Thursday, April 14, 2011

London!



Well, it had to be London, didn't it? I've been here for almost seven years now and my love for the city is just as strong as the day I first arrived.

And now for some shameless self-promotion:


This is by the 'other' me, the travel writer. According to London Mayor Boris Johnson (and who wouldn't believe the mayor!): 'It's a nifty guide for Londoners and tourists alike'.

Happy L Day, everyone!

62 comments:

  1. I love that the Mayor has commented on the book! How fabulous is that! Wow Talli!!!

    I love that you shared London with us. I've never been but I do know then when I decide to stop in on vacation you'll be the best tour guide around! I will expect wine and a day in the park ;)

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  2. This makes sense as the perfect L entry for you. I don't know if I'll ever get the chance to visit across the Atlantic, so it's great having writer friends posts pics like this. It makes living vicariously through others all the more easier!

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  3. Of course I like this : ) And I did not use London as my L today.

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  4. Love it! I still think you're working for the tourism board, but that's okay.

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  5. Boris has given you a mention, Wow! Love the coffee, talk and wild drums board:-)

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  6. I must go back to London some day. I was there years ago with my wife (long before we were married), but it was just for a long weekend and it rained almost the entire time.

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  7. Beautiful photos. I can see why you would love London.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  8. London ROCKS!!!!

    Yay for your book!! Take care
    x

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  9. I love London and come up quite often, lovely photo's of familiar sights.

    Yvonne.

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  10. Of course it had to be LONDON! And when (someday I hope, I hope) I get to visit I will be using your guidebook! Congratulations!

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  11. A referral for the Mayor! You can't get better than that! London's a GREAT city. I haven't been in years, but want to return hopefully by next year. I need my fix!

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  12. Love the pics! And so cool that you have the Mayor's endorsement - awesome :)

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  13. Talli, I love London. You're so lucky to be living there. I'll be there for one night on the back end of a trip to Greece and Turkey this Fall. Can't wait.
    Oh, and what a delightful book cover.
    Karen

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  14. Congrats...great to have Boris on your side!

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  15. Lovely London. I'm looking forward to being there one day! And will have your travel book under my arm.

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  16. Ah, Boris :D Pingpong's coming home. . . *sigh*

    Still he gets some things right!

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  17. I so miss our annual visits to London and then the short little side tours. This is great eye-candy for a lonely soul. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your book and continued love of that great City!


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  18. I'm really due for another London trip. It's been ages! I recall doing some great shopping last time. :)

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  19. I love it! :) Such lovely pictures. And 24 Hours London is an AWESOME book!!

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  20. And I have been promoting it to all my son's airline co-workers! Yay!

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  21. Great minds - I've blogged London too - the London Marathon.

    I love London, just for a few days at a time. My hubby works there during the week. He's going this weekend to watch friends run the London marathon. And I'm hoping to go next week health permitting to have a night or two with him and see a show. I can't wait!
    xx

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  22. I'd love to see London some day! I really want to go to the 2012 Summer Olympics (to watch the gymnastics and swimming mostly) but tickets are more than I'll probably ever have in my life, haha!

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  23. Way to make me jealous, Talli. Sure, I've been to London once, but I never made it out of Heathrow. Stupid parents ushered me onto our connecting flight...

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  24. If I ever go to London this will be the book I picked up!

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  25. Wow, I love these pictures! I visited London one time, and I absolutely loved everything I saw, it was an amazing trip. I've always wanted to go back, hope to make it someday!

    I bet your book is wonderful. Congratulations on the mayor's seal of approval, that's awesome!

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  26. That's a nifty looking cover too.

    I love London and had a fabulous time there a couple of weeks ago with my daughter. Can't wait to go back again.

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  27. Dior advertised on the side of a car?

    You should promote your book -- it's a great guidebook & if the Mayor of London likes it, then so should any1 planning to visit.

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  28. Thanks for the pics of London. I've never been, but sooooo want to visit.

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  29. What's w/ the coffee talk & wild drums? How can you talk w/ wild drums playing?

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  30. London is such a beautiful city. I visited many years ago and I have always wanted to return. I hope some day.
    Smiles.

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  31. Having lived in London, I approve of this post! :)

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  32. Only seven years? Wow. I thought you'd been ther longer than that. I've been in Greee for TEN years! ouch!

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  33. Congratulations on the comment from Boris, also sorry to hear about your arm!

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  34. Confession time: I've never been to London - and I'm only across the water. When I do go, I'll be sure to have a flick through your book!

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  35. Thanks for sharing London. I have never been there, so I am living vicariously through you and your pictures right now.

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  36. London is a grand place. Lived there for awhile when I was a baby, been there a few times for the shopping....You can't beat the shopping! I used to work with Elenor Rigbys daughter. Isn't that funny?

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  37. Talli, beautiful pictures of London! I especially liked the theater district, as it's very intimate, and the audience is incredibly involved. Haven't been there since our honeymoon almost 24 years ago, and would love to go back. Congrats on earning the support of the mayor! Julie

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  38. Beautiful pictures of London. and whoa to Boris Johnson loving your book :)

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  39. I'm sure it's a very nifty guide! We visited London once about sixteen years ago and loved it! Maybe somday I'll get back there.

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  40. Hey, well done. I love the cover of the book. And anyone in London needs a guide, if not a full retinue of helpers.

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  41. I love London. Visited a few years ago, and it's by far my favorite city. If it weren't for half a continent and the damn Atlantic Ocean, I'd visit lots more often.

    Cool that you've published a travel book, too.

    Dan

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  42. I would love to visit the English countryside. Those little villages are so gorgeous.

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  43. So? did you partake of coffee, talk, and wild drums?

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  44. Well, of course London, did I beleive it would be anything else? Love it!
    My husband grew up in England, did I tell you? near Ipswich:)

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  45. Cool photos. I'm glad you liked London. The city must really be for you. I wonder how you took the last photo - lying on your stomach?

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  46. Great pictures! I've never been to London. I'd love to go someday. If I get there I'll make sure to read your book first, so I know where to go! Thanks :)

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  47. Promo by the mayor - nice!

    I've never been to London but I've wanted to go for ages. Someday soon, I hope. Great pictures!

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  48. I so badly would love to visit London....
    Sadly, traveling to Europe is, for an American, no small task.

    It'll probably always be out of my reach.

    But awesome looking city!

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  49. I love London and I love your blog! Such good energy. How awesome to live there and have a travel guide, go you!! Next time I travel to London, which my goal is 2013, I am buying your guide and planning my adventures.
    Great pics! The wild drumming and coffee must've been a hoot! :)

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  50. London sounds great. For one, the mayor has impeccable taste. And what's Bradleys? I want to go there.

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  51. Great post. I am impressed with the look of your travel book too. :O)

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  52. Lovely pics! And your other self isn't very shabby either! :)

    L is for Lies: Flash Fiction

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  53. J'adore Dior. Whoops. That's France. Just looking at the advertisement on the cab! So cool that the Mayor blurbed your book. Ta!

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  54. Hi Talli .. hope your wrist is better? .. great that Boris is promoting you .. and yay to London .. so much going on soon!!

    Cheers and enjoy your London town - as you do so well .. Hilary

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  55. love the shots.
    been to London once,
    love the zoo, Queen's garden, London bridges...

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  56. Awards for you, thanks for the support!

    Bless your talent.

    Happy Friday!

    Check out bluebell books, our new blogging community that promotes books..
    xox

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  57. Wow! That is awesome! I'll be going on a ten day trip there from May4-14th. It'll be my first time and I'm so excited! I should check this out before my trip next month. :P
    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  58. It was like a quick trip down memory lane. I haven't been to Europe in almost 30 years.

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  59. I love London, wish I could go more often - a fab L choice (and it's fab that the Mayor has commented on your book :D)

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  60. I've only been to London once, but I LOVED it! I so want to go back. I believe it's the only place I've ever vacationed where I never rented a car.... :) No need, of course.

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Coffee and wine for all!