London

London was very dull and miserable yesterday – I love London if I am staying in Central London in a nice hotel where I can come and go as I please,  but yesterday as we wandered the streets, really just to see how things are progressing leading up the Olympics, I was pleased we weren’t staying. Having said that, the buntings are out everywhere,  there are refurbishments happening wherever … Continue reading London

A moving day in London …

Today we set off for London from Reading on the train with an express and quite sombre purpose in mind.  Young New Zealander,  Shelley Mather, died in the London bombings and our daughter, who was a close friend of Shelley’s, wanted us to visit her memorial in the beautiful park on Russell Square.   It was a very moving experience for us both – the memorial … Continue reading A moving day in London …

Adventures of the Famous Four … reflections on a French/Italian sojourn

I can’t really finish this part of my blog without mentioning our great friends Roger and Frances. My blog so far has been about my personal observations and reflections on the places we have been, the wonderful people we have met, the brilliant cultural experiences we have had and much more. I have purposefully keep the blog pretty anonymous as it isn’t my place make public the private time … Continue reading Adventures of the Famous Four … reflections on a French/Italian sojourn