Trees and melancholy

I planted two trees yesterday – the plum, called Victoria, which seems to be the most popular variety in the UK, presented to the world in 1840. Apparently, once it starts to give fruits, their colour, texture and flavour will be unearthly. But I keep calm and refrain from expressing any enthusiasm, because we all know the common knowledge that the taste of English food is…I … Continue reading Trees and melancholy

Where to find Vienna in London

There’s one concert every year that we never miss. No matter where we are, no matter how good New Year’s party was and how capable (having had far too many glasses of wine) we are to listen to classical music. It’s New Year’s Concert in the Vienna Musikverein. Yes folks, it’s on New Year’s Day usually around 10 am. One might think it’s a torture … Continue reading Where to find Vienna in London