Frank’s Walk.

Posted on 20/05/2018 By

Frank's Walk: Tiptoe through the bluebells...

Frank’s Walk. The fun and laughter of the Teddy Bears’ Picnic was wonderful. But a quiet and pensive mood has its devotees as well. A time to think about life and the world we live in. A time to appreciate the beauty of that world and those who have shared it with us. And enjoy…


Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Posted on 13/05/2018 By

Teddy bears' Picnic: Here they come...

Welcome to the 2018 Teddy Bears’ Picnic. The sun will shine and we shall have fun. And we certainly did enjoy the Teddy Bears’ Picnic. On a glorious May Bank Holiday Monday, the cricket field at Abinger Hammer in Surrey became a sea of colour, picnics and teddy bears. The River Tillingbourne flows right through…


31 Fournier Street.

Posted on 06/05/2018 By

Fournier Street Tour.

31 Fournier Street. On a cold grey day on April 4 2018, we stood outside No 31 Fournier Street. I could see Bobby was deep in thought. Almost mesmerised by how we had come to be standing outside this front door in Spitalfields, East London. Not so long ago he knew virtually nothing about East…


Three go to Dunsborough Park Gardens.

Posted on 29/04/2018 By

Dunsborough Park Gardens.

Three go to Dunsborough Park Gardens. We absolutely loved Dunsborough Park Gardens. I loved the statues (see Information below). Anne and Bobby loved the flowers. We all loved the “Secret Gardens” which are hidden seemingly round every bend. Through each gap in a hedge. And… we really loved the refreshments provided by the day’s charity….


Trevor and Henry.

Posted on 22/04/2018 By

Trevor and Henry: Lighting a Candle for Diddley - St Pancras New Church Statues. No Comment!

Trevor and Henry. Bobby: “Watcha mate. You’ve cheered up me old cock sparrow!” Trevor: “Whatever gave you that idea, you idiot! I can hardly breathe with this contraption on.” Bobby: “Look here. Your problem was saggy bits due to your filling. We could have paid to have you filled up, but Fliss reckons you are…


Sir Cliff Richard.

Posted on 15/04/2018 By

Sir Cliff Richard: The London Palladium Reunion Album Cover with the Shadows in 1979.

In Praise of Sir Cliff Richard. Diddley did not like Sir Cliff Richard. His squeaky clean image did not suit a sixties art student heavily into Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young and the rest. Over the years, she introduced Bobby to all her music. He grew to love artists he had never even heard…


Life as the Other Half of an Alcoholic.

Posted on 08/04/2018 By

Alcoholic: Al-Anon poster.

Life as the Other Half of an Alcoholic. Mindfully Bertie commends the Daily Telegraph for publishing the article below. In doing so, we see an opportunity to also commend an organisation whose sole purpose is to help those who suffer from other people’s drinking. Those affected by an alcoholic. Al-Anon. Does not promote itself, but…


Just Two Hours.

Posted on 01/04/2018 By

Just Two Hours: "Wowwww can I go round on this?"

Just Two Hours (on 15 March 2018). Bertie: “Ere Bobby. The ‘Beast from the East’ is coming again!” Bobby: “When?” Bertie: “Tomorrow. Snow, ice. Seriously taters, mate.”


Continental Railway Journeys: Paris.

Posted on 25/03/2018 By

Paris: Nice hotel. And view.

Continental Railway Journeys to Paris. 2017. We treated you to Salzburg recently… (Salzburg blog). We treated you before on our first ever continental railway trip to Paris in 2016. But we didn’t tell you about our short stay last year.


The Special One.

Posted on 18/03/2018 By

Special One: And finally, or rather now at last, a Princess in that wonderful car. Treated like royalty by Tim and Susie in front. The King is thereabouts in the back, acknowledging his subjects. In case anyone came from Mauritania.

The Special One. Don’t worry about that Portuguese football manager. I am the Special One! It says so on my new membership card for the world famous Brooklands Museum.


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