Neptune Oyster and 2 days in Boston

November 12, 2007

No, it’s not that I’ve been holding out on you and slipped off on a secret weekend in Boston… The truth is that this is the final post in my series on our trip to the USA last year.  Only 12 short months after we got back.  I weep… Anyhow.  After our lovely stay in […]

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USA, Day 7/8: Scallops in Stonington, CT

August 1, 2007

After a lovely relaxing day of being "leaf peepers" around the Westport area, we were sad to leave but at the same time I was greatly looking forward to our next destination:  Stonington, Connecticut.  It’s an easy drive up from Westport and by mid-morning we were there, knocking on the door of Nancyanne’s house.  Nancyanne […]

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USA day 6 – Fall colours and Monte Cristo sandwiches

June 11, 2007

[This post is part of my very leisurely report on our trip to the USA last year in October.] Waking up on our first morning in Connecticut and looking out of the window, the view could not possibly have been more different to New York.  Where there had been a busy road and grimy brick […]

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New York day 4: Angelica Kitchen and John’s of Bleecker Street

March 26, 2007

Fog’s Rain’s rollin’ in off the East River bank, Like a shroud it covers Bleecker Street… – Simon & Garfunkel We awoke on Tuesday morning to find that our luck with the weather had finally run out – all we could see were grey, grey skies threatening to rain. Ah well – at least we […]

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New York day 3 – the Empire State Building and beyond

January 23, 2007

See me walking down 5th AvenueWalking cane here at my sideI take it everywhere I walkI’m an Englishman South African in New York    -   apologies to Sting After our glorious pizza at Luzzo’s and a good night’s sleep, we were up bright and early again on Monday so that we could beat the crowds […]

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New York day 2 – Luzzo’s and the quest for the perfect Pizza

December 7, 2006

Mmmm, pizza.  Can there be a more perfect food?  It’s carby, it’s cheesy, it can be customised to be austere or extravagant or bland or spicy.  It can be eaten alone or happily shared with friends.  It can be eaten while walking down a street in Rome, or standing up at a station cafe in […]

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New York day 2 – Lady Liberty and Katz’s Deli

December 5, 2006

And I dreamed I was flyingAnd high up above eyes could clearly seeThe Statue of Liberty,Sailing away to sea     -    Simon & Garfunkel As is always the case when I fly to America, I was up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at about 07h00 the next morning, raring to go! (I think this uncharacteristic early […]

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