Tag Archives: Eton College

Money is no object? So long as you’re Etonian!


The water laps at the patio of our Eton waterfront house. Our next door neighbour has requested help as he is old and the water is at his door. We are the lucky ones, 40o yards down stream, past Romney … Continue reading

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Come Racing at Windsor!


All summer long we’ve been waiting for some sun, and whew- it’s come! London‘s best kept secret is Windsor races on a Monday night. Whatever racecourse let you arrive by boat? Where else do the stallhandlers bunk off from their … Continue reading

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Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain


The River Thames is hammering past my patio delivering the rain that’s fallen in mid England back to the ocean, it curls under Windsor bridge and pounds down to Romney Weir past Minivet and on to Eton College. Years ago … Continue reading

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Immigrant pension taboos


I live in  West London – Brentford and Eton (lower Slough). If I want to eat, a curry is the natural choice, if I buy groceries, it’s most likely from an Asian grocer. My Grandfather was the Methodist minister for Hounslow, his … Continue reading

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All the Queen’s Men (overtime at Romney Weir)


What do you do when you come back from Church on a wet April Sunday morning? If you live opposite Romney Weir in Eton, you can enjoy watching eight engineers monitoring how the largest archmides screw in Europe is coping with the extra flows … Continue reading

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From Eton to Canary Wharf


This morning I travel from Eton to Canary Wharf, following the River Thames as it flows from Windsor Castle to the Isle of Dogs. My journey takes me by car up Eton High Street, past the college, past the Thames … Continue reading

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Moroccan Dining Experience in Eton High Street


Pleeeeeease! I like Moroccan food, I like Eton High Street but when it comes to “dining experiences” I’d prefer mine authentic. Whatever marketing guru decided to close the New College public house and re-open it as the kind of nonsense that’s embedded … Continue reading

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