This 2020 one suspects must be a lot like how it felt during the Great Depression of the 1930s amidst Hollywood’s “golden age,” when millions around the world flocked to cinemas for a few hours to forget their problems and see the “stars” they adored.
At her father’s funeral, my wife could not hug her own mother.
My birthday present.
I’m not a Spurs fan like a REAL Spurs fan. I do like them as a London team and enjoyed the chance to see Kane play.
He will be Sir Harry Kane someday, I’m sure.
Ah, but just mention MARMITE and that gets you Great Britain’s full attention!
I was dogsitting yesterday down in Enfield, in north London – watching our (former) hound at my in-laws, where he lives now: Between walkies, I made myself write some… In … Continue reading My Main Writing Advice
On Wednesday evening, we saw Adele at London’s Wembley Stadium. En route there, our Metropolitan line train was the most packed tube carriage I have ever experienced – and I … Continue reading Turning Pages
It’s rare that we have a chance to hear what a stranger, viewing us from a distance, thinks we are. I found out one’s assumption. Over the weekend, one man … Continue reading Weekend “Revelations”
We saw a Cirque du Soleil performance yesterday afternoon at the Royal Albert Hall in central London: We’ve been there before to concerts, but it dawned on me that I … Continue reading Royal Albert Hall
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We met our late friend Kam’s younger sister, Ravi, for a meal last night in central London. They knew all these sorts of places. So while she had been to … Continue reading Stalking And Social Media
We went to a family funeral on Thursday in north London. A couple of weeks ago, my wife’s uncle-in-law died at home in his sleep at 85. While there is … Continue reading One Girl At The Reception
Welcome to our continuing 2016. The last Friday in July. We simply have to end this week with this: Officers have visited YouTube user Marina Joyce. She is safe and … Continue reading London Vlogger Has Not Been Kidnapped
The in-laws are driving up from London later to see our new place…. It’s Sunday, too. Of course I had to go all “American” and prepare:
Hello. I’m typing this on March 11 mid-afternoon here at a lounge in Newark Airport (in New Jersey), a few hours before our flight back to the UK. I think … Continue reading At This Journey’s End