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Re: A blast from the past! by Amelia on 2003-04-03 13:53:56

Eurostar was lovely, Waterloo ditto. Today I toured St. Paul's and the V and A, along with Dr. Johnson's house. Dr. Johnson says, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." I say, "When a man is tired of the V and A, he is less than third done."

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Re: Re: A blast from the past! by Kath on 2003-04-03 23:30:51  |  Reply to this
  You have 2/3rds to go Amelia. Now we all would like to see you write some humorous observations of England. Please continue your wonderful reporting.
Re: Re: Re: A blast from the past! by Amelia on 2003-04-05 10:37:42  |  Reply to this
  I have abandoned the V&A and run off to Bath for the day. However, we did take time to formulate the next corollary to Dr. Johnson's epigram: "When a woman is tired of London, she should go sit on a pink velvet chair on the top floor of Harrod's and take tea." Wash, I lived in Rome from 1983-1987, and I agree it is my favorite European city. Of course, I live in New York now, so you may guess my fondness for the urban lifestyle. I do have one other English-Italian cross-cultural question, though: What is the difference between clotted cream and mascarpone? They seem the same to me (both heavenly!).
Re: Re: Re: Re: A blast from the past! by Wash! on 2003-04-05 13:13:24  |  Reply to this
  I LOVE Bath! Went for a weekend with my housemates 2 years ago, as i was telling Kid only today on the phone! Stayed in the YMCA, took a guided tour, and got lost in some wooded area in the thick, pourring rain by ASDA supermarket. The next day was really sunny though. To sum it up in 2 words: "Beautifuly Overpriced."

I'll look at the clotted cream and mascarpone for you. All i know is that clotted cream is likely to give you cholesterol related heart problems later in life if you go at it like a bull who regularly frequents the proverbial china shop.

And nice work on the living in Italia! Parli italiano, o hai dimenticato come parlarlo dopo questi 15 anni? Ciao!
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A blast from the past! by Amelia on 2003-04-07 09:39:51  |  Reply to this
  Ah, la bella lingua non si puo dimenticare. Poi, vedo il telegiornale della RAI qui a New York per rimanere al corrente. (I think the Italian peace movement looks like it was all designed by Benetton.) Bath was gorgeous, and made a nice bookend to our visit to La Defense near Paris. I am fascinated by planned cities, and those are the two ends of the spectrum.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A blast from the past! by Wash! on 2003-04-07 10:13:10  |  Reply to this
  Possiamo guardare RAI alla universita! Argh, i wanna write more, but i can't... get... words... out. Listening to french TV, just revised Spanish, so the Italian aint going anywhere today! So when y'all back "stateside"? (see, i even speak USAian)
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A blast from the past! by Amelia on 2003-04-07 12:22:26  |  Reply to this
  I got back yesterday. After ten days in London and Paris without once opening an umbrella, I return to a blizzard in New York. My office closed at 3 pm because of the snow. At least I can ease myself back into things. Must go shopping now, as I cannot live indefinitely on duty-free shortbread and Flake bars.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A blast from the past! by Wash! on 2003-04-08 00:55:36  |  Reply to this
  Who says you can't!! I once lived of Toffee Crisps and chocolate brownies during a stressful week at uni - no time to cook, convenient vending machines, you know the drill!