No Whispering Naturalist

There seems to be some kind of engineering works being performed on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines so, instead of getting the tube straight to Finchley Road, I consult my very useful Citymapper app and follow its advice to take the number 13 bus, disembarking at the stop just past the Finchley-Frognal overground station and … Continued

Archaeological Obsessives

To Charing Cross tube station and manage to get the right exit to emerge into the crisp, chilly light of Trafalgar Square.  The usual crowd of tourists is milling about listening to some hapless busker wail his plaintive song and looking with bemused curiosity at the man who chalks copies of flags of the world … Continued

Her Generous Spirit

To High Street Kensington tube station and then take the ten minute walk down to what used to be the Commonwealth Institute building but has now been completely gutted, renovated, refurbished, rebranded and reopened as the new venue for the Design Museum, which had formerly been languishing somewhere down in docklands, or thereabouts.  And I … Continued

Precipitation Ceased

And so the new year begins with an icy blast that, according to the daily Metro freesheet, has taken the trouble to come all the way over from the chilly Canadian tundra especially to meet me as I exit from Oxford Circus tube station.  It’s accompanied by a light smattering of sleety, slushy, half-baked snow-like … Continued