London Calling: Beautiful Belgravia

I’ll be visiting London again this Spring, which has me reflecting on last Fall’s stay – and remembering the symmetry of these particular properties on Upper Belgrave Street in Belgravia. Belgravia is named for the Duke of Westminster – or rather, for one of his subsidiary titles -Viscount Belgrave -since the 1800s. This is one neighbourhood … More London Calling: Beautiful Belgravia

Only in Vancouver: Characters from Our Polar Bear Swim

You saw in my last post that we continued our New Year’s tradition with a running dip into the cool winter waters of Vancouver’s English Bay. Here, I thought I’d bring you some footage and photos of the wild and woolly antics. The interesting thing is that, on this particular occasion in Vancouver, strangers don’t … More Only in Vancouver: Characters from Our Polar Bear Swim

In For A Penny …

Yes, we did it again! On New Year’s Day, we made our way down to English Bay to celebrate the Vancouver way.Call we Vancouverites and the people from numerous countries who join us what you like: silly, brave, adventurous,  foolhardy … you’d probably be right! You can add fun loving to the list, as you’ll … More In For A Penny …

A Bit of Bubbly

A bit of bubbly is a great way close out the year, yes? While we did enjoy some glasses of champagne later on New Year’s Eve, these shots are from a walk down to False Creek on the afternoon of the last day of the year. Those really are are giant bubbles floating byVancouver’s Science World, … More A Bit of Bubbly