Freud Museum London

A picture of the front of the building of the Freud museum in London

The Freud Museum is located on Maresfield Gardens in North London. This very spacious detached house was the final home of Sigmund Freud. An Austrian neurologist and most famously founder of Psychoanalysis.

Freud and his family moved into this rented property on the 27th September 1938 where he remained until his death on the 23rd September 1939 aged 83. After his death the house remained occupied with his wife Martha Freud, his sister in law, daughter Anna and their housekeeper.

His daughter Anna Freud’s last wishes were for the house to be turned into a museum chronicling her father’s life and works. Anna Freud died in 1982 and her wish granted, the Freud Museum was opened to the public in July 1986.

Sigmund Freud came to London in 1938, after fleeing Nazi-occupied Vienna and briefly lived in house in Elsworth Road nearby before moving into this house.

Freud’s Study

Freud was able to bring with him his much-loved collection of antiques and extensive library of books recreating his study/consulting room much the same as it had been in Vienna, his original home of 47 years.

The study is packed with his antiques mainly bought from dealers in Vienna and transported here when he came to London. Most originating from Rome, Ancient Greece, Egypt and the Orient. He had a passion for collecting and visited many archaeological sites over the years.

Sigmund Freud’s famous Psychoanalytic couch is now one of the most Iconic pieces of furniture in the world. Currently displayed at the museum this famous piece of furniture was given to him by one of his patients, Madam Benvenisti around 1890. Patients would like on the couch and Freud would sit in the green tub chair deliberately out of sight. He once exclaimed to Hann’s Sachs “I cannot let myself be stared at for eight hours daily”

I was most intrigued by his unusual looking armchair at his desk. It was specially made for him in 1930 by an architect called Felix Augenfeld, as a gift from one of his daughters Mathilde. Apparently Freud had a habit of reading in unusual and uncomfortable positions and this armchair was designed to maintain his habitual posture making sitting down reading far more comfortable for him.

This iconic desk in the photo is his original desk and back in the day was filled to the brim with an array of writing impliments, smoking paraphernalia and antique figurines.

This study and Library was preserved by Freud’s Daughter after his death and is exactly as he left it.

Books

You cannot help but notice the large collection of books lining the bookshelves. Freud was an avid reader and his favourite authors include Shakespeare, Heine, Flaubert, Geoth and Anatoe France.

The library of books cover a wide range of subjects including History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Literature, Medicine, Psychology and Psychoanalysis.

Most of the books on display are the ones he chose to bring with him from Vienna.

The House

Sigmund Freud completed his life and work in this house and it offers a unique insight into him and of Psychoanalysis.

A theatre is located on the first floor to which I had the great opportunity watching a film of him and his family.

The museum’s gift shop is located on the ground floor selling a host of memorabilia, souvenirs, gifts and books.

I fully recommend the hiring the audio guide. You are loaned a small device with headphones which gives you an informative audio tour guide of the rooms.

Charles Dickens Museum

Located on Doughty Street, Central London is this historic museum details the life and works of Charles Dickens, a writer and a critic regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

Dickens moved into this then rented Georgian townhouse in 1837 with his wife, Catherine Dickens and first child spending nearly three years. Of the various homes Charles Dickens took up occupancy, this is the only one that remains today.

Opened to the public on the 9th June 1925 his actual furniture and personal effects furnish throughout the house. The hallway walls are lined with his original writings and paintings hung throughout the building. Information can be noted on the exhibits, walls and display cabinets. His famous novels are on display and for sale in the museum shop.

Charles Dickens lived at this property in London 1837-1838. Relatively unknown here, he wrote under a pen name Boz, a family nickname.

The Rooms

The spacious late Regency style decor Georgian townhouse is set on five floors including the entrance hall, dining room, morning room, kitchen, scullery, wash house, drawing room, his study, his dressing room, nursery, wine cellar and several bedrooms.

All filled with original furniture owned and used by Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens original desk.

Located in the study an original desk he used to create his famous works. Taking occupancy in this then rented Georgian townhouse he focused on fiction for the very first time.

It was here in Doughty Street where his fiction works were born and he was very productive producing his legends such as Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby and others

Charles Dickens Museum Cafe

I thought I would give a shout out to the cafe located on the ground floor selling great coffee and a selection of delicious cakes. I fully recommend the tasty scones.

Royal Air Force Museum, London

Today I visited The Royal Air Force Museum situated in North London and what a great afternoon it was. The whole museum, split into a whopping six hangers, was packed to the brim with old military aircraft, military vehicles, uniforms and equipment from days gone by.

Throughout the buildings posters, audio screens and information pods blared out information and facts about the history of the RAF. I personally recommend anyone to put this on there to do list whether you are visiting London or you live there.

About the Royal Air Force Museum

On entry I purchased their very colourful souvenir guide packed with information about the RAF’s role, it’s history and details some of the heroic people who have fought for our Country. Including heaps of photographs, history and information of the fighting machines, vehicles and equipment displayed throughout the hangers.

The Royal Air Force Museum was opened By HM Queen Elizabeth II on 15th November 1972 having been originally an RAF base (RAF Hendon) since 1926.

The very early planes

The first stop was hanger 1 and above are some first planes drafted into military service. They are iconic for their time and as you can see here technology has really moved on. But it was a joy walking around seeing these old original vintage planes that once ruled the skies.

The RAF Fighter Planes

The museum has an array of fighter planes from this spitfire to missile launchers and bombers. The one that caught my attention was ‘The Mosquito’, it was largely built of wood at a time when most other aircraft were built of metal. It was also used by the American Air Forces because it was a good quality aircraft. There were many Military planes in the museum and these are just a small handful on display here and I fully recommend you visit.

RAF Search and Rescue Helicopters

The RAF provide an integral role in search and rescue both in the United Kingdom and abroad, in fact 90% of their call outs are in response to civilian incidents here in the UK. These three types of helicopters are now retired from service but ruled the skies in their day. The Westland Sea King above was the original helicopter flown by HRH the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William whilst he served as a search and rescue pilot at RAF Valley.

RAF Transport Helicopters

The RAF has supported it’s own people and those in need around the world delivering disaster relief and humanitarian aid since 1918. The above transport helicopters have worked in both civil and military operations until they were retired.

Military Vehicles

There is a selection of military vehicles on display throughout the museum including motorbikes, cars, 4X4’s, ambulances and specialist vehicles. My favourite had to be ‘The Ferret Car’, a fast and light 4X4 armoured car. The first prototype was finished in 1949 and they came into production in 1951. The RAF started using them in the 1960’s; apparently ‘The Ferret Car’ saw action in most parts of the world as it proved to be a tough and reliable vehicle.

The Facilities

There are a total of three coffee shops, two located inside and Claudes Cafe located outside and plenty of bathroom facilities. Outside there is a children’s play area with a mock helicopter and there is a gift shop for memorabilia etc located in hanger 1. There is lots of interactive pods and your able to board several of the crafts.

Regents Park, London

Regents Park, originally a hunting ground in days gone by is located in North West London between the Borough of Westminster and Borough of Camden. The Regents Park as it’s officially known is one of eight royal parks dotted around London. What hit me first about this tranquil park is the effort that’s been put into the landscape and buildings throughout.

This beautiful 410 acre royal park combines large open spaces with tree-lined pathways, formal gardens, ponds and a large lake. It boasts excellent sports facilities containing central London’s largest outdoor sports area. Sports played range from cycling, netball, athletics, cricket, softball, rounders, football, hockey, rugby, ultimate frisbee and running.

The Boating Lake

This scenic lake is home to a number of species of water birds including the mute swan, Egyptian goose, manderin duck, hobby, common sandpiper, pied wagtail, water rail, herring gull, red crested pochard, little grebe, great crested grebe, tuffed duck, lesser black-backed gull, gadwall, common pochard, canadian goose, moorhen, northern shoveler, heron, black headed gull and more.

In the summer months there’s facilities to hire small boats to row around the lake exploring its hidden beauty.

Queen Mary’s Gardens

Located within the park is ‘Queen’s Mary’s Gardens’ boasting over 12,000 planted roses of many different varieties throughout. Home to a peaceful man made waterfall, smaller lake and beautiful garden arrangements throughout. One thing you can say about this part of the park it’s exceptionally maintained and well cared for.

The Avenue Gardens

The Avenue Gardens is located to the south of Regents Park with formal displays of spring bulbs and summer bedding. Here you can see excellent thought out tiered fountains and ornamental bowls bustling to the brim with flowers and shrubs. These displays were a delight to photograph and take in.

Statues and sculptures of the park

As I wondered around the park taking in the hidden beauty this park has to offer I came across some statues and wooden sculptures. These can be found randomly throughout the park.

Facilities of Regents Park

Apart from the array of sports you can take part in, Regent Park have their very own open air theatre currently showing Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. As well as cafe’s dotted throughout the park including the boathouse cafe, the espresso bar, broadwalk cafe, the hub cafe and Regents park bar and kitchen.

Other Photos of Regents Park

Trent Country Park

Trent Park English Country House

Trent Park English Country House

Trent park itself is a grade II listed English Country house located in north of London. The house sits in its former grounds extending to some 320 hectares lies within a conservation area and designated as Metropolitan Green Belt. Having special historic interest in England it dates back to the fourteenth century and was part of Enfield Chase and one of Henry IV’s hunting grounds. But this historic English House has another closely guarded secret!

In 1939 Trent park was requisitioned by the war office on behalf of the Intelligence Service (MI6) and in 1942 the house was reserved exclusively for captured Germans.

The house exterior was used as a location for scenes in the 1957 film ‘The One That Got Away’ and in the 1983 episode of Doctor Who ‘ Mawdryn Undead’ the one with Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor Who.

On the historical daffodil lawn over 30,000 daffodils have already been planted as part of a project, a further 120,000 more bulbs planned before the end of the project.

Trent Country Park Grounds

The grounds extends to some 320 hectares and since 1973 has been known as Trent Country Park. Teeming with wildlife the park boasts an array of birds including the Kestrel, Swallow, House Martin, Skylark, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Robin Redbreast and several species of Bat. Has an array of wild animals including the Squirrel, Stoat, Shrew, Vole and Mole. With all the regular insects including the Green Tiger Beetle, Seven Spot Ladybird, Grasshoppers and Crickets. Butterflies include the common Blue, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, White-Letter Hairstreak, Tufted Vetch, Large Skipper, Large White and Six-Spot Burnet Moth.

Statues situated in the park

Statues are dotted around the park, but the one that caught my eye was the Obelisk statue located on the west side of moat wood. Inscribed into the base it reads:

“To the memory of the birth of George Grey Earl of Harold son of Henry and Sophia Duke & Duchess of Kent” 1702

Lakes and Ponds in the park

The park boasts two big lakes, a water garden and other ponds inhabited by the common frog, toad and newts. Fish including Pike, Carp, Chub and Roach. And lovely waterbirds such as the Mute Swan Mallard Duck, Coot, Moorhen and Mandarin Duck.

Facilities in the park

Walking through the park I came across a tea shop supporting the running of the wildlife hospital and animal sanctuary, the Trent Park Cafe and the Go Ape activity centre. I am told there is a sports ground somewhere in the park (Southgate Hockey Centre) and a separate golf course. Public toilets are located next to Trent Park Cafe and there are several car parks around the park.

The park can get very muddy, especially in January so make sure you pack your boots or wellies!

The 2019 Brexit Election results!

Conservatives win big majority on this Thursday 12th December 2019 election as Boris Johnson, leader of the Conservative party, prepares to meet the queen to form a government.

Below lists every elected seat in the 650 Constituencies across England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.

CONSERVATIVE – 365 seats

LABOUR – 203 seats

LIBERAL DEMOCRAT – 11 seats

SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY (SNP) – 48 seats

ENGLAND

Aldershot – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Aldridge-Brownhills – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Altrincham & Sale West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Amber Valley – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Arundel & South Downs – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Ashfield – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Ashford – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Ashton-under-Lyne – LABOUR HOLD

Aylesbury – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Banbury – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Barking – LABOUR HOLD

Barnsley Central – LABOUR HOLD

Barnsley East – LABOUR HOLD

Barrow & Furness – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Basildon & Billericay – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Basildon South & Thurrock East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Basingstoke – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bassetlaw – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Bath – LIBERAL DEMOCRAT HOLD

Batley & Spen – LABOUR HOLD

Battersea – LABOUR HOLD

Beaconsfield – CONSERVATIVES HOLD

Beckenham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bedford – LABOUR HOLD

Bedfordshire Mid – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bedfordshire North East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bedfordshire South West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bermondsey & Old Southwark – LABOUR HOLD

Berwick-upon-Tweed – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bethnal Green – LABOUR HOLD

Beverley & Holderness – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bexhill & Battle – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bexleyheath & Crayford – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Birkenhead – LABOUR HOLD

Birmingham Edgbaston – LABOUR HOLD

Birmingham Erdington – LABOUR HOLD

Birmingham Hall Green – LABOUR HOLD

Birmingham Hodge Hill – LABOUR HOLD

Birmingham Ladywood – LABOUR HOLD

Birmingham Northfield – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Birmingham Perry Barr – LABOUR HOLD

Birmingham Selly Oak – LABOUR HOLD

Birmingham Yardley – LABOUR HOLD

Bishop Auckland – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Blackburn – LABOUR HOLD

Blackley & Broughton – LABOUR HOLD

Blackpool North & Cleveleys – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Blackpool South – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Blaydon – LABOUR HOLD

Blyth ValleyCONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Bognor Regis – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bolsover – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Bolton North East – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Bolton South East – LABOUR HOLD

Bolton West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bootle – LABOUR HOLD

Boston & Skegness – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bosworth – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bournemouth East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bournemouth West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bracknell – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bradford East – LABOUR HOLD

Bradford South – LABOUR HOLD

Bradford West – LABOUR HOLD

Braintree – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Brent Central – LABOUR HOLD

Brent North – LABOUR HOLD

Brentford & Isleworth – LABOUR HOLD

Brentwood & Ongar – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bridgwater & West Somerset – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Brigg & Goole – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Brighton Kemptown – LABOUR HOLD

Brighton Pavilion – GREEN PARTY HOLD

Bristol East – LABOUR HOLD

Bristol North West – LABOUR HOLD

Bristol South – LABOUR HOLD

Bristol West – LABOUR HOLD

Broadland – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bromley & Chislehurst – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bromsgrove – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Broxbourne – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Broxtowe – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Buckingham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Burnley – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Burton – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Bury North – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Bury South – CONSERVATIVE Gain from LABOUR

Bury St Edmunds – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Calder Valley – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Camberwell & Peckham – LABOUR HOLD

Camborne & Redruth – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Cambridge – LABOUR HOLD

Cambridgeshire North East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Cambridgeshire North West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Cambridgeshire South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Cambridgeshire South East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Cannock Chase – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Canterbury – LABOUR HOLD

Carlisle – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Carshalton & Wallington – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Lib Dems

Castle Point – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Charnwood – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Chatham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Cheadle – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Chelmsford – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Chelsea & Fulham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Cheltenham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Chesham & Amersham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Chester, City of – LABOUR HOLD

Chesterfield – LABOUR HOLD

Chichester – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Chingford & Woodford Green – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Chippenham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Chipping Barnet – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Chorley – LABOUR HOLD – SPEAKER

Christchurch – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Cities of London & Westminster – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Clacton – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

CleethorpesCONSERVATIVE HOLD

Colchester – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Colne Valley – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Congleton – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Copeland – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Corby – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Cornwall North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Cornwall South East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Cotswolds, The – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Coventry North East – LABOUR HOLD

Coventry North West – LABOUR HOLD

Coventry South – LABOUR HOLD

Crawley – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Crewe & Nantwich – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Croydon Central – LABOUR HOLD

Croydon North – LABOUR HOLD

Croydon South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Dagenham & Rainham – LABOUR HOLD

Darlington – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Dartford – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Daventry – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Denton & Reddish – LABOUR HOLD

Derby North – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Derby South – LABOUR HOLD

Derbyshire Dales – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Derbyshire Mid – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Derbyshire North East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Derbyshire South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Devizes – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Devon Central – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Devon East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Devon North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Devon South West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Devon West & Torridge – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Dewsbury – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Don Valley – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Doncaster Central – LABOUR HOLD

Doncaster North – LABOUR HOLD

Dorset Mid & Poole North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Dorset North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Dorset South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Dorset West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Dover – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Dudley North – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Dudley South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Dulwich & West Norwood – LABOUR HOLD

Durham North – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Durham North West – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Durham, City of – LABOUR HOLD

Ealing Central & Acton – LABOUR HOLD

Ealing North – LABOUR HOLD

Ealing Southall – LABOUR HOLD

Easington – LABOUR HOLD

East Ham – LABOUR HOLD

Eastbourne – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Liberal Democrats

Eastleigh – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Eddisbury – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Edmonton – LABOUR HOLD

Ellesmere Port & Neston – LABOUR HOLD

Elmet & Rothwell – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Eltham – LABOUR HOLD

Enfield North – LABOUR HOLD

Enfield Southgate – LABOUR HOLD

Epping Forest – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Epsom & Ewell – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Erewash – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Erith & Thamesmead – LABOUR HOLD

Esher & Walton – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Exeter – LABOUR HOLD

Fareham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Faversham & Mid Kent – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Feltham & Heston – LABOUR HOLD

Filton & Bradley Stoke – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Finchley & Golders Green – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Folkestone & Hythe – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Forest of Dean – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Fylde – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

GainsboroughCONSERVATIVE HOLD

Garston & Halewood – LABOUR HOLD

Gateshead – LABOUR HOLD

Gedling – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Gillingham & RainhamCONSERVATIVE HOLD

Gloucester – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Gosport – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Grantham & Stamford – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Gravesham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Great Grimsby – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Great Yarmouth – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Greenwich & Woolwich – LABOUR HOLD

Guildford – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hackney North & Stoke Newington – LABOUR HOLD

Hackney South & Shoreditch – LABOUR HOLD

Halesowen & Rowley Regis – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Halifax – LABOUR HOLD

Haltemprice & Howden – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Halton – LABOUR HOLD

Hammersmith – LABOUR HOLD

Hampshire East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hampshire North East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hampshire North West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hampstead & Kilburn – LABOUR HOLD

Harborough – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Harlow – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Harrogate & Knaresborough – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Harrow East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Harrow West – LABOUR HOLD

Hartlepool – LABOUR HOLD

Harwich & Essex North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hastings & Rye – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

HavantCONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hayes & Harlington – LABOUR HOLD

Hazel Grove – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hemel Hempstead – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hemsworth – LABOUR HOLD

Hendon – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Henley – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hereford & Herefordshire South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Herefordshire North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hertford & StortfordCONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hertfordshire North East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hertfordshire South West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hertsmere – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hexham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Heywood & Middleton – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

High Peak – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Hitchin & Harpenden – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Holborn & St Pancras – LABOUR HOLD

Hornchurch & Upminster – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hornsey & Wood Green – LABOUR HOLD

Horsham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Houghton & Sunderland SouthLABOUR HOLD

Hove – LABOUR HOLD

Huddersfield – LABOUR HOLD

Hull East – LABOUR HOLD

Hull North – LABOUR HOLD

Hull West & Hessle – LABOUR HOLD

Huntingdon – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hyndburn – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Ilford North – LABOUR HOLD

Ilford South – LABOUR HOLD

Ipswich – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Isle of Wight – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Islington North – LABOUR HOLD (Jeremy Corbyn’s seat)

Islington South & Finsbury – LABOUR HOLD

Jarrow – LABOUR HOLD

Keighley – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Kenilworth & Southam – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Kensington – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Kettering – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Kingston & Surbiton – LIBERAL DEMOCRAT HOLD

Kingswood – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Knowsley – LABOUR HOLD

Lancashire West – LABOUR HOLD

Lancaster & Fleetwood – LABOUR HOLD

Leeds Central – LABOUR HOLD

Leeds East – LABOUR HOLD

Leeds North East – LABOUR HOLD

Leeds North West – LABOUR HOLD

Leeds West – LABOUR HOLD

Leicester East – LABOUR HOLD

Leicester South – LABOUR HOLD

Leicester West – LABOUR HOLD

Leicestershire North West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Leicestershire South – CONSERVATIVES HOLD

Leigh – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Lewes – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Lewisham Deptford – LABOUR HOLD

Lewisham East – LABOUR HOLD

Lewisham West & Penge – LABOUR HOLD

Leyton & Wanstead – LABOUR HOLD

Lichfield – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Lincoln – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Liverpool Riverside – LABOUR HOLD

Liverpool Walton – LABOUR HOLD

Liverpool Wavertree – LABOUR HOLD

Liverpool West Derby – LABOUR HOLD

Loughborough – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Louth & Horncastle – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Ludlow – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Luton North – LABOUR HOLD

Luton South – LABOUR HOLD

Macclesfield – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Maidenhead – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Maidstone & The Weald – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Makerfield – LABOUR HOLD

Maldon – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Manchester Central – LABOUR HOLD

Manchester Gorton – LABOUR HOLD

Manchester Withington – LABOUR HOLD

Mansfield – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Meon Valley – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Meriden – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Middlesbrough – LABOUR HOLD

Middlesbrough South & Cleveland East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Milton Keynes North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Milton Keynes South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Mitcham & Morden – LABOUR HOLD

Mole Valley – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Morecambe & Lunesdale – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Morley & Outwood – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

New Forest East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

New Forest West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Newark – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Newbury – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Newcastle upon Tyne Central – LABOUR HOLD

Newcastle upon Tyne East – LABOUR HOLD

Newcastle upon Tyne North – LABOUR HOLD

Newcastle-under-Lyme – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Newton Abbot – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Norfolk Mid – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Norfolk North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Norfolk North West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Norfolk South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Norfolk South West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford – LABOUR HOLD

Northampton North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Northampton South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Northamptonshire South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Norwich North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Norwich South – LABOUR HOLD

Nottingham East – LABOUR HOLD

Nottingham North – LABOUR HOLD

Nottingham South – LABOUR HOLD

Nuneaton – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Old Bexley & Sidcup – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Oldham East & Saddleworth – LABOUR HOLD

Oldham West & Royton – LABOUR HOLD

Orpington – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Oxford East – LABOUR HOLD

Oxford West & Abingdon – LIBERAL DEMOCRAT HOLD

Pendle – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Penistone & Stocksbridge – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Penrith & The Border – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Peterborough – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Plymouth Moor View – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Plymouth Sutton & Devonport – LABOUR HOLD

Poole – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Poplar & Limehouse – LABOUR HOLD

Portsmouth North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Portsmouth South – LABOUR HOLD

Preston – LABOUR HOLD

Pudsey – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Putney – LABOUR – Gain from Conservatives

Rayleigh & Wickford – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Reading East – LABOUR HOLD

Reading West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Redcar – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Redditch – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Reigate – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Ribble Valley – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Richmond (Yorks) – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Richmond Park – LIBERAL DEMOCRAT Gain from Conservatives

Rochdale – LABOUR HOLD

Rochester & Strood – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Rochford & Southend East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Romford – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Romsey & Southampton North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Rossendale & Darwen – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Rother Valley – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Rotherham – LABOUR HOLD

Rugby – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Runnymede & Weybridge – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Rushcliffe – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Rutland & Melton – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Saffron Walden – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Salford & Eccles – LABOUR HOLD

Salisbury – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Scarborough & Whitby – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Scunthorpe – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Sedgefield – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Sefton Central – LABOUR HOLD

Selby & Ainsty – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Sevenoaks – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough – LABOUR HOLD

Sheffield Central – LABOUR HOLD

Sheffield Hallam – LABOUR HOLD

Sheffield Heeley – LABOUR HOLD

Sheffield South East – LABOUR HOLD

Sherwood – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Shipley – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Shrewsbury – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Shropshire North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Sittingbourne & Sheppey – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Skipton & Ripon – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Sleaford & North Hykeham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Slough – LABOUR HOLD

Solihull – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Somerset North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Somerset North East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Somerton & Frome – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

South Holland & The Deepings – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

South Ribble – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

South Shields – LABOUR HOLD

Southampton Itchen – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Southampton Test – LABOUR HOLD

Southend West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Southport – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Spelthorne – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

St Albans – LIBERAL DEMOCRAT Gain from Conservatives

St Austell & Newquay – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

St Helens North – LABOUR HOLD

St Helens South & Whiston – LABOUR HOLD

St Ives – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Staffordon-Avon – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Staffordshire Moorlands – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Staffordshire SouthCONSERVATIVE HOLD

Stalybridge & Hyde – LABOUR HOLD

Stevenage – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Stockport – LABOUR HOLD

Stockton North – LABOUR HOLD

Stockton South – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Stoke-on-Trent Central – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Stoke-on-Trent North – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Stoke-on-Trent South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Stone – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Stourbridge – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Stratford-on-Avon – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Streatham – LABOUR HOLD

Stretford & Urmston – LABOUR HOLD

Stroud – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Suffolk Central & Ipswich North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Suffolk Coastal – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Suffolk South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Suffolk West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Sunderland Central – LABOUR HOLD

Surrey East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Surrey Heath – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Surrey South West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Sussex Mid – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Sutton & Cheam – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Sutton Coldfield – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Swindon North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Swindon South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Tamworth – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Tatton – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Taunton Deane – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Telford – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Tewkesbury – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Thanet North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Thanet South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Thirsk & Malton – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Thornbury & Yate – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Thurrock – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Tiverton & Honiton – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Tonbridge & Malling – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Tooting – LABOUR HOLD

Torbay – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Totnes CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Tottenham – LABOUR HOLD

Truro & Falmouth – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Tunbridge Wells – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Twickenham – LIBERAL DEMOCRAT HOLD

Tynemouth – LABOUR HOLD

Tyneside North – LABOUR HOLD

Uxbridge & Ruislip South – CONSERVATIVE HOLD (Boris’ seat) 

Vauxhall – LABOUR HOLD

Wakefield – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Wallasey – LABOUR HOLD

Walsall North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Walsall South – LABOUR HOLD

Walthamstow – LABOUR HOLD

Wansbeck – LABOUR HOLD

Wantage – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Warley – LABOUR HOLD

Warrington North – LABOUR HOLD

Warrington South – CONSERVATIVES Gain from Labour

Warwick & Leamington – LABOUR HOLD

Warwickshire North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Washington & Sunderland West – LABOUR HOLD

Watford – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Waveney – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wealden – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Weaver Vale – LABOUR HOLD

Wellingborough – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wells – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Welwyn Hatfield – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wentworth & Dearne – LABOUR HOLD

West Bromwich East – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

West Bromwich West – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

West Ham – LABOUR HOLD

Westminster North – LABOUR HOLD

Westmorland & Lonsdale – LIBERAL DEMOCRAT HOLD

Weston-Super-Mare – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wigan – LABOUR HOLD

Wiltshire North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wiltshire South West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wimbledon – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Winchester – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Windsor – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wirral South – LABOUR HOLD

Wirral West – LABOUR HOLD

Witham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Witney – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Woking – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wokingham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wolverhampton North East – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Wolverhampton South East – LABOUR HOLD

Wolverhampton South West – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Worcester – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Worcestershire Mid – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Worcestershire West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Workington – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Worsley & Eccles South – LABOUR HOLD

Worthing East & Shoreham – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Worthing West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

The Wrekin – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wycombe – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wyre & Preston North – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wyre Forest – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wythenshawe & Sale East – LABOUR HOLD

Yeovil – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

York Central – LABOUR HOLD

York Outer – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Yorkshire East – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

SCOTLAND

Aberdeen North – SNP HOLD

Aberdeen South – SNP Gain from Conservative

Aberdeenshire West & Kincardine – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Airdrie & Shotts – SNP HOLD

Angus – SNP Gain from Conservatives

Argyll & Bute – SNP HOLD

Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock – SNP Gain from Conservatives

Ayrshire Central – SNP HOLD

Ayrshire North & Arran – SNP HOLD

Banff & Buchan – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross – LIBERAL DEMOCRAT HOLD

Coatbridge, Chryston & Bellshill – SNP Gain from Labour

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East – SNP HOLD

Dumfries & Galloway – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Dunbartonshire East – SNP Gain from Liberal Democrats

Dunbartonshire West – SNP HOLD

Dundee East – SNP HOLD

Dundee West – SNP HOLD

Dunfermline & West Fife – SNP HOLD

East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow – SNP HOLD

East Lothian – SNP Gain from Labour

Edinburgh East – SNP HOLD

Edinburgh North & Leith – SNP HOLD

Edinburgh South – SNP HOLD

Edinburgh South West – SNP HOLD

Edinburgh West – LIBERAL DEMOCRATS HOLD

Falkirk – SNP HOLD

Fife North East – LIBERAL DEMOCRAT Gain from SNP

Glasgow Central – SNP HOLD

Glasgow East – SNP HOLD

Glasgow North – SNP Gain from Labour

Glasgow North East – SNP Gain from Labour

Glasgow North West – SNP HOLD

Glasgow South – SNP HOLD

Glasgow South West – SNP HOLD

Glenrothes – SNP HOLD

Gordon – SNP HOLD

Inverclyde – SNP HOLD

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey – SNP HOLD

Kilmarnock & Loudoun – SNP HOLD

Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath – SNP Gain from Labour

Lanark & Hamilton East – SNP HOLD

Linlithgow & Falkirk East – SNP Gain from Labour

Livingston – SNP HOLD

Midlothian – SNP Gain from Labour

Moray – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Motherwell & Wishaw – SNP HOLD

Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Western Isles) – SNP HOLD

Ochil & South Perthshire – SNP Gain from Conservatives

Orkney & Shetland – LIBERAL DEMOCRAT HOLD

Paisley & Renfrewshire North – SNP HOLD

Paisley & Renfrewshire South – SNP HOLD

Perth & North Perthshire – SNP HOLD

Renfrewshire East – SNP Gain from Conservatives

Ross, Skye & Lochaber – SNP HOLD

Rutherglen & Hamilton West – SNP Gain from Labour

Stirling – SNP Gain from Conservatives

WALES

Aberavon – LABOUR HOLD

Aberconwy – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Alyn & Deeside – LABOUR HOLD

Arfon – PLAID CYMRU HOLD

Blaenau Gwent – LABOUR HOLD

Brecon & Radnorshire – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Lib Dems

Bridgend – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Caerphilly – LABOUR HOLD

Cardiff Central – LABOUR HOLD

Cardiff North – LABOUR HOLD 

Cardiff South & Penarth – LABOUR HOLD

Cardiff West – LABOUR HOLD

Carmarthen East & Dinefwr – PLAID CYMRU HOLD

Carmarthen West & Sth Pembrokeshire – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Ceredigion – PLAID CYMRU HOLD

Clwyd South – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Clwyd West – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Cynon Valley – LABOUR HOLD

Delyn – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Dwyfor Meirionnydd – PLAID CYMRU HOLD

Gower – LABOUR HOLD

Islwyn – LABOUR HOLD

Llanelli – LABOUR HOLD

Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney – LABOUR HOLD

Monmouth – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Montgomeryshire – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Neath – LABOUR HOLD

Newport East – LABOUR HOLD

Newport West – LABOUR HOLD

Ogmore – LABOUR HOLD

Pontypridd – LABOUR HOLD

Preseli Pembrokeshire – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Rhondda – LABOUR HOLD

Swansea East – LABOUR HOLD

Swansea West – LABOUR HOLD

Torfaen – LABOUR HOLD

Vale of Clwyd – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Vale of Glamorgan – CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Wrexham – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

Ynys Môn – CONSERVATIVE Gain from Labour

NORTHERN IRELAND

Belfast East – DUP HOLD

Belfast North SF Gain from DUP

Belfast South – SDLP Gain from DUP

Belfast West – SF HOLD

East Antrim – DUP HOLD

East Londonderry – DUP HOLD

Fermanagh & South Tyrone – SF HOLD

Foyle – SDLP Gain from SF

Lagan Valley – DUP HOLD

Mid Ulster – SF HOLD

Newry & Armagh – SF HOLD

North Antrim – DUP HOLD

North Down – ALLIANCE Gain from DUP

South Antrim – DUP HOLD

South Down – SF HOLD

Strangford – DUP HOLD

Upper Bann – DUP HOLD

West Tyrone – SF HOLD

My Visit to Golders Hill Park Zoo

I have visited this tranquil park many times as it’s near to where I live and is home to the free zoo. It houses a growing collection of rare and exotic birds and mammals including laughing kookaburras, ring-tailed lemurs, ring tailed coatis, wallabies, a stumpery and butterfly house.

Golders Hill Park Zoo plays an important role in the interpretation and education of the habitats and wildlife of Hampstead Heath, London, UK. It’s one of only two free zoos in the London area and registered with The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)

The Greater Rhea Bird

The Greater Rhea is my favourite in the park, housed in the Deer enclosure next to the kids playground and is a fascination to watch

Native to the UK this is the largest bird on the American Continent. The Greater Rhea belongs to a group of flightless birds known as Ratites.

The park is very popular in the summer months and as you can see below has some cute and interesting animals, birds and wildlife.

Golders Green Hill Park has a range rare and exotic birds, including wild birds

The park introduced a stumpery a few years ago to encourage hedgehogs and the likes to flourish. Many wild squirrels seek home in the park and can be seen running around climbing the trees, particularly in the stumpery. Ducks and Geese live in and around the duck pond banks and breed in the summer and it’s a pleasure to see it full of baby ducks and baby geese,

Golders Hill Park opened to the public in 1898 and is an historically important part of Hampstead Heath in the city of London. The landscaped grounds contain beautiful plant displays including a peaceful Mediterranean water garden. It hosts a popular café and a bandstand situated on the green and a host of music played in the summer months.

You can support the park by adopting an animal here at Golders Hill Park Zoo by getting in touch. Volunteering roles and opportunities are also available.

My Hike across the River Lee Country Park

Sign for River Lee Country Park
River Lee Country Park, UK

River Lee Country Park is Located in the Lee Valley Park and managed by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

It’s quite a big park covering over 1,000 acres on either side of the River Lee Navigation between Broxbourne and Waltham Abbey.

I passed a few big lakes teaming with wildlife, some watercourses and open spaces as well as hiking the River Lee itself full to the brim of canal boats.

Much of the park here is of special scientific interest and almost everything is linked by footpaths and cycle tracks. The area isn’t just important for birds the network of waterways is a haven to some of the most endangered mammals like the Otters and Water Voles.

I recommend this park particularly to bird watchers as the whole park is teaming with them everywhere. In fact every winter the Lee Valley Regional Park supports over 10,000 water birds as an inland wintering area. There’s also amazing wildlife and birds to see throughout the year including the rare otters which disappeared from Lee Valley in the 1970’s and have now made a come back. I didn’t get the opportunity to see any otters nor water voles this time but maybe I’ll be back!

Following the Trail I saw Swans and Geese with their little babies, Kingfishers, Seagulls, lots of Dragonflies, Herons, Warblers etc. See below some of the photos I snapped.

a bee sitting on a purple flower with most of the image featuring green leaves
A white tailed bumble bee

I’m reading Scrivener for Dummies!

Having changed from MS Word to Scrivener some time ago I decided to buy this book ‘Scrivener for Dummies’ by Gwen Hernandez.

Scrivener for Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

The Scrivener software by the way is excellent and can be used just as a type interface similar to MS Word, but the opportunities and features within Scrivener differ enormous and i understand has been written by writers for writers. For example when writing in MS Word I used to have all my research, photos, web links and notes all over the computer. In Scrivener everything is linked in one place, within the Scrivener project.

What I also like about Scrivener is it’s packed with features and opportunities and you can use as much or as little of them as you want or need. Great for when you’re are starting in Scrivener and you want to get banging away with you novel, script or other writing works. As time goes on you can pick up the more advanced features, although I have found it’s all very simple to use. You just need to know how.

After you have bought the software from www.literatureandlatte.com you get to play with a hands on Tutorial, taking you through the features of Scrivener. When I did the Tutorial I picked up quite a bit and was able to start working it straight way.

If you aren’t sure that Scrivener is for you, you can download a free 30 day trial to try it out for yourself. I never even did the trial after reading so much good about it I just bought it. I keep reading and reading about people trying Scrivener and buying it within days and I can see why and once purchased it’s yours for life.

There is so much in the Scrivener Interface and I find it simple to use

  • Templates for either a novel, script, short story, blog post, Poetry and Lyrics etc.
  • Cork board for Listing all you characters or chapters in post it notes mode. I’ve got to admit cork board is my favourite part of Scrivener, keeping track of the characters in this way makes life so easy for me.
  • The Editor much like MS Word but with so much more. Includes setting word count targets goals, splitting the screen to view two chapters or the same chapter.
  • Different search options
  • Saving versions of your writings
  • The Inspector, located on the right of the screen allows you to type in notes, photos, links, metadata etc, I like this too!
The Scrivener Interface

Trust me, it’s really quite simple

I’m now going to enjoy reading my new book ‘Scrivener for Dummies’ by Gwen Hernandez to unlock and learn about more features within Scrivener and help me plot and write my novel.

My visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster UK

Today I paid a visit with my family to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. This zoo opened in April 2009 and has been flourishing with animals since.

The zoo has a diverse habitats of grasslands, woodland and wetlands carefully adapted to home many species of animals.

I was surprised just how many animals the park had. Nearly 400 animals and 70 different species it’s much bigger than expected. They range from lions, tigers, bears, zebra, giraffe mongoose, meercat, sulcata tortoise, black rhino, ostrich, painted dog, lemurs, baboons, capybara, coat, monkeys, six banded armadillo, giant anteater, giant otter, polar bear, camels, wallabies, bugs and many more.

The wildlife park is home to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation (YWP). Established in 2013 the YWP aims to make the world a better place for wild animals by promoting the conservation of endangered animals.

I understand that further development and expansion of the zoo is planned in the coming years.

There are several cafe selling food and drinks including the Masai Coffee House, Safari Cafe, Tsavo Bakehouse, Monkey Playhouse and Leopard Kiosk. There’s play areas for the children across the zoo and a shop located at the entrance/exit selling all the zoo and animal memorabilia.

It was a fun trip and thoroughly recommend a visit to the park, it’s well worth it.