finchley

finchley road, london, london streets, old street signs, united kingdom, photography, brick background, west end lake, northwest london, exploring europe, missing letters, black and white letters

  i stumbled upon this dreamy tunnel whilst exploring a little corner of northwest london, near finchley road. nearby were signs advertising farmer’s markets both at west hampstead and swiss cottage. perhaps i’ll visit them over the weekend – over … Continue reading

to leave or remain

london, london storm, thunderstorm, brexit, a warning, storm gods, lightning, crazy weather, the referendum, lots of rain, rainy city, flooded stations, history in the making, vote remain, leave or remain

last night’s storm was shattering. windows rattled and rain poured through my open window onto the floor below. i love the sound of water drops tap tapping, and it was too balmy to close the window even if i had … Continue reading

as far as weekends go

saturday, weekend in london, london, photography, spring is here, tiny white flowers, look like pearls, white and blue, spring in the city, adventures in europe, an american in london, richmond park, deer park, wildlife, springtime bliss, watching me

i haven’t decided if i regret inviting the neighborhood pigeons to feast on my balcony. they came, they conquered, and my bird feeder was violated in such a way that it surely suffers from ptsd. it probably dreams of light sparrow pecks … Continue reading

the year of the monkey – 新年快樂

chinese new year, chinatown, london chinatown, london chinese new year, chinese celebrations, london festival, an american in london, nian gao, the year of the monkey, dragons, the lion dance, steamed buns, boa bun, happy new year, valentines day, adventures in europe, beautiful london, the lion dance, new year lion dance, children watching the lion dance

chinatown in london is already an exciting place to visit. if i am in the mood to meander, it takes little to no persuasion to set my course for leicester square station. climbing the steps to street level, i put … Continue reading

smallholdings – my feathered future

mark hearld, st jude, smallholding, farm, sustainability, illustration, chickens

when searching the term “smallholding” on the internet, you come across these types of images:    basically, smallholding is homesteading is sustained living is getting back to the basics and feeding your family with the {pun intended} fruits of your … Continue reading

ro(a)m(e)ing

barnum cafe, Facebook, the ladys guide to adventure, rome coffee, cafe in rome, cozy and comfy, feels like home, great coffee in rome, cool bar in italy, lovely

it has been much too long since i have written anything. when i began writing this, i was in rome {italy}, posted up in the best coffee shop i had found in the city – barnum cafe. are you in … Continue reading

just go with it

this past sunday and monday was the notting hill carnival. it was raunchy, loud, a tiny bit filthy and absolutely amazing. the carnival is a celebration of caribbean culture, food, and music. standard.co.uk i spent the first three-ish hours totally alone. … Continue reading

everyone, meet tom strobhar.

followers, meet tom strobhar. strobhar is the founder of the corporate morality action center. the cmac is both anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage. tom strobhar also stands against domestic partner benefits, family planning, and contraceptives. planned parenthood does not report it’s … Continue reading