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The Queen Mother (1900-2002) lived trough two world wars. Born Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon  she publicly refused to leave London or send the children to Canada, even during the Blitz, when she was advised by the Cabinet to do so.
She declared, "The children won't go without me. I won't leave the King. And the King will never leave." *
One of the soldiers she treated wrote in her autograph book that she was to be "Hung, drawn, & quartered ... Hung in diamonds, drawn in a coach and four, and quartered in the best house in the land." *
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In the 1930s Britain experimented with blue pillar boxes which were for air mail. The experiment was abandoned after a few years as they were too costly to operate. The colour is the same blue as the “par avion” stickers which are still sometimes used on air mail letters. There are still two on our streets, one in Manchester and one in Windsor, and this one is in the wonderful Postal Museum in London 💙


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Well now. This is a window of cheesecakes. Miniature ones. All exactly the same. An unusual display that stopped passers by in their tracks, one after the other. Albert Adrias, perhaps the world’s best pastry chef; from El Buli, perhaps the world’s best restaurant (RIP); presently showcasing his cheesecakes at the Hotel Café Royal in Piccadilly. Hazelnut powder and white chocolate on the outside. Soft Camembert like stuff on the inside. Biscuits on the actual side, to scoop it onto. Bimble thinks this is a £12 opportunity too good to pass up. #foodies #bimbleworthy .
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Sir John Soane (1753 – 1837) is not someone you would have found to #konmari his house.
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The English architect lived in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, where he demolished three houses into one, catacombe-like structure for his vast collection of antiquities, artworks, and curiosities.
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With 30,000 architectural drawings among the countless architectural fragments, classical sculptures, ceramics, and even the sarcophagus of Seti I, Soane’s eclectic range of pieces makes for a wonderland experience set apart from the traditional museum.
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The seemingly random and cluttered arrangement of the artifacts lends a sense of adventure and treasure hunting that keeps you exploring again and again. Each time leaving you with the feeling that you still haven’t seen it all.
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@soanemuseum
Free admission
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields,
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Do you sometimes find that life gets in the way of your plans? I had all sorts of things I wanted to achieve in the new year, build a new website and list @number84 as a holiday let being two of them and so far all I’ve managed to achieve is to buy a domain name. .
I think in the past I would have got disillusioned with this and beat myself up or stressed that I hadn’t achieved what I’d set out to do but these days I’m a little more relaxed and dare I say patient with myself. I also give myself credit for what I have achieved which includes having a major clear out at home, clearing clutter, emptying cupboards, tidying the garage and workshop and listing items no longer needed on eBay or donating to charity. There’s still a way to go but I’m already feeling lighter and clearer. .
My plans are still in my head at the moment but they’ve not been forgotten. To be honest I haven’t actually thought too much about them as my mind has been busy elsewhere but the time will come and when it does I’ll be more organised and lighter now I’m freeing myself from clutter. Perhaps February will be my January?
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So, how is your new year going so far? Are your plans coming together or are you taking it slow like me?


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Just a 35 minute tube ride on the Picadilly line from Central London is the very elegant Georgeian country estate Osterley House (@osterleynt). Sweeping driveways, staircases, gardens and lots of space its a beautiful place to visit. Although the house is closed at the moment, the gardens, cafe, second hand book shop and National trust shop make it a lovely place to go and seek some peace and tranquilty and experience the quieter side of London.
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Read more in today’s ‘quiet London’ blog post. Link in bio. .
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Winter Lights 💡💡


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#Repost @doughbakehouse with @repostsaveapp · · · How’s #veganuary going for you we have some delicious new dairy free , vegan friendly sweet treats! 🥰😋🙌🏼 •fudge and choc orange Cake •apricot , orange , almond slice •Apple and sultana slice
#vegan#dairyfree#bakery#sweettreats#hernehill#bakehouse#cake


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One of the floating exhibits at Winter Lights. This one is made from recyclable materials (like quite a lot of the exhibits) and was popular with the kids😁

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Family ties
In frame @lindavoinova


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Family ties
In frame @lindavoinova


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Family ties
In frame @lindavoinova


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All day, everyday, this’s the view from Stow-Away!
At Stow-Away Waterloo we are happy to have one of the London’s unique and secret views.
#MySecretLondon, not a secret anymore!
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Stumbled across this pretty lamp post in Coalville Place as I was ambling down Charlotte St in Fitzrovia the other day. It looks just the sort of street Alexander McCall Smith should write about. Can't you imagine the interesting characters that would live here?
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Elementary - Baker Street Underground Station, London


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Call up your mother and father, without them you would not be traveling…

Sick picture @art.side!!!😍
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