Tag Archive for London

T is for The Thames

Even the biggest cities have a feature that tends to became a focus point as the city grew and developed. For London that’s the River Thames. It’s still maybe the most important thoroughfare for the city. Most of what’s important…

O is for Olympics

This summer the Olympics are in London, and it should be quite the event. 36 years ago Montreal was the host and this is about my earliest sporting memory. I remember watching parts of it with dad and my grandfather…

N is for the North Downs

Cutting a large arc across southern England from Dover to the Surrey/Hampshire border is a large chalk escarpment called the North Downs. It’s a beautiful place, but it;s more than that. When I was flying back and forth to London…

M is for Museums

I’m a sucker for great museums, there are few better ways to kill an afternoon. I have some favorites, both esoteric and mainstream.  The Design Museum and National Portrait Gallery in London, Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Udvar-Hazy Center in Washington, …

That Light Bulb Moment

A few weeks ago I spoke about a friend whose daughter is getting ready to study in London for a semester. I get quizzed daily about what’s different in England, what does she need to take and so on. It’s…

A day out in the big city…

Today I went to London to meet some friends for lunch. I did this last year and arrangements were similar: downstairs bar the Hard rock Café sometime around one.  Lunch was good , stories told, laughs shared and beer drunk.…

Busiest weekend of the year…

We were in the office this morning (yep Sunday) talking about plans and traditions at this time of year. Friends and colleagues are heading all over the world for Christmas. Thailand, Florida, California, Ohio (reluctantly), Spain, France, and of course…

A blinkered view of the world…

I’ve sent most of the last couple of months working off the main site at work. I was in my regular office for the first time in a week. A friend dropped by my desk, we used to work together…

Thank you NBC, it’s been wonderful

Some time in the early morning Sunday New Zealand beat France to win the Web Ellis Trophy in the Rugby World Cup. Now, I’m sure the Kiwi and Kangeroo on Greenlake was heaving at three in the morning when the…