At the Toronto Boat Show for the first time in a decade and a half without owning a sail boat. I’m not sure if I’m happy I sold it or sad I […]
Growing up in London, England, I had never heard of a butter tart. Treacle tart, yes. An acquaintance at our local Annex coffee shop in Toronto lives in Paris. He was bemoaning […]
The festive balls on the two little Christmas trees outside our townhouse are finally decorated with snow, just in time for the New Year. But a different type of festive balls were […]
Has is snowed at your house? Will you have a wonderful white Christmas? Christmas is a time to build happy memories. I remember, as a child, hearing the rich voice of Richard Burton […]
One of the benefits of international travel is duty free and visiting the whisky shops at most airports in Britain.
“Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson and driving through England’s pastures green, with spires looming on the horizon, I can see why.
It’s hard to find good bangers (English breakfast sausages to the uninitiated) in North America so I’ve been crossing England gorging on bangers and mash. Meanwhile toad-in-the-hole awaits the lucky diner!
World War I ended 100 years ago today and we are right to commemorate this centenary with solemn ceremonies.
Oh what a night! Theresa got her head chopped off. Boris blowed-up good. The torch lit street processions were amazing. The bonfires huge. The fireworks brilliant.
As we travel through English country towns and villages, from Sussex to Gloucestershire, to Lincolnshire and Yorkshire I’m impressed by the abundance of farmers’ markets and the autumn bounty they offer.