Piccadilly’s Bomber Command Memorial

Just along Green Park at Hyde Park Corner, lies one of the most evocative of London’s war memorials in honour of Bomber Command – the Royal Air Force. I have passed this spot at least a hundred times since it was unveiled on 28th June 2012 by Her Majesty The Queen however I have never, until very…

Another look at Runnymede …

Driving along the Windsor Road one day, my eye was caught by a collection of chairs, placed in an oblong, close to where the Runnymede memorial is located.  Ah, I thought, that’s where King John sat with his Barons and signed Magna Carta.  But no, dear reader, I was wrong. It is in fact an…

A Beach Hut is a peculiar thing …

Have you ever wondered why The Beach Hut exists and people spend thousands trying to obtain prime huts in key locations?  Apparently, reports say there are 23,000 of them up and down our coastline.  I keep looking at them, and for me, I just don’t really get it – I don’t understand their allure.  My…

Photo of the Month: Blossom

I don’t think there is anything on earth I love more than the sight of cherry blossom in the Spring.  I can fully understand how the Japanese venerate these fragile blooms as I feel exactly the same.  They raise your spirits with their beauty whilst reminding you of the fragility of life – here for…