Looks like rain

rainLooks like rain this weekend, perfect for doing the tax return or snuggling on the sofa with a hot chocolate.
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Scientists, trainspotters, inventors, lend me your ears…

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If you are still up for enjoying autumnal London it is time to bring out your inner geek with this weeks picks.

 

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If you build it…

lego-169603_640 This week I finally managed to go to a play, okay I was actually sat in front of my laptop in my kitchen, but I did see the acclaimed production of Much Ado About Nothing with Catherine Tate and David Tennant via Digital Theatre. A fine example of Art and Technology coming together.

This weekend is my nephew’s 3rd birthday, cue party with lots of toddlers! Here’s my pick of what else you can do in London this weekend.
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Open House

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This is the weekend that London throws open the doors of its hidden and mysterious buildings and welcomes you in. I’m wondering what people would make if they came round our flat without giving me the chance to stuff the cupboards full of the debris that covers the floor on an average day. Unannounced guests would certainly think that we’d been burgled. It looks like a child is in charge which is not far from the truth.
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Shop Local

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Wow! What a Bank Holiday weekend, and I don’t mean that in a good way. My poor Baba had flu and the other half had food poisoning. It all got very messy and miserable (hence no blog). I think we could all do with a quiet weekend now and with the weather looking distinctly British I think we’ll stick to pottering around locally.
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More tea vicar?

teapotIn case you missed the memo, this week has been National Afternoon Tea Week. I’m not a tea drinker but I certainly like the idea of afternoon tea.

I was given a Tea for Two Voucher a couple of years ago that I was determined to use. Having registered it online to get a list of the venues I could use it in, I discovered that none were in London! And then I couldn’t exchange the voucher as it had been registered. So one rainy October afternoon I dragged my sister and her two young kids all the way to Windsor. Which seems like miles away when you don’t drive and you have two small kids in tow. To cut a long story short it was an exhausting, not entirely satisfying experience.
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How to enjoy London without leaving the sofa

tv remoteWhat a week I’ve had, I’m so glad it is the weekend. Unfortunately I won’t be getting creative this weekend as, after a major setback, we’re back to looking around houses in our spare time. Not what you want to be doing after a full week at work, I want to spend the weekend with my feet up on the sofa. Which got me thinking, can I appreciate all London has to offer without actually leaving our flat?
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