Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2022

What can I say about this year's Summer Pavilion? I think it looks like a hat box. I think the designer, Theaster Gates, has misread his brief. He appears to have created something akin to a mausoleum, rather than a summerhouse. Perhaps he's aware of that, because the Pavilion is called Black Chapel. Shouldn't a … Continue reading Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2022

Me on Monday | 13 June

It was a week of Covid-19 isolation. The Brainy One and The Boy were self-isolatingThe Brainy One's jury service was deferred until later this yearThe Boy tested negative of day 5, The Brainy One was still positiveThe Boy returned to school after 2 consecutive negative tests. He was sent home again before lunch, as he … Continue reading Me on Monday | 13 June

Weekday Walk Chelsea in Bloom | 2022 | Photo Heavy

Following the relaxation of the UK's Covid-19 rules, the Chelsea Flower Show was back in its usual spot of late May, and as in previous years, large swathes of Chelsea were decorated with incredible floral designs. I took 72 photos, all on my iPhone, and meandered through Chelsea for a little over an hour. My … Continue reading Weekday Walk Chelsea in Bloom | 2022 | Photo Heavy

Central London | Dressed for the Jubilee

The Boy is never going to be able to cope with vast crowds when it comes to marking a national celebratory event on the streets of Central London. He does, however, like to see his home city dressed for an occasion. As do I. The Mall, looking towards Admiralty Arch The Mall Lower Regent Street … Continue reading Central London | Dressed for the Jubilee

Weekday Walk | Chelsea in Bloom | Photo Heavy

The Chelsea Flower Show took place in late September, having been cancelled last year and delayed from May this year. And as in previous years, large swathes of Chelsea were decorated with incredible floral designs. Want to see? The Cadogan Hotel, Sloane Street - this was my overall favourite: Tiffany, Sloane Street - I loved … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Chelsea in Bloom | Photo Heavy

Slow Summer And How We Did It In The Time Of COVID

There's always something to see in town Slow Summer outings were defined like this: Choose a quirky/unusual destination in townGo and look at itTake photosGo for coffee and cakeGo home And that's exactly what we did. I wasn't trying to reinvent the wheel. I did, however, make great use of this book. Where possible, we … Continue reading Slow Summer And How We Did It In The Time Of COVID

The Tusk Lion Trail

Opposite the Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square The charity Tusk currently has a pride of lions spread across Central London - an art trail with a difference. Forty seven life-sized lion sculptures, designed and made by some of the planet’s foremost artists, musicians and sportspeople, are roaming streets around the city to highlight the threats … Continue reading The Tusk Lion Trail

Slow Summer | The Churchill Arms

The Churchill Arms, Kensington Church Street The Churchill Arms, in London's Kensington, is a traditional pub marked in summer by its beautiful award-winning floral displays. Fun Facts: The pub claims to be the first in Britain to serve Thai food (when the landlord back in 1985 teamed up with a Thai cook.)I've never set foot … Continue reading Slow Summer | The Churchill Arms