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Christmas ’17 through to New Year ’18

In Plymouth, Christmas Eve:

…then the Boxing Day sales:

…and an evening of brain-taxing Möbi:

An M&S treat in a break from shopping back in Cambridge:

Our newly hung pictures (in Birmingham and Cambridge, respectively):

In which I go to London for #work but stay for touristing

Kings Cross “Line Wobbler” Christmas tree:

Kalliopi Lemos’ ‘Wooden Boat with Seven People’ at Spitalfields:

View from Whitechapel’s Ibis hotel:

Whitechapel Gallery:

Colour changing glass building:

The Monument:

“One New Change” tree (and me):

Frank Pick monument, Piccadilly Tube:

Regent Street angel:

Wow, the view out the other side of this Ibis Hotel is even better.

Rainy, christmasy London: posh artificial trees near Liverpool Street. #work

Train spotting Hitachi Class 395s at Ashford International.

Always a treat to ride these @HitachiRailEU Javelin trains.

And was tipped off to watch them raise the pantograph too (switching over from 3rd rail):

Just spent the weekend with this cutie (and his owners).

Impressive fake flowers christmas tree at @StPancrasInt

Battle of the train sheds: Kings Cross vs St Pancras.

A Hull mini-break: definitely not dull, mostly sunny…

…certainly cold (spells of unphotogenic raininess) but really impressive (and lovely to see Mat, of course).

The bridge:

A full-size model of Amy Johnson’s Gipsy Moth “Jason” hanging in the station:

Alan Boyson’s wonderful Three Ships mural (currently “at risk”):

The Humber and The Deep:

Along the River Hull:

Drypool bridge:

Streetlife Museum of Transport (adjacent Wilberforce House Museum not pictured):

Where Do We Go From Here? robots in front of the newly-designated Minster:

And a magnificent stack of @FudgeFood pancakes to end with:

An afternoon in (and on top of) Tate Modern

A crisp, autumn day trip to London on Sunday, the bulk of which was spent in and around Tate Modern (with Mark, not pictured)