Thursday, May 29, 2008

Checkin' my email ...

Sorry folks, it has been a while since your heard from me ... but in fact I am very busy here in London. One of the things that keeps me busy is sending, reading and answering emails (I am not just sending letters!!), but of course also publishing post on my blog, surfing on the internet, gaming from time to time and I had periods in which I spent quite some time on Second Life too ...

Have you noticed Katie's desktop wallpaper? It's a picture from the Atomium close to where I live in Brussels. The Atomium is a monument built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. It is 102-metre (335-feet) tall, with nine steel spheres connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. This year there are a lot of festivities in Brussels to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World Fair.
I like the picture ... makes me feel at home ...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Write myself a letter

I'm gonna sit right down and write myself
a letter
And make believe it came from you
I'm gonna write words oh so sweet
They're gonna knock me off my feet
A lot of kisses on the bottom
I'll be glad I got 'em

I'm gonna smile and say I hope you're
feeling better
And close with love the way you do
I'm gonna sit right down and write myself
a letter
And make believe it came from you

I am staying in London for several months now, hardly 300 km or 200 miles from my hometown and the ones I love.
Although I love this exciting town, sometimes I feel a little homesick after almost two years on the road. But of course, I have to move on ...

This one is for all the ones I love in the Lowlands ...
Woot Woot ... lots of kisses, xxx

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The new Wembley Stadium

If you look very well (click on the picture) you can see the new Wembley Stadium in between both buildings. If you want to see the Stadium in real time ... just click here.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Harrow School. ... for boys only!

Why choose Harrow? ... One of the main reasons many of the parents choose Harrow, do so because they believe in the virtues of single-sex education for teenagers.

Mmm ... I think I prefer to continue my education on the road ... with the girls.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Harrow School ... the film location for Harry Potter

Harrow School divides its boarders into eleven houses, each of about seventy boys. Each house has its own facilities and customs, and each competes in sporting events against the others.

House Masters and their families live in the boarding houses and are assisted by House Tutors appointed from the teaching staff. Every House has a residential House Tutor. The House Master oversees the welfare of every boy in his care; for parents he is the main point of contact with the School.

Each House has a resident Matron and sick room. The Matrons are supported by the School's Medical Centre where trained nursing staff offer round the clock care. The Medical Centre is under the direct supervision of the School Doctor who is available on the Hill every day for consultation.

There are no dormitories: a boy shares his room with a boy of the same age for the first three to six terms and thereafter has a room to himself. It is very much his own place, his home for the term, where he keeps his belongings, puts up his pictures, does his work and leads much of his social life. Each House has a Common Room with newspapers, television and video. All have their own gardens and sports facilities.

After reading all this … it will be no suprise that this school was used as the film location in 'Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone'.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Harrow School

Here you see me in front of Harrow School, an old, famous English public school, located in Harrow. It was founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Elizabeth I to John Lyon, a local yeoman for the provision of education to local boys. Harrow currently has approx. 800 pupils spread across 11 houses, all of whom board full-time at a cost of £23,625 per year.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

On the bus ...

Since I was in the neighborhood of Harrow-on-the-hill last Sunday, I thought of visiting the famous Harrow School. So I took the bus today ...

Sunday, May 04, 2008

English breakfast on Sunday

It's Sunday morning and we went back to this 'Doll's House on the Hill' where they have a range of ethically sourced fair-trade coffees and teas, freshly prepared handmade speciality breads, patisseries, handcut sandwiches, soups, luxury Cornish ice-creams, milkshakes, smoothies, traditional cream teas and a lot more ... so, this is quite a good place to have an English breakfast on a sunny Sunday morning.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Back in London ... longing for some real English tea

Sorry folks for havin' been away for so long ... but back in London I had to recover from all the beer I had in Prague.
When I came back to London, I was longing for some real English tea ... So, Katie took me to the 'Doll's House on the Hill'.
Is this teapot not a little too big for this little tiny rat?