The Sultan’s Elephant in London – a true story

The Sultan's Elephant in London

‘The Sultan’s Elephant’ by Royal de Luxe, produced in London in 2006 by Artichoke. Photo copyright Sophie Laslett.

It all began on one of those long weekends when no-one was looking.  To start with it was just an ordinary, empty day – too busy to see.

Then, suddenly, people started to hear things, they started to wonder … because … wasn’t that … did they really hear an elephant in London?

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A few words …

 

photoThere was a celebration in Sidmouth last weekend – Mum’s birthday … again!

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Interview with Lance Ramsay, General Manager of the Bakerloo Line: “Nothing comes first time. It doesn’t come easy.”

The final piece from the feature on the Underground published by the online magazine, The New Londoners, in June 2014

The final piece from the feature on the Underground published by the online magazine, The New Londoners, in June 2014

The Tube – always extraordinary

These facts link with the earlier article: "London and the life beneath its feet". Part of the feature on The Underground published by the online magazine 'The New Londoners' in June 2014

These facts link with the earlier article: “London and the life beneath its feet”.
Both were part of the feature on the Underground published by the online magazine ‘The New Londoners’ in June 2014

London and the Underground that keeps it moving

This piece appeared in The New Londoners - a digital publication - in June 2014

This piece appeared in The New Londoners – an online magazine – in June 2014

London and the life beneath its feet

Copyright Transport for London

Copyright Transport for London

A great city depends on the energy of its people – London is a great city and it’s thriving thanks to Londoners.

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The ‘thanks’ are in the post

The Phraser has tapped away another year … thanks!  It’s knowing there’s an audience that gets the writing out from somewhere between my ears and into cyberspace.

It has been a stretched eighteen months of writing with  Zimbabwe, land of my birth, still taking up much of the space.  Quite a chunk of that has been taken up by two interviewees.

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