Did the earth move for you?

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It may have done if you visited the Earth Galleries of the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. It had been years since I went to the Earth Galleries, accompanying visiting friends who had young children, so I was unprepared … Continue reading

Burial Grounds of London

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In my recent wanderings around central London I have found myself in two ‘gardens’ which were formerly burial grounds, attached or unattached to churches. Each was fascinating in its own way and I have found one connection, at least, between … Continue reading

All the fun of the fair

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Walking over Clapham Common to a meeting in the Old Town yesterday I got my first look at ‘Winterville 2017‘. Billing itself as ‘London’s Alternative Winter Experience’ this mixture of old-fashioned fair ground show and modern outdoor activities has prompted … Continue reading

Dippy departed

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Several generations of schoolchildren have been introduced to natural history by Dippy the Dinosaur at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington. This diplodocus skeleton cast arrived at the museum in 1905, but was erected in the Hintze Hall near the … Continue reading

Benamahoma to El Bosque

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Benamahoma is one of the pretty mountain pueblos blancos of Andalucia. It is old, going back to Roman times and clings to the side of the mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema, beneath the Labradillo range. Goats graze, bells ringing on the grassy … Continue reading