Tag Archive: London

Nov 18 2015

London Report: late, short & sweet


We had a lovely long weekend in London with our friends Chaundra and Drake, who were wonderful hosts, as usual. They have a knack for introducing us to new things, and this time they scored a daily-double. The first night it was their Raclette grill, a Swiss method of getting your dinner guests to cook for themselves similar …

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Nov 13 2015

London-bound because we’re really old


Dr. Darling and I are headed to the city where we met in-person for the first time around this time of year back in 2000. It’s an anniversary that we tend to space, but this time we actually have tickets to see Dawn French‘s one-woman show “30 Million Minutes” … which is kind of special since …

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Apr 04 2015

Who says fish & chips isn’t the perfect Easter dinner?

We are in London with friends for Easter Weekend, which included a fantastic day/hike along the coast to the White Cliffs of Dover. Midway we stopped at this lovely seaside pub/fish restaurant … so of course I had to order this classic dish … but with a tomato and cucumber salad in place of the …

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Apr 03 2014

And now I MUST see The Lion King


I know that The Lion King is a full-fledged musical theater production, but for some reason … probably due to the fact that it’s based on a 1994 Disney cartoon … I’ve never felt compelled to see it. And this, despite being a pretty big fan of big Broadway musicals general. And then I saw …

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Oct 09 2013

Now Jen knows what she’s wrought!


Regular readers of this blog know that my admiration for British comedians Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French knows practically no bounds. I have been a fan ever since their first BBC series, aptly titled “French & Saunders“, turned up on PBS in the US in the late 1980’s.  I was especially fond of Absolutely Fabulous, the series Jennifer wrote and …

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Jul 15 2012

Edina and Patsy make the London Olympics Absolutely Fabulous

Please, oh please let this air in Sweden!

Aug 11 2011

Distance grids make London’s iconic Tube map more accurate

via boingboing.net Plus I think Monet would have approved.

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