Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain | 80th Anniversary Exhibition at the Polish Embassy

The Polish Embassy in London is currently hosting a free exhibition about the many Poles who flew with the RAF and helped defend Britain from the Luftwaffe in the summer and autumn of 1940. With the current Covid-19 restrictions regarding public gatherings , the 20-panel exhibit hangs on the railings of the embassy. The story … Continue reading Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain | 80th Anniversary Exhibition at the Polish Embassy

Social Distancing and What It Might Mean for Content

What now for This West London Life?  If we're not going anywhere, what will I write about? The lunch we were throwing for family and close friends to mark The Boy Child becoming a teenager?  Cancelled. The Road Trip to Bruges in Belgium during the Easter holidays?  Cancelled. The return visit to Jersey at the … Continue reading Social Distancing and What It Might Mean for Content

Weekday Walks | Elizabeth Street, Belgravia

Found just around the corner from Victoria Coach Station, Elizabeth Street might just be the loveliest street in London. With many of its buildings dating back to the 1860s, the street is full of listed architecture. It shows off the elegance Belgravia is known for and provides a great backdrop for the shops and restaurants … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Elizabeth Street, Belgravia

Blog Review | 2019

Happy New Year! Final sunset of 2019 Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2019. It was quite a year. Let's also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 253 posts, totalling 42,065 words. I have 138 followers. There were 1,604 comments, averaging 6 comments per … Continue reading Blog Review | 2019

Slow Summer #4 | Freddie’s House

Keeping our Summer Check List in mind and the idea of a slow summer, The Boy Child and I spent a hour or so tracking down Freddie Mercury's former home in Logan Place, Kensington ... because, why not? Garden Lodge, 1 Logan Place, Kensington After Freddie's death, the mansion (for that is what is behind the high walls) … Continue reading Slow Summer #4 | Freddie’s House

Slow Summer #3 | The Skinny House

Keeping our Summer Check List in mind and the idea of a slow summer, some outings have involved simply going to look at one of London's quirkiest buildings. Standing in a quiet square sandwiched between South Kensington tube station and the Victoria & Albert Museum is a rather unusual block of flats. Number 5 Thurloe … Continue reading Slow Summer #3 | The Skinny House

New York City | The West Village

Of all the neighbourhoods in New York City, the West Village is easily the most walkable, its cobbled corners straying from the signature grid that unfurls across the rest of Manhattan. I began my walk on Cherry Lane at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Established in 1924, the theatre is the city's longest continuously running off-Broadway … Continue reading New York City | The West Village