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To London with Love, the 2020 Christmas Lights

This week we are in lockdown so no-one can visit London but the lights will be here again next Christmas. You can see from my photos how empty the streets are. It is very sad but we will get through this. Oxford Street and Carnaby Street lights are emphasising the love and kindness people...

Lights are not just for Christmas, art in Walthamstow

In 2019 Walthamstow was declared London Borough of Culture. It’s easy to spend a day sightseeing. Walthamstow has great bric-a-brac shops, museums like Vestry House, a long street market but for a day-trip my top tips would be….. Gods Own Junkyard, a riot of neon lights. Chris Bracey and his family have been making...

William Morris in Woodford

I go to South Woodford to do my weekly shop because it has a couple of big supermarkets. It was a tiny hamlet until 1700’s when many businessmen from the City of London had homes here because there was a good road to take them to work. The C19th designer, poet and reformer, William...

High Beach, Epping Forest, Royalty, Poets and Highwaymen

On Sunday I am doing a short live zoom tour at High Beach in Epping Forest for a company I often work with. The trees here are mainly oak, beech, hornbeam and silver birch. I love walking here especially at this time of year when the rough ground is covered with autumn leaves. We...