It is not often that one gets to write about an odyssey, particularly one you have done yourself, or even to get to use the word odyssey, but our development of this Mews project has, indeed, seemed like ‘a long and eventful journey’.
Granted, our odyssey does not compare to Homer’s and didn’t, thankfully, involve us in a Trojan war along the way, but it has been an adventure. After ten years of wanderings filled with notable experiences it has been a pleasure to be able to present the contents of the material we have gathered to the world at large.
In the course of “mewsing” our perambulations have taken us, to paraphrase the Proclaimers …walk 500 miles and we will walk 500 more… the Proclaimers then went onto introduce the phrase …I’m going to be the man who’s havering to you… to lovers of popular music and culture. (havering = babbling).
In our journeying we have visited some 1200 Mews over a 10 year period, (mostly original but also some newer, notional, Mews); taken 40,000 photos; spent around 10,000 hours in deliberations; considered 5,000 documents; and written at least 15,000 words on the subject. We have become London mews specialists and can probably be better placed than others to lay claim to the title ‘stable genius’.
We hope you enjoy the site and whether we are havering or not we wait to be told.