6 October 2018

Absence

Treetop walkway in Kew Gardens
Later this morning, Shirley and I will be boarding a London-bound bus. We are heading to the capital to visit our offspring.  They were both Yorkshire-born so why they should have chosen to live in London remains a puzzle that I just cannot get my head around. I mean, just compare the two! Choosing London over Yorkshire is like opting for the bowels of hell when you could have paradise.

All being well, we will be returning to Yorkshire on Tuesday afternoon - this time by train.

Currently, Ian lives in a very nice rented house in the borough of Hammersmith. That is where all the Bosh! vegan activity happens. With the rest of the Bosh! team he is currently working on the second Bosh! book which should be out in the middle of next year. Naturally, I really hope that happens. As the first book proved - dreams can indeed come true. The first Bosh! cookbook remains Britain's best- selling vegan cookbook of all time! That's quite a thing my friends, quite a thing.

Anyway, the point I am trying to get to is this - our laptop will not be travelling with us so my blogging activities will be in freeze mode until next Tuesday or Wednesday. Amongst other things we hope to visit Kew Gardens but mostly it's about seeing Ian and Frances. There'll be a special celebratory meal in the "Potli" Indian restaurant on King Street, Hammersmith on Monday night.
 

21 comments:

  1. We will miss you, Mr. P!
    But have a good time and big congratulations to your son on what looks like a very fine cookbook!

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  2. Is the celebratory dinner all about the Pudding family reunion or something more specific?

    Have a marvellous time!

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  3. Have a good trip and weekend.

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  4. It's good to get away from the computer and internet for a bit. Give your brain and eyes a break! It is exciting to hear of the success of the Bosh! cookbook! I know more than a few have been sold through your blog so perhaps you should ask for a cut of the profits, Ha!

    That treetop walkway is cool! Think of the photos you could get from there. Enjoy your family!

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  5. Enjoy! And thanks for letting us know - it's a worry when a blogger's regular schedule suddenly stops with no explanation.

    I hope the second Bosh! book is as well received as the first - or even more so.

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  6. That's really wonderful about the Bosh! cookbook. I didn't realise.
    Have a super trip! And I hope you find something nice about London other than your two darlings. I quite like the place, so I am REALLY looking forwards to Yorkshire.

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  7. I'm sure you will enjoy your time, precious time, spent with the kids, Yorkie. Take care. Best wishes to you all. :)

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  8. Hope you have a good trip. You will be able to swing from the trees in Kew and pretend to be Tarzan.

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  9. Have a great time Mr and Mrs Pud.....wave to me as you pass through Hertfordshire, as I think you will do. ( A1 or M1 you must be travelling on! )
    Sadly, it will most likely be raining !

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  10. Sooo inconsiderate of our children to move so far away from home ! Keeps us poor in airfares and accommodation in Sydney.

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  11. The young people just love London. A second Grandson is just about to move down to work in London from Scotland and he's buzzing about it. Tom other Grandson lives and works there and is looking to buy property so that he can stay, he shares at the moment.
    Have a nice time GP, its a wonderful place to visit for us more mature people. lol
    Briony
    x

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  12. The treetop walk looks interesting, I really enjoyed the one we were on in Bavaria. Yes, the entire Bosh! thing is quite something, and you are rightly proud of your son. Does the family dinner have something to do with your birthday?

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  13. So are you and your wife vegans too? Enjoy your time away :-)

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  14. I am aware that you can (and will) do just as you please, but as a relative of a celebrity, even a minor one, it might behoove you to be nsless forthcoming, less specific about dates and places on your itinerary. Here across the pond, if fans and opponents, friends and enemies, supporters and protesters know one's location, one runs the risk of being met by mobs of humans with uncertain intentions, to the possible detriment of one's plans to spend a pleasant evening with one's family. In this country it has become downright dangerous to be out and about. I'm just saying.

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    1. That crossed my mind too RWP.

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  15. Have a great time.

    Although I had to 'eat dinners' in London when I was studying for the Bar I always felt unbelievably lonely as one of 10 million people. Later one of my sons lived in London. That's where his job was. I haven't been there since his death in 2006.

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  16. Enjoy your weekend away

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  17. London aint all that bad. There's plenty to do and greenery to be found. I have best of both worlds... I'm in a leafy suburb 15 minutes by train to the centre but 5 minutes to the Kent countryside. Enjoy kew.

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  18. Have a great time! I know it's hard for you to imagine but some of us actually LIKE London. We're Kew members but we almost never go, which is a shame.

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  19. it sounds that you love your area so much my friend so does everybody

    yes your love for your area reminded me the ladies from neighboring desert whom i met during my recent visit to hospital and caught up in conversation with them as their dressing and jewelry attracted my attention

    i asked the why do you live in desert where no basic facility is provided and one of them replied "we belong to there ,desert is like part of our being in your city we may can find all the easiness of living but will loose our true inner peace" her answer amazed me ,i was embarrassed to think of her as ignorant lady

    best of luck for your travels my friend!

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  20. Hope you have a great time in that there London. ;)

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