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Over the Sea to Scotland – Part 4 (Homeward via London)

London, Again

To wrap things up, and because there are a couple more photos I really like, here’s a little post about our last two nights and one full day in London before heading home. We stayed in a different neighborhood this time, right across from the Victoria and Albert Museum with its magnificent cafe rooms (alas, not visited this time) and splendid gift shop. This might be the best museum gift shop in London, if anyone cares about that sort of thing. Our hotel steered us to Pierino. We found Orsini on our own. Both were reasonable, friendly, neighborhood-style Italian restaurants and very enjoyable.

We were more than ready to slow down, walk along Green Park and Piccadilly, meet a friend for lunch and poke around Waterstones. There’s a pretty cafe/restaurant/bar there, as well, with a terrific rooftops-over-London view.

I do love this photo of Fortnum’s window. Well, I love the window and that eau de nil signature color.

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Now, can anyone guess where this was taken? (You don’t see that in an elevator every day.)

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That’s the end of this adventure! Read the previous entries, if you like: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

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What it means to be a reader (from Waterstones blog)

Writers and readers are in this glorious symbiotic relationship, two sides of the same coin. Most writers, I hope, are readers, and reading has untold power. I hope you will go and read this terrific blog post by Sarah Winman at Waterstones for World Book Night, about what it means to be a reader.

“To be a reader is to feel a little less lonely. To be a reader is to be challenged. To feel anger, to feel outrage and injustice. But always to feel, always to think. To be a reader is not a passive state, it is active, always responding.”

Readers are such a fundamental inspiration to a writer and Sarah Winman has put her finger on why. I love this so much, I’m posting about it everywhere I can think of.

What it means to be a reader | Waterstones.com Blog.