Expat Living in London

I was recently asked to contribute an article to the expat website World of Expats. This website provides useful information and tips to anyone considering moving overseas on a work assignment. Below is the article I contributed to World of Expats. At the end I provide additional links to the World of Expats site as well as related articles that I have written about expat and … Continue reading Expat Living in London

Another Day in Maya’s London Life

One of Maya’s favorite pass times in London was going on adventurous walks. On this spring morning, Maya took us to some of her favorite London sights and shared some of her thoughts.   At the Wellington Arch “You want me sitting where?” At Buckingham Palace  “I cannot wait for my Corgi friends to come out and play in the Royal Gardens!” Standing by the Red … Continue reading Another Day in Maya’s London Life

London Department Store Offers New Service: Baby Hanging

Yesterday afternoon I was at the Westfield Shopping Center in Shepherd’s Bush (London) killing time while my daughter took her ballet class nearby. I went into the department store, Marks & Spencer, to buy a card and decided to visit the toilet as it is referred to here. As I looked for the ladies’ room I came across the following door. What? Baby Hanging? I … Continue reading London Department Store Offers New Service: Baby Hanging

The Wicked Witch of the West is Alive, She lives in London, Rides a Bicycle, and She Wears Tweed.

An Injustice is Committed For those of you who have been following my blog, you may recall that last summer I wrote about the lady who stole my parking spot in a Trader Joe’s parking lot in Delaware and how I reacted to this injustice. Well, today there was an injustice committed on one of my running mates and I am writing about it! I … Continue reading The Wicked Witch of the West is Alive, She lives in London, Rides a Bicycle, and She Wears Tweed.

London Gets Ready for the Queen’s Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her 60th year as the monarch of the United Kingdom this year. London is gearing up for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration to be held this coming weekend. It’s hard to justify the archaic institution of a monarchy in today’s world, but it appears it is more the allure of Queen Elizabeth herself than of the concept of monarchy that makes … Continue reading London Gets Ready for the Queen’s Jubilee

The Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum and Souvenir Shop

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is not exactly a medical hospital but a retirement and nursing home for homeless, retired, and/or widowed, pensioners (veterans), known as the Royal Chelsea Pensioners. The Chelsea Pensioners wear bright red long coats as part of their uniform. The Royal Hospital Chelsea houses approximately 310 pensioners. The first female pensioner was finally admitted in 2009. King Charles II decreed the founding … Continue reading The Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum and Souvenir Shop

Eating Around the World in London

With both children away on week-long school trips, I decided to take a break from the kitchen, and set forth with my husband on an international cuisine adventure through the neighborhoods of London. Day #1 Type of Cuisine: Lebanese Restaurant: Maroush I Neighborhood: W2 2JE (Paddington) Since arriving in London nine months ago, my husband had been wanting to try one of the many Lebanese … Continue reading Eating Around the World in London