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Sketching at London Bridge 

I was waiting for my train and suddenly thought to take some time to sketch my surroundings using my new daily sketching kit.

I’ve only sketched with a friend or with a group in public so I had to overcome my public sketching nerves. 100 more words


Journal of a Georgian Gentleman

The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman:

The Life and Times of Richard Hall, 1729-1801

by Mike Rendell


Treasures from the Past

Have you ever wished you could find a trunk somewhere that is full of diaries and papers and mementos from one of your ancestors? 1,015 more words

Susana Ellis

Nonsuch House

On this day in 1577, the first stone was laid for the foundation of Nonsuch House on Old London Bridge, which stood until 1757, when it was demolished to allow for the widening of the road.  183 more words

On This Day

52 week photo challenge: River

The photo challenge hosted by Sandra at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com this week is River.  Without hesitation for me it could only be the Thames.  So far so simple.   54 more words

One Play: Does Morris Claiborne's game vs Dolphins prove corner's turned?

Morris Claiborne is a man on a mission.

Throughout training camp, the Dallas Cowboys cornerback has consistently played well. He’s been aggressive and confident, unwilling to back down from any receiver, Dez Bryant included. 860 more words

Dallas Cowboys

The Bermondsey disentanglement

Last summer my daily commute offered the interesting spectacle of the demolition of the old railway viaducts in Bermondsey and the clearance of the infrastructure between the South East Kent and Sussex lines. 294 more words


Thames Path

Every Londoner has walked along the Thames Path at least once. I had walked the way from Waterloo to Tower Bridge a couple of times and thought I knew it all. 648 more words