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What Did We Do in London?

We rode the tube!  We rode the tube everywhere we went. It’s so easy.  One time we took a bus—that was the first day when I arrived.  I took a little nap, even though the books tell you not to … Continue reading

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The Final Buttons from London (Covent Garden Market)

While we were touring antique flea markets and asking people about buttons, we’d often heard people tell us to look for ________and __________.  That’s all they have is buttons!  I don’t want to use the real names, so let’s call … Continue reading

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The Books I Borrowed and Bought in London

Very early in my visit to London we went to two libraries–one a university library and the other a town library.  At these I borrowed The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie Forty Years On   by Alan Bennett Cathedral by Raymond Carver Box of … Continue reading

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Book Review: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Have you ever wanted to live in the Amazon?  No?  Me either. But it’s sort of interesting to read about.  And talk about.  And that’s what we did at book club this week.  Most of the group agreed that it … Continue reading

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Flight US Airways 729 London to Philadelphia

Sitting in plane–aisle seat–but the young man at window seat is offered another single seat if he likes—so! seat to myself. Nice. Fly on Tuesdays–lots of empty seats. Family with three little kids next to me in the center 4 … Continue reading

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London Window Shopping

Pretty good beginning I think–and here are more Dune items: (click to enlarge photos . . .) And more shoes, not Dune! Some dresses, skirts: Thanks for walking along with me . . .

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And More Buttons from London (Greenwich Market)

The postcard featuring the Houses of Parliament is decorated by an old twinkle/mirrorback button that I bought.  See if you can find it as it appears in a later photo.  Big prize if you can find it. (ha) Still roaming … Continue reading

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More Buttons from London (Portobello Market)

A good place to look for old buttons is the market at Portobello Road in London.  It had rained the morning of the day we went so we were hoping the crowds would be nonexistent.   HA, HA, HA!  You were … Continue reading

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Buttons from London

One of our first forays in London was to a button store, of course–having already bought a book the evening before . . .So we went to The Button Queen– which I had seen on a YouTube video before I … Continue reading

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London Calling

Here I am in London—sunny London!  Weather is bright and beautiful. Our daughter met me at Heathrow and we zoomed by train to Paddington Station.  Then I bought a weekly pass for the tube and we traveled from Paddington to … Continue reading

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