PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 September 2017 Anthony McGowan Author Anthony McGowan. Picture: Mark Rusher Archant West Hampstead has been transformed over my time here. The change has crept up on me, like the receding hairline and growing gut of the sedentary author The Art of Falling by Anthony McGowan I’ve lived in West Hampstead for 25 years, and for most of that time I’ve been a writer, without any kind of commute, beyond padding in my pyjamas from the bedroom to the study. Once my children and wife have taken themselves away to school or work, I’m left alone to mooch, to ponder, to fret, to procrastinate and, occasionally, to bash at my keyboard. But after an hour or so, my forefingers are reduced to bruised and bloodied stumps, and it’s time to go for a stroll. West Hampstead has been transformed over my time here. The change has crept up on me, like the receding hairline and growing gut of the sedentary author. It used to be bedsit land, a place filled … [Read more...] about West Hampstead author Anthony McGowan on The Art of Failing
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Sunshine and warm weather in west London this weekend mean you're likely to be on the look out for one of two things; beer gardens or where to get good ice cream. To save you swanning about in the melting heat searching for the holy grail of Gelaterias, we've compiled a list for you. Whether it's handmade sorbet, shakes or frozen yoghurt you're after, these top west London ice cream spots have something for everyone. Ealing Creams Cafe, Ealing Broadway Ealing's branch of Creams Cafe is bound to make you salivate. It specialises in flamboyant desserts that will blow your mind. From huge Oreo sundaes to piles of gelato-topped profiteroles if it's statement ice cream that you're after then this is the place for you. Where: 37 New Broadway Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 11am to 11pm Friday to Saturday 11am to 12am Brent Urban Chocolatier, Wembley High Road It's handmade gelato and insane selection of 100 speciality shakes means Urban Chocolatier in Wembley High Road has to be … [Read more...] about The nine best ice cream parlours in west London
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 2, 2018 at 7:02 am | UPDATED: May 2, 2018 at 7:20 am People close to Kanye West believe that some of the wild comments he’s made in interviews published Tuesday, including his assertion that slavery “is a choice,” could be the result of the rapper and professional provocateur going off his prescribed medication, TMZ is reporting early Wednesday. West himself said in a scattered, rant-like interview at TMZ’s headquarters Tuesday that he had been shunning doctors who ordered him to take three pills a day, following his 2016 hospitalization for what he described as an opioid addiction. He said the medication dulled his “vision.” “These pills that they want me to take three of a day, I take one a week maybe, two a week,” he said. “Y’all had me scared of myself, of my vision.” West, 40, then decried the extent to which Americans are … [Read more...] about Is Kanye West off his meds? Excuses follow widespread condemnation for his slavery comment
PUBLISHED: 13:24 29 January 2016 Tired of 500 per cent mark ups on wine? Well bring your own, says food blogger and cafe owner Maria Kuehn. January. Skies are grey, moods are blue and the bank account is red. So, with frugality in mind, I visited some BYO restaurants to pick out three I’d return to in a heartbeat. I’m often depressed at the heart-stopping cost of decent wine in many establishments and whilst I realise London rents and rates are extortionate, I find it irksome that owners feel justified in making five or six hundred percent on a bottle of uninspiring plonk. I have also become increasingly depressed at the lack of imagination, sloppy service, upselling and the inability to excite my taste buds unless I’m willing to cough up an obscene amount of money. Fortunately I’m here to report on lovely places which delivered the freshest ingredients, perfectly timed dishes, food that isn’t mucked about with or lost in a sea of unrecognizable … [Read more...] about Three top BYOB restaurants in north west London that will give your wallet a break
THE musical genius has had an interesting couple of years from his wife Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint in Paris and the release of his album The Life Of Pablo. Now the rapper's excitement levels have hit fever pitch after the star announced two brand new albums - here's all you need to know. How much is Kanye West worth? In 2014, Kanye placed as the 20th wealthiest celebrity on the Forbes list, so where has all his fortune gone? Kanye shocked fans in 2016 by making the announcement that he was in a whole load of debt. He confessed: “I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt… Please pray we overcome… This is my true heart… “My dreams brought me into debt and I’m close to seeing the light of day.” However, declaring bankruptcy in the US doesn't necessarily mean you are completely broke. Sometimes, it is simply used to manage debt or as an accounting procedure and shouldn't be interpreted as … [Read more...] about What is Kanye West’s net worth, when are his new albums out and when was his third baby with Kim Kardashian born?