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Tagged With: london

An English summer and the unbearable confusion of wanting to do too much




“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson So well, it is another glorious summer here in London, the English summer … Continue reading »






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Winter in London and other happy things




My love affair with London continues. We are in the thick of winter, cold winds beat against the window of our room at night and it rains intermittently during the day adding a piercing chill to the air. Still my love for this city, if one can call it that, only grows. I hesitate from … Continue reading »






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I am looking for Kate Moss in the mirror




And the first sightings of premature mid-life crisis have happened. I have finally succumbed to hair highlights after resisting them my whole life. This is what happens when you spend a summer with your mother in the fashionable parts of london. My older one tells me my hair is awfully boring because I am one … Continue reading »






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London Diaries




Started my second day in London in a salubrious way with a walk in Hyde Park. I am here practically every summer and yet I have never given a morning constitutional in the park so much a consideration. After walking around the streets of London through the day and dining out every night, somehow languishing … Continue reading »






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An English summer and an inflamed tendon – loving and limping in London




  I am spending the last bit of my children’s summer vacation in London.  Who does not love the English summer? I like to spend my days in London walking around aimlessly, stumbling in and out of cafes, restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. In preparation of my profoundly purposeless existence in London, I engage the … Continue reading »






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London, Dublin etc




I have not blogged at all lately. It is because I have been in London since I last wrote from Madrid. I don’t know how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or Somerset Maugham did it but I find that life in London is just not conducive to writing. We are on vacation with our children and … Continue reading »






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