: An Ideal Base For Visiting Families
Ok, so first off I'm not sure if this is really a park, although the local council considers it so and it has three play areas. It's more - well - a hill. Because it's Horsenden Hill. A bit like how Ruislip Lido is a lake. It's more than a park: wilder, older, richer and… Continue reading West London Parks: Horsenden Hill
I was crying over my blog stats the other day in a fug of impatience and denial (I'd neglected it for about a week, actual real life was up in my face all week ... although I do know how to schedule posts so yeah - my fault) when I got a lovely surprise. Chomeuse… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award
If you follow me on Twitter you will have seen some photos on my Saturday afternoon in The Dodo Micropub, Hanwell. Oh yes! I was out, on my own (well, with a friend) drinking beer. For shame! Call the soft focus Facebook quote brigade quickly, they need to strip me of some #realmum and #blessed… Continue reading Me Time: The Dodo Micropub Hanwell
Ealing Broadway has a host of places to enjoy a cheeky cuppa or up your caffeine. As well as all the usual chains (indeed two of most!) there are a host of small independent shops to choose from. Although it is most economical to bring your own coffee and enjoy it in the wonderfully re… Continue reading Where to go for coffee in Ealing Broadway.
As a working mum, Saturdays are precious time. Weekend activities feel so vital for bonding and cramming all those 'precious moments' Facebook memes tell us we should be ... and yet ... and yet ... apparently parenting also involves these other things like laundry, buying new clothes, returning library books and so forth. No soft… Continue reading Family Dining: Limeyard Ealing
Does anyone else find eating out leaves them strung out on "what ifs?" The kind of what ifs that never occurred before kids- and possibly not even before kids came with social media and the perfect parents of message boards. Yeah, you know, the ones who leapt straight off mother's milk and into perfect restaurant… Continue reading Family Dining At Perivale Farm