Tuesday, 24 February 2009


Here's the latest...

Dear Matthew,

I can confirm that the new opening date for the store is 2nd July 2009. I hope this information helps.

Kind Regards

Customer Service Manager
Tesco Customer Service

London Overground help

For those who get slightly exasperated with the London Underground I can recommend Live Departure Boards, which show not only what time the trains are leaving but whether they are late or earlier. On my mobile phone I have noticed that usually it is more accurate than the station dispalys.

Here's Kensal Rise [Ha ha one is cancelled as I type, in triumph as ever]

Here's Queen's Park.

Grismby local papers with the latest Kensal Rise/Green news

Apparently former Clash man Mick Jones is to play a charity concert on March 13th at the William IV. Details are here in the largest webpage in history.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

A late and short restaurant review and misc

I don't think we ever got around to reviewing Pomelo, a Chinese restaurant on Chamberlayne Road. I don't remember much about it except the food was very good, large portions and the owners friendly and helpful. It was bring your own wine, which meant it was pretty inexpensive too.

A reader has asked about Samsom Miro. I must say I always liked the look of it, both outside and in, but didn't use it very often as I had a large stock of wine from France. Now the question is has it closed? I noticed the other day they had put paper across the windows, which might support the refurbishment idea. On the other hand there were no notes (now) which said that was still happening.

Finally it looks like soon to open is the cafe, or 'tea shop' as one commenter suggested, on the corner of Chamberlayne Road and Harvist Road.

Kensal Rise a guide

Here's a guide to people thinking of moving in, which is very complimentary about Kensal Rise.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

If Tesco is open tomorrow I will eat this 'blog

Not looking likely, is it?

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Kensal Rise the Colour

Apparently Kensal Rise is:

A gorgeous pale golden shimmer

At least when it is blusher.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Sushi bar/restaurant?

We walked past feverish activity on Station Terrace, Kensal Rise, tonight, and asked them what was being installed, and was told it was 'sushi'. It looked quite small, so perhaps just take-away (but is that viable?). Anyway more new things, and many people have now confirmed to me that the AP Foods rumour is true (or at least they have heard it too).

But I see Home has gone. Not a surprise, dare I say? It didn't seem to sell much, and what it did sell seemed rather niche, even for a posh homeware shop.

Monday, 2 February 2009

"Queens Park eat your heart out."

A commenter suggests. And is he/she not right? One can argue about factors such as the park, tubes and other transport, But certainly in terms of shops I'd say Kensal Rise was on a par, QP shops (apart from one clothes shop my girlfriend likes) are a bit dull. We definitely have better pubs and probably range of restaurants. It depends really how far you define Kensal Rise's borders - for example I guess some of the stuff down nr Kensal Green tube is perhaps just as near Queen's Park.

A snowy Kensal Rise

Snow II
Originally uploaded by mjtphotos
At least 10cm, I'd say