A Bohemian at heart? or an Ass in Bohemia?

Boho’s that we are (at heart) we were Pottering round Soho and popped into the French Bar, Dean Street. Packed out of course. The smokey atmosphere may be gone, thanks to the ban, but the pub still a kind of ‘aura’ lingering over it. This bar has a great history and some very interesting photo’sContinue reading “A Bohemian at heart? or an Ass in Bohemia?”

Buy one; get another, then another until eventually you get the Sir John Soane’s Museum

What a remarkable place!   What a remarkable man, son of a Bricklayer (b. 1753) Sir John Soane, Architect turned out to be!   There are also drawings, prints, furniture, clocks and of course books … the list is endless!  What a great time Soane must have had collecting them all.  He was continually building onContinue reading “Buy one; get another, then another until eventually you get the Sir John Soane’s Museum”

Danger – High Voltage! Flashy Electric Six meet Heavy Metal BeeGee tribute band Tragedy (but it isn’t!)

  Built in 1903 and sold to the BBC in 1953 for television shows like Hancock, Crackerjack, Old GreyWhistle Test and Wogan.         We came in when the second band of the night were just about to come on; ‘Tragedy’: heavy metal tribute band to the BeeGees. We wondered what these wereContinue reading “Danger – High Voltage! Flashy Electric Six meet Heavy Metal BeeGee tribute band Tragedy (but it isn’t!)”

London belongs in the past…now

  Delayed train that went all round the houses.  Arrived home today cream crackered.  Well London DID belong to me for a couple of days.  Did what we set out to do; see the Francis Bacon exhibition, visit John Soan Museum, see Electric Six in concert at Sheherds Bush Empire and do a couple ofContinue reading “London belongs in the past…now”

London WILL belong to me!

So excited to be going to London for a few days!  Not been for about 18 months so it will be good.  We’ll be seeing the Francis Bacon Exhibition at the Tate Britain so I will make some notes.                       Also going to Shepherds Bush EmpireContinue reading “London WILL belong to me!”