Haiku in Appreciation of Leafless Trees in Winter
In winter, leafless trees frame the landscape or cityscape, delicate and lacy while at the same time sturdy and lasting.
A Year Ago Today: Paris Gare du Nord to London St. Pancras
A year later, reminiscing about the bustling scene at Gare du Nord in Paris and dinner at Da Corradi later that night in London.
Charcuterie Dreams During COVID-19
Instagram food pics by Carl the Roaster remind me of a lovely charcuterie board at the Gatehouse in London’s Highgate area.
Sit with Me and Watch the Birds in London’s St. James Park
We are all armchair travelers right now during the trials of COVID-19, and today I’m thinking of an afternoon stroll, a long conversation and the birds in St. James Park.
Another Restaurant Find in London: Com Viet, the Best Vietnamese Food I’ve Had in the UK, or Maybe Anywhere
Folks, this restaurant is a jewel. If you go to London, go to Com Viet. Just trust me. You’ll get your happy back.
A Respite in Covent Garden’s Floral Court
Just around the corner from crowded Covent Garden in London, I found an unexpected peaceful haven, a magical courtyard. I had entered another dimension, Harry Potter-style.
Deck the Halls at Heathrow – Again
A whimsical and tasteful little Christmas tree at Heathrow Airport is just right.
London by Night: Take a Stroll with Us Over the Thames
A twilight stroll across London’s River Thames on Blackfriars Railway Bridge and back again on the Millennium Bridge, with St. Paul’s Cathedral as a beacon.
Seeing Angles Leading Me Home
A deepening interest in photography and following certain blogs has me seeing things differently these days.
Haiku: Heathrow Stillness
A London Fish and Chips Story: Sometimes, You Can’t Go Back, But You Can Go Forward
This anglophile went back to Geales in London after more than a dozen years and found it had gotten more posh. But the fish and chips were spot on.
January Dreaming: Kensington Palace High Tea and Gardens
Afternoon tea at the palace where Queen Victoria grew up – by Jove, it was a jolly good show!
Kitty Fisher’s in London Pulled Me In, Fed Me Well and Charmed Me Completely
Kitty Fisher’s in London is a foodie’s dream! The staff treated me like I was royalty and served me a meal that to match. The ambience is an appealing mix of cozy old England and fresh, trendy-foodie-creative.
London’s Jekyll and Hyde Park
The Brits are smart, with their multiple-personality parks. There’s something for everyone in Hyde Park, even the birds.
Silver Bells Reminiscing: “It’s Christmas Time in the City”
London’s busy sidewalks, hustle and bustle, and general air of festivity and expectation recalls the lyrics of the Christmas classic, Silver Bells.
Deck the Hall at Heathrow
A Charlie Brown tree all alone in a hallway between terminals is full of holiday spirit and pluck.
Window Shopping: C. Lidgate’s in London
Lidgate’s is a carnivorous cook’s dream! There’s a huge selection of meats, fish, poultry, sausages, cheeses, pies, condiments, cured meats and deli items.
A Foggy Day in London
I Ate Wrong on Mothers’ Day in London, But It Was OK
We all have our beloved family comfort foods, and the memories they conjure more than make up for the lack of taste, sophistication or spice. It was a special time for me to reflect on that while eavesdropping on the British lady at the next table on Mothering Sunday in London.