First Observations

It was incredibly round. Almost a perfect circle. I was struck by just how round it was. No, I am not talking about a famous London landmark, such as the London Eye. Nor am I referring to the sun on

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First Observations

It was incredibly round. Almost a perfect circle. I was struck by just how round it was. No, I am not talking about a famous London landmark, such as the London Eye. Nor am I referring to the sun on

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Miscellaneous Observations about London

Brits seem to have a thing against doorknobs. Many are tiny or missing altogether. Our home door has a “pull-latch” thingy to open it from the inside. From the outside, you can only open it by pushing with the key.

Miscellaneous Observations about London

Brits seem to have a thing against doorknobs. Many are tiny or missing altogether. Our home door has a “pull-latch” thingy to open it from the inside. From the outside, you can only open it by pushing with the key.

The Ducks of Our Lives

…continued from last post Before you is an image of both our home, and the home of the birds featured in this blog. It is known locally as “Little Venice”, or more properly as Paddington Basin. Next up in this

The Ducks of Our Lives

…continued from last post Before you is an image of both our home, and the home of the birds featured in this blog. It is known locally as “Little Venice”, or more properly as Paddington Basin. Next up in this

The Young and the Nestless (OR) All My Chickies

Alternative titles include:  As The Canal Turns and The Ducks of Our Lives My favourite thing about living in London is observing the wildlife. This is due to our location right by the canal. The various birds on and by the water are

The Young and the Nestless (OR) All My Chickies

Alternative titles include:  As The Canal Turns and The Ducks of Our Lives My favourite thing about living in London is observing the wildlife. This is due to our location right by the canal. The various birds on and by the water are

Canadian Goose Go Home

We don’t want your kind around here. All the other birds offer delicate birdsong. Why can’t you be like them? We don’t need your squawking and honking types in our neighbourhood. Go back where you came from! Ha, ha. Don’t

Canadian Goose Go Home

We don’t want your kind around here. All the other birds offer delicate birdsong. Why can’t you be like them? We don’t need your squawking and honking types in our neighbourhood. Go back where you came from! Ha, ha. Don’t

The Castles, the Museums, the Sights! (Nah, Let’s Just Stay Home.)

O-my-gawd, it is so flippin’ hard to go anywhere in London. Here is the process. First, figure out on map what subway station is closest to my destination. Then figure out if it is within a reasonable walking distance of

The Castles, the Museums, the Sights! (Nah, Let’s Just Stay Home.)

O-my-gawd, it is so flippin’ hard to go anywhere in London. Here is the process. First, figure out on map what subway station is closest to my destination. Then figure out if it is within a reasonable walking distance of

The Shiny Bit of Paris

Read the other Paris article first, then proceed with this one…   Okay, so Paris wasn’t all that glam in a lot of ways, but we had fun with other features of the famous city. We saw the Eiffel Tower, of

The Shiny Bit of Paris

Read the other Paris article first, then proceed with this one…   Okay, so Paris wasn’t all that glam in a lot of ways, but we had fun with other features of the famous city. We saw the Eiffel Tower, of

Sorry Paris, The Romance is Gone

You’re dirty. You smoke all the time. You leave your filthy cigarette butts everywhere. They mingle with the trash you never pick up. You refuse to give me directions – sometimes you even outright ignore me. The beauty of Notre

Sorry Paris, The Romance is Gone

You’re dirty. You smoke all the time. You leave your filthy cigarette butts everywhere. They mingle with the trash you never pick up. You refuse to give me directions – sometimes you even outright ignore me. The beauty of Notre

Home at Last

What follows is more of an informative rather than entertaining article, for those who are curious as to what our new home is like in London. We waited two weeks to move in, but at long last, we are in. Our

Home at Last

What follows is more of an informative rather than entertaining article, for those who are curious as to what our new home is like in London. We waited two weeks to move in, but at long last, we are in. Our

Free to Just Brie Me

Mmm, Brie. Creamy and delectable, formidably expensive. Oh, but what’s this I see? Take a look at the price tag on this photo. No, really, you are seeing correctly, look again. This normal-sized wedge of Brie cheese is a mere

Free to Just Brie Me

Mmm, Brie. Creamy and delectable, formidably expensive. Oh, but what’s this I see? Take a look at the price tag on this photo. No, really, you are seeing correctly, look again. This normal-sized wedge of Brie cheese is a mere

The PC Report

Those who know me well know that I am on a lifelong mission to try every potato chip flavour in the world. (Incidentally, in the UK, potato chips are referred to as “crisps”. “Chips” refers to french fries.) Now, this is not actually

The PC Report

Those who know me well know that I am on a lifelong mission to try every potato chip flavour in the world. (Incidentally, in the UK, potato chips are referred to as “crisps”. “Chips” refers to french fries.) Now, this is not actually