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My WeekendNotes - 110
Hidden under a canopy of trees in the heart of East Sheen Common is a serene and secluded woodland playground. F... [more]
We have visited Kew Gardens as a family several times before but had never got to the new log trail. So, on a flying vis... [more]
Here in London, we are living under ever-restricted rules at the moment. Living in a Tier 4 area may make eating out imp... [more]
At a time where we are all being asked to stay at home and keep our distance from others, now could be the perfect momen... [more]
A couple of times recently, after we've been out and about in Richmond town centre, myself, my husband and our two child... [more]
The Easter holidays are almost upon us. For those of you, like me, who have children of school age, this means two weeks... [more]
Tickets are now on sale for London's largest dedicated Children's Literature Festival which takes place annually in Barn... [more]
11/05/2019 - 12/05/2019
Every Sunday afternoon in Twickenham, there is a family roller disco at Orleans Park School. Run by the roller skating c... [more]
On a recent visit to Kew Gardens, I was excited to see that the garden's famous pagoda was finally open after an extensi... [more]
Hidden within the vast green expanse that is Richmond Park in South-West London is a beautiful enclosed woodland garden ... [more]
It's my 100th post here on Weekend Notes, so to celebrate I thought I'd do a round-up of one hundred of mine and my husb... [more]
My husband Tom and I ventured into veganism at the end of last summer after watching the Netflix documentaries 'What the... [more]
222 Veggie Vegan is a fully plant-based restaurant located in the heart of West Kensington, London. It opened all the wa... [more]
Apples & Bees is an independent health store located on Sheen Lane in East Sheen. It opened a good couple of years a... [more]
A while ago my husband, who works in the design industry, brought home a huge book of sample card with an extensive rang... [more]
Up & Running is a small chain of 28 award-winning sports shops across the UK, and we have one of them right here on our ... [more]
A new yoga studio called YogaHub has opened on Sheen Lane in East Sheen. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise and med... [more]
This is a scenic 4.5 mile walk along a quiet and picturesque stretch of the River Thames. Much of the walk is on gra... [more]
After a succession of failed cafes occupying the site at 28a Sheen Lane in East Sheen, something a bit different has fin... [more]
For our fifth wedding anniversary, my husband Tom and I decided to treat ourselves to the ultimate gift: two nights away... [more]
We'd already decided where to take our daughter Tabitha for her first holiday abroad before she was even born. A few yea... [more]
A few months before having our second baby, my husband and I ventured to Paris with our then nearly-two-year-old, Tabith... [more]
The Magic Garden is a wonderful new attraction for children located within the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. Since th... [more]
01/04/2017 - 29/10/2017
The school summer holidays are nearly upon us and if the recent sunny weather in London is anything to go by, we've got ... [more]
On Saturday 13th May 2017, the 48th consecutive May Fair will be held on Richmond Green in South West London. It is the ... [more]
For Mother's Day, my family and I chose to try the weekend brunch menu at a relatively new restaurant in East Sheen call... [more]
When my husband and I heard that TV chef Rick Stein was opening his first London restaurant just up the road from where ... [more]
I am very pleased to see that the Sensational Butterflies trail at The Natural History Museum is returning again in 2017... [more]
31/03/2017 - 17/09/2017
In the depths of winter when the weather's bad, it can be hard to think of fun things to do with very young children. Wh... [more]
Hands in Pasta is an Italian restaurant in Hammersmith that comes with a twist. No, that doesn't just mean the pasta is ... [more]
Living in South-West London, I am lucky enough to be able to class the world-famous Kew Gardens as a local attraction. I... [more]
23/11/2016 - 02/01/2017
Ever since it opened almost a year ago, Bella del Gelato has been a firm weekend favourite for our family. Be it summer ... [more]
If you're looking for somewhere unique to eat in Hammersmith, then I recommend you look no further than the Lyric Bar an... [more]
Whenever we want somewhere central to meet friends for lunch, we always opt for The Green Room in Waterloo. As a family ... [more]
So, we're well and truly into September now, which sadly means Summer is nearly over and very soon we'll be cranking up ... [more]
Most of us have heard of Kew Gardens - the world-famous botanical gardens in West London - but, have you heard of the in... [more]
Back in my 20s when I worked in television production, I often found myself at the iconic Television Centre in Shepherd'... [more]
26/05/2016 - 29/08/2016
In 2015 I compiled a list of ideas for Mother's Day gift inspiration. It's hard to believe that a whole year has flown b... [more]
If you've got a child of pre-school age in your family, it's very likely you'll have already heard of 'In the Night Gard... [more]
26/05/2016 - 20/08/2016
This year will be the first Christmas that our two-and-a-half year old daughter starts to properly understand what all t... [more]
20/11/2015 - 24/12/2015
The Christmas season is now well under way and last weekend me and my family kick-started our 2015 festivities with a ... [more]
25/11/2015 - 02/01/2016
The recently-opened Robin Craft Cafe is a quirky little coffee shop in East Sheen, South-West London. The cafe serves a ... [more]
Anyone with young children will know that going out for lunch can often be more of a trial than a treat. Trying to restr... [more]
To the average passer-by, St Leonard's Court in East Sheen is a non-descript apartment block with nothing particularly r... [more]
A few months ago, East Sheen welcomed a new bakery to its ever-growing selection of small shops on Sheen Lane. On its op... [more]
Ever since moving to East Sheen over two years ago, I have always found it strange that there was nowhere apart from the... [more]
I'm a firm believer in shopping local wherever possible, however there's no doubt that sometimes it's quicker, easier an... [more]
For some reason, despite having lived on the same road as it for nearly two years, we'd never tried the Stockholm Rest... [more]
Aside from the giant stuffed donkey in the doorway, the first thing you'll notice as you step into Mara's is its warm an... [more]
If you haven't yet taken your little one to see Santa, don't worry there's still time. Ham House and Garden in Richmond-... [more]
20/12/2014 - 23/12/2014
Can you believe it's already nearing the end of September? The long hot summer is finally closing its doors to autumn, t... [more]
Now that summer's sadly drawing to a close and the days are gradually getting shorter, it is inevitable that you will st... [more]
Anyone who has spent a significant amount of time in London will no doubt have strayed across a building that bears a ... [more]
We all have to pay our Council Tax, but how many of us actually use the facilities our councils make available to us? Lo... [more]
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the independent boutiques of East Sheen, so I thought it was only fair to follo... [more]
Faanoos Persian Restaurant on Upper Richmond Road was a place my husband and I had walked past time and time again but f... [more]
The Milestone Café in East Sheen sits on the crossroads of Upper Richmond Road and Sheen Lane. It is so named becaus... [more]
We've all been there, haven't we? It gets to the end of a busy week and the last thing you want to do is cook a meal. No... [more]
I don't know about you, but every now and then, the desire to have a proper Sunday roast with all the trimmings hits me.... [more]
East Sheen's "town centre" consists of a line of shops that run along the Upper Richmond Road and spill up into Sheen La... [more]
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