A walk on the West side

Despite it being near the top of our shortlist of possible places to move to, and just a short walk across the park from our current location, other than a couple of brief forays we hadn’t spent any time at all on the Upper West Side. Last weekend we decided to remedy this – in the end we found ourselves there on both Saturday and Sunday – and I’m very glad that we did.

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New York New Year

Over the years I’ve marked the change of the year in a number of ways, from house parties and dinners through to board games at home, but I’ve never really been one for big New Year’s Eve celebrations. These days I see it more as an opportunity to do something enjoyable – get together with people I like, open a bottle of better wine than usual, cook a nice meal – rather than make a big deal out of the whole thing. Continue reading