I was inspired by the Olympics to find out more about the history and interesting places to see along the Thames. Initially interested in East and South East London but now also Kent and Essex. Basically, the part of the country that protected London and helped to build the wealth of the nation. Since starting this I’ve also become interested to see the impact of regeneration schemes on the area. Regeneration through development is evident all along the river with the ubiquitous riverside apartments. Less obvious is economical revival. The blog reflects my other interests – walking and eating. I live in Greenwich, south east London, and have done so for most of my adult life. I am originally from Merseyside.