This Little Piggy Went to Market (Taiwan 3)

Just a quick post today and it’s not for the squeamish. It’s a gallery of photos taken at the markets in Songshan (somewhere around Longjian Road I think). It’s pretty densely built up in this area and although it works on a grid system, much like New York, I found it more confusing than if it had been all higgledy piggeldy.  Don’t use a 7/11 … Continue reading This Little Piggy Went to Market (Taiwan 3)

Have you Eaten Yet? (Taiwan 2)

Taiwanese cuisine was one of the things Rich and I were most excited about experiencing on our trip East. And the good news is it exceeded our very high expectations! In Britain we often greet each other with a, “How are you?”, but in Taiwan it’s more common to hear, “Have you eaten yet?”. I can answer this question with a “yes” but I’ll still … Continue reading Have you Eaten Yet? (Taiwan 2)

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7 Good LONDON Things

‘A Crisis of Brilliance’ at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Crossing London from leafy Crouch End to positively verdant and pastoral Dulwich took a while but we had the best ever view of Battersea Power Station and a fantastic lunch at the gallery. Weather awful but inside, a bright view of the bright young students at The Slade from 1912 and their journey from draughtsmen and … Continue reading 7 Good LONDON Things

Bristol Highlights Week Ending 19.08.2012

A busy week it was. Thunder storms, torrential rain, too hot nights. Broken computer, broken TV. Old fashioned fun with the record player and picking blackberries at the allotment. Surprise meeting with a friend who lives in L.A. Impromptu supper with another friend; bangers and mash with onion gravy. Watching first episodes of The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin with Leonard Rossiter. Excruciatingly stress … Continue reading Bristol Highlights Week Ending 19.08.2012