Category: Miscellaneous

Museum Prisnenhof – Enlightening Exhibition, Delft, Netherlands

All right, let’s talk about the Prinsenhof. This translates as ‘Court of the Prince’. It was built in the Middle Ages originally intended to be a monastery. Later it served as the home of William the Silent, a prominent figure in Dutch Politics. William of Orange, as he is more commonly known,  was the “main leader of the Dutch Revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648) and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1581.” (Wikipedia) Interestingly, William of Orange was murdered in this building. The bullet holes from the...

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The Merchant House – Marlborough’s Only Museum

There are a lot of cultured people living in Marlborough. Half of them can even spell the name of their home town. But this culture, this vast knowledge of art and which regional wine is most delectable with their Waitrose Essential Slab Of Expensive Meat, this exacting other-worldy insight into just the right shade of red trousers to wear, is external. There is only one museum in Marlborough, the Merchant House. Matthew and I had the expensive pleasure of visiting it with his delightful friend Amber. Thomas Bayly, a silk mercer and prominent Marlborough citizen (twice Mayor), ran his...

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Coventry Cathedral Tower – Old Gold in the City Centre

You know I lived in Coventry for three years. Not sequentially, of course. But in my time there, I had been to the Cathedral countless times. The more devoted Cedric Suggestibles among you will recall that I reviewed Rising Cafe very early on in the Cedric Suggests archives. This was in fact the first place I reviewed for food, despite being the second eatery on the blog. I remember it fondly and was glad to eat there again this weekend with my closest friends and confidants. The original St Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry was built between the late 14th...

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Legoland Birmingham – Halloween-Themed Treat

Some of you may recall that I have extolled the virtues of Legoland last year. I’m not in the habit of repeating myself consciously but this place is really worth talking about. As per, I was invited to go to the Adult Night at Legoland. One can compare the different themes by reading both posts. Or just looking at the pictures if you can’t read, no judgment here. The fabulous above picture is in the building room adjacent to the Master Builder’s Office (featured image) I imagine this is in connection with the Sealife Centre which is just around...

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Hclub London – Metronomy Session

Being a member of the Deezer, I am already privy to a superb array of music. What I did not expect was an email out of the blue while at work, inviting me to go and see Metronomy for their first Deezer session. I was one of their top streamers. This was to be held at Hclub in Covent Garden. Matthew and I decided that the trip from Birmingham and back in one evening was warranted for this most momentous band. h Club London is a private members’ club in the heart of Covent Garden for the creative industries....

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