Similar christmas days

And so I spend my 13th christmas day in London. Every year I have the same classic English christmas and I love it. Lots of wonderful, traditional christmas food: turkey, veg and christmas pudding. Followed by watching films I have already seen but that seem strangely more enjoyable when watched on christmas day with a…

Christmas in London

Visit London – Christmas site As an Aussie, I have fond memories of baking hot christmas days – swimming in our family pool, riding my bike in the sunshine and playing football with my brother and mates. Sadly, I also have memories of “traditional” christmas dinners – hot roast ham, chicken, vegetables, gravy and my…

Trick or Treat, or just plain dangerous

Being an Aussie, I find it intriguing the way Londoners behave at Halloween. I mean, I live in south London – the place where the budget for decent street lighting ran out. So picture this scene – its 8.30 pm at night, dark and rainy. There’s a knock at my door – 2 young kids…

The last of the routemaster buses

link what a sad day for London. Along with red phone boxes, they typify the city – and are very popular not only with people who live here but also with tourists. oh well – another one down to mayor Ken. maybe one day they’ll bring them back again. Until then, they will only run…