Category Archives: Travels

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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Recent notebook pages

Writing, drawing, recording conversations, sticking ephemera in my notebooks is vital to me, especially when I’m exploring, a habit from my travel writing days and much earlier.  Sometimes an idea will insist on a wider audience and become a book, … Continue reading

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A Visit to Limehouse

Yesterday I left more copies of The Comic Strip History of Space at the Half Moon Theatre, where I’ll be joining other members of SCBWI to do some more live drawing at the theatre’s Winter Arts Fair.  Afterwards I decided to … Continue reading

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Visits to Chillingham Castle and Bamburgh Village Show

My last visit to stay with OH in her Bamburgh Castle apartment.  I’ve been there several times before,  to take part in a Sandcastle Competition, and to walk the Pilgrims Way to Lindisfarne amongst other things.  This time my visit coincided with the annual … Continue reading

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