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Ciabbata Bread Loaf Ready To Hang on the Wall from Panetteria Italiana Merton


Food sometimes comes in unpredicatable shapes and even an experienced baker was surprised his routine ciabbata came with a picture frame hook ready for hanging on the wall. The best baker in the UK is found at Panetteria Italiana in Merton 6 Merton Hall Rd, Merton, London SW19 3NT0000676200006765

More Waffle Art


This is not the first time I have posted photographs of waffles from Waffle Jacks in Merton, and it will not be the last. But they do make excellent photographic topics. Enjoy

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Maple Syrup and Ice Cream

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Peanut Butter and White Chocolate

Crazy London Weather


The weather in UK has been like spinning a roulette whell the last few days. Arriving back to a snow storm at Heathrow has been followed by sun,wind and rain. A few photographs to try and catch this variable weather.

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Snowstorm over Heathrow

The contrast of cloud shapes and colours and some shaped like spaceships makes looking up at the sky interesting.

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Mixed Weather in Merton

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New Malden

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Spaceship Cloud

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Camden Graffiti Art is Beyond Brilliant


Any followers of my blog will know I value graffiti and graffiti art where it is used sensibly and sensitively. In general terms Europe has seemed superior in their graffiti ability until recently. Some superb graffiti in an alley way in Merton was published a little while ago, and here are some simple photographs of graffiti on walls outside The Barfly in Camden, seen as the crowds of teen girls excited from a Charley Marley gig in Chalk Farm Road. Please enjoy and feel free to share this and the blog.

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Just Nice Food Photos From Europe


Chicken and leek pie

Chicken and Leek Pie. Northumberland UK

Coffee

Coffee Zurich Airport

Croissant

Massive Croissant London UK

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Massive Croissant London UK

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Ice Cream Northumberland UK

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Bread and butter Seahouses UK

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart Zug Switzerland

Pizza

Pizza London UK

Plum and Almond Tart

Plum and Almond Tart Northumberland UK

Prosecco

Prosecco London UK

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Sticky Toffee Pudding London UK

Treacle Tart

Treacle Tart Northumberland UK

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Sticky Toffee Pudding London UK

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Chickpea and Chorizo Warm Salad London UK

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Omelette Hamburg Germany

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Waffle with golden syrup Merton UK

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Fruit Breakfast Hamburg Germany

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Chocolate Cheesecake Gothenburg Sweden

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Chocolate Muffin Gothenburg Sweden

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Burger and Chips Gothenburg Sweden

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Waffle Merton UK

The Murder in Motspur Park One Year On Nothing Resolved


On Feb 9th 2015 a year ago, Ray Mills, aged 66 years,  was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife Linda Mills with knives and a hammer.  Both were “known” to the local community in that residents saw them out and about, but both rarely spoke to anyone other than their next door neighbour. On June 8th 2015 Ray Mills died in Wandworth prison however this never was  reported until 14th July.

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Ray Mills

Ray Mills never came to trial as three court hearings were adjourned as psychiatric reports were not available. Ray Mills thus had been in custody for four months before his death.

The news of his death  came four days after coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox called for a formal investigation into the alarming number of deaths at Wandsworth Prison.

During a pre-inquest hearing into the suicides of two men who shared the same cell and hung themselves months apart, she said the inquest could not go on because of various “themes and common issues” of deaths at the UK’s largest prison.

Eleven men died at the category B prison last year – which she said was three times more than would be expected at a prison. It is not clear whether she knew about Mr Mills and whether his death was included in that figure.

The Ministry of Justice has yet to comment on how Mr Mills died in prison. And that is essentially where we are now.

The house remains in the same condition with a small padlock on the door and no signs of any activity or potential sale. One wonders as what might be happening inside of course.

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Ray and Linda Mills House where the murder took place

An inquest into his death has been opened at Westminster Coroners’ Court. The case was due to be reviewed by a coroner on December 7. There is nothing reported regarding this inquest.

So one year on, Ray Mills must be presumed to have murdered his wife, however in the absence of a trial details and proof are unlikely to ever be known. The local residents are not so happy that the house remains closed and uncared for, and details of the cause of death of Ray Mills remain unknown, however one suspects that suicide must be one of the more likely possibilities. 00000268

Motspur Park remains a sleepy suburb, half in borough of Merton and the other half in the borough of Kingston. We must await further information.

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Motspur Park Train Station 2016

The Merton Novel Recycling Project for Xmas Trees


Merton is genuinely an excellent council at recycling in my personal experience, however since xmas many Xmas trees remain waiting for collection , as asked being placed in the front of the property. Despite emails, and multiple twitter messages, many remain uncollected. I personally counted 8 in the roads around me during a 15 minute walk to the station.

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Seems the same thing is happening in other parts of the council territory. So maybe come and collect and then work out what went wrong this year. Or shall we just use the same trees next year?

On lastly a serious point,  you adopt a zero tolerance littering policy at Wimbledon Station and other environs regarding cigarette ends being thrown on the floor, with immediate punitive fines. I recently wrote a few thoughts on this. Are you not actually creating your own littering crime? Why should the council not be fined £75 for each xmas tree that they should have collected by maybe a week ago or longer? Thoughts. 

https://arcticterntalk.org/2015/11/06/environmental-enforcement-in-wimbledon-what-is-happening-to-my-world/

 

Amazing Graffiti in Merton


In an alleyway just down from where the old Nelson hospital car park was sited, is an amazing collection of graffiti or graffiti art. Not sure how long this has been there for but I have never noticed this before. Enjoy.

A number of questions are raised.

  1. Who paints this?
  2. Why do they do it?
  3. What else do they do?
  4. Should it be illegal?

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Waffle Jacks Wimbledon


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A Load of Waffle that is Waffle Art


Never imagined how photogenic waffles are especially when laid out so cutely.

Waffle Art copyright Chris bushe 2015

Waffle Art
copyright Chris bushe 2015

Waffle Art copyright Chris bushe 2015

Waffle Art
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Banana and Maple syrup waffle

Banana and Maple syrup waffle

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