These British cottages and country homes are truly Downton Abbey-esque! Perfect places for a mini-break!
Infographic courtesy of Cumbrian Cottages.
Time Out London published a fascinating story about lost property items at Transport for London. In the last year, 246,241 items were handed in from buses, tubes and black cabs.
51,000 books/documents/travel passes
35,000 articles of clothing
29,000 valuables (purses, wallets, cameras, cash, iPads etc.)
11,000 sets of keys
5,000 bits of jewelery
I like Buzzfeed.com’s list of the 21 greatest moments in the life of a Londoner. It makes me yearn to be back in the city a little bit (particularly the joys of number 1, 3 and 21).
Think you know all you need to know about London?
Well, check out this list, courtesy of Buzzfeed. Things like …
Where has this list been all of my life? Check out Buzzfeed.com’s roundup of the 20 best most interesting London bars, including the World’s End, allegedly the largest pub in the world (not to be confused with the latest movie by Simon Pegg).
How was your three-day weekend (for the Americans in the room)? If your weekend was anything like mine, it was over much too quickly!
Yesterday we went to Ikea, which was busy busy busy with a good international crowd. It seemed like no matter which direction we turned, there was someone speaking a different language – all united by one Swedish furniture store.
I couldn’t help but notice the international flavor of the prints on display, as well. London, as well as Paris and New York City, were showcased in a big way:
We didn’t buy any new prints on this shopping trip, but we did get a new mattress, some espresso cups, a kids’ rug, some of these and a few other small bits and bobs. One thing to note: Ikea has discontinued its offer of 1% off your next order when paying with a debit card! (I wish we had known about this before we finished checking out…)
South African rugby player Bryan Habana famously raced a cheetah. Watch how he does against British Airways’ new A380.