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My birthday and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Hello everyone, I almost want to say, “welcome to my annual RBG Kew post!” But it’s true. On my birthday it’s traditional for us to visit Kew and, in all of England, there’s no other place I’d rather be. I get absolutely giddy walking…

July 15, 2017

The king’s kitchens and my birthday supper

At RBG Kew, one of the most charming areas for me are the King’s kitchens and the kitchen’s garden. On the second floor is a small room with chairs and some lovely reproduction books and menus from King George’s era. One book I was…

July 14, 2015

My birthday and RBG Kew

First I wanted to say thank you so much to everyone, over 100 of my friends, for wishing me a Happy Birthday yesterday on my Facebook. I’m absolutely overwhelmed with the outpouring of love. Thank you my friends. I treasure each and every one…

July 14, 2015

A whistle-stop visit to London

Oh boy, I feel like such a conflicted mix of local and tourist sometimes. I mean, who goes into London for an hour and half; two at the most? A local? And who goes crazy looking at all the sights and taking it all…

July 30, 2014

Kew Palace

A couple of years ago, Robert and I watched a BBC program about the restoration of this big house. I found it fascinating how a tiny scrap of flocked green and black wallpaper could dictate the whole room scheme and lead to some hand…

July 16, 2014

A beautiful kitchen garden plus royal kitchen

Well, I would say this would be just about PERFECT for me! And yes, I’d move in in a heartbeat and live in the little gardener’s shed if someone would let me. (I don’t take up too much room) πŸ˜€ Of course, 200 yrs…

July 16, 2014

My birthday and RBG Kew

If you’ve known me for any length of time, you know I love the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. And you probably also know that it’s my birthday treat is to visit each year. You would probably not be surprised to know that Kew…

July 15, 2014

A museum afternoon

The thing about our birthdays is that we’re usually always together for mine in July and 50/50 for Robert’s in November, so we make up for it when we can. Eleven am Robert said, “let’s have my birthday day at the museums today!” and…

December 21, 2013