Our Royal Wedding Preview Panel

Our Royal Wedding Preview Panel

"If we may return to the subject of our discussion. Ms. Markle had been on a television drama on cable on the USA network..."

Weekend In Cambridge

Weekend In Cambridge

Bridge Street started to go into “night mode” during our meal, as people, particularly women, dressed up for a Saturday night out began to saunter by.

Two Of Those “Ho-Hum” Days

Two Of Those “Ho-Hum” Days

At least Alexa had not laughed at me as all of this was going on.

“How do you spot an American in Europe in 2018?”

“How do you spot an American in Europe in 2018?”

If you don't want to stand out as an American visitor in Europe, here's some friendly advice...

Señor And Señora

Señor And Señora

A bit of a lighthearted post for the weekend. I followed 2017 Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza on Instagram after her post-title-win interview...

Back To Bach

Back To Bach

Another weekend is upon us. The wider world out there is, as always, full of happenings none of us probably can have the slightest impact upon. However, here is information you may perhaps truly find personally useful, from Pacific Standard Magazine: ...newly published research ... finds women perceive men as more attractive and desirable when [...]

Daily Mail Decides To “Ask The Americans”

Daily Mail Decides To “Ask The Americans”

The Mail has been out researching Americans' opinions about their lives here in Britain. Get ready. Let's have some Friday fun: I'll address my fellow Americans' points in order. Here we go. To start: 'In London, the following factors usually determine your ability to connect with others - your accent, your secondary school, and your [...]

The Voice

The Voice

I know I caught out Instagram friends last night: And I realized I had to do the same here! 🙂 But don't act too surprised. Come on. Over the years, I've dropped "hints" here and there: Anyway, enough of that. Onwards and upwards. Everyone, back to work. Stop messing around on the internet! 😉 Have [...]

“Bonjour” From Soulac-sur-Mer

“Bonjour” From Soulac-sur-Mer

Well, we're here: Soulac-sur-Mer, north of Bordeaux, on the coast: The drive up here from the airport vaguely reminded me of Florida - flat and sandy. Brittany is not like this. Our lunch yesterday. Yes, a bit of a caricature, we knew: We went out to dinner last night at a pleasant, small restaurant in [...]

London Vlogger Has Not Been Kidnapped

London Vlogger Has Not Been Kidnapped

Welcome to our continuing 2016. The last Friday in July. We simply have to end this week with this: https://twitter.com/mpsenfield/status/758128513841004545 Enfield? I used to live in Enfield. I have relatives there, too! Imagine if she lives around the block from them? Or right near our old place? Such is the Internet. That also has to [...]

Grandparent Wimbledon

Grandparent Wimbledon

Father-in-law [on the phone yesterday, speaking to an old friend (also in his 80s) who'd just lost a brother, and now moving on subject wise]: "....You have our condolences. How's your son? My youngest is doing much better, and his three are marvelous...." Mrs. Nello [in the next room with me, overhearing, observes like a [...]

Perils Of “Predictive Text”

Perils Of “Predictive Text”

Ah, texting/instant messaging on our phones. Part of the great communication revolution. A wonder of our time in history. You may recall a "Valérie" from the conference call(s) post about my wife's airline consulting role. Given that, this Messenger chat we had yesterday was perhaps, uh, unintentionally hilarious. Having opened an exchange between us with [...]

Conference Call

Conference Call

Recently my wife started doing customer service consulting work at a major airline. Naturally she has quickly had to pick up the company's approach to it: good and bad. Yesterday, she shared with me some "highlights" from a Friday phone-in, in which staff from locations around the world addressed operational problems over the previous 24 [...]

No Break Is Ever Really “A Break”

No Break Is Ever Really “A Break”

[Slams head down repeatedly on desk. Finished, I sit up, half-dazed, and despising the universe. And my mind wanders....] ....That's bl-ody not gonna work. That bit is awful. It's the French Revolution, not the Clinton administration! I'm not a 9th grader. This isn't middle school creative writing. I'm supposed to be a multiple-degree adult - [...]

Guys And Cars

Guys And Cars

Ah, the weekend. Yesterday, I did what guys are apparently supposed to do on a Saturday afternoon: I vacuumed and cleaned the inside of our car: It's an Audi. It's a better drive than our last one here in Britain: the Volvo. (It finally bit the dust.) I like it. But I have a confession [...]