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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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From London with Love

Mr. DJ has been working in London this week. He sent me a few photos* of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Thought you might enjoy them too. He called this last one “Working late at the Tower”. Who was up there, do you think? * Taken with his mobile phone. Thank you, Mr. […]

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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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Carmen at the Royal Albert Theatre, London

We went to see the opera Carmen at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday. It was a huge production, over 100 actors, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, countless techies, impressive lights, sound, and what voices! The show was performed “in the round” and was sung in English (it was still hard to understand the words, though). […]

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London: The Globe Theatre and “We Will Rock You”

One thing you learn quickly when living in England is: if the sun shines, go out! We haven’t been into London as a family for a while, so when the sun came out Saturday morning, London was our destination. Roxi wanted to go to the Globe Theatre gift store to buy a few little leather-bound […]

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First day of 8th grade and Buckingham Palace

Roxi started school bright and early on this cool, overcast day. She was so excited! Registration went well yesterday. She met lots of new friends and hooked up with old ones. We’re not the new kids on the block this year. It’s weird to think that. The school drama department head announced the musical yesterday. […]

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A Family Reunion (of sorts) and the British Library (again)

Trudy in a nearby field. Taken yesterday in England on my Blackberry Pearl. Saturday, Roxi and I went into London to meet a cousin of mine at Waterloo Station. Actually, it was more of a drive-by reunion since we only spent about 15 or 20 minutes together. But wow-we’d never met before, so it was […]

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Kids Week in the West End

We have Roxi’s friend “H” from Texas here for the next couple of days. But I just wanted to stop in to say, if you’re going to be in London August 15-29, and you have a child, AND you both like musical theatre, you can take advantage of Kids Week in London. The deal is […]

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Dear London,

I had such a nice time with you yesterday. Wasn’t the weather wonderful? No rain and not too cool nor too hot (well, except in the underground). I was going to send you photos of our day, but I can’t find my camera cable anywhere! I’ve been working in three different rooms lately, so I […]

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