London

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” – Samuel Johnson

Aug 15, 2020

Born for Society

Born for Society

“Man was born for society. However little He may be attached to the World, He never can wholly forget it, or bear to be wholly forgotten by it." ― Matthew Gregory LewisI have been

Jul 23, 2020

Wings to the Mind

Wings to the Mind

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
 - PlatoI have just finished cleaning up after dinner and am now sitting on

Jul 1, 2020

Quotes for Wednesday

Quotes for Wednesday

“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” 
- Alfred WainwrightWe are supposed to be going for a walk. - a long one down Bayswater road to what I believe to

Jun 13, 2020

Saturday’s 6 Things

Saturday’s 6 Things

Six facts about what I have focused on this past week. 1. I have enjoyed watching: Scotland’s home of the year. So many beautiful homes. I definitely am not a fan of

Jun 5, 2020

Summer Streets

Summer Streets

Invisible I walk the streets, rambling among neatly lined houses the colour of pastels, like ice-cream in cones, relished on hot summer nights. I have to curb my desire to knock on a

May 31, 2020

Thoughts on a Sunday

Thoughts on a Sunday

I put on my red dress, the one I wore for Christmas last year, apply make-up and jewellery - the red garnet earrings and gold and diamond chain that used to belong to

May 30, 2020

Saturday’s 6 Things

Saturday’s 6 Things

Six facts about what I have focused on this past week. 1. I have enjoyed watching: Snowpiercer on Netflix. It is just my kind of series - set in a post apocalyptic future

May 28, 2020

Cape Town to London

Cape Town to London

It has been very warm this week, but I have not felt like I have had much energy or enthusiasm for things. It is not just the lockdown rules that are getting to

May 9, 2020

Saturday’s 6 Things

Saturday’s 6 Things

Six facts about what I have focused on this past week. 1. I have enjoyed watching: The Night Manager, on Prime 2. Favourite meal or recipe of the week:
   Crab cakes from Whole

May 6, 2020

My Uncharted Passions

My Uncharted Passions

“The streets of London have their map, but our passions are uncharted. What are you going to meet if you turn this corner?” – Virginia WoolfThe thing I love most about this city, this

Apr 28, 2020

A Monastery in a City

A Monastery in a City

“The best bribe which London offers to-day to the imagination, is, that, in such a vast variety of people and conditions, one can believe there is room for persons of romantic character to

Apr 7, 2020

Returned

Returned

"I like the spirit of this great London which I feel around me. Who but a coward would pass his whole life in hamlets; and for ever abandon his faculties to the eating