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WIN: 1 year membership to Beaufort House

Originally seen on kingsroad.co.uk – posted on 4 January. 

What better way to kick off 2012 than to offer you the chance to win a free one year membership – usually £400 – to Beaufort House, an exclusive club for the affluent located on the King’s Road, Chelsea. It is a favourite with many locals, footballers and celebrities (yes, it includes the Made In Chelsea cast). So why not take the chance?

Please do take the chance for my sake. I can’t enter for obvious reasons *sad face*.

Here’s an excerpt:

Spread across three floors, each bar has its own atmosphere to suit your mood. There’s the stunning champagne penthouse, the members’ bar and restaurant, and the club room that can be used for private dining, screenings, presentations and meetings.

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Christmas with Bikeminded

You can follow my day to day cycling activities on my bike blog, beingbikeminded.tumblr.com

The brilliant folks at Bikeminded are certainly in a festive mood this December as they reveal their Christmas advent calendar on their website for readers got a special festive surprise for readers to win everyday over the Christmas period.

All you have to do is visit bikeminded.org and see the advent calendar pop up. Click on the current date and see what you have to do to win a one-of-a-kind present from the folks of Kensington and Chelsea. People have already won themselves a snazzy bike cover and exquisite macarons from Belgravia’s Pierre Herme – who knows what you’ll win tomorrow? Just be sure to enter everyday!

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Councillor, Paget-Brown, encouraged cycling over the holidays and added: “We want all cyclists in the borough to have a safe festive season, and hopefully our top tips will help them to just that. We want to encourage more local residents to get on their bikes this festive season; to beat the traffic when doing their Christmas shopping, as well as to help burn off some calories from festive over-indulgence.

“Cycling is a great way to boost your well-being, improve the local environment and a fast, efficient and cost-effective way of getting around the borough. So whether you’re off to a carol service, doing your last minute shopping, taking presents to a friend, we want you to cycle there!”

With the Olympics on the horizon next year, be sure to keep your eyes  peeled on Bikeminded in the 2012!

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Bikeminded is a 3 year cycling initiative that is raising awareness about the benefits of cycling and encourage more people to swap four wheels for two. Follow the hashtag, #bikeminded, to follow the campaign and other Bike Heroes.

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My King’s Road: Gina Conway

Originally seen on kingsroad.co.uk – posted on 13 December. 

Ms. Gina Conway, owner of local salon named after, tells us about her best hangouts on the KR on My King’s Road.

Here’s an excerpt:

Where would you tell a shopper to go on King’s Road?
I would encourage shoppers to use the whole King’s Road. Take the day.

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Jumpy at the Royal Court Theatre

Originally seen on kingsroad.co.uk – posted on 11 December. By Peter Holland

Sloane Square’s Royal Court Court Theatre brings you another winning production called Jumpy.

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Written by April De Angelis, this humorous play of two acts follows the life of a fifty something lady called Hilary (Tamsin Greig) as she reaches breaking point with an unruly sixteen year old daughter and a marriage which is a little stale.

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Being Bikeminded

You can follow my day to day cycling activities on my bike blog, beingbikeminded.tumblr.com

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OUT FOR A SPIN

Hello, hello and hello there and thanks for reading my Being Bikeminded despite the lack of posts. Just the one announcement before I recount my cycling tales: Being Bikeminded posts will be moved to a monthly feature until the end of my first academic year of uni. Quite annoyed since I enjoy the weekly posts but I guess I needed to sacrifice something so I can attempt to balance my life out.

So yes with that out of the way, there hasn’t been any change of destinations for me and my bike. However, the surroundings and atmosphere has changed. Portobello Road, King’s Road, Oxford Street, Fulham Broadway, Hyde Park: all these places have been given the Christmas makeover. Christmas trees, lights, ornaments have been scattered across the city whilst restaurants and stores have started to spin their Christmas playlists.

And now has never been a better time to get on your bike, bring out the camera and see the sights. With those nifty lights Bikeminded gave me, I too, looked like a glowing ornament that wouldn’t look out of place on a Christmas tree.

Also seeing the mix of traffic and festive lights, for example, while cycling make it seem like you’re in some psychedelic happy-land or travelling on the Millennium Falcon going into hyperspace.

Of course the one draw back about cycling at this time of year is that you carry more weight in order to keep yourself warm from the biting temperatures. Ok, so those biting temperatures haven’t arrived but when they do come, do make sure to get the correct gear which I’ll get to in a tick.

A word of advise: don’t actually taken any hallucinogens.

Stay safe, stay warm and keep cycling!

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ON BIKEMINDED.ORG: DRESSING FOR THE COLD AND RAIN

Just because its been the mildest November since records began doesn’t mean the cold and rain (and snow!) won’t arriving to buffet and subdue us back into the tempting safety and warmth of our beds. When they do come, clothing will be an important factor: is it waterproof? Will it hinder my movement? Do I look like a hideous ogre in this raincoat? Bikeminded have kindly posted some tips that could potentially save your arse, look and feel graceful and keep you safe this season.

Want a tip from me?  FirstlyWear your pyjamas underneath*. My word…the warmth I feel. Secondly, keep all electronics in your bag, not in your pocket. My friend Robbin, who accompanied me on this year’s London Skyride, nearly broke his iPhone’s speakers.

Correction: I nearly broke his iPhone’s speakers.

Finally, don’t forget your lights. It’s against the law to cycle in the evening without any lights. Red lights at the back, white lights at the front.

*Not recommended for all. May not work if you want some freedom in the general leg and groin area.

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Like always, you can follow all my cycling shenanigans on Tumblr, beingbikeminded.

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Bikeminded is a 3 year cycling initiative that is raising awareness about the benefits of cycling and encourage more people to swap four wheels for two. Follow the hashtag, #bikeminded, to follow the campaign and other Bike Heroes.

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Review: Made In Chelsea series 2 episode 9

Originally seen on kingsroad.co.uk – posted on 16 November. Written by Rachael Grace.

If you’re at the top of the Gherkin or managed to get on board the London Eye at around 10pm this evening, look out for a mushroom cloud lingering around Chelsea and Fulham as things explode with our favourite group of West Londoners in the series 2 finale of Made In Chelsea.

But if you’re wondering who planted the bomb and lit the fuse, take a peek at last week’s glorious review.

Warning: it’ll send you spiralling in excitement like a vulture circling Lamont Road, hunting for Cagg – er, a carcass….

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If we weren’t already feeling a little queasy, figuratively speaking, from the run around Caggie has given poor Spencer this summer, then we were borderline nauseous this week as Spencer quite literally drove us around and around… and around the same SW10 block.

Read the rest on kingsroad.co.uk.

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Albert Bridge to re-open next month

Originally seen on kingsroad.co.uk – posted on 18 November.

The iconic Albert Bridge re-opens next month after more than a year’s work of refurbishing. It’s going to feel weird seeing cars go on it again but at least the it’ll relieve the traffic on neighbouring Chelsea Bridge and Battersea Bridge.

Here’s an excerpt:

 

After almost two years of refurbishment and, to say the least, commuting headaches, the iconic Albert Bridge – which first opened in 1873 – is scheduled to fully reopen on Friday 2 December.

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Hollywood Arms re-open

Originally seen on kingsroad.co.uk – posted on 17 November. Written by Rhiannon Bury.

Local haunt The Hollywood Arms have reopened their doors to the public where they now boast a new menu and luxury space.

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After an extreme makeover, the now glamorous bar now boasts a number of stylish rooms including The Blanchard Room – an über elegant upstairs lounge and The Aviary Room – a luxurious conservatory-style dining space.

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Review: Made In Chelsea series 2 episode 8

Originally seen on kingsroad.co.uk – posted on 26 October. Written by Rachael Grace.

In typical Chelsea fashion, we head off to Africah – yeah, that makes a lot of sense – and join the gang randomly let off steam and take a break from…whatever it is they do. Cue camels, Spencer saying the ‘l’ word and Binky’s FANTASTIC geographical skills.

Here’s an excerpt:

 

 

Meanwhile, the boys were back at The Phene this week where Jamie was feeling particularly on top of the weather. “I’m basically like a cow,” he proclaimed, “I can sense when it’s going to rain,” and with that, the boys decided it was the perfect time to get out of London.

Read the rest on kingsroad.co.uk.

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Tweets of the Week: 05 – 13 Nov

Thanks to Twitter’s recent changes, sourcing some of the tweets I need have been a bit of a pain. For you seasoned Twitter users, you know that there was a tab for your Mentions and Retweets with the latter offering the option to poke around the tweets the user has retweeted. Now you can see my problem.

That aside, let’s look on what the Twit-o-sphere has brought us this week.

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The news: 140 characters a day, 7 days a week

A salute to our fallen heroes.

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After years in the Italian spotlight, Silvio Berlusconi has finally handed in his resignation. Better late than never; this is a man who enjoyed ‘bunga bunga’ parties with women young enough to be his granddaughter, made a fool of himself in front of foreign leaders and sank Italy into the economic death hole they are in now.

And if you’re worried about what will happen to the ex-PM, don’t fret! He has a mere $7 million to fall back on.

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So yesterday was the ‘nerd new year’, 11/11/11. Big whoop. I was more interested in Armistice Day and how I managed to somehow create a story about a frog from my friend’s ability to mispronounce words (don’t ask).

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The totes lush neighbahood

I have mastered the art of blogging inside a King’s Road Starbucks: chillaxing in the World’s End one or procrastinating and people watching in the Shawfield Street one.

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If you’re in Holborn, High Street Kensington or King’s Road Chelsea, visit My Old Dutch. Giant pancakes. I’ll say no more.

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SCORE. A TWEET FROM GABILICIOUS FROM MADE IN CHELSEA.

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Nothing beats a wander in the Hill on a Sunday morning.

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I love this cinema and the fact they have something free to offer to students makes me love them even more. Who wants to tag along?

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My insignificant problems

I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 6 years old and I’ve never been called four eyes. I had a good run; how many years was that? A good 13 years?

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Speaking of four eyes, my poor glasses somehow managed to break. No, I didn’t drop them or anything like that. I simply touched them while it was sitting on my face then it just….fell apart. Guess I need to find some super glue.

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Picture, picture

SO. MUCH. WWAAAANT.

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and finally…

Doesn’t beat the subtitles on BBC Breakfast though. Instead of ‘wellies’, the subtitling instead gave us ‘willies’.

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