Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dreamin' at the Boat Show

The Boston Boat Show.....
It's inside, it's warm, everything is clean, people are nice.....
beverages are served....
What's not to like?


I could snuggle right in for a nap on these leather loungers!
This party pontoon had a hot dog grill on the back...
and florescent runners down the sides,
perfect for a sunset cruise on the river. 



The Captain was in his negotiating mode....


I found a PALM TREE to lean on!  



This may be the new boat for next summer.....


and this one WILL have a name!


Everyone gets to suggest one name...
and the Captain decides.
Mine is "Delta Blu"
What's yours?  











Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Beards of icicles.....

                         "WINTER GIVETH THE FIELDS, AND THE TREES SO OLD,
                                     THEIR BEARDS OF ICICLES AND SNOW".......


You have to admit
they are a bit magical
 hanging from 
roofs and porches
like clear blades of steal,
sharp as daggers! 


This house has a cedar roof so the icicles
take on the color from the wood shingles.  





Some icicles are actually touching the snow mounds!



Or maybe, the snow mounds 
are reaching up to touch the icicles!


Some are so thick 
building 
"snow dams"
and causing a lot of roof damage.


This is the house across the street from us.
The icicles can be beautiful when the sun is hitting just right
and you can actually watch them grow!  

It's snow wonder ....
There is snow place like home! 

(Enough with the wicked weather, get me outah here!)  




Thursday, February 12, 2015

Pub, Pub, Pub....


You can't visit London without going to a few Pubs! 
Some Pubs we had to visit again....
(notice the construction on Chester Row....
out in the nick of time!) 

The Duke of Wellington


Our old favorite Pub for so many reasons...

The Antelope


Best Sunday Roast Pub....

The Orange

Of course we also discovered a few new Pubs.


The Black Friar Pub
On Queen Victoria Street
with Art Nouveau interior dating back to 1905

My favorite "new" pub by far.....
An original Victorian Gin Palace


The Viaduct Tavern
near St. Paul's Cathedral 



Pomegranate infused Gin ... it was tasty! 


The ice was chipped off a huge block to keep it from melting in 
your G&T.


We even scored a private tour of the ancient dungeons
and vaults below the Pub, 
once used to connect to 
the debtor's jail, Newgate Prison, across the street.....
haunted indeed! 


And Bus 11 back to Sloane Square....

Cheers Y'all!  













Monday, February 9, 2015

London for a Visit


The Sloane Square Hotel was the perfect location for 
our week in London .... close to everything,
our old "hood", pubs we miss, 
stores we miss, 
but most important...
friends we miss! 


After an overnight flight and a little cat nap we were ready for 
our first Sunday Roast with Tim and Sandra
 at the Morpeth Arms Pub
near the Tate Britain.
This pub was built in 1845 on the site of the original prison cells of Millbank Penitentiary.


It overlooks the infamous MI6 across the river Thames,
binoculars and reading material included! 


As tradition requires,
the next morning I headed out with the horses 
to Hyde Park
and Sandra set the pace....



We enjoyed a proper English breakfast at the Lido!



London,
I'm back! 









Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Boston Parade


This is the way this city celebrates a victory...
today,
the Patriots win the Super Bowl!
Let the Duck Boats roll!


We are celebrating too!
Can you believe Tommy used to wear that shirt?
It fits Eddy perfectly......




Monday, February 2, 2015

Let it snow, Let it snow.....

Let it snow.....
Do we have a choice? This is February up North!
Over the past 2 weeks we have had storm upon storm, blasting the south shore with snow, wind and coastal flooding.  These New Englanders are tough - they have survival attitudes and they just keep digging out!




















Now that Mr. Rick considers himself a "New Englander"
(and Hooray Patriots by the way!)
he agreed to chauffeur me to my Doctor's appointment.....


By the time we arrived my knuckles were white and my blood pressure
required a 2nd reading! 

But it's not all damp and dreary, 
there is beauty beyond the snow plows.....









Good advise .......  Stay warm Ya'll!  








Sunday, January 11, 2015

Winter on the Rivah .......


                                                 September,  October,  November ..........




January .....







June is around the corner .....




After February,  March,  April,  May ........


The North Rivah is always changing!