Tag Archives: Tales From The City

Good Morning London!

Finally the jet lag is just a memory. This flight was incredibly noisy. The galley crew sounded as if they were hammering pots and pans instead of serving up microwaved aeroplane food! My flight partner was a chap on his … Continue reading

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Doors- A Dickens of a Door

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 ” Uncle Pumblechook: a large hard-breathing middle-aged slow man, with a mouth like a fish, dull staring eyes, and sandy hair standing upright on his head, so that he looked as if he had just been all but choked, and … Continue reading

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Goodnight Seattle- Good Morning London

It’s that time again to switch lives and lifestyles. Gone is the car and out comes the tube pass and train tickets. One of the benefits of living with a foot on both sides of the pond is the weather … Continue reading

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Tales From the City- Sorry- Oh the things we say.

Why do the Brits say sorry all the time? Are we really a nation so terribly polite? We say sorry when we bump into someone.  That’s just being polite.  We really don’t want to crash about into other people. So … Continue reading

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Boston- A City Of Heroes- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The shock of the terrorist attack in Boston is still raw. As we pick ourselves up from this attack, I don’t want to write about the attacker(s).  Far too much press in the past has given these twisted monsters what … Continue reading

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Everything is in black and white!

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There is something magical about black and white photography. This shot of a black London Phone box, looks as if I had stepped back in time to the 1940’s, but this shot was taken near Charing Cross in 2012. I … Continue reading

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Doors- A locked door at Chislehurst Caves

This door really had me puzzled. The entrance way was wide and flanked with two stone columns. That massive, but fading  headpiece, made me believe that there was an amazing door hidden behind these two wood panels with a sturdy pad … Continue reading

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Write On- Mapping your novel

One of the marvels of fiction is the ability to go to places you have never been and take your reader there with you. It’s would fabulous if we all could be like Hemingway and go run with bulls, or … Continue reading

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Sun Sun and then rain? Crumbs… I must be back home!

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One of the challenges of travelling is picking out what clothing to bring and what to leave. I always end up with more clothing than I need, especially when I am heading to a warm climate. I always forget about … Continue reading

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Doors- Salisbury Villa- A crooked tale

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There was a crooked door where a very crooked man lived… and so on.  I wonder how long it would take to get used to a door like this, would I perpetually creak over to one side in order to feel … Continue reading

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