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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Back to London

Through the shop window at Hope & Greenwood.

Diarmuid likes to think of it as the magical sweet shop that only appears once a century–which, fortunately for all us sweet-toothed non-fairy folk, is only a fancy.


And speaking of Diarmuid and fairy creatures (the author, that is), I was delighted to find this marvelous book on display in the side window at Foyle’s:



Kate and I arrived around lunchtime (on March 19th), so we met up with Seanan on his break at Foyle’s and then went to the National Gallery for the afternoon. The next morning (our only full day in London) we had a big yummy breakfast in view of Tower Bridge, and then did the tour at the Tower of London.

Stealth shot! Seanan hates having his picture taken, but Kate managed to capture him on film (hmm, I guess that’s a figure of speech now).


Then we met up with our cousin, Kate Scherer, for dinner. Kate S.’s grandmother Mary was our grandmother Dorothy’s sister (you can see a portrait of all five sisters here). We had never met in person before, and as I explained the relationship to my Kate, ‘This is like your granddaughter and my granddaughter getting together for dinner.’ Once I’d put it that way we were even more excited to meet her.


It was a really nice way to end the trip!

1 Comment to Back to London

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    July 6, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    The sweet shop really does look magical with all of these colors.
    What a great trip!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.