In 2011 the Southbank celebrated 60 years since the Festival of Britain. As part of that celebration they set up this temporary fountain. The children loved it as did some of the adults. In this picture a young child has either mistimed the jets of water or was intending on getting soaked. It was not […]
It was a beautiful Sunday last week, the 20th of May. A glorious day to be in the wonderful Hyde Park in London on a warm summer’s day. Here’s a photo of me promoting my new book, “Brown Bear’s Big Day Out”. This version is a story and colouring book in the large A4 format. […]
I really can recommend the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre as a great day out for all the family. There is so much there that it will keep you busy all day. I enjoyed my visit and would like to go back. On the day that we visited the centre there was also a meeting of one […]
I remember the day. It was the 14th of October 2017 and we had walked up to the Namsam Seoul Tower. It was a very warm day and as you can see the sky was clear blue so we had good views of the city from this point. It is a place where many people […]
We had a mad rush through Brazil’s capital when we visited it. We arrived in the morning and left in the evening. It’s one of those cities built in the heyday of the 20th century when petrol and the private motorcar was king, long before climate change was in the news. As such we didn’t […]
I was very lucky at the end of March this year to return to Paris. You cannot visit this wonderful city without going to the very impressive Eiffel Tower. It was a fairly nice Spring day but unfortunately the sky wasn’t blue on this occasion. I hope that it will be the next time.
While visiting some friends who were attending a French language training course for teachers in Liege we spent some time walking around this very interesting city. Down by the river there is an interesting statue of a diver, sculpted in 1939 by Idel Ianchelevici.
The 2018 Fête de la Tulipe started yesterday, the 31st of March, and will run until the 6th of May. There weren’t too many flowers to see today the 1st of April but during the coming weeks there will be countless more flowering in the Parc de L’Independance. After a couple of rainy days and a cloudy morning […]
Today we visited Pinte Besson, perhaps the oldest tavern in Lausanne. We only stopped for a coffee but it has beer and wine and apparently very good fondue which I will definitely try the next time we visit. It’s a lovely old building so I’m sure that the Health and Safety brigade would have a […]
While walking around Lausanne recently we saw this piece of timely and topical graffiti. So far I have only seen one example of it although it is a stencil I guess so we should be able to see other examples at some point.