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The Carousel in Prospect Park 

21 Apr 18

It has to be said that although Nigel has only seen a pin prick of Brooklyn, he absolutely loved it, and said that if he ever returned to New York, especially now he knows how easy it is to get around on the subway, he would find a quiet hotel there …

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How Would You Define Stalker? 

20 Apr 18

Following on from yesterday, there has been even more activity on the opposite side of the river …..

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Nosey Parkers, Squashed Tomatas!! 

19 Apr 18

Now … I don’t really spend all my time twitching at the window ……..

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Tres Tres Magnolia! 

18 Apr 18

As soon as Darrell got through the front door when he arrived back home from his short stay with Hugh, his best friend and mentor at his country bolt hole in Worcester, he senses were assaulted by the robust aroma of fresh paint ……….

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What’s A Boy To Do? 

17 Apr 18

Breakfast back at Nigel’s hotel is more or less the same each morning, a bagel or pastry, a piece of fruit (banana or apple) and a coffee, nothing special, although on Tuesday morning he was offered a hard boiled egg which took him aback a little! …

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Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory 

16 Apr 18

What better way for Nigel to celebrate seeing two of New York’s most iconic bridges than with an ice cream …… but not any old ice cream, this was an ice cream from …….

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A Tale Of Two New York Bridges. 

15 Apr 18

Nigel said that Brooklyn Bridge was all it promised …..

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Nigel Does Brooklyn 

14 Apr 18

Well, I say Brooklyn, but it’s a big place, so what he actually did was just a tiny weeny bit of Brooklyn Heights ……….

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A Tasselled Gift For Darrell 

13 Apr 18

Darrell’s stay at Chez Hugh’s Country Pile in Worcester has been short and sweet, but at least he will return with a big smile on his face and in more buoyant mood.

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Following On From Yesterday …… Busy Doing Nothing. 

12 Apr 18

With Nigel and Darrell both away I have a whole chasm of time all to myself, and thought I would have a mooch round B M Bargains, looking for nothing in particular ……..

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Not So On Trend 

11 Apr 18

Darrell says Hugh is currently experimenting with the latest garden trend, a bijoux army of terracotta statues ……..

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Darrell Meets Up With Hugh 

10 Apr 18

Darrell has been at a bit of a loss without Nigel, so when Hugh, his best friend and mentor suggested he pop over for a quick visit while he (Hugh) was taking a well earned break from all Royal Wedding brouhaha he is involved in.

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Only In America ……. 

9 Apr 18

Nigel’s snack of choice after a hard days sightseeing is a big bag Cheetos Crunchy, he says he is making the most of them, as they aren’t easily available back home, something to do with all the additives and colourings …..

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Yet Another Tick On Nigel’s Comestible Bucket List ….. 

8 Apr 18

Nigel has always dreamed of partaking in a real life New York Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, just like he’d seen a 1,000 times in films and on TV ……….

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A Poignant Moment In Macys For Nigel? 

7 Apr 18

No visit to New York would be a visit to New York without a trip to Macy’s, the biggest department store in the world…….

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Nigel Takes A Mahoooooosive Plunge 

6 Apr 18

Nigel has finally taken a mahoooooosive plunge in New York, something he has been very apprehensive about doing …….

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Nigel Does A Tiny Weeny Corner Of Central Park 

4 Apr 18

Nigel says Central Park is absolutely mahooooooooosive and that he could never “do” it all, even if he stayed for an entire year, but he has gone all the way round it on the bus! But, he did do a tiny weeny bit of it last night, just as the sun …

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Nigel ……. A Person Of Interest? 

4 Apr 18

Nigel says that he is really getting into American breakfast TV while he is getting ready to go out in the morning ……….

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Meanwhile, Back In New York …. Nigel Is Confused 

3 Apr 18

Nigel says that, when he found it, Madison Square Garden very confusing …….

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The Aftermath Of A Wonderful Day 

2 Apr 18

Let’s just say that no Easter ‘Pass The Parcel’ parcel, has ever been quite so passed before …………… no hidden eggs so hunted …….

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Spring Time Celebrations – It’s Easter !!! 

1 Apr 18

Well, the Easter Bunny has been, leaving us a smorgasbord of festive goodies, however the eating of all things of a chocolate type nature has to be curtailed until later this evening as the feeding and entertaining of little ones later on this …

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Time For A Hot Cross Bun 

30 Mar 18

What better way to start our Easter celebrations than with a just out of the oven hot cross bun a piece ……………..

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Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Bunnies …… 

30 Mar 18

Fortified with a ample sufficiency of warm buttered hot cross buns ………….

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A Certain Person’s Easter Egg To Be Kept On Hold …… 

29 Mar 18

It seems that Father Christmas gave Nigel an open ticket to New York to stay for as long as he wanted …….

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Meanwhile ……. Back In Evesham 

28 Mar 18