Sentimental in Russell Square

 With six months left before moving on from England to Vietnam, 
I start to notice the little things. Normally, when I step off the London Tube, 
my first glance goes to the direction of the 'Way Out' sign. 
You have to act quick to make sure you slot into the pace of the masses. 
Yesterday, I stepped out of the tube and stopped. Lucky for me it was a quiet morning.
There was something about this sign that made me want to reach out and hug it.
I should mention, that when moving countries is on the horizon, one tends to get emotional. 
I take that as a good sign as it heightens ones interest and makes you 
appreciate everything around you...even a sign in a tube stop. :)

I stepped off at Russell Square, and thought how much I enjoy 
seeing the older Tube stops. The ones that have not been swept into the Olympic frenzy. 
I like to think Russell Square and others like it will stay just as they are. 

I was on my way to the Charles Dickens Museum. In addition to being
mad about Sherlock Holmes, I am equally enamoured with the life
and times of Charles Dickens. I have lots to share on that front...soon.

If you would like to meet Alice and Albert 
and read my latest suggestions for
English books and TV/cinema, read on...

The arrival of Alice and Albert from India... here
Having one foot in England and one foot in
New finds in English books here and TV/cinema here 

Thanks so much for stopping is always nice to meet up 
with a friend or two here. Best wishes for a lovely weekend.

Jeanne :)


Discovering Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock...window gazing at the British Museum

I was doing a bit of 'I Spy' on my way to the British Museum the other day. I discovered a menagerie of Sherlock's in a tourist shop window, facing the British Museum. It made me think of all the mysteries hidden within the many, that I imagined Sherlock Holmes 'on the case' and having a time of it.

I have long been a fan of  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes' mysteries. I should be honest and mention that my enjoyment has come from the TV/movie versions. Sad to say, I have not read his books...yet.

When it comes to TV/movie versions, I can not say that I have an all time favourite as I enjoy them all. At the end of the day, in the role of Sherlock Holmes, whether it be Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberpatch or Jeremy Brett, they each have their own spin on the character and I find them all endearing. Jude Law, Martin Freeman and David Burke as the familiar Dr Watson play their roles brilliantly. It's all good fun!

Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Homes and Jude Law as Dr. Watson



Benedict Cumberpatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson



Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and David Burke as Dr. Watson

Detail on all of the above, in My Shop Around the Corner, here.

The House of Silk by Anthony Horwitz, 
new to  my reading more here.


How about you? 
Do you go in for a bit of Sherlock and Watson? 
Have a favourite duo? Any recommendations? 
I love a good mystery....

Tea and Scones and Bach in the Cotswolds

Every once and a while, you catch something 
out of the corner of your eye
that makes you stop and....sigh. 
This was it for me...above, 
the exquisite bird table lamp by David Hunt.
Beautifully crafted in the Cotswolds.

The lamp 
conjures up images of..
by a fireplace
and Bach 
playing in the background. 

Town or country, 
I would take this lamp with me anywhere.

You can visit David Hunt, here

writing at Collage of Life and here.

London: Condé Nast Traveller City Guide

Paris, Barcelona, Rome, New York
I have been waiting patiently,
and it has finally arrived.
iPhone App: The Insider Guide to London.

This is a must have App if you are travelling too 
or are living in London. My To-Do-List
is growing by the minute. I love this App.
You can view it in iTunes, here.

Best of all, it is free!

Thank you 
Condé Nast Traveller 

images via iTunes, here

New Year Dreams...

Happy New Years from London!

May all your dreams come true in 2012. 
Jeanne xx

image~me..via satellite :)