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Lego, Paddington and Original Decor

We have spent much of the last weekend building Lego with Second Biggest Live-Wire and this magnificent Police Station is the result.

We leave for Cornwall via Paddington Station and just love this bronze of the lovely Paddington Bear made famous in the book — and later, the 1970s TV animation –which  introduced Paddington like this: On one fated day, the Brown family happened upon a lonely bear at Paddington Railway Station in London. 142 more words


Paddington Station 2015

Navsmaps Map collection is a collection of open source, free copyright and public domain maps captured in time
Captured before the next update sweeps them away, captured in a corner of the internet until the landscape to portray changes and they become of interest to someone digging into the past. 9 more words


Wodehouse to the rescue

Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, the 5th Earl of Ickenham, found Paddington Station something of a relief. “To one like myself,” he said, “who living in Hampshire, gets out of the metropolis, when he is fortunate enough to get into it, via Waterloo, there is something very soothing in the note of refined calm which Paddington strikes. 2,074 more words

Travel // A Day Trip to...Bath Spa

Bath Spa Cathedral

Bath Spa

Pulteney Bridge, Bath Spa

Meeting up with a girlfriend took me to the beautiful historic city of Bath Spa. Nestled in the West Country about a two and a half hour train journey from London Paddington, Bath is an absolute gem. 258 more words


Bunting at Victoria Station

I went walking in London last week. Normally, I avoid long walks on pavements like the plague, for they play havoc with my back. But London fascinates me and I don’t feel the pain until after I’ve stiffened up on the train journey back home. 582 more words


The Tiger in the Smoke

I had forgotten just how much I liked Margery Allingham’s writing, though not how much I enjoyed her stories. As always, the class accents trouble me, but Campion is more a mockery of Sayers’ Lord Peter Whimsey (though I confess I enjoy those too) and these books are rather more self-aware of their station. 562 more words


A layover in London

We left Dallas August 7, so our day technically began at 6:30am on that day. We had one international flight and a 10-hr layover in London, we made it (barely) to our flight to Romania on Saturday night, after 32 hours straight with no sleep. 114 more words