Tag: UK

Window Shopping: C. Lidgate’s in London

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.

The Little Brown Social Birds of Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Scotland

The Little Brown Social Birds of Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Scotland

Social little birds flit about and fascinate near Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire’s Stonehaven.

Haiku: Bees on a Mission

Haiku: Bees on a Mission

Scottish bees and purple flowers, and a haiku.

Edinburgh Farmers Market – Jazz and Memories in the Shadow of Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Farmers Market – Jazz and Memories in the Shadow of Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh farmers market had everything: produce, cheese, a bridal couple, dogs, paella, olives, breads…a plethora of products and people-watching.

Comfort Food Alert: My Beloved Da Corradi in London has the BEST Spaghetti Carbonara

Comfort Food Alert: My Beloved Da Corradi in London has the BEST Spaghetti Carbonara

Close your eyes after taking just one bite of the Spaghetti Carbonara at Da Corradi in London and you’ll expect to find Northern Italy when you open them.

Haiku: Eating Alone in London

Haiku: Eating Alone in London

A solo diner at an Italian restaurant in London inspired a haiku.

St. Paul’s at Midnight, in the Moonlight – a Haiku and Some Photos

St. Paul’s at Midnight, in the Moonlight – a Haiku and Some Photos

Photos & haiku for St. Paul’s: I’m in love with the night, the cathedral, the moon, and London.

Reading London: A Chance Encounter Down Memory Lane, Literally

Reading London: A Chance Encounter Down Memory Lane, Literally

In London, following a character from Sarah Jane Stratford’s book Radio Girls down a street where I’ve been – the Strand.

Haiku for Highgate Cemetery

Haiku for Highgate Cemetery

Haiku about a visit to this garden cemetery on a typical London afternoon, cool and foggy, with the subtle air of mystery and contained excitement that the city always holds for me.

Haiku: Aberdeen at Night

Haiku: Aberdeen at Night

Charmed by Aberdeen at night.

It’s Owl-Right (plus a haiku)

It’s Owl-Right (plus a haiku)

I met a couple of owls during a recent trip to Scotland.  Not on a walkabout in the verdant countryside – smack-dab in the middle of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Arepas Revisited, with Input from Edinburgh and The Pleasant Peasant

Arepas Revisited, with Input from Edinburgh and The Pleasant Peasant

A multinational look at arepas, the traditional Venezuelan bread stuffed with various fillings. They are a big hit at the Edinburgh Farmer’s Market.

Simple Dishes: Venison Casserole at the The Ensign Ewart in Edinburgh

Simple Dishes: Venison Casserole at the The Ensign Ewart in Edinburgh

An Edinburgh pub dating back to 1680 dishes up a meal that is worthy of the ages.

Aberdeen, A’m Gled Tae Meet Ye

Aberdeen, A’m Gled Tae Meet Ye

Digital postcards from Scotland’s Aberdeen, the surprisingly colorful “Granite City”.

Edinburgh’s Hipster Food Court and the Butcher Bad Boy Burger

Edinburgh’s Hipster Food Court and the Butcher Bad Boy Burger

Foodie-worthy, hipster-appropriate, gorgeous views: I highly recommend the Waverly Mall food court in Edinburgh. And don’t miss the Butcher Bad Boy burger!

My Room with a View: Nautical Twilight in Aberdeen

My Room with a View: Nautical Twilight in Aberdeen

Nighttime photos of the ever-changing but never-dark sky in the Scottish summertime.


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