Our daughter Hannah, as I've mentioned before, has started a 12-month master's program at King's College London, right down there nestled next to Somerset house on the Strand. Part of what she's studying is the life and culture of that great capital.
Forgive me as I tinker. Wondering whether I can post photos from OneDrive, which claims that I can.
She's at an 800-person dorm off Russell Square and loves it there. Last night she and a group of fellow Econ postgrad students went to The Blues Kitchen in Shorditch, and danced all night to "Amazing 6 piece Atlantic Soul Orchestra. Played Ray, Otis, Sam, Aretha, etc." Girl can ID more Sam Cooke songs than I can, and he was "the late, great Sam Cooke" by the time I started listening to AM radio. Not to mention "the late, great, Otis Redding."
She sent a photo that says it all, if I can just figure out the tech part. We use Viber app for free texts, photos, and sometimes calls when the connection's good.
A couple of Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesdays ago she and I went to the Blues Kitchen in Camden just in time to see the New Orleans-style band lining up outside for their joyous march in and up to the stage. Really fun. We ended up leaving just in time to catch the last bus back to Russell Square.