Category London

CHANGING ROOMS

Remember that TV show way back when, Changing Rooms? Everyone watched it because it was the first of its kind, blending together the genres of home improvement and family fortunes-esque game shows. Two families agree to decorate a room in each other’s houses in 24 hours, enlisting the help of the most flamboyant interior designers […]

A WEEK ON THE TUBE: THURSDAY

BABY NOT ON BOARD This woman was pregnant in the way that Nicole Kidman was pregnant with Sunday Rose: suspiciously. Remember how thin slash fit she was? Anyway I feel as though this particular woman got pregnant last night. To my untrained eye, I could see no trace of a baby hidden anywhere. And again, […]

A WEEK ON THE TUBE: WEDNESDAY

RIDE OR DIE! This lady was so short- and I can say that without you judging me for judging her because I am also a shorter person than most- that I’m not even sure how she managed to reach the upper hand rail. She was standing on her tiptoes and balancing, stretched out between the […]

LIKE A GHOST IN UTAH

  This is a photodump, essentially. Yeah get over it. My trip to Utah was a family affair. It was very fast, very busy, and I feel as though I still have a little whiplash over it. I am very grateful to have spent a few moments in such a special land with the best […]

A WEEK ON THE TUBE: MONDAY

My I-spy game is considerably A-game lately, so much so that I’ve decided to log the things I’m spotting on the tube. Without a doubt, I can attribute my creeper-peeper tenacity to my father, who has instilled in me, through a mix of genetics and life-long habit, a love for people watching. After a week of paying close attention however, I feel as though my practice has real damage capacity, and for the good of those most beloved rose-tinted glasses through which I choose to observe London, this exercise might have to live just the one week. I’ve seen too much! My eyes!

HOUSEGUESTS

Little brother Logan came to visit as he was passing through Europe on his way back to the states where he goes to school. He’s had the most exciting few months, jumping from country to country in Africa and in Europe, experiencing local cultures and thrill seeking. He’s been swimming with sharks and bungee jumping […]

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS

Have I mentioned how freezing cold London is lately? So cold, in fact, that for the first time in a long time I saw snow the other day. Granted, it was pathetic snow- the kind that sticks and then shrinks into nothingness in the time it takes you to bundle up, ready to face it […]

WALK THIS WAY (SOMETIMES I GIVE TOURS)

My fabulous friend Leah and I played tour guide to our YSA ward a couple of weekends ago. The fact that we were amateur at best was successfully masqueraded by unfailing poker faces. Look, I’m not saying that it was all made up. But maybe I am saying that Queen Elizabeth’s first kiss wasn’t actually […]

I HATE BUSKERS

This is Covent Garden, my mother’s favourite place in London. Whenever she comes to visit she potters off, saying I’ll be at Covent Garden, come get me in a couple of hours. A couple of HOURS? One might suppose that in a couple of hours one could see a great number of street performing acts, […]

POETRY AND NATURE

Earth hath not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty This City now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie Open unto the fields, and to the sky; […]