Christmas decorations at London’s Covent Garden
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Category Archives: Scotland
From the London Independent. A serious list of fifty arts events and performances, live and recorded, mostly in and around London but there are a few for a day or a weekend away. Pick something and go! I’m a big … Continue reading
From the London Independent, DutchNews, France 24, et al. Ten gardens to visit when the weather cooperates. The Moscow Cat Circus returns. I’m hoping they get animal visas to travel outside Russia soon. Turn on your high-beams in the Netherlands; … Continue reading
From the London Independent. March/April 2013. A list of ten architecture walks from London to Glasgow and beyond. Ten of the best flea markets around Britain. Mind you, most flea markets in the US are weekly affairs at the very … Continue reading
From London Independent. Andy Murray, a top 3 tennis star and the top player in the UK has bought an old hotel in his home town of Dunblane, Scotland and has plans to turn it into a top luxury hotel. … Continue reading
From London Independent. There was a similar list published in September of 2011. New year, new list and this time, all single malts. Top ten single malts. One entry appears on both lists – the Old Pulteney 12 year old. … Continue reading
From the London Independent. Floods notwithstanding – and there have been a LOT of them recently – here is a list of 50 winter walks grouped, helpfully, by region. Pull on those boots and get cracking!
A YouTube video of tonight’s fireworks in Edinburgh, Scotland. Happy New Year!
From the London Independent. I must confess that a deep-fried Mars bar is still on my list of European goodies to sample and review. The Mars company apparently thinks their “good name” is being trashed because of this particular Scottish … Continue reading
From the London Independent. An exhibition devoted to Russia’s Catherine the Great is running at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh thru October 21. Hmmm. Another possibility for my fall trip.
Just my luck that my vacation plans didn’t include checking these out first. The Jazz and Blues fest starts Friday, followed by the Arts festival, the Military Tattoo, Fringe, International Festival, Book Festival. These overlap from early August thru early September. … Continue reading
from the London Independent… After a huge expansion and updating, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is open to visitors again.