Category England

Guests!

Dinner was loud and delicious at Yauatcha Soho, followed by an uber-glamorous after party at Disrepute, a subterranean speakeasy that was notorious for scandal and international intrigue during the Cold War. Today I turned Nicole and Bruce loose to explore Notting Hill and Little Venice without me (in the pouring rain) while I sat (cozily […]

En route to Seattle

I need to do more of these midweek flights! I’ll beer there weren’t more than 30 people on the whole flight. Which meant I could take a nap lying down across the whole row, never wait for the bathroom, and get up and wander over to the other side of the plane to see the […]

Wild times to be a lawyer in London…

We literally have no idea what’s going to happen next. Such suspense! And what a mess!!

Two weekends, two plays

Last night I saw Joe Hill-Gibbons’ production of The Tragedy of King Richard II at the Almeida Theatre up the road. It’s one more play toward my goal of seeing all of Shakespeare’s plays before I’m forty. Though this highly pared-down production (less than 2 hours!) may have veered more toward an abridgment than a full production… The play is […]

Those ancient Anglo-Saxons made some lovely books…

After spending most of December away from London — galavanting to such exotic locales as Sydney, New York, and… Luxembourg — I figured I ought to start the New Year off with a good grounding in my Anglo-Saxon roots. The British Library obligingly put on an extraordinary exhibition of Anglo-Saxon literature. In this case “literature” […]

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 […]