Category Archives: Biography
It’s Chelsea Week again, and I’ve been reading Practical Hints upon Landscape Gardening by William Sawrey Gilpin, nephew of the more famous William Gilpin.
I have been to Wales on only one occasion, and that was a day trip to from Cambridge to St Asaph in my relatively sprightly youth. I feel that this did not really do justice to the Principality, and that … Continue reading
Just back from Venice, where a surreal moment was provided by a group of Estonians in full art-folkloric fig in Campo S. Stefano, where presumably they had been singing and/or dancing on a temporary stage raised against the church wall. Him Indoors … Continue reading
Circumstances prevented my watching the first episode (of two) of ‘Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero’ on BBC 2 last night, though I hope to catch up. Bill Bailey (for our international readership) is a British comedian, and his ‘Jungle Hero’ is … Continue reading
If you are in London, at a loose end, but not yet tired of life, try the Foundling Museum.