Thursday, 24 December 2015


Wishing all visitors to my blog a most Happy Christmas! I was trudging home a few years ago - all of London's transport having ground to a halt due to the wrong kind of snow on the train lines/roads. My final stretch to my home here on Taggs Island was across Bushy Park and this is where I came across these deer, and bird. Thank heavens for snow on the line!

Saturday, 19 December 2015


I was at a garden fete at the Hurlingham Club in London in the 1970s and saw these young dancers, framed in a window, waiting to perform. They were watching older ballet students dancing on the lawn outside and I guess they were wondering anxiously how their performance would measure up. From my book, "Being English"

Friday, 18 December 2015

FIre Lighter

Keeping the home fires burning last night on the winter trail, part of the Christmas at Kew celebrations in Kew Gardens, West London

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Time Warp

Back to the Swinging 60s? Not quite, but what a feast of colour and light after the mean and dowdy canyons of Oxford and Regent Streets, where Mr Scrooge has obviously provided the Christmas decorations.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Snow Flakes!

Man made snow at the finish of this year's Santa Dash on Clapham Common, which raised funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick Children.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Take Off!

Those Magnificent Women in their Flying Machines!. I spotted this high flyer above the roof of the Hayward Gallery, on London's South Bank, where she became an eager participant in Decision,
Carsten Holler's interactive artwork of flying machines and slides.