The geeks shall inherit the earth

Great news: Alan Turing to be the face of new £50 note. Alan Turing was an extraordinary man whose life unjustly ended too soon. He helped lay the foundations of modern computing and artificial intelligence. To think what he might have achieved if, instead of being persecuted, he’d lived beyond his 41 years.

The Custard Factory

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. John F Kennedy I’m not sure what the connection with JFK is but there’s a large mosaic mural of him on the way to The Custard Factory, a colourful corner of Birmingham. It’s full of an eclectic mix of shops and … Continue reading / view photos The Custard Factory

Chihuly at Kew Gardens

From now until October 2019, you can see the stunning glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly at Kew Gardens. The photos don’t do the sculptures justice. I wonder how they managed to transport all these fragile sculptures around the world and put them up in various positions around the Gardens. The cherry blossom trees and tulips … Continue reading / view photos Chihuly at Kew Gardens

Highgate Cemetery

A few weeks ago, there was an open day at Highgate Cemetery. I hadn’t been there for years. There are many famous people buried there. You can see some of the names in the map below. It was sad to see the Karl Marx tomb, which had recently been defaced twice. It reminded me of … Continue reading / view photos Highgate Cemetery

Coal Drops Yard

Interesting new area in Kings Cross. View photos Coal Drops Yard

People’s vote march

It was a jolly, sunny day for the People’s Vote march today. I don’t know how many people were there (I lost count after 9,527) but Hyde Park Corner was chock-a-block. People around me were in good humour aided by the colourful and funny placards. They ranged from the heavily statistical to the blunt “Brexshit” … Continue reading / view photos People’s vote march

Bodyguard in Archway

This morning, I saw a film crew on Dartmouth Park Hill and thought they’ve started filming the new series of Bodyguard. Then I went around the corner and saw an old (1970s?) Ford Granada Police car. It may be a coincidence, or a hint about the new series, or something completely different! (I’m not sure … Continue reading / view photos Bodyguard in Archway

The Pearly Kings and Queens

The Pearly Kings and Queens were out in force today. They looked majestic as they displayed their glittering mother-of-pearl buttons ornately sown onto their clothes. I was delighted to meet the Pearly King of Islington, my local manor. I learnt today it’s a tradition for the Pearly Kings and Queens to donate food to the … Continue reading / view photos The Pearly Kings and Queens

The Thames at night

The Thames at night is a beautiful sight! Yesterday, there was a lovely sunset you could see from the member’s room at the Tate Modern. Sunsets are one of nature’s gift that you can enjoy almost anywhere and each is unique. View photos The Thames at night

Crazy Rich Asians

This romcom hardly puts a foot wrong. Very funny. I haven’t laughed so much since Paddington 2 😊