Category Archives: London

London: The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

Imagine a cozy getaway, a small inn in the English countryside. Imagine that you are right there in the cozy, chintz-covered living room—in the only setting the play will have throughout.  Imagine that news of a grisly murder is announced … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in drama, literature, London, travel | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Buttons from Portobello Market

Who wants to see the buttons I bought at Portobello Market in London?  OK, then, come along . . .

Share Button
Posted in antiques, buttons, flea market, London, travel | Tagged , | 6 Comments

We Went to London

London was done in “twos”—two shows, two flea markets, two museums and Hyde Park at two in the afternoon.

Share Button
Posted in drama, London, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Interlude

Hello………..I’m “away from my desk” for a bit. In fact, I’m pretty far away from my desk——— in London!   O’Half and I have seen two shows, gone to two Tates and two flea markets.  We’ve been busy buying buttons … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in London, travel | 2 Comments

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

I’m just about in the middle of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens.  It’s a faithful friend of a book to finish up these winter nights.

Share Button
Posted in book review, books, Dickens, literature, London | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

National Jigsaw Puzzle Day! Jan 29

Yes, it’s National Jigsaw Puzzle Day!  I hope you have the day off as I do . . . I have a pretty interesting puzzle going—one from the Dickens Museum House in London.  It shows little scenes from all his … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Dickens, London, New York City, puzzle, snow | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Book Review: Smith by Leon Garfield

Smith, the story of a pickpocket, was written by Leon Garfield (1921-1996).

Share Button
Posted in book review, books, Dickens, literature, London | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Buttons for the Royal Baby

Hurray for the new baby prince!  Everyone has been waiting and now he’s here!  William and Kate must be very happy parents. I thought it would be fun to sort through some buttons for baby and pretend I’m going to … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in birthdays, buttons, knitting, London | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

What Did We Do in London?

We rode the tube!  We rode the tube everywhere we went. It’s so easy.  One time we took a bus—that was the first day when I arrived.  I took a little nap, even though the books tell you not to … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in London, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Final Buttons from London (Covent Garden Market)

While we were touring antique flea markets and asking people about buttons, we’d often heard people tell us to look for ________and __________.  That’s all they have is buttons!  I don’t want to use the real names, so let’s call … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in buttons, crafts, flea market, London, travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment