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Bridge Banter: Revelations in a Manchester United bin and in the Chelsea team

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

The things you spot in Old Trafford bins. After the Blues’ 1-1 draw last weekend, I noticed – in the recycling – the caterer’s instructions for the stadium’s VIP boxes.

Spooky sunset...

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:13pm Friday 31st October 2014

It's been unseasonably warm for Halloween but now the sun is sinking and there are spooky things afoot...

Street food revolution will move indoors when Surrey StrEatery launches with a bang

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:01am Friday 31st October 2014

Remember, remember the fifth of November, because that is when Croydon’s street food eatery opens its doors to hungry diners.

I can't think of any other restaurant that's quite like this one; that is an achievement in itself: Review of Grain Store, Kings Cross

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:21pm Friday 31st October 2014

Food Bites: Be sure to take the most pernickety person you know, I bet they’ll love it.

Golden sunset

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Now the clocks have gone back, the sun sets an hour earlier, giving us on the tenth floor some rather spectacular views. Here is today's show of fire in the sky.

Marvel Press Release - Plus Avengers: Age of Ultron extended trailer

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Marvel release list of up and coming movies.

Rooftops in the rain

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:19pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

After two days of clear conditions, the cloud has moved in. Now you can barely see beyond Sutton's two churches...

Space Saving Leeks

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:21pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

I suppose it’s the Welsh in me, but I love eating leeks and as luck would have it, I love growing them too – much like all of my favourite veg.

Autumn on the ground

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:15am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The trees surrounding the church spire at Cheam are looking very autumnal, but the blue sky and light clouds looks much more summery. Make the most of it while it lasts...

Nature notes: Avian commuters

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:51am Monday 27th October 2014

Every evening now around dusk,about a thousand jackdaws, maybe more, fly very fast and direct just above rooftop height down Wimbledon hill Over the town centre they go, in ones and twos or in larger flocks, 'chack-chacking'to one another.

Hardly a cloud over London

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:38pm Monday 27th October 2014

The forecast said we could expect unseasonably clement weather early on in the week and if the blue sky outside this afternoon is anything to go by, the weather people have got it spot on...

Bridge Banter: Chelsea's form is lovely ahead of the trip to Manchester United

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Two confidence-boosting victories in four days have set up Chelsea nicely for the weekend’s trip to Old Trafford.

Rooftop fire

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

Black smoke has been spotted rising from the roof of Delta Point in Croydon. Reporter Robert Fisk is on the case, keep looking at the news section for updates.

A cozy and lively spot for some hearty South American home cooking: Review of Carioca, Brixton

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A good place to start your quest for Brazilian-food enlightenment, and one that has in fact been around for a little while.

October Movie Preview Network

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Mark previews his pick of this weeks new releases.

Grey cloud over Croydon

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

It's a glum day out there at the moment... Here is the Croydon skyline under a dull grey sky...

Light trails at the junction

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Another day is descending into gloom so here are some homeward drivers taking advantage of a kindly bus driver stopping to allow them to make the right turn opposite Sutton station.

Autumn is the perfect time to plant spring flowering bulbs.

12:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Autumn is the perfect time to plant spring flowering bulbs.

The train to West Croydon

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

As the nights get longer, the opportunities for long exposure photography increase and having a clear view over a busy railway junction provides some interesting sights...

Nature Notes: Butterfly bonus

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

In a normal year, by late September chances of seeing many butterflies on the wing are slim.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'If you have children, you have to make sacrifices'

Wandsworth Guardian: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

This week, Angellica considers the choices parents make.

Bridge Banter: When Chelsea last met Crystal Palace the circumstances were very different.... oh yes

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Diego Costa, on target for Spain at the weekend, aims to help Chelsea avoid a repeat of the Blues’ setback at Selhurst Park in March at the weekend, when a John Terry own-goal ended a promising title challenge.

A good shout for sexy, fast-paced, buzzing, centrally located Vietnamese with a modern twist: Review of House of Hồ, Soho

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Food Bites: They’ve joined a few others in the quite recent trend of boozy and bottomless Sunday brunch deals

Plant broad beans now for a sumptuous spring crop

1:27pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Who doesn’t love sweet and tasty broad beans, and I mean fresh ones of course, not those awful frozen kind?

Movie fun with Behind the Scenes 2

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:48pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Some lighthearted images of movie actors caught on camera

Nature notes: Mandarin magic

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:10am Monday 13th October 2014

There can be no more colourful and outrageously exotic looking duck than the male mandarin (see picture).

Reviewed: Mr Turner (12A)

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:03pm Sunday 12th October 2014

Timothy Spall creates a wonderful masterpiece as Mr Turner.

Bridge Banter: Fight, fight, fight - I'd pay to see Arsenal's Wenger take on Chelsea's Mourinho

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

It could be television’s future. Pay-per-view fighting between Premier League managers.

White clouds on the march

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:52am Friday 10th October 2014

After several days of rain, it's pleasant to spot the more pleasant sight of small white clouds marching across a blue sky, so long as they aren't being followed by an army of rain clouds...

The food was mostly agreeable but the accessories to the experience let it down: Review of Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, Clerkenwell

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Food Bites: It’s not a bad place to while away some time.

Beacons agains the grey

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:02pm Thursday 9th October 2014

One of my favourite sights from the 10th floor is the sight of sunlight catching the metal masts at Crystal Palace, especially against a grey sky like we had today. It's a little beyond the effective range of my lens but I still enjoy trying for the perfect picture when the conditions are right...

Growhampton: A very special thank you

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:01am Thursday 9th October 2014

It is with a big smile that I write this post, because our lovely Hive Cafe has just been announced as the winner of a 2014 Soil Association Organic Award under the Eating Out category.

Passing clouds

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:20am Wednesday 8th October 2014

The haze of last week is gone, blown away by brisk winds bringing rain and heavy clouds. This was the view from the 10th floor just before 9am and already it seems to be clearing up...

Reviewed: '71

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:09pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A British chase thriller set in 1970's Northern Ireland

Rain in the west

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:54pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Today has been a mixture of clear sky, sun and rain. There was another rainbow this afternoon but I had my nose up against a deadline at the time. However, this distant rain cloud was shedding its load below the sinking sun and casting remarkable shadows in the process...

Rainbow time is here again

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:21pm Monday 6th October 2014

As the weather deteriorates into autumn and the rain moves in, a rainbow appeared in the sky over south London. Sadly, my lens wasn't wide enough to get the whole sweep in a single frame so I concentrated on the ends.

Nature notes: Iconic flyers

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:54am Monday 6th October 2014

Having been a military aircraft enthusiast all my life, a trip to Hendon RAF museum is always revealing and interesting.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'There are so many places to explore in the UK'

Wandsworth Guardian: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

Angellica enjoys some time away during the family's first 'staycation'.

Bridge Banter: The enigma that is Chelsea's Diego Costa

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

In Spain they call him “Que Crack”. It’s a curious, ungrammatical street phrase that can be translated as “What’s happening?”, or “Isn’t that something?” or, in a footballing sense, “That’s one fantastic player”.

Nature Notes: Richmond Park

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:43pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Both stags strut about bellowing, circling their conquests before approaching one another.

With price points like this, consistent and high dish quality, a central location and laudable service, there is little to argue with: Review of Picture, Fitzrovia

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Food Bites: There’s a lot to like about this place.

The flying eye of the law

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:44pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A police helicopter was spotted over Sutton this afternoon. Apparently, there was a drug raid taking place on the ground. Check the news section to find out what happened.

Pinkelicious Beetroot Salad

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:33am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Autumn has always been the time we associate with harvesting beetroot, but I also love to sneak in a few little new sowings at this time of the year.

The 2014 Capsule Basics - 'Must Haves' for your Schoolrun Wardrobe

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:11pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Everyone's wardrobe requires some useful, practical clothes for everyday life....taking the kids to school or to chill out at the weekend...

Reviewed: Gone Girl (18)

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:49pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Could this be Film of the year?

Where the countryside starts

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:25am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Looking over towards the hills south of Croydon, you can see hillcrests lined with trees. Seen in this kind of light, and framed this closely, there seems to be no sign of habitation at all apart from the bird flying into the frame... The countryside starts here - kind of...

Hiding in the haze

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:47pm Monday 29th September 2014

Croydon's towers were almost completely hidden in the early morning haze. The misty conditions hung about for most of the day.

Bridge Banter: Everyone wants to watch Chelsea play, irrespective of what, who or when

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

It’s a measure of how compulsive Chelsea are to watch that 41,000 filled Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night to watch Bolton being knocked out of the Capital One Cup.

Lunch was perfectly adequate, just not especially noteworthy: Review of Zucca, Bermondsey Street

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Food Bites: Carpet. In a restaurant. In this decade? It just doesn't sit right.

A grey start

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:03am Friday 26th September 2014

The air is clear and visibility is good, in spite of the lack of light under the grey cloud. Maybe it will brighten up once the sun gets a bit higher.






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