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Old vs. New: A London Perspective

I’ve always adored this city and felt it’s a natural home for me. Though I grew up just outside its borders, one side of my family comes from the Isle of Dogs and has a past rooted in London’s streets. I love living here, working here, and simply being in a place filled with so much history.

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So most of us sat here in England are experiencing maverick weather conditions that appear to promise one thing and deliver another, like some sort of fickle summer suitor without the compliments.  It leaves me with no choice but to do as so many of us do these days and spend my spare time looking…

Grammar Pedantics and other tales of wonder…

It’s been a little while since the last update, and not a great deal has changed in the world.  Lots of little things still catch my eye, some of which I’ll talk about here.  You may be relieved to know in advance that there will be no mention of the Queen’s Jubilee or the Olympics…

OlympicMania! (or is it?)

WELL the London Olympics are finally upon us, and despite encountering several cynics and regular grumps at the pub, there appears to be universal surprise and wonder that actually London isn’t anywhere near as jammed as everybody expected it to be, nor have all the stadiums been full despite many struggling to get tickets. However,…