Friday, 30 January 2015

Chartwell House in Kent - the gardens of Churchill's home

Today is the 50th anniversary of the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, the wartime Prime Minister. It seems an opportune moment to post up a video I made of the gardens of his house, Chartwell, in Kent. It was filmed in December 2011 but, sadly, the house at that time of the year is not open to the public.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Barcelona - the movie!

This is the video of the whole of the trip to Barcelona in December 2014.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Barcelona videos - Hotel Antibes

We stayed in the Hotel Antibes when in Barcelona last month. Reasonably close to the city centre, it is quite basic but was exactly what we wanted from a budget-priced hotel.

Barcelona videos - the Cathedral

Filmed in December 2014.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Barcelona videos - La Pedrera

La Pedrera is a building designed by Antoni Gaudi. Its name means stone quarry, which it resembles. Filmed in December 2014.

Barcelona videos - La Rambla

La Rambla is a popular street for visitors to Barcelona. Filmed in December 2014.

Barcelona videos - Mancana de la Discordia

Mancana de la Discordia is a block of 3 buildings each with contrasting architectural styles. Filmed in December 2014.

Barcelona videos - Mercat de Sant Josep

Mercat de Sant Josep, the food market off La Rambla, is a must-visit when in Barcelona. This was filmed in December 2014.

Barcelona videos - Rambla de Mar and Marina

The Rambla de Mar is an extension of La Rambla into the Marina at Barcelona. Filmed in December 2014.

Barcelona videos - Sagrada Familia

The unfinished cathedral, the Sagrada Familia, designed by Antoni Gaudi. Work on building it has been underway for over 100 years. I filmed this in December 2014.

Barcelona videos - the Zoo

Barcelona Zoo is compact and well laid out. This was filmed during our visit to Barcelona in December 2014.

Barcelona videos - Barceloneta

The sea front area of Barcelona, filmed on our visit in December 2014.

Back to the White Hart

My last full day in London on this trip was yesterday, New Year's Day, so we decided to go out for lunch. The White Hart in the Triangle was open so we decided to eat there. Again, another good meal. We had the salmon fish cakes. Definitely to be recommended.

Alas, my London trip is now over. I returned to my house in Gateshead today, thankfully without any problems on the train, unlike Saturday when I travelled south.

Celebrating New Year at A Torre

There is a superb Portuguese restaurant is the Triangle in Crystal Palace called A Torre and we decided to book it to welcome in the new year on Wednesday evening.

At £45 a head, this was not going to be cheap, but it was new year so an indulgence was allowed. Food was excellent. Service was very good. Music was mainly hits from the 80s and 90s. That took me back!