The ever fragrant Mrs T and I visited the home of Charles Darwin today. He lived there for 40 years until his death. 1. I had no idea it was only 1 hour away from where I live (Down in the county of Kent) 2. I had no idea he was buried at Westminster Abbey close to Sir Isaac Newton 3. I had no idea he had the time to father 10 children, and was a loving liberal Dad who spent a great deal of time with his children allowing them to have fun. (very non-Victorian) 4. I had no idea he was the grandson of Josiah Wedgwood of pottery fame 5. I had no idea his wife; Emma, was his cousin It was a pity that photography inside the house was not permitted. I'd like to have shot his study which still had the chair he sat in. In fact the study was recreated from an original photo with all the original furniture and paintings etc. It was a privilege to be able to visit the home of the man who changed the course of modern thinking with his book "The origin of the Species" One of his quotes is as pertinent now (if not more so) as it was then. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change".