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Gobbets of the week #12! 

Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history we saw this week:

1. Sir John Soane’s private apartments: obsessive, eccentric brilliance. … 122 more words


Lesson for a Bookstore

Some years ago Oxford University Press released an edition of James Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson with Boswell’s Tour of the Hebrides chronologically inserted. The Tour… 176 more words

Tatler For Birchbox

This month, as well as my usual beauty boxes, I was lucky enough to receive the limited edition Tatler for Birchbox.

At £25.00, it’s not the cheapest box in the world, but the contents are more than worth it. 374 more words


Cross Buns

Nothing to do with turned feet for a chest or bureau, but delicious comestibles traditionally served hot and eaten on Good Friday.

According to Dr. Johnson… 142 more words


The First Memory

It is intriguing to discover theearliest memories people have. Not just what, but how old they were. Mine is of sitting in the front seat of my father’s work van, with my new born sister in my lap, bringing her and my mother home from the hospital for the first time. 868 more words

18th Century History

Hounds of Heaven

(His whiskers were heroic…red, profuse, goatlike)

Staying put for a week in an AirBnB  in Tasmania, due to shoulder injury, while Russell does the Overland Track. 386 more words

Dr Johnson, Dickens and tea

I think we could all be forgiven for not knowing that it was English Tourism Week, and I only found out by accident a few days ago. 216 more words

Chateau D'If