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London Zoo (formerly Regent’s Park)

Posted by on Nov 10, 2009 in London Diary | 0 comments

Mourning the way Regent’s Park Zoo (now London Zoo) used to be only points out how hollow an exercise nostalgia is.  But let’s...

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Illuminated manuscripts

Posted by on Nov 9, 2009 in London Diary | 0 comments

The Gallery of Treasures of the British Museum has dimmed lighting and black non-reflective walls to minimized spoilage of its...

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FAQs for visitors to London

Posted by on Nov 6, 2009 in London Diary | 0 comments

Why is there no news about Canada? First check to see if there actually has been news about Canada.  Hockey news does not count. Why do...

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Of the Welsh constitution

Posted by on Nov 3, 2009 in London Diary | 0 comments

Where you’ve come from can determine where you’re going.  I’m not talking about Canada in this case, although it’s...

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London eyes

Posted by on Oct 30, 2009 in London Diary | 0 comments

My sister, her boyfriend and I went to the London Eye yesterday, the ferris wheel on steroids that revolves across from Westminster like...

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The house that said goodbye to us

Posted by on Oct 28, 2009 in London Diary | 0 comments

My sister’s visit this week included our  final visit to the house at which our family lived in Beckenham, Kent. Once a gatehouse...

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