New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street My walk began at Battery Park subway station and ended at Fulton Centre subway station. Lady Liberty Castle Clinton Battery Park has great views over the river and it's always exciting to see Lady Liberty. Castle Clinton may not look like much, but in 1855 it became New York's … Continue reading New York City 2023 | Weekday Walk | Financial District
Me on Monday | 27 March
It was a week of jet lag and easing back into a routine. A view that never gets old A fair bit of Life Admin occurred at the beginning of the week My appointment to give blood was cancelled The Boy went to Work Experience We booked our Summer holiday and are taking our goddaughter … Continue reading Me on Monday | 27 March
New York City 2023 | Weekday Walk | The Upper West Side
I am going to be controversial here and come out and say that the Upper West Side is the prettiest part of Manhattan. Should you disagree with that statement, you are going to have to show your workings. 🙂 This neighborhood sits between Central Park and Riverside Park and stretches from 59th to 110th Street. … Continue reading New York City 2023 | Weekday Walk | The Upper West Side
New York City 2023 | The Morgan Library
I first learned about the Morgan Library when I read The Personal Librarian in September 2021 and knew that on any future visit to New York City, I would want to visit. It didn't disappoint. Nothing on the outside of the library prepared me for what I would find in the inside ... I highly … Continue reading New York City 2023 | The Morgan Library
New York City 2023 | Edge
Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, with a one-of-a-kind design. It’s suspended in mid-air, giving you the feeling of floating in the sky with 360-degree views you can’t get anywhere else. It's pretty bloody amazing, truth be told. Although standing on the glass section of the floor did make me … Continue reading New York City 2023 | Edge
Which Film or TV Series Have You Watched More Than 5 Times?
Which movie or TV series have you watched more than 5 times? Source Top Gun, the original film from 1986, is the film I have seen the most. So many times, I have lost count. It was released when I was serving at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire and I don't think there was anyone who … Continue reading Which Film or TV Series Have You Watched More Than 5 Times?
Me on Monday | 20 March
It was the week I got back on an aircraft. I collected a small amount of US dollars from the FX trader The Boy went to Work Experience School was closed for two days because of more strike action by teachers I left for New York City I went to the Edge I ate hotdogs … Continue reading Me on Monday | 20 March
The 100 Day Project | 2023 | Twenty Five Days In
A quarter of this year’s 100 Day Project has now passed and I’m on track with beginning to tick off several items from my list of unfinished objects. 🙂 The Boy’s current album now has fewer gaps left and is almost up to date The revamp of our 2009 album is almost complete I’m now on the letter … Continue reading The 100 Day Project | 2023 | Twenty Five Days In
What I’m Listening To | Podcast Recommendations
Listening to a podcast has become second nature when it is just Tilly and me out on a walk through the parks of West London. Here’s a few podcasts I’ve been listening to lately. 1 Sealed Letter | Spotify | Even if you’re not a snail mail user yourself, this gentle podcast is a deep dive into … Continue reading What I’m Listening To | Podcast Recommendations
What’s Your Opening Sentence?
You're writing your autobiography. What's your opening sentence? Source | Instagram | @mybookgramm Here's mine | "You've got a right Battling Bertha there!"