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A Yank in the UK

April 30, 2014

Tags: London, Matisse, Ottolenghi

They say that travel is broadening, and I did gain weight on a recent trip to the UK. Maybe it was the breakfast pastries, or the teatime scones. Whatever, I indulged. London has become a foodie city, with interesting street fare and some very sophisticated restaurants. The chef at Ottolenghi, a restaurant of the moment, is from Israel and does wonderfully imaginative things with fresh vegetables and meats. (more…)

From London

April 16, 2014

Tags: Reading and Writing Across the Pond

Friends at home tell us of terrible weather, here in the UK the sun is shining. My husband and I lugged raincoats and umbrellas, we haven't used them. Daffodils, camellias, and other spring flowers are blooming in pots and boxes on railings and doorsteps.. Today we visited Samuel Johnson at his handsome 17th century home, with tall windows, gleaming woodwork, and an entry garden. (more…)




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