Anarchy in the U.K.

Having completed our whirlwind tour of the three contiguous countries of the United Kingdom and celebrated my 60th birthday, I’ve got a pretty good sense of how far “Thatcher’s Bloody Britain” has evolved. I was fortunate enough to live in …

Sun Daze

“Tropical sun – it will burn the skin off your nose and the butter off your toast.” – Boris Spinovsky As the months slide by down here 12 degrees north of the equator, the Sun makes its inevitable way northwards. …

The Gecko

WARNING: This entry includes fruity British colloquialisms for which no apology is made – ed.  There’s a Brit that’s best avoided – but is all the same unavoidable. When I lived in London we used to call them wide boys, …