As you probably know by now, I spent all weekend in London, and it’s quite easily my most favourite place on Earth. But maybe that’s because I always meet the nice people in London. Either way, it made for some interesting name spotting:
Pancras (I travelled through St. Pancras station, one day I will look him up)
A few days ago I saw Ben Fogle’s announcement that he’d welcomed his second child, a little girl named Iona. Such a lovely name, and she joins elder brother Ludo. Personally, I always think of Ludo Decker, Til Schweiger’s character in the german film: Keinohrhasen, when I hear Ludo.
The aim of my London trip was to go and see All’s Well that Ends Well at Shakespeare’s Globe, and I came away with a love of the name Parolles, a character in the play.
Whilst in London, I made time to finally go through the Cabinet War Rooms, which in itself was a treasure trove of names:
Clementine (known as Clemmie)
And whilst I remember, the picture in a recent post is not Embankment, it’s Bank. Specifically the central line station at Bank. It’s nice to have that issue cleared up.