Back in the 1980’s graffiti was seen as a problem in some areas, while others saw it as a way of brighten up the area. In Brixton, the council began commissioning street art and the London Mural Preservation Society became charged with maintaining it. Some art was by international street artists, while others was by… More Brixton Street Art
The City Adventurers took a trip to Woburn Abbey before it closed for major refurbishments works. Woburn Abbey and Gardens are closed until 2022. Woburn Abbey was founded in 1145 on the site of the present house. It became the seat of the Russell family in 1547 and of the Dukes of Bedford from 1694. The… More Woburn Abbey
The British countryside is a beautiful place to visit and so a couple of years ago a group of us spent a weekend exploring the Cotswold countryside. We didn’t get to try out the deckchairs that had been strategically placed, but we did get to explore a Roman villa and discover more about what the Romans did in… More Chedworth Roman Villa
It’s hard to believe that this time last year we were visiting Compton Verney. Compton Verney House is an 18th-century country mansion at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, England. The house is home to the Compton Verney Art Gallery. Compton Verney is a registered charity and independent national art. We were able to explore the galleries during a visit in early 2020,… More Compton Verney
The First Lady by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois Blog by Ian Thirkettle I have just finished reading ‘The First Lady’ by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois. This was a typical Patterson rollercoaster that drew me in, got me hooked and kept me until the end. It won’t win a Booker or Pulitzer Prize, but,… More First Lady
America faces a cyber-threat of such magnitude it will return the country to the ‘dark ages’. This key word is known only to POTUS and his six closest aides: the NSA head, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Secretary of Defense, the CIA director, the secretary of homeland security and the Vice President –… More The President is Missing!
Having read a lot of murder mystery books recently (check out reviews on https://itmgames.co.uk/blog/) I decided to read something for a change. How about a nice little winters tale? So I picked up Coming Home To A Winter Wonderland by international best selling author Nora Roberts. The blurb told me it was a Christmas story… More Do you ever start reading a book and realise it’s not what you thought it was?
Before Lockdown Two The Horniman Museum reopened to the public, so a small, socially distanced group of City Adventurers booked tickets to visit. After lunch in the Horniman Café, we donned our face coverings and entered the museum. The first area we came to was the Natural History Gallery. The Horniman contains over 250,000 items… More Horniman Museum
A public house of historic interest in Chingford Converted into a public house in 1982, this building is part Victorian and part late 16th century timber framed farmhouse. It is a rare survival from the area’s rural past. This grade II listed farmhouse pub underwent extensive refurbishment in 2014, but retained some timber frames dating back… More Larkshall Tavern
Southend-on-Sea is a seaside town in Essex. Southend-on-Sea is home to the world’s longest pleasure pier, built in 1830 and stretching some 1.34 miles (2.16 km) from shore. The Southend Pier is serviced by a small train. Adventure Island, formerly known as Peter Pan’s Playground, straddles the pier entrance and is an amusement park with fairground rides… More Day Trip To Southend