Buy Me?

I would have loved to buy this work by Frieda Hughes. It is called “The Last Kiss”!  

Frieda Hughes – Inspiring Words

I decided to add this photo as a separate post! I need to be reminded of this every day! It is so easy to get caught up in negative thoughts, but Frieda’s words are so relevant. I need to remember  that it is only through trying to make small changes on a daily...

St Mary Aldermary, City of London

If you ever have a few free moments close to St Paul’s in the City of London pop in to this wonderful church just over the road from Mansion House Tube! Great place for a breather and cup of tea! What an amazing ceiling! Late Perpendicular, this Wren church...

Sancta Maria de Arcubus

Or in the vernacular – St Mary of the Arches… Or St Mary le Bow …. Or as most of us know it – St Mary Bow Bell in the heart of the City of London. To be a true Cockney one must be born within earshot of the sound of Bow Bells. The sound of the...

Disease and Death in Chichester

I was conducting a tour of the back streets of Chichester last Sunday, describing how, in the 18th and 19th centuries, the foul River Lavant that flows beneath parts of the City contaminated the lives of the Cicestrians. Then I remembered that I had not got around to...

Trench Talk: Words of the First World War

There is such an interesting article in the Sunday paper today – all about the words and phrases which first sprung to life in the trenches of the First World War and how we still use them while chatting today. It seems that the vocabularies of wartime soldiers...