The life of Lex

Random ramblings on travel, London life, roast ratings etc

“I don’t know what London’s coming to – the higher the buildings the lower the morals” Noel Coward, 1931   I have long wanted to do a behind the scenes tour in London but am rarely around for the open house weekends. Last year, I noticed TFL’s Hidden London events and so signed up to …

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“Nothing prosecco can’t fix” Anon   Last week, to celebrate a couple of family birthdays, we went to OXBO Bankside (http://www.oxbobankside.co.uk). Of course we went for the bottomless prosecco option – it would be rude not to when it’s only an additional £12 each… I’d definitely recommend booking as it was fairly busy when we …

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“Gin & Tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives and minds than all the doctors in the Empire” Winston Churchill   This week, we went to the Punch Tavern on Fleet Street (www.punchtavern.com) for our roast and I have to say we were impressed! It’s a historic site, having been a former gin palace and was …

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“Roast beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy” Edna Ferber   A traditional Sunday roast has long been one of my favourite meals, probably because I was blessed with a Mum who was a fabulous cook and made us one very week! For over a year, I have been on a …

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“It’s pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day” Edith Lovejoy Pierce     The start of a new year is often taken to be a new beginning. In fact, the first month gets its name from Janus, …

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