Friday, April 05, 2013

Where it's all happening.

Well snow - anyway.

Tom took a day off to give Grandma a spot of culture.  This is Russell Square.   I remember it from one of the studios where I used to work.

This large Art Deco looking building made me think of the Shell Centre.  Could it be?

This has to be the telephone tower.

The British Museum with its great Ionic pillars and frescoes.  Yes we did go inside - more later.
No-one warned me that after the last month or so I would be busier than I have been for years.  I hadn't realised MTL did so much, so blogging time is a bit sparse.  Sorry.
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Marjolein said...

We have a popular Dutch song that features the lyric "it's raining sunshine". On social media that expression has now been changed to "it's snowing sunshine". I can't believe it's April and the weather is still so bad!

Love the pictures of London. I really hope I'll get to visit it again soon.

rosneath said...

Lovely views of London ... even if it is cold!

Z said...

Keeping on top of things must be so much work - it's realising everything that needs to be done, as well as actually doing it, isn't it? Even always being the one to answer the phone, make sure all the doors are locked, little things. I'm glad you're getting out and about though. And if that snow is with you now - crikey, I thought it was cold here!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

That snow photo is "picture postcard perfect"....And here it is April 5th....! Oh My!
Lovely pictures of your part of the world, my dear....Happy to read you are busy and getting about!

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Oh, Pat. PLEASE. You don't owe any of us an apology.

Did you go to the Bowie exhibit?! What about that Manet portrait show? Have you seen that?

Big, BIG news! Guess what I just picked up?! Last Friends, the third book of the Old Filth trilogy by Jane Gardam. Just published! Did you know this was a planned trilogy? I didn't. It's great! Rush to your bookstore straight away.

Scarlet Blue said...

We've been sort of lucky here, no snow... but that biting wind is non too pleasant.
Hopefully Spring will come soon!

mapstew said...

No apologies needed here Pat, have fun with Tom. :¬)


kenju said...

It's a good thing, I think! Stay busy, Pat, and enjoy life.

Our weather is lousy too; cold, rain, sleet. Ugh.

John Greenwood said...

Weather cold here too, someone send warmth!

angryparsnip said...

I so enjoyed The British Museum what a beautiful building.
What fun to be somewhere warmish (?) after all the cold weather you have been having.
Your snow photo although tiring for you is beautiful to me.
I just fired up the pool, goodness I need the exercise, it will be 90 today ! ye gods ! Cooler next week when the April winds start.

I was so excited when I saw you post today ! I read it first.

cheers, parsnip

Mage said...

Look at that Grand Victorian pile behind the Square. We stayed there last time we were in London. Have you ever seen the dining room. It's marvelous.

Don't you worry....we will be here no matter how busy you are.

Vagabonde said...

Well I can’t complain because the winter has been mild here with no snow and all our trees are in bloom, but I like your photo of the snow. I am pleased that you are out and seeing some interesting things, that is good news.

John Greenwood said...

We had a dusting of snow.
Lovely photos!

Guyana-Gyal said...

And here I was thinking that April means spring. Maybe it's a Russian winter. I saw Moscow via Skype, and it looks like the picture here. Oh my gosh!

Your grandson's lovely to take you out and about, that was so sweet of him.

Blog only when you feel like, all your blogger-fans will be here when you are.


as always, so wonderful to visit your place, pat - your images and story lines always make us feel as if we are there with you - and i for one, do feel especially that way - so wonderful to see you out and about in the gorgeous sunshine - [save for the single blizzard shot!] - snow visited us about a week ago here - and frigid winds have blown all week - but tomorrow is to be high 50s and next week even a bit warmer! yay! and i'm looking forward to all those spring and summer blooms of yours! ;)

Pat said...

Marjolein: now we are getting sunshine but still the bitter wind. Both lyrics are great.

Z: that's it exactly! Plus the extra visitors - but they are a bonus. The snow was in Brookman's Park, Herts. All gone now.

Naomi: back in my quieter world now with another grandson and his girl friend.

UB: no and no - sadly. After the British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery (superb) we crawled home knackered - to put it vulgarly.
Lovely news about Jane but we mustn't get too excited. She's got a lot to live up to. Thanks for the heads up.

Scarlet: is that a promise?

Map: thank you:) Tom has now morphed into Sam.

Judy:an extra bonus is when problems are solved - like yesterday - very cheering.

Parsnip: it's not warmish yet - that is a distant dream and all the extra thermals mean the washing machine is on most of the time. Enjoy your pool. How great you have visited the British Museum.

Mage: I love it when that happens. I thought what a splendid pile but have never been inside. Lucky you:

Vagabonde: life is very up and down just now. Yesterday I had two keys cut - one worked and the other didn't and neither now does the one I gave for reference. Fortunately I have a third which I'm not letting out of my sight.
Enjoy your trees.

GG: yes I am very blessed with all the family. My other grandson Sam is here here with his girl friend and I love hearing him tell her about his childhood visits here and his memories of MTL.

Gypsy: thank you:) Ah the Spring - there is lots to look forward to.

Pat said...

John: warmth would be lovely. We haven't really had snow here - just lots of grey icy days but today is sunny and - marginall -y a little less freezing.

Pat said...

Roseneath: I missed you.
You must be more used to the cold will all your travelling and living up there.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Ah yes, that part of London is rather pleasant, even in the rain. Then maybe a mosey down from Holborn and a wander over Waterloo Bridge whistling The Kink's 'Waterloo Sunset'.

rashbre said...

Ahah. I see which building you meant now.

It's the Ministry of Truth, as per Orwell, although its real name is Senate House, part of University of London. Its proper Art Deco.

I don't think the Shell Centre was built until the 1960s and part of its site is about to be redeveloped by the Qataris.

Pat said...

Rashbre: bravo! I knew I could rely on you:)

lom said...

I am so pleased you are enjoying yourself Pat :D

Granny Annie said...

I am amazed.

Pat said...

Gadjo: the spirit would be willing but my poor feet!

LOm: don't make me feel guilty:)

Pat said...

Granny Annie: I'm wondering why?

lom said...

Oh Pat that was the furthest thing from my mind ;(

Pat said...

LOM: of course I know you wouldn't intentionally. The truth is I am going through the guilty phase -which I believe is part of the grieving process. I'll get there in the end DV.

Mike and Ann said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog Pat. It helped both of us.

Pat said...

Mike and Ann: I'm so thankful you didn't think I was speaking out of turn.

Mike and Ann said...

Very far from it Pat. It was wise, apt, timely, and helped.
Warm regards, Mike and Ann.

Pat said...

Mike and Ann:)

lom said...