Unlike the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, the transformation of the seasons in the UK is purely for the locals. Tourists don’t generally make the long trek halfway around the world to watch the last of the autumn leaves drop from the plane trees along the banks of the River Thames, nor do… Continue reading
Month: February 2022
Borough Market – A Gastronomic Gem in the Heart of London
Borough Market is one of the UK’s longest running food markets and is loved as much by locals as it is by the throngs of visiting tourists keen to soak up a little piece of London’s gastronomic history. It has evolved over the centuries from a wholesale marketplace supplying the greengrocers of south London into… Continue reading
River Walk – Chiswick to Hammersmith with a picturesque detour to Chiswick House and Gardens.
A self guided jaunt through two of London’s prettiest waterfront neighbourhoods – including an interactive map Time 2-4 hours depending on your rhythm and how often you stop. An easy, slow-paced walk on mostly flat, paved terrain. When Dan and I moved to London one of the biggest adjustments for us was navigating our new… Continue reading
Oxford – Part 2 – Idyllic with a Capital I
“When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!” —Chapter 4, The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Bluish grey ripples of reflected water danced on the branches above their heads as the tiny… Continue reading