Ludgate Circus

The Tate Britain has, as you probably know, a permanent ‘Walk Through British Art’ exhibition, which occupies a large number of rooms divided over periods, often by individual decade. The last time I visited I spent most of my time in the 1900-themed room. What intrigued me most and caught my imagination was that these … More Ludgate Circus


This was our family’s Christmas greeting at the end of last year; for some reason I didn’t think to post it here.  It features all of our kids and grand-kids (Lucas has been born since) and was filmed in three different countries.  Even though I’m late I will post it anyway, to make it part … More Happy!

White Stone

As I write, Eva, one of my daughters, is at the doctor’s office with her partner, Matt, getting their first view of the new life forming in her womb.  If all goes well, this little child – to be born in the summer of 2015 – has every chance of living into the next century. … More White Stone


This past week the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in British Columbia released a “Ten Most-Wanted Criminals” list; two hand-counts of bad guys on the lam.  Mug-shots and criminal histories included. My plans to move to British Columbia are moving ahead at a good clip, so it was not without some interest that I read … More Most-wanted


My most-often used social networking site – the one which has turned a 26-year-old Harvard alumnus into a multi-billionaire – tells me I currently have 191 “Friends”.  That’s not many by the standards of some.  When I look at the profile of one of those Friends of mine I discover he lists 4243 Friends.  Which, … More Friends

Coughing, Fit

Renata never nags me, thankfully, but she can be fairly persistent with her suggestions, especially when it comes to my well-being.  So last week I went to my doctor about a cough which I’ve had for nearly two months.  While I took heavy breaths he listened to my lungs, left and right, front and back, … More Coughing, Fit