Angles we have heard on High IV

The other day I was up on Muswell Hill (Mussie, my daughter and her friends call it).   Not really “outside” weather; it was blowing a gale.  I walked past the Baptist Church; and although it was festooned with gargoyles; there was not a angel to be found!  This concerned me, somewhat greatly; as if gargoyles are Imagesupposed to scare away all the bad demons; where are the angels to watch over us?  I walked on to Ally Pally (Alexander Palace) where the only angel I saw was looking over the BBC tower.  That is an angel with a lot on its wings right now; I sent a silent blessing before leaving (rather blowing away).

So on Friday I walked by the Church again.  They had a sandwich board announcing a local Art Fair.  In I went. 

Nothing was really to my liking…..until I saw this table and a woman photographing her work.  She is a mixed-media ceramics artist; but my eyes went right to the angel on her table.  Image  “Ahhhhhh!”  I exclaimed.  “The gargoyles have not taken over!”.  Now I do admit the gargoyle, especially atop Notre dame in Paris; can be whimsical; these had not been.  (See top photo).  But this angel with its sublime expression was all I needed to see to redeem the church its ill humour.

Don’t you agree?  Image

Gros Bisous and total credit to Mandee Gage; for this visual treat.  I never did ask how much……

Angels we have heard on High III

Day three of Angels.  A little more of a challenge today; and simply my own fault in many ways,  First off, the tube is down on Image my line.  This is not unusual; but I had forgotten about it.  Rail replacement bus to Kings Cross. Walk to Bloomsbury; which is a ‘hood I really like to wander for many reasons.  But so far; not an angel in sight. 

Sometimes, instead of looking up you need to look down.  In the basement of the RAD (Royal Academy of Drama) this Sentinel is wondering why he has been left Image

out in the cold.  

And who would have imagined a kitty out of lichen?


I am outside the Oxford Street Tube station, with no intention of doing anything except going to Holland Park to visit friends.  However; there is a grand opening of a lingerie shop with snacks – and I feel peckish.  Off I go.

Christmas this year appears to be sponsored by Marmite.  If you go to their FaceBook page; you can upload a photo of yourself to be broadcast to all of shopping London.  Yikes.


I have no photos of the knickers shop; shall I say it was quite disappointing.  The name of the chain is La Senza; their stuff is made from cheap fabric which only accentuates your faults.  And the snacks consisted of small marshmallows and Haribo.  Distributed by girls wearing next to nothing and two men who were fully clothed.  Then I got to thinking…….with a shop full of women, there had to be SOMETHING the guys could have put on. 

I lived in France and am married to a Frenchman.  What I once noticed about Paris; is that on any corner you had an almost 100% chance of being near a patisserie, or a lingerie shop.  Sometimes both. I may also be the only woman married to a Frenchman to have never been given a gift of lingerie.  Probably because compared to Parisian women, I am a cow.  How sad.  But, apologies, I digress.


The only angel, and I am not certain it should be classified as such, is the huge one(s) above the door at Selfridges on Oxford Street.  What do you think?  It was all I managed today!  Tomorrow I shall try to not be waylaid by marshmallows masquerading as snacks.


I did say I was off to visit friends in Holland Park. 🙂



Angels we have heard on High 2


Angels we have heard on High 2

Angle II in the holiday series. This one a little off from Draper’s Gardens near Moorgate. I was really smitten with the abs. Angel with a six pack.
Discovered this one during a fire drill; sitting on the steps of the Dutch Church that is also in this little square. Looking up – as usual. (like a forever tourist.)

Angels we have heard on High

This is going to be my Holiday Season series…..once I figure out how to give it its own section.

ImageSomething wonderful about London is the number of angels built into the architecture…….my eye is always finding them even when I am not looking.  so – for the holidays –

I shall give you Angels we have heard (or seen) on HIGH.  As they are always up in the air somewhere.  I hope you enjoy.

My first offering is about a block from the Heals store, in Bloomsbury.  Tube exit is Googe on the Northern Line; Charing Cross branch,  The building itself is gorgeous; what my eye first found from across the street.  Then the angels. 

Let me know when you find these too.  Blessings.