Around the World in Chelsea

If you were to ask DonQui, he would tell you that one of the (many) great things about London is how cosmopolitan it is. People from every corner of the globe live and work here, and that means you can get just about every type of food imaginable.



It is a Saturday late morning/early afternoon and DonQui finds himself in one of his favourite places to be at that time, especially on a nice sunny day – the fine food market at the Duke of York Square in Chelsea.


Helping himself to various free samples DonQui wanders around the stalls salivating.


From fine French cheeses and proper baguette (made with French flour)…


To chicken, rice, beans and quinoa  from Peru.


Japanese sushi…


to Mexican burritos…


With so much delicious food on offer DonQui finds it very hard to settle on what to eat for lunch, let along what to take back home with him.


There are even fresh oysters and prosecco on offer.


In the end DonQui decides to keep it simple. He goes for a Jamaican patty and a couple of Indian samosas for a small lunchtime snack.


… oh yes and a jam doughnut too. He cannot resist!


He also packs his bag with all sorts of goodies for later on when he gets home.



Stuck on a Sofa

Oh dear DonQui has made a classic coltish error!

He left Duchess in Anthropologie on Kings Rd while he went into Waitrose to get some essential supplies. He agreed to meet her back at the American emporium for earthy, ethnic-y, modern fashions.

Fully expecting to meet up and then head off home, DonQui’s ears fall when he realises that Duchess has barely begun her grand tour.


Fortunately there is a sofa for waiting males

And free wifi.

And so here DonQui sits writing this.

And he expects to be here a while more…

For more on Kings Rd and DonQui’s attitudes to shopping see his London Shopping Survival Guide