The Grand Staircase At Seaford House

NOTES? The Royal Janitor

Day before yesterday, I composed (in my head) how Serena Weldon met her second husband, Commodore Sir Alfred Arthur Ainsworth, at Seaford House. He is the Commodore of the Royal College of Defence Studies in London. It was love at first sight when she saw him come down the grand staircase that was used in the movie S.O.S. Titanic. This morning, as I took my place before my computer with my large coffee, I followed a hunch. I googled the passenger list for the Titanic. I had been puzzled why Rena was afraid of the sea, and, why she married Sir Ian Easton, a Admiral in the British Navy who captained several aircraft carriers. He was twenty years her senior. They lived on the Isle of Wight where Ian raced yachts. Did Rena go sailing with Ian, or, did she stay at home watching him from the Widow’s Walk with a spyglass? How Gothic!

My search fell upon Ethel Flora Fortune, and I thought my search was over. What a interesting story! But, I got no psychic hit. I went down the list, and clicked on Dorothy Gibson, the muse of the commercial artist, Harrison Fisher, who is the precursor of the commercial artist, Christine Rosamond Benton! I have titled Rena, Rosamond’s muse.

They made a movie about Dorothy’s Titanic adventure that got burned up. She was the Titanic Poster Girl. She was a world famous actress. One blogger suggests her story would make a great movie! Why has no producer come forth? One possibility is, Dorothy was suspected to be a Nazi Sympathizer. I have all but accused Rena of this. Considering Hollywood was, and still is, controlled by Jews, this movie could not be made. However, I will run it past Peter Czernin, and his London crowd. How can the sins of a past life be carried over to the present?

There is a scene from S.O.S. that was cutout. It depicts a beautiful and grand Lesbian, or, bisexual, seducing her young maid. Rena speaks of a dark past. Did Serena fall in with the kinky crowd, who got a hold of this scene she filmed when she was just sixteen? She had hopped a train for Hollywood, and lied about her age. She wanted to earn money acting in order to pay her grandmother back. She had not yet come into her beauty, like Rena did at seventeen. At seventeen, Serena joins the Waves, and was assigned to Naval Intelligence where she read the book that changed her life ‘The Trojan Mirage’ by Kilgorke Troytski.

My other wonderment, is, why did Rena go to L.A. if not to be discovered by Hollywood? She flirts with her past life, as if there is a desire to duplicate it, and correct what went wrong. Perhaps she should have married Fraser, the Bohemian, and not that famous producer? Dorothy is all but forgotten. I will bring her back to the silver screen!

It appears she was exploited by Brulatour who invented the Newsreel (CNN)  and enriched himself from this tragedy that affected many, including Dorothy who had a mental breakdown. Why do so many muses develop mental illness? She looks medicated in the photo of her pointing to the cheap cut-out of the Titanic. Opioids? However, there is a rumor the Titanic never sank. This article does not mention Gibson who says she stayed up late after the crew asked her, and some gentleman she was with, to retire. If the sinking was staged, then you would want a good witness, and a man with a movie camera to show the world her story. Have other’s found holes in her story, and thus, no life story?

But, what about Gwen, the sculptress? More than one muse can occupy a soul in the present, because their are not too many creative people in the world. I might reincarnate the Captain of the Titanic in some form. Surely he would want to come back and right  wrong. But more than that, he would have a powerful desire to save people – many people! Was there a Casandra on board, that tried to get Captain Smith – to believe her? Did Rena marry Captain Ian in order to alter the past? Did Smith………….survive? Why was he allowed to captain the Titanic after he severely damaged the Olympic? Would you get on the next ship he captained?

Back to that grand staircase. Such staircases are portals in time. Many professionals believe Czar Von Trumpster is steering the Ship of State on to the rocks. There is talk of a third world war. He just congratulated Emperor Putiniski for winning a rigged election.

Wait! What is that? I hear violin music on deck!

Jon Presco

Copyright 2018

Harrison Fisher (July 27, 1875 or 1877 – January 19, 1934) was an American illustrator.

Fisher was born in Brooklyn, New York City and began to draw at an early age. Both his father and his grandfather were artists.[1] Fisher spent much of his youth in San Francisco, and studied at the San Francisco Art Association. In 1898, he moved back to New York and began his career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator.[1] He became known particularly for his drawings of women, which won him acclaim as the successor of Charles Dana Gibson.[1] Together with fellow artists Howard Chandler Christy and Neysa McMein, he constituted the Motion Picture Classic magazine’s, “Fame and Fortune” contest jury of 1921/1922, who discovered the It-girl, Clara Bow.[2] Fisher’s work appeared regularly on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine from the early 1900s until his death.

In addition to his position with Kodak and his presidency of the Sales Company, Jules Brulatour launched the Animated Weekly newsreel series and co-founded Peerless Pictures.[3] He was also an advisor and producer for the French-based Eclair Film Company, which opened in 1911 an extensive, state-of-the-art studio at Fort Lee, New Jersey, then the center of the burgeoning American movie industry. Eclair was a leader in technical and artistic advancements afoot in filmmaking at the time, and its American branch was hailed as a mecca for top talent, which Brulatour helped cultivate.[4] In fact, its first leading lady, Dorothy Gibson, already well known as a model for leading illustrator Harrison Fisher, not only became a big star in Eclair vehicles but she landed the married Brulatour as a boyfriend.[5]

Dorothy Gibson, the second Mrs. Jules Brulatour

His mistress proved herself a marketable screen personality, especially as a comedian in such popular one-reelers as Miss Masquerader (1911) and Love Finds a Way (1912). But her best-known role was that of herself in the drama Saved From the Titanic (1912), based on her real-life experiences as a survivor of the famous maritime disaster.[6] The movie, produced by Brulatour, was the first of many cinematic and theatrical productions about the sinking. It was released May 16, 1912, just over a month after the Titanic went down. Brulatour also produced the first newsreel about the Titanic disaster (Animated Weekly, issue No. 7, released April 22, 1912).[7]

In 1914 Brulatour funded the construction of larger studios for Peerless Pictures at Fort Lee as well as the rebuilding of Eclair’s processing laboratory, storage vault and offices, which had burned, destroying negatives for almost all the firm’s films made over the last three years.

Throughout 1915–1916, while his girlfriend appeared with moderate success in Metropolitan Opera House productions, Brulatour was promoted to the presidency of the Eastman Kodak Company. He also helped form another studio at Fort Lee, Paragon Films, for which he built a large facility specifically for the on-site production of Eastman stock.

By 1917 Jules Brulatour was a very rich man, reportedly worth several million dollars, and he was increasingly powerful politically.[11] That year he was appointed to the executive committee of the National Association of the Motion Picture Industry. Brulatour chiefly conferred with the group’s War Cooperation Subcommittee, which networked with the US government for the promotion of public welfare and propaganda films.[12]

It is believed that his sudden high profile in Washington, D.C. determined him to legitimize his relationship with Dorothy Gibson, whom he finally married on July 6, 1917, a week before his first conference with President Woodrow Wilson and United States Treasury Department Secretary McAdoo.

The next year Jules Brulatour was invited to join the film division of President Wilson’s Committee of Public Information, but this appointment was less fruitful. Arguments and financial troubles arose almost immediately, and allegations flew of undue influence from media baron William Randolph Hearst and even of bribes from Brulatour; nothing was proven but he resigned under pressure.

Royal College of Defence Studies 

The Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) is the senior college of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

We provide the capstone to the strategic education of those officers of the Armed Forces and equivalent civil servants who have the potential to reach the highest ranks and who must therefore understand and be comfortable working at the strategic level in a cross-government and international environment. The College was established in 1927, originally as the Imperial Defence College, in accordance with Winston Churchill’s vision of promoting greater understanding between senior military officers, diplomats, civil servants and officials.

College organisation


The Commandant of the College is normally a 3-star military officer or civilian equivalent, currently Sir Tom Phillips KCMG. The Senior Directing Staff (SDS) are senior serving and retired officers and officials drawn from the UK Armed Forces, Civil Service, and Diplomatic Service. They provide mentoring and academic supervision to RCDS Course Members with the assistance of professors from King’s College London.  They also develop the content of the RCDS Course and lead specific elements. Supporting the Commandant and SDS, under the Chief of Staff are a team of support staff who manage the daily programme, coordinate visits, oversee the recruitment of new Members and the alumni, provide IT support, information management and library services, and maintenance of the estate. 

College Members


An RCDS course usually consists of 90-100 Members from the UK and overseas. The UK Members are drawn from the Royal Navy, Army, and Royal Air Force as well as the Ministry of Defence. Other government departments also attend and Members have been drawn from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Home Office, Department for International Development, Cabinet Office and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratories as well as different police constabularies in recent years. 

Overseas Members join RCDS from some 50 countries each year on the basis of invitations sent by the UK Ministry of Defence through diplomatic channels. The majority of Members are from the Armed Forces, with the remaining Members being diplomats, civil servants, or police officers. Private sector and non-governmental organisation participation is also welcomed in the interests of broadening the base of experience and gaining wider perspectives. Nominees will already be in positions of responsibility and they will be selected on the basis of their potential to reach the highest ranks in their parent organisation, either as top decision-makers or as a strategic adviser.  Most military Members are of OF5/OF6 rank (Colonel/Brigadier) although a small number of more senior, and occasionally junior, officers are also present.  Civilian Members will be of an equivalent grade or status. 

All Members should be fluent in the English language. Those who do not speak English as their first language must begin the course with a score of at least 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System scale. An intensive six week refresher package of English language training is available prior to the main course for those who need it. The College also provides English classes once per week for Members from September to December.

Since 2009, the following countries have sent their senior officers and officials to study at Seaford House:

RCDS programme

The Royal College of Defence Studies is a world-renowned institution committed to developing strategic thinkers and leaders.

In an international environment, which provides perspectives and insights from around the world, we seek to inspire study, stimulate thinking and stir debate on contemporary strategic issues. Our aim is to prepare graduates who understand the strategic context, are skilled in analysis and able to work intuitively across national, cultural and ideological boundaries to lead on or contribute to developing strategy at the highest level.

The RCDS course is a post-graduate-level course in international strategic studies, focusing on political, diplomatic, security, social and economic issues at the grand strategic level – the level at which governments take decisions on these issues both nationally and within the international community. Issues are analysed for their implications in terms of strategy and leadership. The focus of study on the main course is practical rather than theoretical.

The RCDS mission is:

To prepare selected senior military officers and government officials as well as appropriate individuals from the private sector, from the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for senior leadership and management roles. We do this by developing strategic understanding and the capacity for strategic thinking through rigorous analysis of:

  • the international security agenda
  • the levers that provide for security, stability and prosperity
  • the key tenets of leadership at the national strategic level

Course outcome: at the conclusion of the course our aspiration is that:

The RCDS graduate understands the international strategic context, is skilled in analysis and able to work intuitively across national, cultural and ideological boundaries to lead or contribute to developing strategy at the highest level.”

If you require further information about the RCDS course please contact us via the enquiry form.

Seaford House, originally called Sefton House, at 37 Belgrave Square is an aristocratic mansion in London, England. It is the largest of the three detached houses which occupy three corners of Belgrave Square in the district of Belgravia.[1] Seaford House is a white stucco building with four main stories.

Dated 1842, it was designed by Philip Hardwick for the Earl of Sefton.[2] Seaford House and its railings and gate piers have been listed Grade II* for their architectural merit.[3]

In 1902, Sefton House was remodeled for Lord Howard de Walden, who was also Baron Seaford. It was at this time that it became known as Seaford House. Howard de Walden had a marble staircase, friezes and paneling installed.[4] It is now the home of Royal College of Defence Studies, and is usually open to the public free of charge on Open House Weekend each September.

The main vestibule of the Seaford House was used as Titanics Grand Staircase in the 1979 miniseries SOS Titanic and later stood in as the exterior of the home of Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s character Nessa Stein in the BBC and SundanceTV television miniseries The Honourable Woman in 2014.

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Miriam’s Wardrobe


The Royal Janitor

Serena watched Miriam walk towards her for their meeting. As far as she could tell, all her bodyguard wore was some kind of loin clothe – with sandals! Her long auburn hair covered her breasts.

“Please! Be seated. And stop staring down at me as if you are going to put me in a big pot and cook me! You’ve been given a nickname, you know……..Tarzarena! Some whisper this after you pass; “There goes Lady Greystoke” Have you seen a Tarzan movie?”

“No. I’ve only seen two movies, Ben Hur, and, PI.”

“Only two? PI? What is that about?”

“It’s about a Kabbalist mathematical genius who finds another dimension. My parents put it on our video machine every Saturday after firing up the generator. We watched Ben Hur every Easter. I can recite PI backwards. Want to hear?”

“No. Not right now. I am still in a daze. I think I spotted another Leprechaun at the frozen yogurt shop. Are they really National Treasures?”

“Yes! You can go to jail for ten years if you molest one.”

“Are there female Leprechauns?”


“Do you mind if I ask why you don’t wear a bra, or, a top of some kind? What is odd, you have never exposed a breast, or two. What is your secret?”

“You won’t freak out if I show you?”

“No! Lay it on me!”

Miriam leans forward in her chair, and tries to pull her hair away from her breast.

“Oh my God – What? What am I seeing! Holy fuck!”

“Isn’t that cool. My hair has a mind of its own and wraps around my breast to hold it firm. All women can do this if they grow their hair, and don’t wear a bra. My tits don’t sag a bit. Too bad you didn’t have the parents I had. We went back to Eden – almost. I own two dozen loincloths, because Jesus wore two styles. They are hung on hangers in my closet. I don’t have a panty and sock drawer. Which one do you like the best?”

“I’ve seen enough! No more. Don’t forget you have an appointment to see The Wizard tomorrow.”

Jon Presco

Copyright 2018

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The Last Four Years Are Here!

This sums it up! I am ahead of my time! I was captured in the fishnet of life! Oh well! Now I can go down to the docks, mend my nets, and watch the whole bloody circus float by. I was born a Sea Leprechaun. I still believe in magic and beautiful women. The Uglymeisters tried to take over the world. Told you so!

Being right is no payoff at all. The real payoff, is, after no one believes you, you start to go insane. You make your cat nervous. He starts to lose all his hair, then, runs away from you. Now, that’s high drama!


Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica – the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump’s presidential victory – have been secretly filmed saying they could entrap politicians in compromising situations with bribes and Ukrainian sex workers.

In an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News, the company’s chief executive Alexander Nix said the British firm secretly campaigns in elections across the world. This includes operating through a web of shadowy front companies, or by using sub-contractors.

In one exchange, when asked about digging up material on political opponents, Mr Nix said they could “send some girls around to the candidate’s house”, adding that Ukrainian girls “are very beautiful, I find that works very well”.

In another he said: “We’ll offer a large amount of money to the candidate, to finance his campaign in exchange for land for instance, we’ll have the whole thing recorded, we’ll blank out the face of our guy and we post it on the Internet.”

Offering bribes to public officials is an offence under both the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Cambridge Analytica operates in the UK and is registered in the United States.

The admissions were filmed at a series of meetings at London hotels over four months, between November 2017 and January 2018. An undercover reporter for Channel 4 News posed as a fixer for a wealthy client hoping to get candidates elected in Sri Lanka.

Mr Nix told our reporter: “…we’re used to operating through different vehicles, in the shadows, and I look forward to building a very long-term and secretive relationship with you.”

Along with Mr Nix, the meetings also included Mark Turnbull, the managing director of CA Political Global, and the company’s chief data officer, Dr Alex Tayler.

Mr Turnbull described how, having obtained damaging material on opponents, Cambridge Analytica can discreetly push it onto social media and the internet.

He said: “… we just put information into the bloodstream of the internet, and then, and then watch it grow, give it a little push every now and again… like a remote control. It has to happen without anyone thinking, ‘that’s propaganda’, because the moment you think ‘that’s propaganda’, the next question is, ‘who’s put that out?’.”

Mr Nix also said: “…Many of our clients don’t want to be seen to be working with a foreign company… so often we set up, if we are working then we can set up fake IDs and websites, we can be students doing research projects attached to a university, we can be tourists, there’s so many options we can look at. I have lots of experience in this.”

In the meetings, the executives boasted that Cambridge Analytica and its parent company Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) had worked in more than two hundred elections across the world, including Nigeria, Kenya, the Czech Republic, India and Argentina.

The company is at the centre of a scandal over its role in the harvesting of more than 50 million Facebook profiles.

Chief executive Mr Nix has also been accused of misleading a parliamentary select committee, which is now asking him to provide further information. He has denied the allegations.

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The Royal Janitor


Jon Presco

Elizabeth Hurley would make a great Bond. She has flirted with this role for quite awhile. She would jump at the chance to save the world from Czar Von Trumpster – for Queen and Country! No need to hold anything back, or worry about the box office receipts. We will have a famous porn star be Lady Bond’s receptionist, who is under so many NDA’s, it’s near impossible to get an answer out of her.

“Who called?………Sounds like……….? Rex Van Winklesworth called. What did that old curmudgeon want?……….Sounds like……..?

Serena has a young understudy named, Miriam Madeline Christmont, whose parents were back-to-the earth Aryan Jesus Freaks who die in a trailer when the butane tank blows. Miriam is saved when she was lured into her boyfriend’s van to make love for the first time. She will do all the action.

“She’s my virginal bodyguard, my Nordic Pretorian Guard. She was raised as a Wild Child in the woods of Montana. She will bite you if she has to.”

I am looking for a Rena look-alike……………of course!


Peter Czernin produced a movie. I will try to contact him.

Of course I want several walk-ons as the Wise Fisherman. My talking part is in a fancy London bar chatting up a fine looking babe with a net draped on me. Serena does a double take and keeps on talking. I will also be the Boat House Warden who keeps the Royal Speed Boats in tip-top shape. There will be a contest to spot me. When Serena stops for petrol, I saunter out wearing my net and cork floats.

“Filler er up, or, will you be drifting home on the tide?”

The first time she sees him (me) is late at night. Serena has stopped at a red light in her Jaguar, with the top down. At this hour they are usually flashing. She hears this rushing sound. Looking to her right, she sees a man in rain gear coming her way, leaning into the wind, with sheets of rain rolling off of him. Putting his hands to his mouth, he shouts

“Don’t panic Missy. I’ll go get my tugboat and pull you off rocks!”

Serena watches him walk away leaving a good sized puddle behind. She looks up, holds up the palms of her hand, and doesn’t feel a drop! She reaches for something in the ashtray and throws it into the puddle, where it glows for a little while, then, fizzles out. Serena peels rubber down the street.

Finally, I am The Merlin, who keeps lurking about.

“Look out for that one. He carries a crystal ball!”

It was ruled Sea Leprechauns were the Last Cape Horners, whose powerful will to live kept them alive after death, for a little while. And then, they fade away. This is why they are an endangered species prized by Evangelicals that believe in the Rapture.

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How I Found Candida Bond

Lord Howard de Walden c.1905-6 Auguste Rodin 1840-1917 Presented by Lord Howard de Walden 1939

Rena found me in Venice California. She married Sir Ian Easton who was the Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies that is located in Seaford House that was owned by Lord Howard de Waldon, who Rodin did a bust of.


I would not have found one of the wealthiest families in Britain, who own a huge hunk of London, if no for Rena Victoria Easton, who hopefully has retired as a janitor. She was suffering and in pain. Why didn’t the British Government make sure Commodore Easton’s widow has a pension to live on? I will send a letter to the British Embassy – and shame all of England, beginning with the City of London!

When I first saw Howard, I wanted to use his image as one of Serena’s ancestors because he was a handsome man.

Jon Presco

Easton joined the Royal Navy in 1931 and qualified as a pilot at the start of World War II in which he saw active service on aircraft carriers.[1] On 4 January 1941, flying a Fairey Fulmar of 803 Squadron from HMS Formidable during a raid on Dakar he force landed, with his aircrewman Naval Airman James Burkey and was taken prisoner and held by the Vichy French at a camp near Timbuktu until released in November 1942.[2] He was appointed Assistant Director of the Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1960 and was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy as Captain of HMAS Watson in 1962.[1] He went on to be Naval Assistant to the Naval Member of the Templer Committee on Rationalisation of Air Power in 1965, Director of Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1966 and Captain of the aircraft carrier HMS Triumph in 1968.[1] After that he was made Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy) in 1969, Flag Officer for the Admiralty Interview Board in 1971 and Head of British Defence Staff and Senior Defence Attaché in Washington, D.C. in 1973.[1] He last posting was as Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1976: he commissioned armourial bearings for the College which were presented during a visit by the Queen in November 1977.[3] He retired in 1978.[1

Seaford House, originally called Sefton House, at 37 Belgrave Square is an aristocratic mansion in London, England. It is the largest of the three detached houses which occupy three corners of Belgrave Square in the district of Belgravia.[1] Seaford House is a white stucco building with four main stories.

Dated 1842, it was designed by Philip Hardwick for the Earl of Sefton.[2] Seaford House and its railings and gate piers have been listed Grade II* for their architectural merit.[3]

In 1902, Sefton House was remodeled for Lord Howard de Walden, who was also Baron Seaford. It was at this time that it became known as Seaford House. Howard de Walden had a marble staircase, friezes and paneling installed.[4] It is now the home of Royal College of Defence Studies, and is usually open to the public free of charge on Open House Weekend each September.

The main vestibule of the Seaford House was used as Titanics Grand Staircase in the 1979 miniseries SOS Titanic and later stood in as the exterior of the home of Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s character Nessa Stein in the BBC and SundanceTV television miniseries The Honourable Woman in 2014.

Baron Howard de Walden is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created by writ of summons in 1597, by Queen Elizabeth I for Admiral Lord Thomas Howard, a younger son of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, by his second wife, the Honourable Margaret Audley, daughter of Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden. The title was reportedly granted for the Admiral’s role in the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. The baron eventually went on to obtain the title of Earl of Suffolk from Elizabeth I’s successor King James I, which latter title continues in his male-line descendants. The barony Howard de Walden however eventually passed out of the Howard family with the death of James Howard, 3rd Earl of Suffolk in 1688, and came briefly to the 4th Earl of Bristol before passing to his great-grandson, the four-year-old Charles Augustus Ellis in 1803.

The family, whose history dates back to 1677 with the marriage of Mary Davies to Sir Thomas Grosvenor, is best known for owning 300 acres of prime London land including some of the most exclusive residential addresses in Mayfair bounded by Oxford Street, Park Lane, Berkeley Square and Avery Row and Belgravia bounded by Chelsea, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace.

The Mayfair estate was completed in the 1780’s though much rebuilding was carried out in the 19th and 20th centuries. Belgravia was the vision of the then head of the Grosvenor family, Robert 1st Marquess who worked closely with Thomas Cundy and Thomas Cubitt to create the stunning, often white-stuccoed, Regency style squares, streets and crescents we have today.

Nowadays, Grosvenor have branched out into other avenues and play an important part in operating, investing and securing companies that contribute towards sustainable food and energy supplies along with having interests in rural estates across the United Kingdom and Spain, charitable foundations, art collections and historic archives. In total, the Grosvenor Estate employs more than 1,200 people

The best known Belgravia streets are Chester Square, Belgrave Square, Elizabeth Street, Pimlico Road and the jewel in Grosvenor’s crown, the magnificent Eaton Square.

Howard De Walden Estate

The Howard De Walden Estate is the main landlord of the central area of Marylebone. It owns, manages and leases the majority of properties across a 92 acre area extending from Marylebone High Street in the west to Portland Place in the east and from Wigmore Street in the south to Marylebone Road in the north.

The land, which was previously known as the Portland Estate, passed to the Howard de Walden family in 1879 and was subsequently renamed. Development continued at a rapid pace and in the late 19th Century due to the close proximity of hospitals to the area, doctors began setting up practices and one of the most famous roads in Marylebone, Harley Street, came to being. Today, the road remains synonymous with private medicine.

Although the plot lies within a conservation area, with some creative thinking from the Howard de Walden Estate the area has continued to flourish and now offers a colourful mix of quality commercial and residential property with an emphasis on cultural vibrancy.

The estate has an estimated worth of £2.5 billion and is to be inherited by Peter Czernin, the critically acclaimed film producer.

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is a pharmaceutical foundation that has a £1billion property portfolio, mainly in South Kensington, and uses the income from the estate to provide funding into scientific research and charity work.

When Henry Smith, a wealthy Tudor philanthropist died in 1628, he left instructions to trustees of his estate that £1,000 must be invested in land with the income being used to pay towards the relief of English soldiers who had suffered at the hands of Turkish pirates. Some of the money was spent on farmland in Chelsea, Kensington and Westminster and from 1785 building work started. The estate stayed with the Henry Smith Charity until it was sold to the Wellcome Trust in 1998.

Cadogan Estate

The 8th Earl of Cadogan inherited the Cadogan Estate in 1997, putting him in second place just behind the Duke of Westminster. The Estate currently owns 90 acres of highly sought after prime residential, retail and commercial land in Chelsea and Knightsbridge including Cadogan Square, Sloane Street and the King’s Road, with an estimated worth of around £3.45 billion. The Cadogan Estate is also the freeholder to one million square feet of some of London’s most prized retail space including Peter Jones, Harvey Nichols and international stores including Chanel, Gucci and Armani.

Due to the changes in leasehold enfranchisement enabling long lease residential holders to buy the freehold, the Cadogan Estate, along with the others have been reduced quite dramatically in size. In light of this, money has been invested in other measures including the redevelopment of Cadogan Hall into a concert venue and the acquisition of the Duke of York’s headquarters in 2000. Located just off Slone Square, the former barracks site is today home to the iconic Saatchi Gallery, international retailers, luxury office space and leading eateries.


Historically, the Estate dates back to 1712 when Sir Hans Sloane, an Eighteenth Century scientist, purchased what was then the Manor of Chelsea. When he died, his estate was split between his two daughters, one of whom had married into the Cadogan family. When the second daughters’ son died with no heir, the estate passed wholly to the Cadogan family in 1821.

Crown Estate

As you would imagine, the Crown Estate is owned by the British Royal Family and although some property ownership can be traced to Edward the Confessor, the Estate dates back to 1066 when William the Conqueror claimed all land in England belonged to him. However over time, large areas of land were granted to noble men and sold off to raise revenue.

The Queen is one of the largest property owners in the UK, with an urban portfolio worth around £6.8 billion, which includes the entirety of Regent Street and a vast proportion of St James. In actual fact, in terms of geographical content, the estate is over 23 million acres including forests, farms and parklands however most of it lies below the sea; the estate owns the entire seabed within territorial waters and 55% of the foreshore. This is due to it never having been sold off.

The Crown Estate is owned by the current reigning Monarch for as long as they are on the throne and is passed down to each successor. Since 1760 under the Civil Lists Acts, the Monarch surrenders the net income of The Crown Estate to the Exchequer and responsibility for looking after the land falls on The Crown Estate under the Crown Estate Act. The Queen is not involved in any management decisions, however she does have private assets such as Balmoral and Sandringham which are hers to deal with as she so chooses.

In 2002, the Crown Estate began implementing a £1 billion investment programme to improve Regent Street’s commercial and visitor facilities attracting retailers such as Apple and other large international brands. In addition to this, they invested £500 million in St James’, which included a number of redevelopment projects. They also have the right to receive 23% of the income from the Duchy of Lancaster’s Savoy Estate in London and have invested over £250 million in out-of-town shopping centers and retail parks in places such as Liverpool, Nottingham and Portsmouth.

Portman Estate

Like the Howard De Walden Estate, the Portman Estate is also based in Marylebone, covering 110 acres to the west of the High Street from Marble Arch to Orchard Street on Oxford Street, Edgeware Road to the west, Baker Street in the east and up to Crawford Street in the north.

The Portman Estate dates back to the Sixteenth Century when, after the Seven Years’ War, Henry William Portman oversaw the build of Portman Square in 1764, Manchester Square in 1770 and both Bryanston and Montagu Squares in 1810. Undertaking a modern approach, the Portman family leased the land out to developers instead of organising the work themselves.

Throughout the last century, due to financial constraints the use of land has changed and the estate has taken a more dynamic approach to managing their 650 properties.

A new management team working under new trustees has been overseeing a five-year refurbishment programme costing £80 million, which is aimed at taking back leases and investing in new building projects. One such project is 55 Baker Street, the former Marks and Spencer head office which will be transformed into 61,700 square meters of office space, three storey town houses, leisure, retail and public space. However, the estate are keen to maintain the beautiful period buildings too and many large Georgian houses in the area have been turned into mansion blocks, grand hotels or office buildings and let on long leases.

The recent development of Portman Village in Seymour Place, Chiltern Street and New Quebec Street has also added to the area and attracted an eclectic range of shops, restaurants and fashion stores with an emphasis on independent food sellers and boutiques.

The Estates’ survival as active players of the London property scene for over three hundred years, surviving two World Wars, periods of economic boom and bust, changing Government policies, fashions and requirements shows their versatility and sustainability through generations. It is remarkable the majority of them have remained in the same families and we can certainly learn a lot from their tenacity going forward.

“I have worked as a janitor for thirteen years. It amuses me a little bit that I have become such a red-neck woman. I’m no longer young and pretty. I guess I am something else now. I have a million poems memorized. I can always gage my highs and lows by my focus, and my desire and ability to recite them whilst vacuuming at work. My mind can roam free there, but I do get ever so tired, and bored, lonely as well. I love my boos, Pauline. She is very professional, very tough, but ever so kind. I enjoy manual labor.”

The Movie Begins

Sabrina is vacuuming the office of United Airlines at the Bozeman airport. We can barely make out what she is saying. The camera comes closer. For those in the know Sabrina is reciting ‘The Masque of Anarchy’ by Percy Bysshe Shelly. She is feeling good today, even – chipper. He cadence is perfect. She is harmonizing with her vacuum cleaner that sounds like a bagpipe.

Now there is the music from Swan Lake, and Sabrina is transformed. Dressed in black she is sending powerful leg kicks into the groin of the men who have come to stop her. There is a cadence of groans. There is a faint smile on Sabrina lips as she recalls how badass she was when she was young. She raises her voice!

Stand ye calm and resolute,
Like a forest close and mute,
With folded arms and looks which are
Weapons of unvanquished war.
And if then the tyrants dare,
Let them ride among you there;
Slash, and stab, and maim and hew;
What they like, that let them do.
With folded arms and steady eyes,
And little fear, and less surprise,
Look upon them as they slay,
Till their rage has died away:
Then they will return with shame,
To the place from which they came,
And the blood thus shed will speak
In hot blushes on their cheek:
Rise, like lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number!
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you:
Ye are many—they are few!”[3]

Cellphone vibrates

Sabrina feels her cellphone vibrating on he beating heart. It is Pauline. She has a cleaning job for her in the Ukraine. She goes into the Janitor’s Closet to change into her international flight outfit. A limousine picks her up.  She calls her husband, Wayne Rogers a.k.a. Buck Rogers, and leaves a message telling him she had to work late.  The camera pans the house. There is no evidence a man lives there.

In the air, Sabrina begins to recite the essay on Hostage Taking she has committed to memory. There are flashbacks. Landing in Odessa, there is another limousine wafting for her. She prepares herself, goes into he warm-up routine by reciting the janitor job description. This induces an out-of-body experience which allows her to detache. She is just doing her job.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2018

I want Sarah Douglas to play the older Sabrina, but, she must not overact. She should live with Rena for two weeks, and watch her expressions, note the energy she produces. She needs to relearn how to movie her body, and, be a dancer. Rena and Sarah are the same age. With diamond jewelry, Sarah is transformed from an old maid to a wealthy dowager. She is introduced to her understudy played by………………….”

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Notes: The Trojan Mirage

“If we can’t make him gaga for you, no one can!”

I believe I channeled Candida Bond and found Camille Claudel lurking within. I channeled – one of them! I went into a trance. I chunneled them through the Psychic Atlantic Tunnel that was dug with the union of Harry and Markle. The check-out guy at Walmart asked me how I was doing.

“Great! I am composing again after a long period of study. I have been walking around your store in a trance!”

I posted this at 2:44 P.M. and found Candida around 9:00 P.M. after I made the notes on my first chapter ‘The Trojan Mirage’.

Jon Presco

Damaged, Rena has built a Word Shield, made of floating poetry. I wanted to shuffle her story in with Christine’s to reveal Model&Muse. In the basement of Osborne House, Sabrina Victoria Weston, has a sculpture studio, where she leaves her body when she picks up her hammer and chisel. No one but her can enter this room. The sound of her hidden genius echoes through the building. I have changed Eastman to Weston. SVW.

With the marriage of Christine Rosamond Benton into the Benton family, the Getty family tree now includee Jessie and John Fremont who were the patrons of Gutzon Borglum who carved Mount Rushmore. And this is where our story begins. After erecting a statue of himself outside the temple grounds in Jerusalem, Czar Von Rumpster, wants Mount Rushmore, overhauled, in order to squeeze his image – in the middle.

How dare they try to sideline me, turn me into some kind of freak show!”



Channeling can basically be defined as the process of receiving and relaying  information from an outside entity while in an altered state of consciousness.  The consciousness level varies from individual to individual, from deep trance to a very light meditation-like state.   It appears that the channeler must go into this altered mental state to get in “synch” or reach a compatible vibrational level with the entity to be channeled.  Entities that people claim to channel are as varied as the channelers themselves –  angels, demons, spirits, aliens, higher dimensional entities, dead relatives and friends, and even living people in some cases – the list is long and quite individualized. As virtually all of us have some psychic abilities to some degree, most of us are perfectly capable of channeling with a little bit of practice if we are so inclined.

Channeling can take many forms and is not just a trance-like state with someone lying on the couch and talking in a foreign language – which is how most of us picture it.  Many of the psychic tools we are familiar with are actually forms of channeling, including psychic healing, automatic writing, seances, and ouija board usage.  As anyone who has heard a ouija board horror story knows, channeling by inexperienced people can be a dangerous proposition.  Having said that, a primer on how to prepare and seek out an appropriate entity is in order here. 

To begin, there are two main types of channeling.   The first is Trance Channeling, and involves basically going to sleep, relinquishing control of the body, and letting an outside entity take control, usually by speaking through the body and voice of the channeler.  Upon awakening, the channeler has no recollection whatsoever of what transpired while he was out, and for this type of channeling to be effective, a 3rd party or a tape recorder should be at hand to record the material. 

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Kurds Lose Battle

I believe the Kurds are kin to the people who fought Rome for the temple. This looting is a Biblical WARNING!


Fighters loot shops after seizing control of Afrin from Kurdish forces on Sunday.

(CNN)Syrian rebel fighters backed by Turkey went on a looting spree in Afrin on Sunday after seizing control of the Kurdish-held town following a two-month siege, observers said.

After forcing Kurdish fighters from their enclave in northwest Syria, the rebels pillaged private property, political and military sites, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Some locals told SOHR that their houses were completely stripped of their contents.
A  fighter rides in the back of a pickup truck with looted livestock.

A Turkish photographer on assignment for Agence France-Presse, who captured the chaotic scenes, told CNN that the looting was widespread and organized, adding that he saw hundreds of opposition fighters more focused on pillaging than celebrating their victory.
“They are looting everything; goods, animals, goats, even pigeons,” Bulent Kilic said. “I’ve been in war zones for many years now. Two, three guys looting, it happens. I didn’t even take much notice at first. But then I saw that they were in such a hurry to take everything from this city.”
Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told CNN on Monday that Ankara was looking into the reports of looting, and suggested that some groups in Afrin might not be following orders from their commanders.
Rebels loot shops in Afrin.

Turkey, a NATO ally, launched an operation targeting Kurdish groups — some backed by the United States — in Afrin in January to clear the border area of militias it considers to be terrorist organizations.
More than 150,000 people have been displaced in the last few days from Afrin town, a senior Kurdish official and a monitoring group said over the weekend.
The UN said last week that it had received reports of opposition fighters looting the homes of some residents who fled Afrin.
A senior field commander for the Free Syrian Army, a rebel group involved in the battle for Afrin, blamed “some bad apples” within its forces but suggested the looting was not widespread.
A fighter tows looted items in a trailer.

“There were some mistakes committed by some members of the FSA yesterday in Afrin, we don’t want these mistakes to happen again. The properties of the civilians should be left as they are,” the commander told CNN on Monday. “There are some bad apples, but the good ones surpass the bad ones by far.”
The commander’s characterization of “some bad apples” seemed at odds with what Kilic photographed: a masked man driving a tractor laden with motorbikes, rebels in uniform carrying stacks of soft drinks and crates of food, and a fighter clutching a goat in the bed of a truck.
On Sunday night a traffic jam snarled the road leading into Afrin, with cars entering the town empty and returning to nearby Azaz, where Kilic was staying, packed with goods.
Kilic said some battalions spray-painted their names on certain shops as a way of “reserving” them for future looting.
Afrin’s residents are enraged over the scale of the robbery, and many are trying to return to protect their homes and shops, Kilic said.
Rebel fighters walk past a burning shop in Afrin.

Erdogan: ‘Our target is not invasion’

Speaking in Ankara on Monday, Erdogan said the previous day’s events marked an important phase in Operation Olive Branch — the invasion of Afrin — and that forces would push eastward towards other Kurdish-held towns in northern Syria and across the border into Iraq.
“Our target is not invasion. Our target is to clear the terrorists,” Erdogan said.
But the senior FSA commander said that in light of the looting, pro-Turkish forces might not be so quick to advance.
“If we don’t improve the image we have in Afrin in the next 10 days or so, no one will dare say we want to go to Manbij,” the commander said.


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