Wallace Collection at Hertford House

I was here, outside, a few weeks ago when we were doing the parks tour and googled Wallace Collection. Once at the site I scoured for tours and talks and here I am not three weeks later with a handful of other women sitting in the research library. I was able to take a ten […]

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 […]

Lecture Theatre at The V & A

It seems I am here at The Victoria and Albert Museum every day. It’s just that there is so much going on and I became a member so even more information is coming my way. Today I arrived at the members reception desk and was directed across an indoor statue court up the stairs through […]

V&A for Munch Lecture

It was a strange experience this morning going down to the V&A for a 10 am lecture. I was early and walked a bit I was in Bloomsbury, who knew? and found a lovely little block called Lamb’s Conduit where there was a branch of a cheese shop I want to try called La Fromagerie, […]

Dior and Mary Quant

I made it, took the overground, 9958 steps, and a visit to the members room. Yes, the overground, just one stop to Whitechapel then on to Sloane Square where I wanted to pop in and see what a Muji store was and if they had a colander for me. Lovely store, no colander. But a […]

To Victoria and Albert? A misadventure of epic proportions

Ah, after starting the day with a good stretch and some spying on my neighbors it was nearly 11 when I got out of the house. Another bus day, another attempt to get to the Dior exhibit at The Victoria and Albert Museum. Of course I wanted to travel by bus, I really enjoy the […]

Out and About London

Today marks a week since I left New York and I can safely say I am settling. The flat ( I am a Londoner now) is small but comfortable. I have spent the better part of the week struggling with my inner self about materialism, minimalism, needs, wants and giving any more money to Jeff […]


Went today with dad and Nancy. My goodness do they move slowly. Saw the old Dutch masters in the Lehman wing and got a few up close looks at Rembrandt’s fancy lace collars. I know I read something about them recently. That perhaps he painted the white first. Or last. I couldn’t really tell. Not […]