Archive for September, 2014

The Exception to Every Rule…

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

…is, apparently, this:

Photo Paul T

Paul said ‘no one is too busy to ignore a giant wooden hippo floating down the Thames’ and he was right.

And with that, I’m disappearing off the radar again.

Summer Comes…and goes…

Monday, September 1st, 2014


Folks – I must throw myself on your mercy a little longer. Summer has come, bloomed and now begins to ebb towards autumnal hue yet the magical land of Phantomalia remains in turmoil.

I have every intention to returning to the blog just as soon as it is possible, but for now, all I can say is thank you for your patience, thank you for continuing to let me know of interesting things going on, subjects for debate, and some truly interesting, quirky things that I WILL share with you all when I can. I am reading all your email, ‘starring’ what I can for later, and noting what I can around town.

I leave you with two things – an interesting series of walks by Rich Sylvester round the new ‘heart of East Greenwich’:

Would you like to know more about our historical timeline and the development at Greenwich Square?
In conjunction with Richard Sylvester (the man behind the historical timeline) and Mace Construction we would like to offer you an insight about the history of Greenwich Square and the new development.
These hour long talks will explain the history of the site and give you the opportunity to view the site from the top of the marketing suite on Vanbrugh Hill.

Dates and times (maximum 10 people per visit) – if you are interested please email: to book your place.
10th September 4pm and 6pm
11th September 4pm
24th September 4pm
25th September 4pm and 6pm

And a reminder about fireworks for the tall ships festival – this Friday evening at 9.15pm

The magnificent photo is by old Phantom Lag Stevie, who is in the middle of creating a book of photographs of Greenwich that I look forward to almost as much as I look forward to posting properly again. I suspect at this rate Stevie may beat me to it.