Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts…
Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts…
/ January 2, 2020 0 COMMENTS
Funny expression this English one, Many Happy Returns of the Day! The Day meaning ...
A Visit to my Daughter…
A Visit to my Daughter…
/ June 6, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Our trip this week involved my daughter. She was officially on half-term but unofficially rehearsing so we couldn’t whisk her away to a sunny island to cement her berry brown tan ...
Wildflower Poppies…
Wildflower Poppies…
/ June 5, 2012 0 COMMENTS
I found a beautiful bush with delicate flowers blooming along our road.  I could not resist them I had to stop and stare and marvel and smile at their ethereal loveliness. I ...
My Favourite Thing…
My Favourite Thing…
/ June 4, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Some of the things I love about England. The rockery. It harbours heathers, lavender and other hardy everygreens, shrubs that seem to tolerate hose pipe bans and droughts, often ...
My London Eye
My London Eye
/ May 30, 2012 0 COMMENTS
There are a few landmarks that I see from a distance on the train as I make my way to Victoria.  I was delighted to be able to get up close and even climb one of them during hubs’ ...
When the Sun Comes Out…
When the Sun Comes Out…
/ May 29, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Everyone is taking advantage of what may be a short summer, it is almost June after all! Londoners are remarkable in that they go from Uggs, jumpers, coats, scarves, hats and gloves ...
One Hundred Churches in one Square Mile…
One Hundred Churches in one Square Mile…
/ May 28, 2012 0 COMMENTS
We have a wonderful little guide book to London entitled, I Never Knew That About London, by Christopher Winn. Hubs decided we would visit EC3 and tour some of the remaining 100 ...
Graffiti and Other Eyesores
Graffiti and Other Eyesores
/ May 22, 2012 0 COMMENTS
With only countable weeks left before our departure from England I am feeling down… I don’t want to talk about packing, selling furniture, emptying the flat or last meals. ...
Keep off the Grass…
Keep off the Grass…
/ May 21, 2012 0 COMMENTS
My daughter danced in the pre-game show at Wembley Stadium. Chelsea and Liverpool were playing in the FA Cup. A lot of work went into choreographing 150 dancers from two separate ...
Woodland Corners…
Woodland Corners…
/ May 16, 2012 0 COMMENTS
My daughter seems to have this thing about nearly treading in unspeakables. I’m not talking about dog poo although that’s bad enough. I’ve already talked about the ...
Days Six and Seven…
Days Six and Seven…
/ May 15, 2012 0 COMMENTS
We saw The Harry Potter Exhibit, for which the advertisements did absolutely no justice at all. We were told it would take at least 3 hours to surf the sets and hubs and I looked at ...