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Penzance and St Ives visit

It was 32 degrees in London recently, pollution levels were high and  I began to croak and wheeze.  I just had to get away and breathe some sea air.  That’s my excuse anyway.  I checked the weather forecast, packed a … Continue reading

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Visit to Krakow

When I first decided to visit Krakow, partly because I’d heard about the Teraz Komiks! exhibition from comics guru Paul Gravett, I chose my hotel because of its name – the Copernicus. The sixteenth century Polish astronomer, famous for his … Continue reading

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At Krakow’s Teraz Komiks! exhibition

So excited to visit Teraz Komiks! (Comics Now!) at Krakow’s National Museum last week, and to meet curators Artur Wabik and Tomasz Trzaskalik, who kindly showed me around the exhibition, and some of the delightful city of Krakow as well. … Continue reading

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White Horse walking

Last weekend I visited the Uffington White Horse area with my daughter. We were so excited to eventually reach our destination (by taxi as there are no buses from Swindon) we immediately walked a mile or so from our b&b … Continue reading

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Asterix exhibition visit

Nothing like wearing an empowering winged helmet to cheer you up after a difficult week … Camden’s Jewish Museum is showing a wonderful exhibition devoted to comic strip hero Asterix‘s co-creator Rene Goscinny.    With a dressing-up box. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Chinese calligraphy at the Royal Philatelic Society

Last weekend to a free event celebrating Chinese New Year at the Royal Philatelic Society. Disappointingly there weren’t many stamps on display – they’re very light-sensitive – but I had a chance to try some Chinese calligraphy.  Hopefully this says ‘happy’. … Continue reading

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Riding a Mechanical Horse at Newmarket (as you do)

Dusted off my cuttings book and realised I miss my travel writing days. Some years ago I took part in an Introduction to Racing day in Newmarket for  the London Evening Standard. The day included my riding a mechanical horse at … Continue reading

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A Visit to the City of London

Last week I called in at the Bank of England Museum, to check if my work all about gold was still being displayed – it was.  Still wish they’d paid me in gold though. My visit to the City of … Continue reading

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Christmas at Kindberg Towers

Decided to make my nativity scene multi-species again, a happy meeting of one of my many robots, a puppet Saracen king from Barcelona and a replica of an Isle of Lewis chess queen, a momento of my 2015 visit to … Continue reading

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A visit to Tim Hunkin’s Novelty Automation machines in Holborn

A couple of weeks ago I was walking in Holborn and saw an intriguing neon arrow pointing to a darkened doorway.  It just happened to be Singles Night at Tim Hunkin’s Novelty Automation venue in Holborn, London. It was early.  The … Continue reading

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