Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A staycation minibreak

Friends, I'm very excited to announce that this weekend The Irishman and I are treating ourselves to a minibreak holiday... in Wandsworth! Friends of ours are heading to Berlin for the weekend and their dogsitter bailed, so we're going to stay in their house to mind a very lovely and well-mannered Labradoodle named Paco. But we are using the favor as an excuse to explore a part of town we really never get around to visiting: SW. Sure we go down there to visit friends, walk along the river, to go to restaurants, for Battersea Park fireworks on Guy Fawkes... but it amounts to maybe 5 days per year. There are so many nice things to do and see Down South that I often feel like I'm not really taking advantage of a large swath of the city. So this weekend is a chance for me (us) to really see what South London is all about.

I don't have any concrete plans yet, but I welcome suggestions from those of you who live in/near Clapham, Wandsworth, Putney... tell me where to go! what to see! where to shop! Bonus points if Paco can come along!


  1. that's where I live! best brunch place (no dogs but lots of kids) is on bellevue road right opposite wandsworth common (perfect for dog walking) though i can't remember what it's called, sorry...

    ALSO want to help me shop for a fascinator this weekend? plus tea maybe? then we can actually be friends :)

  2. Sure! Let's do it! Drop me an email and we'll figure out where to meet. I may not be able to do a full shopping trip but I do think some tea is in order! :)