Tour of Turner

Yesterday we went to see the Turner Collection at Tate Britain. This was my first visit and it is certainly impressive. I came away with lots of new ‘favourite paintings’. One of the friends we went with, Themis, is a London Blue Badge Guide and she was practicing her “Turner Tour” which she has been… Continue reading Tour of Turner


We grabbed a map of the elephants and went to Green Park and Hyde park, then wandered up through Mayfair and discovered some more in Berkeley Square. I was like a kid in a candy store. Every one was my favourite until the next one. There is a whole selection more here


The cutest elephants have been placed in London, (map) each with their own distinctive design and standing on a cloud. They are a part of a campaign Elephant Family to raise money to save the Asian elephant. I’ve seen about 25 so far, just going about normal life and plan to do a little more… Continue reading Elephants

Website of the week

This is a wonderful discovery.  “London Profiler” I’ve been exploring all sorts of London statistics, which, when presented in graphic form are very easy to deal with and its a more interesting way to think about things. Like the usual Google maps, it gives a choice of maps, satellite and hybrid. And of course, I’m… Continue reading Website of the week