New blog: World of Switch

This week, I launched a new blog where I’ll be writing news, reviews, tips and tricks for the Nintendo Switch. Check it out here: World of Switch.

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T2 Tea

There’s a tea shop in Richmond called T2. They sell tea.


After a lot of thought (should we buy a tea maker, tea set, and loose tea?) we decided to keep it simple and buy a few teabags.


So far we’ve only tried Melbourne Breakfast, which is very nice: a subtle flavour with a bit of vanilla.

It’s looking pretty likely that we’ll be back for more soon.

More info here: https://www.t2tea.com

Moving house

As I wrote in a previous post, we recently set the wheels in motion to move back to London. Today was the big day!

It started out as a very dark and cloudy day. But by the time the movers got here and started moving things, things brightened up a bit.


Unfortunately, it rained at the other end. Oh well.

There was a minor casualty: our sofa didn’t fit down the narrow hallway into our lounge. We ended up asking the movers to take it away. Not their fault. However, we’ve been wanting to get new furniture anyway – and we have a couple of chairs that will make do for now. I also think it would’ve been a bit cramped with the sofa in here. It’s not so bad.

Speaking of which, here’s how part of our new lounge looks:


The lounge is quite a bit bigger than this. Here’s a pic of the bedroom:


We’re not done with the place yet, but we’ve made good progress on getting unpacked.

I decided to stack up all of the empty boxes:


And after all that, we needed an energy boost!


On Tuesday we’ll be picking up Maisie from the cattery. We thought it would be a lot simpler to finish packing, do the move, and do most of the unpacking without a cat in the house with us. Maisie will come into a brand new home, which will take a bit of getting used to (she’ll do her usual exploration of the place first). We know she’ll settle more quickly if we aren’t unpacking things around her.

Back to work on Wednesday. It’s going to be a long week!

Pizza Express: a good gluten-free lunch

Today we had lunch at Pizza Express. They have good gluten-free options; any pizza can be made on a gluten-free base. There are also starters and desserts. We skipped dessert but had starters.

You can get the Pizza Express dough balls as a gluten-free dish. I had these followed by a Diavolo pizza on the gluten-free base.

Overall, a good lunch, and a menu that clearly indicates what’s gluten-free. Pizza Express are definitely worth a trip.

Packing for the move

As we’re moving house on Monday, several people have asked if we’re packed. Well, not completely, but we don’t have much stuff to pack.

Here’s what we’ve packed so far:


Not much, right? We do have more to pack, but most of what’s left can’t be packed until Sunday night. There’s still furniture, but that obviously won’t fit in boxes.

For a comparison, here’s how things looked for one of our previous moves – not the last one, but the one before that. This was taken in December 2012.

https://instagram.com/p/S7upTaPBS5/
It’s good to see we haven’t accumulated much stuff since then.

Blogging in five sentences

If email takes up too much of your time, you can adopt the model suggested by five.sentenc.es.

Write your email responses in no more than five sentences (and it’s ok to write shorter responses than that).

There’s also variations on this idea, where you could write four, three or even two sentences.

You could also adopt this approach for your blog posts.

If you can say it in five sentences, why say it in more?