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Inter alia

I had a short-list for filling time in the afternoons prior to the Proms, quite literally for a rainy day. The forecast for Thursday wasn’t good though it turned out fine in the end. The Bank of England Museum is … Continue reading

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The Great Wave

We’d known the Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum would be popular and we’d booked in advance; just as well, as advance tickets have now sold out, and day tickets had also sold out when we arrived. There were long … Continue reading

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Tempora mutantur nos sed mutamur non in illis

Oh dear, oh dear. It’s all changed this year: the queueing system has changed, an attempt to disperse people which leads to a much less social atmosphere, and there’s additional security theatre (a modicum of which has a potential effect, … Continue reading

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The Final Cut

We were on holiday in Portugal when news of the Grenfell Tower fire broke. As such, we probably didn’t get the wall-to-wall coverage a major incident in London would provide to a domestic audience, although we certainly gleaned the grim … Continue reading

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Tales of the City

Book Review: City of London – The History, by David Kynaston This is something of a doorstop, but it is also the distillation of Kynaston’s four-volume history, and therefore presumably represents the edited highlights. The book covers the period 1815-2001, … Continue reading

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The Tatlin Flyer

Due to several busy weekends in March, I’d left it a bit late to go to the Royal Academy’s Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 exhibition, so I set off early on Saturday morning. Once again GWR demonstrated their failure to match … Continue reading

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Bresistance

Some time ago we decided we should go on the Unite for Europe March, and though there was some momentary doubt and confusion about whether it was going ahead after Wednesday’s terrorist incident, we felt it was the right thing … Continue reading

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