While I was away in Kent

Linda took such good care of Michelle! With Halloween coming up she bought these balloons that when blown up look like bloody eyeballs, and put them on her back door.

One blew off before I came home to take picture

If you look closely it says “Cookies Michelle” with an arrow pointing toward the . . . → Read More: While I was away in Kent

English Language Lesson… How Hot?

While sitting at a table full of Brits having dessert, a most interesting gentleman sitting to my right posed this question:

If a British person were describing the weather to you and wanted to express how hot it was outside, which statement would tell you it was hotter?

“It is quite hot” or “It is . . . → Read More: English Language Lesson… How Hot?

My First Canine Birthday Party

After living in Paris I thought I knew how devoted people can be to their dogs. I will never forget being at Fouquets on the Champs Elysees with my father who was visiting, having a very expensive, lovely meal, when we looked up and saw at the table next to us a woman dining with . . . → Read More: My First Canine Birthday Party

Four Batches of Brownies before 2 p.m.

Baked four batches today for our adopted British soldier. One plain, 2 with almonds, and one with chocolate chips. I tasted them all! 🙂 Hopefully, they will be somewhat fresh when they arrive in Afghanistan.

The UK lets you send boxes under 4.5 lbs for free! In the US postage was a huge expense, which . . . → Read More: Four Batches of Brownies before 2 p.m.

Welcome Back Sign Waiting!

We had this sign waiting for us outside the kitchen window upon our return to London!

I love the little images of each of the Falter family at the bottom..especially Raffi

Then of course we needed a translation… which was right next to it on the top of their shed.

Ol' Blighty = . . . → Read More: Welcome Back Sign Waiting!

Enjoy the Holiday! From London

Latest note out the kitchen window!

When you need a piece of paper, a bag will do!

Will miss the London neighbors, but looking forward to seeing the kids!

When You See This on a London Sidewalk

Make a Wide Circle Around It!

Funny thing is I never see birds in this tree. They must do their business and leave!

Ely Highlights

Went with Barb and Mike to Ely, near Cambridge, since Mike had a meeting. First we found a little antique shop and a few goodies. Then, Barb and I met a colleague of Mike’s wife for lunch right near the Ely Cathedral. The oldest still standing part dates to 1090.

Known for its octagonal . . . → Read More: Ely Highlights

Dashing Dog Show at Kensington Palace

I am continually impressed how living in a big city like London, I still feel like I am in a neighborhood like the one I grew up in. Whether it is going to see the Kings Horse Troop salute Prince Philip on his birthday in Hyde Park with about 40 other people total out there . . . → Read More: Dashing Dog Show at Kensington Palace

Snob Screens

Barry and I decided to check out the historic Prince Alfred Pub that is right near us in Little Venice. It was built in 1863, has hand painted walls and ceilings.

Details, details, details

It has the original “snob screens” installed to keep the men, women, and classes apart. Apparently “The Formosa” which is . . . → Read More: Snob Screens

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