I wrote a post on fabulous London in a heartbroken post this summer…so when my daughter Clélia #picturingtime suggested a London Weekend to watch my Dad parade, it seemed to me a perfect way to enjoy the treasures this overcrowded buzzing city has to offer!

But before it all started let me tells you a fairy tale story…

When I got back from my extended summer at the end of August, I “lost” my wallet at Gatwick North Terminal. All I knew was that the last time I used my wallet was at Starbucks. I discovered my loss while flying back to Geneva … to make a long story short, three months later, it reappeared in Menzies safe and was returned to me absolutely intact !

Our first stop after our hotel was thus to attend a marvelous production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, my favorite opera [with a few others, I reckon]

Wandering through London pre-Christmas is always an absolute pleasure ….

Yet, attending the Tour for Moggles, as strange as it sounds, was a lot of fun! Thanks to my daughter Clélia for this brilliant suggestion!

And thanks to my mom, Francine Masliah, for advising us not to miss the current exhibition till February 2017 “You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970″ which you visit with headphones on and through the various musical illustration of this amazing period of my childhood !

I was much less impressed by the history of underwear, but guess some might find it pleasant too…

The V&A itself is an amazing building worth a visit at any time, including it’s incredible cafeteria !

Another fabulous exhibit in taking place at the Bement is on Medieval English embroidery, which I mention and develop on my medieval page.

Further JK Rolling’s inspiration sites:

A visit to London isn’t complete without a show, this was a fun one :

Wondering through the streets with my daughter enabled me to notice quite a few things I would otherwise probably have missed ….

But the key element of this trip was to watch my dad, Leon Masliah, lay a wreath in honor of the French Jewish veterans add the cenotaph on Sunday November 20th, 2017.

Et voilà…Time to leave….although I already dream of my next destination….

C’est mon papa!!!! Terribly proud of him!