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Antiquing In England
Great Britain: To Do + See

Antiquing In England

Portobello Road, London   I almost wrote ‘Nervous Nellie’ when the form asked my name, as I registered as a buyer at an antique auction house along with experienced antique dealers What had I gotten myself into? * The nice man gave me my…

November 30, 2012
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Living In England

London Getting Ready For The Jubilee

Street window in Selfridges * This week I took two walks – one in London and one in Richmond See what I saw… * Regent Street * Union Jacks everywhere * Made of fake flowers, but beautiful nonetheless * Drool-worthy Liberty *  * Made…

June 2, 2012
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Living In England

The Diamond Jubilee & Window Shopping

 With the upcoming Diamond Jubilee and Summer Olympics, this will be a historical summer in Great Britain! * squeal * * Submitted by 10-year-old Katherine Dewar of Chester, this official emblem was selected in a competition Along with festive bunting and ‘Best of British’ slogans, I see…

May 30, 2012
Ocado
Living In England

Creative Advertising: Ocado

While waiting for the train, there is nothing I appreciate more than clever advertising. This one caught my eye from Ocado, an online grocery store/delivery service in England and Wales Source: Ocado Media Centre (Click on image to enlarge) Here’s a selected close up…

February 2, 2011
Waitrose
Living In England

Waitrose: Handheld Self Checkout Wands

How clever is this? At the grocery store I use a handheld ‘gun’ and shoot the product label; I bag the items as I go along. When my shopping is complete, go to the till, give them the ‘gun’, pay, and I’m done! The…

January 26, 2011
Camden Markets
London: To Do + See

Retail Therapy: Camden Markets

Camden Markets is situated in northwest London along the Regents Canal towpath. Filled with over 1000 stalls, this colorful indoor/outdoor market is open 7 days a week (including Sunday when many stores are closed). Camden Markets is actually comprised of 5 separate markets, so…

September 19, 2010