GOTHIC SPLENDOUR
For three days this week, I’ve been at the London Book Fair. I have had three great meetings with book publishers and as a result, it looks likely that I’ll have two more books out at some point in the future. One of those meetings also means that we have lined up a long term guide to European Comics that will be running in TRIPWIRE, which is exciting. I did take photos but, to be honest, when you’ve seen one poorly lit conference centre, you’ve seen them all. But on Tuesday afternoon and then again on Wednesday for about an hour, fed up with being indoors when the weather has been like Summer (in the Seventies), I took a wander from Earl’s Court to Brompton Cemetary. A classic Victorian cemetary, Brompton is fantastic. Dating from 1836, notable figures buried here include suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, actor Brian Glover, ship owner Samuel Cunard and Sioux Indian Chief Long Wolf, over here with Wild Bill in late Victorian England. The long avenues lead to this grand circular area, based on St Peter’s in Rome. There is a Dissenters Chapel and a huge domed building in its grounds too. I have walked through Kensal Green and I’ve been to Highgate a number of times but Brompton is amazing. It even has a Brigade of Guards Monument with soldiers from the First World War buried here. So here’s a selection of shots I took there. Spring is always my favourite time of year…
















WHAT DID THE ROMANS EVER DO FOR US
About ten days ago, I went to Bath by train which takes about an hour and a half from London Paddington. It’s the first time I’d been there and wandered around properly and I could see why it’s so loved by tourists who come over here. The weather was perfect: crisp blue sky and feeling very Springlike. I met my brother for lunch and I met Jaspre for a coffee near the station. I didn’t go into the Roman baths but I probably will do next time. It was a very nice day except for the fact that the greedy twats at First Great Western wouldn’t let me get on an earlier train (unless I wanted to pay £48 for the privilege) so I spent an hour waiting at Swindon. But that didn’t mar what was a very pleasant day. The only upside to not having any freelance subbing is the fact that I can choose to sod off for the day out of London. So here are some photos of the stunning Bath Abbey, by the Avon and a few general photos from the city…






WELCOME TO SPRING
Spring has supposed to have started but we have had some very unseasonal weather. We have had snow a couple of times over Easter weekend so here are a few pics taken outside my window…
By the way, the snow was gone within about two hours, washed away by rain…