Category Archives: Europe

Marching for (and around) Europe

On the day this goes out, I am expecting Theresa May to ‘trigger Article 50’.  I’m not quite sure how she will do that, presumably send a letter. The Saturday before this goes out, I joined tens of thousands of people

Marching for (and around) Europe

On the day this goes out, I am expecting Theresa May to ‘trigger Article 50’.  I’m not quite sure how she will do that, presumably send a letter. The Saturday before this goes out, I joined tens of thousands of people

Faro

In January this year I attended the annual Plenary meeting of the International Parachuting Commission which was held in Faro this year.  Much work was done during the 5 days I was there, with rules for skydiving competitions being reviewed

Faro

In January this year I attended the annual Plenary meeting of the International Parachuting Commission which was held in Faro this year.  Much work was done during the 5 days I was there, with rules for skydiving competitions being reviewed

I’m interrupting the tale of my parents’ trip around Japan to share a short trip I took to Scotland last week.  I used to travel to Stirling very regularly with work, but haven’t been for quite some time.  I flew

I’m interrupting the tale of my parents’ trip around Japan to share a short trip I took to Scotland last week.  I used to travel to Stirling very regularly with work, but haven’t been for quite some time.  I flew

Monument

On 2 September 1666 a fire broke out in a baker’s house on Pudding Lane, London.  It spread across the majority of what was London in those days and wasn’t put out until 5 September.  Many houses and churches (including St

Monument

On 2 September 1666 a fire broke out in a baker’s house on Pudding Lane, London.  It spread across the majority of what was London in those days and wasn’t put out until 5 September.  Many houses and churches (including St

Designing for Penguins and Paintings

One of the special exhibitions on at the V&A this year is about the influence Ove Arup had on design and architecture.  He was a building engineer by training and stepped over the divide between architect (designer) and engineer (builder). He

Designing for Penguins and Paintings

One of the special exhibitions on at the V&A this year is about the influence Ove Arup had on design and architecture.  He was a building engineer by training and stepped over the divide between architect (designer) and engineer (builder). He

Permanent bits and pieces

The V&A has an extensive permanent collection on display throughout the building. I sometimes think the permanent exhibition gets a bit neglected because lots of people go for the special exhibitions.  On a recent visit, I decided to go up the

Permanent bits and pieces

The V&A has an extensive permanent collection on display throughout the building. I sometimes think the permanent exhibition gets a bit neglected because lots of people go for the special exhibitions.  On a recent visit, I decided to go up the

Museum of Art and Design

One of the most eminent museums of art and design hides its focus behind a name which doesn’t even mention it’s a museum anymore.  It was founded in 1852 as the Museum of Manufactures using the profits from the Great

Museum of Art and Design

One of the most eminent museums of art and design hides its focus behind a name which doesn’t even mention it’s a museum anymore.  It was founded in 1852 as the Museum of Manufactures using the profits from the Great