Tag Archives: Thames

Walking under the Thames

Today being Tuesday meant it was Exhibition Day for me. I had decided that seeing as I went to see Veronese then Hamilton, it was only right that I went to see a contemporary artist for my final week. I’m … Continue reading

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Greenwich

For Mirinda’s birthday, she decided she’d like to go and visit Greenwich, walk around some flats, have tapas for lunch…as you do. And so, that’s exactly what we did. Following a lovely long lie in, we made our way to … Continue reading

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Up in the air

When I showed Nicktor a photograph of the Emirates Air-line, stretched across the Thames, he didn’t think it was real. Today I set out to convince him otherwise. I had planned my day out perfectly. I’d booked a ticket to … Continue reading

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Fortitude and determination

In March 1843, the Thames Tunnel opened to pedestrian traffic. It was the first tunnel ever to be built under a river. It took 15 years and cost a lot of money and lives. I wonder they didn’t just build … Continue reading

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South of the river

Today we went for a stroll around Rotherhithe. A while ago, Mirinda went there with Bob and they were very impressed. Today it was my turn. The day started with a lovely and late breakfast at Carluccio’s. Having eggs (Benedict … Continue reading

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Charles John Mare

Charles John Mare was a marine engineer. Apparently he was very good at what he did. He was also quite successful. He built up his own business (Mare & Co) building ships for the navy. This was not his first … Continue reading

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Walking through Wandsworth

“The station is right there,” Mirinda remarked, pointing at an old building that looked as if it had stood beside the road for about 300 years. “My iPhone says so.” She added for a bit of technological justification. The complete … Continue reading

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Dead in the river

Tonight I went back to Surrey Uni with Dawn to attend a lecture on skulls (and other bones) found in, beside or under the Thames. It was really very good and thoroughly enjoyable. It was organised by the Humanity group … Continue reading

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Chicken and pecans

I was given a night off in the kitchen. Mirinda offered to roast a chicken. Actually, I seem to remember that the last time she offered to roast a chicken, I ended up making it…however, today she managed to do … Continue reading

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A whole hunk of Huns

Having finished reading about the Tube and its wonderful engineering miracles, I have just started reading a biography of the very late Attila the Hun. I was rather dismayed to read today about a process called ‘cranial deformation’, which the … Continue reading

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