Mr and Mrs Rice

2010 - A Year in Review

2010 Country of Living: England in LONDON!

It has certainly been a busy year. Not only did we have a lot of travelling around the UK but we managed to also get married at the end of the year and honeymoon in Marrakech! So, we are now a married couple…I couldn't be happier!


  • February - Vancouver Mel and I joined my mother in Vancouver for the Winter Olympics including a trip to Banff for some skiing…
  • April - North Wales Mel and I visited North Wales, to my favourite town Cricceith and the Snowdonia area
  • April/May - Isle of Wight Mel and I stayed in Shanklin for a good visit to the island
  • July - Ontario Mel returned to Ontario for a brief visit
  • October/November - North Trip - Mel and I visited the Yorkshire Dales, Hull, York, Blackpool, and Manchester on this rather busy visit
  • December - Marrekech - Our honeymoon…

We also had some visitors…

  • August/September - Victoria and Brian Visit
  • October - Mother's Visit (Part 1) On her way to Zimbabwe
  • December - Mother's Visit (Part 2) On her way back from Zimbabwe


There were quite a number of interesting events throughout the year that we attended, including:


  • 10th - London (Somerset House - Skate at Somerset House
  • 30th - London (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre) - Tokyo Day



  • 8th - London (The 02) - The Gift of Music: An Evening with Julie Andrews



  • 10th - Cambridge (Parker's Piece) - Cambridge Big Weekend
  • 13th - London (Trafalgar Square) - The Royal Opera (staring Plácido Domingo) - Simon Boccanegra
  • 23rd - London (King's Head Theatre) - Bubba and Luvvie
  • 31st - London (Houses of Parliament) - Houses of Parliament Saturday Openings 2010
  • 31st - London (Emirates Stadium) - Emirates Cup 2010 - Celtic vs O. Lyonnais-Arsenal vs AC Milan (double bill)


  • 1st - London (Buckingham Palace) - Buckingham Palace Summer Opening of the State Rooms
  • 5th - London (Cadogan Hall) - Maria Friedman Sings Sondheim
  • 13th - London (Open Air Theatre Regents Park) - Into the Woods
  • 20th - London - Prism
  • 22nd - London (Royal Albert Hall) - Prom 49
  • 27th - London (Sadler's Wells) - Another Sun




  • 3rd - London (Duchess Theatre) - Krapp's Last Tape
  • 9th - London (Regent Street) - Christmas Light Switch-On


Reviews of the Year




Next Year

Well, we are working on getting tickets for the Olympics in London in 2012. Also hoping to get to Canada in the summer for various parties for our wedding and, of course, visit…


Visit here for my review of 2009.