Category Archives: America

The American Garden

Throughout the 1700s the great houses of England had their huge estates fashioned as gardens by Lancelot Brown     He was known as Capability Brown for advising his clients that their land had “great capability” of “improvement” ( these days … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Rotherhithe 2017

As in 2016 America’s traditional Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 23 November 2017,  was celebrated in Rotherhithe, home port of the good ship Mayflower, as explained here on this blog. Indeed the celebrations this year are yet greater, running from Thursday 23rd … Continue reading

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Henry James, American author

Henry James, (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916 : 72 years) was an American author, who acquired British citizenship near the end of his life.  He is best known for his novels depicting Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. Novels include The … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Rotherhithe 2016

  Thursday 24th November 2016 was the annual US Thanksgiving Day.  And the day did not go unmarked in London. Benjamin Franklin House held its grand dinner, and the Roof Gardens at Derry and Toms set up big screens to watch … Continue reading

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US ‘Super Tuesday’ – in London

Super Tuesday and Super Saturday had London’s Americas voting for their preferred Democrat representative. It was good to see Democracy at work.  Great enthusiasm  and a warm welcome was shown by all. It was organised by Democrats Abroad, an international organisation … Continue reading

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Nine Elms International

The area of Nine Elms is currently being transformed by developers from all corners of the world. The new American Embassy is in the course of construction, and the Dutch Embassy will relocate nearby,  Malaysia’s biggest developer, S.P. Setia, is … Continue reading

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How many US Presidents in London?

It’s always an honour to meet the American Presidents in London. There’s quite a few permanently here, if only in their ‘statue’ form. There’s George Washington in Trafalgar Square, Abraham Lincoln in Parliament Square, Franklin D Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower along … Continue reading

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