Category England

A Christmassy Saturday in London

I love Christmas in London–and I realized last night that this is my last weekend in London until after the New Year!  I’ll be in New York next weekend for a wedding, then in Luxembourg for work, and then off to Australia for Christmas and New Year’s.  So today I went into full Christmas mode. […]

No dainty swans

I finally saw Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake!  Can’t recall when I first learned about it . . . maybe the ending scene of Billy Elliot?  If so it feels a tad late, given the piece won roughly all the awards in London and New York in the mid-1990s (but then again, in the mid-1990s I was living […]

Saturday at The Ned

I’ve had a gift card to the Cowshed at The Ned burning a hole in my wallet for nearly a year now.  Matt gave it to Justin as a Christmas gift last year, but he hasn’t been able to use it, and since it will expire before he makes it back to London, he said […]

Everything is better on blue and white

Turns out my 18th Century Chinese dish is the perfect size and shape for a burrito bowl from Chipotle. Yum!

Birthday weekend

I’m not normally a big birthday celebrator, but it just so happened that some of the things I really wanted to do were best done this weekend — so I made a birthday treat of it. First thing was to get up early and open a little wrapped package that had been hiding in my […]

Cosy

It’s November in London, which means the days are chilly and oh-so-short. Time for blankets and candles and Danish porcelain full of wintry minty herbal tea…

Cricket

I went to a cricket match the other day at the super-posh Lord’s stadium.  Dress code was jacket and tie.  We were in a private box with never-ending catering and arguably the best seats in the stadium. England was playing India in a multi-day match.  The match started but I stayed at the buffet table […]