Christmas and New Year house sitting in Hermosa Beach .. looking after a pair of cats and making mince pies for Christmas Morning. Christmas hasn’t officially started until I’ve taken my first nibble of of mince pie.
Tag Archive: Christmas
I’m trying to reduce the amount of crap I purchase. Let’s face it, around this time of year between Black Friday and the January Sales needless commercialism and excessive spending run rampant. One of the impacts of this new zen approach is the difficulty I’ve encountered while searching to find the ideal Christmas gifts for some co-workers.
Refuel at the Soho Hotel I was only staying in London for 2 days, and one of those was spent sequestered in a meeting room adjacent to the Refuel Restaurant at the Soho Hotel. This cosmopolitan hotel, tucked just off Dean Street, showed no sight of being impacted by the troubled British economy. I arrived …
I always look forward to my London-arrival black cab rides. It’s a great way to ease myself back into the familiarity of my old stomping ground, and to see if I can pass for a local — after all these years in the States. I usually get sussed!
In the Northern hemisphere, tonight is the longest night of the year – the Winter Solstice. In ancient Europe, this time of year was associated with the Norse Goddess Frigga. According to the myth, she sat weaving the future on her spinning wheel during the celebration of Yule. Yule is taken from the Norse word Jul – meaning …