Pretensington

WHEN we were planning the move to London, and everyone was warning us about insane rents,  I did actually say at one point, “Well, it’s not like we’re going to live in Kensington or anything.”

The Bird in Hand Pub

Then, through an astounding turn of luck, we found a fabulous garden flat two blocks from my work, that just happens to be in — you guessed it — West Kensington. We’re sandwiched between Brook Green and Kensington proper, in a neighborhood that aspires to be Kensington but doesn’t quite make it. Thus, Pretensington.

But it’s trying hard.  Seriously, at The Bird in Hand, our ‘local,’ you couldn’t find bangers and mash or a steak and kidney pie to save your life, but the pizza comes with truffle oil and porcinis.  Ridonkadonk.

But that two block walk to work? Pretty damn awesome.  And what a gorgeous spot, too.

This is right across the street from my work.  Could you get any friggin' more English if you tried?

This is right across the street from my work. Could you get any friggin’ more English if you tried?

Brook Green, the lovely, lovely park my work is on. Not a bad place to amble during a 'walking meeting.'

Brook Green, the lovely, lovely park my work is on. Not a bad place to amble during a ‘walking meeting.’

The secret garden courtyard just outside our building.  Fantastic place for post-work wine.

The secret garden courtyard just outside our building. Fantastic place for post-work wine.

2 thoughts on “Pretensington

  1. have waited YEARS it seems to get another blog post from you. and it is 2 paragraphs long with a few pictures? seriously? well, i AM grateful and love the pictures, and i know you are busy and all that but please…… i LOVE your writing and your stories so …. please, might i have some more?

    and …. love you mucho mas!

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