Welcome to On The Frog
After an extended break from food blogging at World Foodie Guide, I’ve decided to focus more on travel with some food nibbling on the side. So welcome to On The Frog!
You’ll find plenty of ‘traveleating’ tips for London visitors both here and on my On The Frog To London iPhone app, a free guide with 50 tips for discovering some good old British traditions alive and well in modern London.
Trips are filed under Short Hops and Long Leaps , while my favourite travel books, maps, sites and products are featured under Travel Tools. And I’ll cover food and recipes in Food, as well as highlight the best Souvenirs collected on my journeys.
All photos are mine unless otherwise stated (the above photo was taken by Garson Byer).
If you were wondering about the name, ‘On The Frog’ is Cockney rhyming slang for ‘On The Road’ (‘frog and toad’ = road). It dates back to at least 1859 and appears in John Camden Hotten’s ‘A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant and Vulgar Words’. And ‘ribbit’ is the noise that I associate with frogs, although my husband thinks it should be ‘gribbit’. This matter still hasn’t been resolved.
One leap at a time…
Helen Yuet Ling Pang