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Enchanted Evening

The London of my imagination is a nighttime city, a city of twinkling lights reflected in the Thames, of old-fashioned lampposts, of warm windows full of laughing people glowing into dim streets.  Sometimes it’s even like that in real life. One night I walk home from seeing a show at the Globe and I feel … Continue reading


First Snow

My uncle is visiting.  Every pub we tried to go to yesterday evening was absolutely crammed to the rafters.  Not surprising on a cold Saturday night, but still we soldiered on in search of elbow room at the bar and possibly, with luck, a place to sit down.  I’m not even going to tell you … Continue reading