Put on your slippers and sit by the fire
You’ve reached your top and you just can’t get any higher
You’re in your place and you know where you are
In your Shangri-la
Lyrics: The Kinks, Shangri-La
Image: Shangri-La, Glastonbury
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the sun graces England with its presence for just a little longer, as I’m now off on my summer holidays in good old blighty!
We’re off exploring the South of England and I’ll try to take lots of pictures so I can take you on a little virtual tour when I’m back. I’m not sure if I will be blogging while I’m away – as ‘the Internet’ is my day job I want to take a break from it for a week, but at the same time I love blogging and it will be nice to put the spare time to good personal blogging use.
If you have suggestions for where we should visit please comment below. Thanks to everyone on Twitter has given me such excellent ideas too!
Have a great week,
Tonight marks the beginning of Yom HaShoah, a day for remembering the Holocaust.
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Now unlike Kensington, Notting Hill IS one of my favourite areas of London. I have many happy memories visiting ‘the place Bedknobs and Broomsticks was filmed’. It is home to two of my favourite independent bookshops, has some great charity shops and is a dream to walk around.
This is a classic Notting Hill image and I think, after years of deliberation, I can say with a degree of certainty that it is one of these homes that I would like to live. Here, or that road in Primrose Hill that Sylvia Plath once lived (actually, she lived in two homes in Primrose Hill, but I’m not fussy). Either way, there would be a strong literary connection – George Orwell lived on this street in Notting Hill at one stage too.
The Husband Creche: Is he getting on your nerves? Shop in peace! Just pay for his drinks and we will loom after him… Bargain!
Definitely the best sign I’ve seen. Saw it at the beginning of summer outside a lovely pub in the English countryside.