Friday, 31 March 2017

Wellcome (sic) to my A- Z Theme Reveal

Welcome to the Wellcome Collection
One of my aims and claims for life off The Rock was that I would write more. Spend more time on my blog. 
Well... umm... 
Yeah... nah... 
So, a short-term solution to my long-term tendency to procrastinate = to publicly commit.
And here it is. My commitment to you.

I am stepping up for the 2017 A-Z Challenge. After April Fools Day, I will post something inspired by consecutive letters of the alphabet every week-day in April. 

I promise.

All twenty-six entries will be inspired by my new fave haunt, the Wellcome Collection on Euston Road, close to Euston Square in London. This mind-boggling place advertises itself as: The free destination for the incurably curious. An entirely apt description for this eclectic collection.

I'm gonna try editing some of my pics

Henry Wellcome, an entrepreneurial American pharmacist with an all-consuming interest in medicine, art and the way the two intersect, moved to London in 1880. He and a college friend were responsible for the innovation that compacted medicinal powders into tablet form. Nice one, guys.
Together they founded a pharmaceutical empire. 

A Victorian reminder not to be vain

SIR Henry (something tells he would have preferred me to refer to him by his eventual title) was an obsessive collector with unlimited wealth. Medical artefacts, images about pharmacy, art with a scientific bent, specimens of anything that was once living, instruments used for any vaguely medical function, it's all here. Truly. Twenty-six entries cannot come close to doing it justice. 

Inside the Reading Room

Did I mention that the building itself is fabulous?
Plus it has a book shop.
AND the cafe makes the best coffee in London.
I'm in love with this place. 

My entries won't necessarily be about the object/image I'm featuring; they will be responses. My responses. 
Whatever they may be.

I also promise I'll be delighted and grateful if you join me on this April adventure.


  1. Looking forward to seeing what inspires you, Wendy!

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Jacqui. What comes next is anybody's guess. I have the photos... now I need to add the words.

  2. Woo hoo! Wendy! So glad you'll be doing the AtoZ! Looking forward! Hugs!

    1. Vidya... HELPPPP
      You are so much more internet savvy than me. Cab you give me simple technotrog intsructions for how to post this new-fangled way???

    2. Good to see you're taking part. You need to visit the A-Z blog site each day and leave a comment with a link to your own post for the day. You will find other participants by checking the comments. There was a post on how to put links in your comments.
      There are also other tips on the site. Hope that helps

    3. yep... I have read all the instructions, but it seems so cumbersome...I'll just have to jump in and see what comes to pass

  3. Great idea. I can't wait to see your first post!

  4. It's not planned yet... so anything could happen...

  5. I hope you have a wonderful experience for your first A to Z Challenge, Wendy. I visited London, England in 1969 and would love to go back. Thanks for checking out my theme. All the best!
    Debbie @ The Doglady's Den

  6. I'll be back over at yours soon.

  7. So pleased that you have got back into blogging Wendy! Looking forward to following you on your A-Z Challenge, I'm loving that museum, looks a really interesting place to hang out! :-)