London…

I've stayed at the Mayfair Biltmore Hotel in London before.   Our home away from home on Grosvenor Square is quiet but conveniently located close to Hyde Park, all the tourist attractions and fabulous shopping. Grosvenor Square Grosvenor Square has had a rich and colourful history since the early 1700s. It is the second largest square… Continue reading London…

London when it sizzles…

I spent eight glorious days in London this past July.  It was so good to be travelling again despite all the dire warnings of flight cancellations, delays and lost luggage.  Thankfully, I didn't experience any of those problems...it was clear sailing (flying) across the Atlantic. The only hick-up was the weather...we were in London for… Continue reading London when it sizzles…

The Garden in Summer…

As I look out into my garden today, I'm fully aware that fall is just around the corner.  The leaves haven't really started to turn colour yet, but the annuals and perennials are fizzling out.  The ground is dry and cracked, and as I move the hose around, I'm reminded that we have no control… Continue reading The Garden in Summer…

A Bird’s Eye View…

Peering out of an aeroplane window is one of the only times we have the same perspective that our feathered friends have.  You may have marvelled at the view of colourful geometric plots of farmland just as crops are about to be harvested or the precision of the layout of new suburban development.  Or if you… Continue reading A Bird’s Eye View…

A (Garden) Tale of Two Cities…

    The only similarity between this post and the Charles Dickens' classic, "A Tale of Two Cities", is that the cities of Paris and London are mentioned in both!!! So many plans have been put on hold over the past couple of years and now that we are learning how to live with Covid 19, many… Continue reading A (Garden) Tale of Two Cities…

Rethinking the Rose Garden…

  I've been walking through my rose garden for days now, wondering what I can do to enhance what should be the most beautiful spot in my garden.  I love roses.  The west-facing plot allotted for roses has the best exposure  (in my garden) for roses to thrive in my growing zone (4B).  The soil… Continue reading Rethinking the Rose Garden…