LA homes

Looking back through some old photos: We had some fun exploring these and other LA gems. The Mayan block Ennis House designed/built by FLW in early 1920s was used as Deckard’s apartment in Bladerunner (set in an at the time future 2019). Charles Eames daughter kindly let us wander round the Eames house. And the suburban home of Frank Gehry.


Good to see characterful old buildings re-used & given a new lease of life. The first phase of this barn conversion is complete. Construction work including underpinning, renovation of the original timber frame & timber cladding, new floor slab, roof finishes, insulation, doors, windows & roof-lights, all by FA Valiant & Son

Sarsen Circle

Worthy of an experience: the solstice sun setting then rising over the sarsen lintels. To be streamed by English Heritage this year on their social media channels. A prehistoric cultural icon and world heritage site dating from 3000BC give or take…


A bit of mindfulness in a very quiet paddle along the backs. Normally the route is busy with other river users. Time to appreciate the environment.