• Winter


    Rather fun collecting little bits of dried up stuff from the groundand my son's yard and photographing themagainst an old cookie tray.Some leaves are... Read more

    Posted on 02 December 2018 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Not Spring Yet...

    Spring Yet...

    Much neglected blog....Not too much to report.Hideous weatherHideous presidentHowever, some charming snowdrops on Long Islanda wonderful Grant Wood show at The... Read more

    Posted on 07 April 2018 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Winter Continues...and What to Do to Combat It...

    Winter Continues...and What Combat It...

    The groundhog has spoken.Six more weeks of winter - and it's still bitter cold.Madison Square Park is bright and chillyBut Eric Kayser serves hot tea and gives... Read more

    Posted on 03 February 2018 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Summer's End


    Labor Day....The moment to hang on to the last joys of summerand remember walking in the woods of Long Islandand the delights of diner food on the day of a flas... Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2017 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Snapshots from Early Summer...

    Snapshots from Early Summer...

    Suddenly it’s summer!And very hot indeed - in the 90’s today. On Friday we sat up on the roof.Today I walked up to Union Square where they were having some... Read more

    Posted on 12 June 2017 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • May

    Time for Japanese irises on Long Island And always time to go to the green market at Union Square.A good hunting ground for aging hippies and green type... Read more

    Posted on 30 May 2017 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • A Walk in the Park

    Walk Park

    On Tuesday I went for a wonderful walk in Central Park with Frances of CityViews/ CountryDreams.Lovely to see the mist of unfolding leaves - so delicately... Read more

    Posted on 21 April 2017 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Thinking of Spring

    Thinking Spring

    At Union Square the twigs are twistingand the pussy-willow is enchanting.The trees are thickening and budding.On Long Island, the young ones are set to work... Read more

    Posted on 31 March 2017 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • The High Life

    High Life

    Much neglected blog!Anyway, back in New York and hanging out in a part of town I’m not usually in.A brand new building on 42nd Street called MiMA the venue of... Read more

    Posted on 03 March 2017 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Winter


    In the depths of winter, vegetables, like people, get chilly.The ones waiting to be eaten in Union Square get protected by plastic sheeting.Lisa Lewicki told... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2017 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Seasonal


    The little plastic Santa comes out of his boxthe children write letters.The last flowers are gathered from the gardenand bits and pieces of foliage admired.We... Read more

    Posted on 11 December 2016 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Two Summer Stories

    Summer Stories

    My latest little children's book TWO SUMMER STORIES is finally available from Amazon - just in time for the holidays! In the US here and in the UK here .I hope... Read more

    Posted on 01 December 2016 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Post Thanksgiving and a Winner

    Post Thanksgiving Winner

    After all the eating, time to get up earlyand walk down the High Line when no one was there! To look at the grassesand berriesand then have a go at the... Read more

    Posted on 28 November 2016 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Knitting Hats

    Knitting Hats

    I always enjoy knitting hats. Nice and easy and quick to do. Comforting and useful. My family have huge numbers of them. In fact, they are swamped in hats!Rober... Read more

    Posted on 15 November 2016 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • New York Fall Round Up and Almost Halloween

    York Fall Round Almost Halloween

    The artist Berch has decorated windows in Chelsea for years.These are a few of this year's Halloween selection at the RailLine Diner.Speaking of diners -which... Read more

    Posted on 29 October 2016 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • New Site


    As long time readers of About New York know, that site had been around a long time.Now I'm mostly posting pictures on Instagram as biffwixI'm also posting some... Read more

    Posted on 08 July 2016 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • 1001 Posts

    1001 Posts

    So much to see - as everUp on 5th Avenue a taxi zooms past people in costume. Who can they be?Part of a dance performance - cell phone in hand.Looking fierce... Read more

    Posted on 30 May 2016 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Urban Gardening

    Urban Gardening

    The gardening season is upon us.Time to revamp the tree pits. They are necessarily filled with annuals - tweaked during the various seasons. Read more

    Posted on 25 May 2016 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Shopping in London

    Shopping London

    To be honest, I'm not a very good shopper. I like looking at things rather than buying them.When I go to London, I always visit Liberty's to look at all the... Read more

    Posted on 16 May 2016 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Men at Work and Weather Watching

    Work Weather Watching

    I'm afraid I have become rather neglectful of this blog since I'm really having more fun with Instagram -where I'm Biffwix (my childhood nickname).Anyway, I'm... Read more

    Posted on 12 April 2016 DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL