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The rats who did a good turnRead MoreNovember 21, 2020

Rats are not always the most loved of creatures but here is a story of their usefulness.

Elections and lockdownsRead MoreNovember 7, 2020

It has been a roller-coaster of a week.

Pallant HouseRead MoreOctober 31, 2020

Pallant House in Chichester is been hosting a marvellous exhibition or, rather, three!

New email addressRead MoreOctober 24, 2020

The glitch in the blog last week was caused by an email problem. Now the blog has a new address.

Meryl McMasterRead MoreOctober 3, 2020

London's Canada House is closed but an exhibition by Meryl McMaster is online.

Tower BridgeRead MoreSeptember 19, 2020


Tower Bridge, the iconic symbol of London, is open for visitors.

KolamRead MoreSeptember 5, 2020


Kolam is the Asian art and craft of making patterns out of ground rice to greet the start of each day.

FlightRead MoreAugust 22, 2020

In March I came down to London just before lockdown caused by the pandemic.

Some stories from ShetlandRead MoreAugust 1, 2020

Just down the road from my home in Yell lives an illustrator, Meilo So.

Shetland in summerRead MoreJuly 25, 2020


Shetland in the summer is beautiful...