It took a third visit to find this rather prominent grave at St Nicholas’s Chiswick. It is in a part of the graveyard that I thought only had modern headstones. Continue reading Grave Matters
Walking around London you see things that you’d miss on a bus or in a taxi. The Eisenhower Centre is an example. Continue reading The Eisenhower Centre
My first office in the City was in Mark Lane – I was there for sixteen years. Now I re-visit to see my dentist. On Monday when she’d finished with me I visited St Olave’s – where Samuel Pepys worshipped and is buried. Continue reading Appointment at the Dentist
There are now three crossings on the Forth. The new Queensferry bridge is on the right. But we don’t do new here, so let’s turn to an older bridge. Continue reading Bridges
An unusual convention in Bridge is the Lightner double, described by Susanna Gross in The Spectator as “a bolt out of the blue which strikes fear into your heart. There you are, having bid confidently to slam, when suddenly one of your opponents pulls out the red card. Eek! It’s a Lightner double, which means they want their partner to make an unusual lead.” Continue reading What’s Up?
The friends I stay with in Wales are on a mission to visit every cathedral in England and Wales. They have twice come to stay with me, to tick off St Paul’s and Westminster Abbey, a cathedral from 1540 to 1550. Continue reading Cathedral Crawl
Ding Dong! The bridge is dead. Which old bridge? The Garden Bridge!
Ding Dong! The Garden Bridge is dead. Continue reading Ding Dong!
I’m grateful to Ned York both for his slice of Stonington history and for giving me a day off yesterday. But now I’m a bit behind. Continue reading Mucking about in Muker