Chalk and Cheese…

How I love this British English expression! I learned it when I lived many years ago in London, and somehow it has stayed in my vocabulary. It means to compare two things which are completely different from each other  - with a rather ironic tone. I still have a little giggle each time I use [...]

Benches along the Thames

I always love walking along London's Embankment, across the Golden Jubilee Bridge and then down around the Southbank Centre (southbankcentre.co.uk). The Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, National Film Theatre, impromptu music, skaters and street music - it is all there in full colour...except when it suddenly turns grey and drizzly. Then a monchrome mist descends and [...]