They cleaned off the tomato soup

Last week, two climate change protesters threw the contents of two cans of tomato soup on this Van Gogh painting. They also glued themselves to the wall. It was thankfully clean when I visited the National Gallery yesterday. The only evidence the protesters was the slight change in the wall colour where they painted over... Continue Reading →

At the incredible Palace of Versailles

The pictures don’t do it justice. It was my second time there. I was five years old when I first played in these gardens and walked the palace rooms. I don’t remember it being so lavish and beautiful. Only remembered that my legs ached from all the walking. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

Farewell, Queen Elizabeth II

It was a rainy day in London today with sudden bursts of sunshine. I was working from home when my colleague informed us that the Queen was gravely ill. I turned on the TV and realised that the BBC had stopped broadcasting its usual programs and was now continuously covering the story. It started as... Continue Reading →

Hello Paris!

After many years of waiting I finally made it to Paris! It was a day trip with my husband, son, and my favourite in laws. I had wanted to visit this remarkable city for years! My first visit was in 1981. I was about five years old. I hardly remembered a thing and desperately wanted... Continue Reading →

Superbloom at the Tower of London

Spent the day walking through flower fields at the Tower of London. The day was warm. The sun was shining. It was a beautiful summer day. The flowers will grow there from June to September, changing during the summer and blooming at different times. For Six Word Saturday

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