Looking back at 2021 is tough as it was filled with a never-ending lockdown in the United Kingdom and several losses. Volunteering, sourdough baking,
Tag : My Traveling Joys
Earlier this month, I tried to get in a festive mood and check out some local gingerbread creations. The Ballantyne Hotel hosted its annual
Since living in Istanbulfor three years, I’ve enjoyed cooking Turkish food usually once or twice a week at latest home in London. Sometimes, I
Another sign of spring in London usually happens in mid-April, but the year because of our colder than usual spring, English bluebells didn’t
Most of this spring was spent under long-lasting Covid restrictions in London. That has given me more time to appreciate the changing seasons.
London rarely gets snow, but this year, we were in for a snowy treat at the end of January and nearly an entire week in early February. When it
Traditionally, I’ve ended the year on my blog by looking back at all the good dishes I’ve eaten during the past year. Well, 2020 was a strange
Last December, I spent a day in Paris meeting a friend, walking along some of my favorite streets and eating some scrumptious French food. Who
Well, Christmas this year wasn’t exactly as we planned. Since London is currently in Tier 4 restrictions from Covid-19, we’re not supposed to
Day Trip from LondonJust a sampling of the late autumn colors at RHS Garden Wisley.I always find something interesting to see in the English gardens
Day Trip from London This year, cycling has become one of my ways to escape from the real world. Just me and my bike on the road or a muddy trail.
Day Trip from London With the rolling green hills in the Kent countryside, it’s difficult to imagine a more perfect place for naturalist Charles
Since Londonis such a vast city, there are many parts that I haven’t explored yet or rarely visit. But 2020 – because of Covid-19, being
A few weekends ago we had a rental car and went looking for autumnal colors in the Kent countryside. Our destination was literally picked after
With Halloweenjust around the corner, I am reminded of one of the spookier experiences from our travels in Europe. In 2016, we had just moved to