Saturday, 30 May 2009

Dog grooming in Kensal Rise

Another new opening in Kensal Rise. This time it's on Chamberlayne Road, opposite Wrentham Avenue, and is going to be a branch of the Maida Vale dog grooming service, Grand Union Pets.

Not owning a dog (or any pets) myself I won't be using it. But what do you think?

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

More Lexi news

They're having a mini film festival [note 'fewer' parties in Cannes, not less].

Monday, 25 May 2009

Crime issues

I mentioned on this site a few weeks ago that my wallet had been stolen in Kensal Rise. I found out yesterday when checking a credit card statement that it had in fact been used the evening I had lost it, in the hour or so before I realised and reported it as stolen.

The strange thing is the thief took the card and used it to spend £315 in a Carribean takeaway/restaurant nearby. This raises all manner of interesting questions - if the restaurant wasn't in on the scam, what could be purchased in such a place that would cost that much money (and without the pin?)? Wouldn't it have raised suspicions? But if they were in on the scam, why would someone with a fixed address do such a thing?

I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Note on comments

Please note that comments on posts older than 2 months require me to moderate them. It's basically a way of avoiding finding that every post in history has 10 million spam comments. I'm not sure what it says when you post, but be assured I'll put them up within a day at the most.

Lexi Cinema

Here's the newish programme for the Lexi cinema.

I went to watch the Brian Clough film, The Damned United, two weeks' ago. It really is an excellent resource for Kensal Rise, comfortable seats, you can buy drinks and food, and we can walk there.

Friday, 8 May 2009


Here's a list of our favourite restaurants (not pub restaurants, although I realise two are pubs as well), in only a vague order of perhaps how often we go to them (as you can't really compare some of them)

Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
The Island

We keep meaning to go to but for various reasons haven't Ida, on Fifth Avenue, but haven't got around to doing it.

I should also mention my favourite burgers of Kensal Rise. This is...

The Regent, where the burger is large, meaty, not too complex. It was much better than The Diner. I'm not sure about The Chamberlayne's burger, and we find the meat a little expensive (big fans of the pub, though), but their prawn cocktail is about the best thing going.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009


Sorry for lack of comments, I have been away. To the commenter who wanted me to follow up on my promise of a dishwasher repairman, I apologise if it is now be too late and worse I had my wallet stolen so I do not have the man's number. I'll see however whether I still have the receipt somewhere.

Not much going on in Kensal Rise/Green except for which has been noted by the commenters in the posts below.