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Rambling Scotland. But in London...

I lived in London from 1985 – 1992, moving from a sleepy (unexciting) village in Scotland aged 15. I introduced myself to the London suburbs during the birth of rave and acid house parties, somehow managing to land myself the role of floor manager in Next Retail in between the all-nighters and energy drinks. 717 more words

Summer Walks And Wanderings

East London Series: The Royal Observatory: Greenwich

One lovely sunny weekend, Jeff and I decided to venture to the east side of London. It’s so funny to think that going past, say, Tower Hill, is such an undertaking, but when you spend an hour on the underground, it’s no different than a road trip in the car. 1,113 more words


Meantime, here is the news





Years ago, in South Africa, on the Pip Freedman Show, one of his running gags was sending up a radio newsreader: “Here are the pips, it is now one o’clock Greenwich, meantime, here is the news”. 1,232 more words

A tale of two cities

This is a tale of two cities. One of them is London, but that’s about where the comparison with Dickens’ story ends. After the lemon scented air of the Amalfi coast we were headed for Naples, to catch a train to Rome. 2,612 more words

2016 Trip

Greenwich and Blackheath, contrasting space #walking #london

The last time I wrote about Greenwich it was for the A to Z challenge here. My focus then was on the town and its history with only a few glimpses of Greenwich Park through the fences that surround the National Maritime museum. 875 more words


Throwback: 5.5 Days in England (Part 2)

September 16, 2013

Day 2 in London was one of my favorites. As planned, we went first to Westminster Abbey . This place of worship is impressive. 159 more words


Adventures in Greenwich

It has been such a long week. I am so tired, I have so much to do and I’m so fed up of reading about mosquitoes. 842 more words

London Appreciation