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  • Horniman and the Walrus again

    Another year passes, another visit to the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, and another chance for me to hold my daughters up in front of the Walrus. I’m getting weaker or La Serpiente is getting heavier – I’m not sure if I’ll be able to manage a whole decade of this. I’ve also […]

  • How late it was, how late

    Yesterday, as well as reading about terrible things in Croydon, we took La Serpiente Aquatica Negra back to Horniman’s Museum to remind her what the walrus looks like: It’s almost two years since she first met the walrus​ but she seemed to be quite happy to be reacquainted with him. (Her? The gender of the […]

  • An offering to the great walrus

    No visit to South London would be complete without a visit to the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill. When we first arrived in the UK, I was worried by rumours that the walrus would not be in residence (he had gone to the Turner Contemporary museum in Margate, as even stuffed walruses must spend their […]