Summer Plans 2021 | The Second Covid Summer

The Summer holidays are here ... as is the third wave of Covid-19. How do I give The Boy a great Summer without putting any of us at serious risk? River Thames at Kew The answer has actually been quite simple - we've made the decision to limit our exposure by cancelling a number of … Continue reading Summer Plans 2021 | The Second Covid Summer

Not Every Adventure Has To Be Big

Twenty twenty was the Year of No and this year, many of us are still not that comfortable with the thought of venturing too far outside our domestic bubbles. This summer I’m hoping to go beyond simply saying “let's not” or "maybe" and look for ways to venture out that can make the regular weeks … Continue reading Not Every Adventure Has To Be Big

The Inclusivity of Football

The final of Euro 2020 is on Sunday evening (BST) (I'm talking about football (soccer to my North American friends)) where Italy will play England at London's Wembley stadium. Delayed from last year, the England team's performance during the competition has brought a smile to the faces of the majority of the nation. Of course, … Continue reading The Inclusivity of Football

Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2021

This year's temporary installation is now in place (delayed from 2020) in London's Kensington Gardens outside the Serpentine Gallery. Built of white concrete and black cork, the structure resembles an art deco Doric temple, if such a thing could exist and is probably the largest work in the Summer Pavilion series since the project began … Continue reading Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2021

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 16

On the day that eating indoors in restaurants and cafés was allowed again, a friend and I had Afternoon Tea. 🙂 I included a print out of my Mass Observation Diary (which happened before Afternoon Tea, but no matter). Dominic Cummings appeared before a parliamentary committee and let rip - it was fascinating to watch … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 16