Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Day in Steel City

Sheffield, UKSheffield is a city that was central in the production of steel during the industrial revolution.  Its geographic location - near fast-flowing rivers and mineral rich hills - made it a hub of the Western world's iron and steel industry.  Several innovations such as 'crucible steel' and silver plating originated here.  Interestingly, the bowie knife - popular in the American Wild West - was imported in large quantities from the city of Sheffield too!


Sunday, October 07, 2012

Noshing Through London

LondonI flew into London on a gloriously sunny day.  Unfortunately, this was short-lived and the next day was dull, rainy with chilly winds blowing - in other words, London was back to its normal self!  That didn't hold me back from walking through the Kensington Gardens and Notting Hill areas and trying some interesting restaurants.