Friday, February 29, 2008

29 February

This is a first for me.... never done this on the 29th before....

So here is some local history... that has nothing to do with 29th Feb...

On this 'ait' once stood the Swan Inn which open for business in about 1724 and thrived on fashionable river traffic of the time. It became famed for parties, fine food, pitchcocked eels (broiled eels seasoned with mace, nutmeg, salt and pepper, covered in breadcrumbs and butter, served with anchovy and lemon), and fine wines. By 1812 a wealthy neighbour was so outraged by the riotous behaviour he bought the place and closed it down. Trees were planted to protect Kew from the inferior buildings of Brentford (to the right of the picture).

Thanks to David McDowall's excellent book The Thames for much of the information.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

19 February

Shot Tower
thanks to Mike for making me aware of this place, we visited Sunday... wonderful..

Sunday, February 10, 2008

10 February

Friday night was Beatles night, so demanded the correct dress..

Saturday, February 09, 2008

9 February - extra

Stanley plays drums at his own party... a great time was had by all...

9 February

Today is the birthday of our friend Stanley (big party tonight) and my Bloggy friend Shelia.

Happy Birthday to you both, you are great friends and we wish you all the best...

Thursday, February 07, 2008

7 February - extra

Here is something that I have been working on for a while, with friends...

It is a really neat and cool idea, please give your support by visiting and using the site...

and help the charities that you care about...

angeltrain is about using your online shopping to generate funds, at no cost to you, for a good cause of your choice. Hurray! A great excuse to feel good about shopping!!

It's a brilliant new way to get money where you want to see it go.

7 February

Sunday, February 03, 2008

3 February

to a friend in Richmond... have a great 21st birthday sweetie..

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