Westminster Abbey

Well colour me happy!  I walked in Westminster Abbey and pictures are now allowed.  I did not have my camera (because as far as I knew pictures weren’t allowed) and I had to make do with my iPhone.  Pictures have never been allowed before in the Abbey and I will […]


One of my favourite places.  I see the same things over and over and it never gets old. Park Plaza Westminster Our central London hotel is found on the lively South Bank Our central London hotel, conveniently situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, features contemporary design throughout […]

The Isle of Wight

I had no plans to go to the Isle of Wight and it was something to do between the 100th Anniversary of Armistice / Remembrance Day celebrations in London and departing on my Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Cruise back to my side of the pond.  I’m so happy I made […]

Queen Mary 2 ~ Sailing Across The Atlantic Ocean

I always, always wanted to sail on Cunard and cross the Atlantic Ocean. A Transatlantic Bucket List Item The RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is Cunard’s flagship and the only ocean liner in the world.  I sailed from Southampton, UK to New York, USA from Sunday, 18 November to Sunday, […]

Land’s End ~ Where Dreams Begin

I hear the words Land’s End and I believe in magic and fairies and all things good.  I imagine walking the cliffs dreaming of whatever it is that I’m dreaming of.  I recall reading about Land’s End in a romance novel when I was a teenager.  I don’t recall the […]

Liverpool ~ Loving The Beatles

Who does not know at least one Beatles song?  Which one is your favourite?  Mine is “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.  “Hey Jude” and “Twist and Shout” are very close seconds. Growing up in Fort McMurray, there was a place downtown that sold pop called “The Pop Shoppe”.  Pop is […]