Anthony Gormley bollards at The Kennels

I was so excited the other day to come across the ‘original’ Gormley bollards in Bellenden Road, Peckham, South London! So I had to park the car up and take a couple of pics! For those of you who perhaps do not know The Kennels at Goodwood may be wondering... read more

Queen Catherine of Braganza

When I was working at Goodwood one afternoon this summer one of the visitors told me a few interesting facts about King Charles II’s consort – Queen Catherine of Braganza. It turned out that this chap is a volunteer researcher at Osterley Park and loves... read more

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... read more

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... read more

St George – not just the patron saint of England

We often think that St George is exclusively “ours” – he is after all the patron saint of England. However, he is also venerated in many places across former Roman Empire and it is wonderful to see the different interpretations of his life. Last week... read more

Reluctant to Reform

Although the tempestuous political atmosphere of the last few months has now died down, the desire for political reform is still rumbling on amongst disappointed voters. Yes, it is difficult to understand that the country is to be run by a party which garnered just... read more