Category Archives: London

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Stamp

What fun! There is a new four generation picture of the Royal Family and it has been put on a stamp . . .

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The Z Murders by J Jefferson Farjeon

Whee–kind of fun!  This is an old mystery novel published in 1932, before you were born, and yet it’s pretty good!  Poisoned Pen Press is reprinting a few of Farjeon’s mysteries and I plan to read more of them.

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Memories of Portobello

Note: you know I’m taking an online writing course with the Iowa Workshop. One of the recent assignments was to write a detailed description of a subject from a recent writing.   So I chose to write about the Portobello … Continue reading

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Book Review: Time to Be in Earnest by P.D. James

You can’t say this is a true autobiography by P.D. James because she decided to choose one year of her life to record. She shares her 1997 diary pages with us. The famous mystery writer . . .

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Book Review: Ngaio Marsh–autobiography features Shakespeare!

I recently finished Ngaio Marsh’s Black Beech and Honeydew. It’s an autobiography of the author who grew up in New Zealand. It might as well have been named “Shakespeare!” because a lot of the reading has to do with her producing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our Spoons Came From Woolworths

This book was written by Barbara Comyns and first published in 1950.    I bought it when we were in Glasgow on vacation. If you remember,  (former post, The Books I Bought . . .) I bought two editions of … Continue reading

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Two Tates in London–Art Treats for You

On this trip to London we had a special day going to both Tate Galleries in London—the Tate Britain and the Tate Modern . . .

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The Books I Bought . . .

I love to walk down Charing Cross Road in London and browse through the bookshops–and oh! those windows! Walk along with me and I’ll show you the books I bought.

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Buttons Bought at Covent Garden Market London 2014

Whee! another London flea market—antiques featured on Mondays at the Jubilee Market section.  That old pair I hunted for last year “Bert and Ernie” were not there–tho a dealer led me over to their booth fully expecting them to be … Continue reading

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What They Wore in London

It was fun to see what the streetwear was in London while we were there.  Most of these photos show teenagers on their way to school on weekdays.  If I could bring back one keen fashion hint it would be … Continue reading

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