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Trains and dinosaurs

Mirinda and Sarah left the hotel for a work thing and I set off for the Beijing Police Museum. Funny thing is, I never found it. Most things in Beijing that aren’t huge tourist things, are not signposted in English … Continue reading

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Bank on it

I had no idea there was a Bank of England Museum. There definitely is, though, because I went there today. One of those lovely museums dotted anonymously throughout London. And just a little tidbit for Bob…the Bank of England that … Continue reading

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Having a Mari-old-time

Today was a bit of a red letter day, as Charles Pooter would probably have remarked. For ages now (well, for as long as I’ve known it existed) I’ve wanted to visit the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. And today … Continue reading

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Full steam ahead

Before I write about the wonders of today, I just have to report the biggest news of the day. We actually saw the sun this morning. Okay, it was behind a rather milky sky but it was there. I could … Continue reading

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Stationary Engine Rally

Mirinda thought I was joking when I said I wanted to go to the Stationary Engine Rally at the Rural Life Museum at Tilford. It was on all weekend and I had to bargain with her to get to go. … Continue reading

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Alice under repair

According to NY1 (my new favourite TV station) the weather today was set to top the 90 degree mark with the chance of thunder storms and extreme humidity. While there was no thunderstorms that I could see, the temperature was … Continue reading

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Horology

Clocks. That’s what horology is. Today I saw a lot of them. A-ticking and a-tocking; a great clamour there was. Fortunately none of them struck the hour as the room wasn’t that big. Of course, I was in London for … Continue reading

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Nosey Flo

I think it’s important to get this out of the way right from the start: Florence Nightingale had a big nose. Some would call it noble, perhaps Roman, even stately but, when it comes down to it, it was big. … Continue reading

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Labyrinth of the Minotaur

This is where I went today to view the objects I’ve been amending at work. Originally the headquarters for the Post Office Savings Bank, Blythe House now houses reserve objects for the Science Museum (and the V&A AND the British … Continue reading

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Sweet Saturday

It was a well mixed, delight of a day. From Farnham to Tilford to Woking. Most enjoyable…even with gout. According to the BBC, today was supposed to be bright and blue and warmish. As we woke, the view out the … Continue reading

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