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Mannequins in Camden Town (London)

We took a quick trip into Camden Town after the Peter White concert last Sunday. What a fascinating place! Roxi and I could spend hours and hours there. We definitely want to go back and have a girl day (shopping and lunch). This photo from my Wordless Wednesday post this week was taken in the Camden food […]

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Out and about in London

Roxi has had quite a number of get togethers with friends in town lately. The latest one was on Sunday, a meeting in Soho with a friend from her old school here in England. While they went their way for a couple of hours, I made my way into Chinatown, a place I’ve not spent […]

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Covent Garden, London

A friend of mine emailed me the other day to ask me about markets in London. While I was typing up my reply, I remembered I had a few photos of Covent Garden that I wanted to share with you. If you’re a My Fair Lady fan, you’ll recognize this building as the one at […]

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V&A museum and unpacking update

This amazing chandelier is a glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. Last week, I spent a day at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I specifically went to look at the fashion and costume exhibits because Roxi and I are really into sewing right now. Well, gathering ideas for sewing anyway ;-) While I was there, I had […]

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At the Tate Modern

Sometimes I feel like this: Venus of the Rags by Michelangelo Pistoletto. Edited to add: I forgot to mention that I saw this interesting exhibit–Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera.

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Saturday in London

There was a delicious, cool breeze over the Thames as we crossed the Jubilee Bridge. These helped cool us off too. Mr. DJ and Roxi had Cookies and Cream and Coffee. I had Mango. For books, we went to Foyles and Blackwells on Charing Cross. We also went to Denmark Street to check out music […]

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Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London

Roxi and her classmates went on a field trip into Town yesterday. They left school at 4pm, went to dinner (the kids are allowed to break into small groups and eat wherever they like), and then saw Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Unfortunately, Roxi didn’t get home until well after midnight, so I […]

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Kew Gardens, England (Part II)

Continuing our tour of Kew… Part I can be found here. This beautiful home was built in 1631 for Samuel Fortrey, a rich merchant. The royal family leased the house in 1728, and used it as a family retreat during the time of King George III.  Today, you can tour this home. I’d like to go […]

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Kew Garden, England (Part I)

On Tuesday, my good friend S and I visited the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This year, the garden is celebrating its 250th birthday!  The garden is huge: 121 hectares or 300 acres. We were there for three hours and probably saw less than half of it. And we were being […]

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Billy Elliot, London’s Victoria Palace Theatre

I’d like to report I LOVED “Billy Elliot” at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre. I really would. But it’s a little hard for me to say after yesterday’s matinee because the show was “terminated” before the curtain went up for the second Act! That’s right, Roxi and I experienced our very first cancelled show.  What I […]

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