September 19, 2016

Cruising the Thames to Greenwich

London is no longer a major port city but the River Thames still bustles with barges, yachts and sightseeing cruises. So it seemed only fitting that we take to the water for our journey to the World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich

The River Thames, London

September 12, 2016

Bridget Jones's London

Are you a fan of the Bridget Jones novels by Helen Fielding or the movies starring Renée Zellweger? If so, you’re probably looking forward to the latest film in the franchise, Bridget Jones’s Baby, which opens in North American theatres on Friday. I’m taking a slight detour from my planned posts to share some photos of London filming locations from the first two movies, Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004).

Bridget Jones's Door

September 05, 2016

Day One in London

I’m back from England and what an amazing trip. We spent a week touring the charming villages and beautiful scenery of the West Country, plus another twelve days exploring the many sights in and near London. I took 4,000 pictures and there’s a lot to tell you so let's start from the beginning, in London.

The London Eye

August 29, 2016

News and Surprises from England

When I research a trip I'm about to take, I go into a lot of detail. I want to know everything that will be going on and all the wonderful things I can see while I'm there. Sometimes I worry that I might overdo it and lose the element of surprise. But England didn't disappointment me. Several unexpected sights were in store for me – like the object of the cows' attention. (I'll tell you more about that another time.) After returning home and doing more research, I continue to be surprised.

What are these cows looking at?

July 25, 2016

Next Stop: England

In a few days I'll be leaving on my trip to England so I've been very busy with the last minute preparations. All of my travel documents have arrived, I was able to take advantage of the drop in the British pound brought on by Brexit, and my packing is well underway.

I won't be posting to my blog while I'm away but when I return I'll have lots of new photos to share, not only from London but also Oxford, Canterbury and a tour through Devon and Cornwall. And I'll tell you about the new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, that officially premieres this weekend (without giving away any secrets, of course). I also plan to track down some of the BFG Dream Jars scattered amongst London's landmarks.

If you're following me on Twitter, I hope to tweet a few photos as time and technology will allow.

Have a wonderful summer. See you in September!

July 18, 2016

And Now, Nice

After the tragic events in Nice on Bastille Day, I remember the city in happier times.