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Local charity FiSH Neighbourhood Care Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Congratulations to local charity FiSH Neighbourhood Care for receiving the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service! Barnes-based FiSH Neighbourhood Care has won the award known as “the MBE for volunteer groups” the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Their name is an acronym: it stands for Friendship, Independence, Help and Support. FiSH exists to combat loneliness…


Lucy Loves… Peach and Raspberry Biscuit Crumble

This week, I would have much rather been sitting in the sunshine than cooking, but this delicious pud lured my back inside. I love this warm spell, it feels like summer is really here and has done for the last couple of weeks.  This will, of course, curse the rest of the season, so apologies…

 Council set to agree to part-fund White Hart Lane footbridge

A footbridge over White Hart Lane level crossing will be a step closer if Richmond Council’s Cabinet approves a decision to part-fund the project in partnership with Network Rail. According to the Council’s press release, they are expected to agree to invest up to £821,136 towards the delivery of the new footbridge in the forthcoming…

Behind the Scenes: Belle & Cosy Redesigned SW14 Women Fitness

Local fitness centre SW14 Women Fitness on Sheen Lane, formally part of the Curves fitness franchise network became an independent fitness centre a few months ago. While the centre had decorated its windows outside with a new logo, the gym still lacked personality, warmth and uniqueness to compete with surrounding gyms and attract customers. Local interior…

Monkey Music East Sheen Owner Wins National Award

Congratulations to local entrepreneur Rachel Williams on winning a top award in the annual Monkey Music Franchise Awards 2018! Rachel, who runs Monkey Music classes in East Sheen, Chiswick and Hammersmith, was presented with her award by Monkey Music Founder and CEO, Angie Coates. The Newcomer of the Year award recognises Rachel’s outstanding contribution to…


Lucy Loves…….Noodles with Prawns and Egg

This week, it’s simple, quick noodle supper time, courtesy of Lucy via Nigel Slater. I am slightly in love with Nigel Slater. A random choice I know, but his calm nature and ability to put together a dish without drama and in such an unpretentious way draws me to him. That and the fact he…

Love Mortlake submit Stag Brewery response to Richmond Council

The Mortlake Brewery Community Group has submitted its response to the Stag Brewery redevelopment plans to Richmond planning department, on Sunday, May 13, the same day the public consultation on the plans officially closed. The 125-page document was compiled in partnership with town planners Harwood Savin, after the campaigners successfully crowdfunded £10,000 towards fees. Kate…


Lucy Loves… Lemon and Elderflower Cupcakes

The Royal Wedding is nearly here, thanks to Lucy Loves and East Sheen Village you too can enjoy the happy couples wedding cakes in your own home. I completely love a royal wedding. I shouldn’t be such an old romantic, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do seem to be genuinely in love and on a…


Lucy Loves… Rhubarb Meringue Tray Bake

It’s nearly summer *ish* so time for a light and fresh tasting dessert for the whole family to enjoy. What a beautiful marriage, much like Clyde and myself, are Rhubarb and Meringue. One tart and one sweet, the dessert that is, not Clyde and I although that may not be too far from the truth….

It’s Time To Get (Royal) Wedding Planning!

Thank you Harry & Meghan for the brilliant excuse to shake a patriotic leg and have a bit of a knees up on Saturday, 19 May! If you’re planning to party like Royalty on the Big Day, you’ll be happy to know that A Party Palace is bursting at the seams with fabulous accessories to…