As I walk around London, I am asking myself these often overlooked aspects.
See if any of them are also your burning questions!
1. If I live on Brook Street, is it really a friendly walk to Oxford Street?
2. If I want to buy a hat at a milliner's shop or visit a dressmaker on Half Moon Street, must I hire a carriage, say, if I live in Grosvenor Square?
3. And if I do hire a carriage, where would mine be housed? Is there a mews behind many of these famous squares in Mayfair? Or were there?
4. How do the numbers run around a square? Might not seem like a Burning Question, but when one writes a series (as I do) about folks who live and work in one, it helps to know how the numbers run or ran so that I'm not sending people helter-skelter.
5. In the rear of grand squares do alleys run? Or are they something else? Named something other than alley or access or lane?
6. When I go to Rules, opened in 1798, what's on the menu that a lord and lady might have ordered for their meals?
Think I'll ask my waiter!
8. I also need a pasty. My mother made them often and I yearn for a good one. Question is where do I go?
|This pix of the TOWER gives me chills because it shows the poppies,|
one ceramic flower for each man lost in the Great War
from each country in the Empire.
10. In Bath, can I find one superb little gift for my new granddaughter? And in London, I must find a really good set of English buses or trains for my grandson. Question is where?
Ta Ta! Talk soon! When I get answers to these I will post them! Yes, I know. You think I am thorough but a little barmy, too, eh?