Notes from West London

A few more words about the Elephant Parade, and some more recent pictures

Last month I wrote two pieces about the Elephant Parade, an event that took place 10 years ago here in London. As I wrote in the second of those pieces: “Streets, parks, squares and indoor spaces were populated by life-size models of baby elephants, painted by a variety of artists. It captured our imagination, and… Continue reading A few more words about the Elephant Parade, and some more recent pictures

Trivia

“Tenable” Series 2, repeated July 2020, episode 12 onwards

ITV are currently screening repeats of Series 2 of quiz show “Tenable” on weekday afternoons. This piece from July 2019 lists the questions and answers from the first 11 episodes of that series. I described it as “Raw ‘Tenable’ data” because it was not edited and tidied up in the same way as some of… Continue reading “Tenable” Series 2, repeated July 2020, episode 12 onwards

In the news · Sport

Jack Charlton RIP, and the England World Cup winning team: more dead than alive

Leeds United and Republic of Ireland football legend Jack Charlton died last week, aged 85. May he rest in peace. He was a legend as a player for Leeds (773 appearances, a club record) and for England (a World Cup winner in 1966) and was by some distance the most succesful manager in the history… Continue reading Jack Charlton RIP, and the England World Cup winning team: more dead than alive