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It Just Had To Happen!

The Londonist is organising a pub crawl based on Crossrail stations.

March 2, 2014 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | Leave a comment

A Fish Pie For St. David’s Day

Lindsey Bareham on Friday published a recipe called Cinty’s French Fish Pie.

As it used a lot of leeks, surely it is not French, but Welsh. The leeks were cooked in fifteen minutes, and placed in the bottom of one of my Le Creuset dishes, then covered with a fillet of haddock for each dish, which was then covered with crème fraiche and a crust of breadcrumbs and parmesan.

Here’s the finished pie.

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A Fish Pie For St. David’s Day

It was delicious.  I actually made two, with the other one for Tuesday.

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An Historic Station On The Overground

Wapping station on the Overground is more or less unique. It is built into the access shaft that was used to build the Thames Tunnel, so must in some ways be the railway station in the world, with the oldest structure or building. It certainly has lots of brickwork and other interesting structures.

It’s also a good place to go to see trains going through the Thames Tunnel.

I sometimes wonder, what the well-known resident of Wapping, Alf Garnett would have thought of the Overground. Compared to the 1960s, the journey that Alf would take from Wapping to Upton Park to see West Ham United, is the same, but he would probably be complaining about the new trains on both lines, where you can walk from one end to the other.

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A Walk Along The Thames

One of the great things about the River Thames in London, is that for most of its route, you can walk along the banks, using the Thames Path.

Today, was rather cold, but I felt I needed a walk, so I walked along the north bank of the Thames from London Bridge to Wapping, with a diversion into St.Katherine’s Dock, where I had a cup of tea and a lovely salmon salad for just over six pounds.

I took these pictures along the route.

Next time, I might walk as far as Greenwich and then cross using the foot tunnel, before coming back along the other bank.

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