miss b's quote

'I haven't been everywhere yet but it's on my list' Susan Sontag

Thursday, 25 June 2015

miss b loves .....Liverpool and The Three Queens



Liverpool is a city with such an interesting past and has always been a favourite of mine. Last month, the Three Queens (the three iconic Cunard ships) Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria met for the first time in the River Mersey to celebrate 175 years of the Cunard shipping line. 


An amazing event with musical entertainment including the Royal Marines Band outside the Cunard building ..... 


....and a fly past by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows, one of the world's best aerobatic display teams.



The event was even more special as we had been invited for lunch in the spectacular Port of Liverpool building.....



 .....where we had the perfect view of the ships' arrival and we enjoyed a slice of celebration cake too! 



Wednesday, 3 June 2015

miss b loves .......spectacular art in London!



One of the things I love to do in London is take a leisurely stroll around the art galleries. Trying to view everything is impossible and I prefer to concentrate on one area of a gallery or perhaps particular artists. A few weeks ago I managed to pop into four galleries during my three day stay!


Tate Britain which opened in 1897 on Millbank, is not only home to historic and contemporary British art (from 1500 to the present day) but it's also an imposing and impressive building with a stunning domed ceiling.....



........and a very impressive staircase too!


The gallery suffered bomb damage during the Second World War but most of the collection was in safe storage elsewhwere.



Friday, 3 April 2015

miss b loves ..........Easter treats and traditions!



I always know that spring has arrived when cute signs appear on the trees down our lane! 



One of the highlights of this time of year is of course Easter. The tree which we bought last year with the glass and feather baubles has been brought out again ........



..... with a couple of new additions. A pretty egg-shaped candle (too cute to light?) and traditional woven palm leaves....both surprise gifts which were brought back from Barcelona for us this week. Palm Sunday is the beginning of Semana Santa(Holy Week)and the palms are sold on stalls in the city.


Thursday, 19 March 2015

miss b loves....Notting Hill, London



I have always been attracted to colourful buildings so it's therefore no surprise that Notting Hill is one of my favourite areas of London. 


Notting Hill now has a reputation as an affluent, fashionable area with house prices to match! Around every corner there are row upon row of impressive Victorian terraces .....



There's no shortage of high end shops, boutiques, cafés and restaurants especially along Westbourne Grove ...... 






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