A new day, a new way – Connaught Village

Walked down to Liverpool Street Station to take the Circle or Hammersmith and City Line but a Metropolitan Line train came first. So, in the spirit of not caring, I hopped on and took it to Baker Street. About a ten minute walk to Edgware Road which is the starting point for the day. I’m […]

Greenwich and Borough Market

The perfect tourist day began with a trip on the overground. My gps instructed me to go as far as New Cross Gate and once there to catch a bus. Well, as you know without being told, I walked out in the wrong direction. Once I figured this out I had also decided to check […]

L’ETO and It isn’t like America

What a window display. And beautiful inside too. Today is part of my lunching alone challenge. How will I be able to find a great place for lunch if I don’t jump in. Price be damned, alone be damned, not understanding the menu be damned. Today it’s a 20 dollar sandwich at L’ETO surrounded by […]

Cake, Columbia Road and Chinese

Up and Out early on this drizzling Sunday morning to get some big flowers for my new vase. Wound up with Lilys… which should open on Wednesday. It was packed and I dont know enough to tell one good bloom from another so I think I have decided that from now on, I buy from […]

SQUARES, MARKETS, SWEETS AND MORE

I cannot believe it was this morning that we went to get flowers at the Columbia Road Flower Market. It has been a huge exhausting day 18,867 steps, at least 4 bake shops/sweet shops, a deli or two or more and 5 or six amazing private gardens. The walk to Columbia Road was about ten […]

Walking Again

After spending the morning inside watching the rain I remembered I am a Londoner now and I grabbed my umbrella and my raincoat and I trotted off to a far off grocer on a new route hoping to find a pair of boots. I didn’t find the boots but I did find a really good […]

In the Neighborhood Today

I think I really love where we have chosen to stay in London. Today I am waiting for a delivery, and after receiving an email from the delivery service I checked in online and saw there were 83 deliveries before me. Isn’t that clever. So, if I want to run out to see something or […]

Sunday Market on our doorstep

With food and clothes and cupcakes and bread and any sort of junk you an imagine… First order of the day – Lunch We had some unusual and very special “pig raised on a farm where they are blah blah blah” with magnificent roasted potatoes topped with a duck egg. We brought home pork for […]

A Day in DC, yes, Xiao Long Bao

We stayed in Rockville, near he Glenstone. We were only coming in for the night but found ourselves with an extra day so came down Friday and had today, Saturday, to see what’s what around here. Breakfast (lunch) was at Bob’s Shanghai 66. We ordered both chicken and pork soup dumplings. Bothe were good. And […]

A Most Amazing Day

Corrado Bakery has good bread and a nice chocolate mousse I met the Curator from the Lucio Fontana show at the Met Bruer I learned all about Pierre Bonnard I watched a wonderful documentary on HBO The Price Of Everything I recorded as I stood in the met galleries I resisted temptation to buy a […]