Atkinson Grimshaw, Painter of Moonlight

One of my favourite coffee table books is my  Alexander Robertson,  illustrated history of Atkinson Grimshaw's paintings - from his earliest artworks of birds, fruit and flowers to his most famous moonlight paintings, dockyard scenes and cityscapes and the series of faeries. At 24 years of age John Atkinson Grimshaw gave up his job as a railway clerk with Great Northern Railway … Continue reading Atkinson Grimshaw, Painter of Moonlight

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Milton Keynes Stadium

My partner took me to dinner here on Friday night.  We were celebrating 5 years of being together, and wanted to mark the occasion.  Oh dear!  What came up for me was Marco Pierre has NOT got this RIGHT!!  It's such a shame because visually it all looks great!  The thrill of the  stadium:- Marco Pierre … Continue reading Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Milton Keynes Stadium

Frederick’s Restaurant, Camden Passage, Islington, London

When it comes to favourite restaurants, I need a new word for favourite!  Eating out is such a pleasure, especially with loved ones and great company. Frederick's restaurant was established by Lou Segal in 1969.  It's in Camden Passage in Islington, a stone's throw from the Angel tube station, and right across the road from … Continue reading Frederick’s Restaurant, Camden Passage, Islington, London