Lesley - London's Profile

Display Name: Lesley - London
Member Since: 3/24/07

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She is not remotely left-wing

5 Problems You Only Face While Living Alone (and How to Deal with Them)
7/15/14 03:55 PM

Love it!

Fabienne's Most Happily Colorful Apartment in Canada House Call
11/2/13 03:52 AM

I cant help thinking that what might compromise friendship for me is if I needed a desirable, affordable apartment in the market you describe and you could offer one but decided to pass?

The Heartbreak of Giving Up a Rent-Controlled Apartment
4/7/13 08:40 AM

I have done it myself and it was fine - and I'm tiny tbh. The sander I hired was not orbital - it went back and fro and had a sack to collect dust so a lot less messy. Not only is it much cheaper (I had paid pro's incomparably more previously) but you can make sure you get a good finish when you do it yourself. Hard work but very do-able.

How To Refinish Wood Floors
8/24/12 04:16 PM

Scones with jam and clotted cream. Egg & cress sandwiches. Mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef & horseradish cream. Pimms.

Help Me Think of British Foods for an Olympics Party Dinner Party Questions
7/18/12 05:45 PM

Happy Birthday Astrid!

Happy Birthday Astrid
8/3/11 04:38 PM

They don't do this in Stoke Newington

Frugal Tip: Cheese Odds and Ends at Whole Foods
6/21/11 06:20 PM

The book wallpaper is Atalier Abigail Ahern

Masculine Wallpapers
Inside Man

7/31/10 06:57 PM

Well this looks fabulous!

Recipe: Sticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/16/10 05:18 PM

PS - also very keen on the last option (except not "zip" on the books, obviously) and so - Jamie Oliver's new App has reviews like I've never read before...

10/21/09 03:59 PM

I have a few hundred and none of them are going anywhere anytime soon :-)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How Many Cookbooks is Too Many? The Fall 2009 Kitchen Cure
10/21/09 03:41 PM

An(other) English lover of the Silver Palate. I inherited my nana's copy and was with her when she bought it in London in 80's. Sorry to hear this news, RIP.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | A Tribute to Sheila Lukins Guest Post from Katie Workman of Cookstr
9/13/09 08:45 AM

LOL Forestdweller! Eee its grim oop North alright.

Would that all rural poor had been able to call their homes "Sleddale Hall".

It is the remains of a (sizeable) farmhouse, of a landowning family, one of whom was first mayor of Kendal - and lots of people lived happy and fulfilled lives in Cumbria (finest place on earth). Wordsworth quite liked it.

So you can cheer up now!

Apartment Therapy New York | UK Cottage Fixer-Upper The Guardian 3.3.09
3/8/09 05:36 PM

No styrofoam in the first pic, though? It was solid enough to climb on and a quite different texture


Apartment Therapy Boston | What Do You Do With Styrofoam Packaging?
11/29/08 05:05 PM

World War II

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Do You Ever Use Egg "Products"?
11/10/08 11:03 AM

LOL. A solicitor in London is a lawyer.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Dealing with Solicitors
7/28/08 01:40 PM

Also, thaumatia is right about offering tea or coffee in England. That's so funny. I hadn't really given it any thought but now it is pointed out... if it is not offered I would be likely to mutter later "...they didn't even offer me a cup of tea..." or "they didn't offer me tea or anything". Very funny (esp since I may well decline the offer). ...I probably sound about 100 now.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | International Etiquette: Being A Guest
7/24/08 01:48 PM

I don't mind people inviting themselves to stay. I like my American friends - also friends (or friends of friends) from other countries in Europe.
(Don't really understand the bit about "US standard", lol. Are my polite US friends roughing it a bit then and not telling me.)

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | International Etiquette: Being A Guest
7/24/08 03:54 AM

In Delia Smith's recipe, only half the strawberries are pureed. The rest are in chunks (which really are crucial to eton mess).

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Strawberry-Mint Eton MessDelicious links for 07.10.08
7/12/08 02:09 PM

Some spatulas from Williams-Sonoma, an apron from a programme at the Food-Network studios and a jug from Macys showing US cup sizes.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What's Your Favorite Kitchen-Related Travel Souvenir?
7/12/08 02:01 PM