Category Archives: London

Naturalised Londoner: Part One – prior to the beginning

In February 1979 I finished my last ever exam. I stood outside the Victoria Rooms on a bitingly cold Bristol afternoon as the sun set and vowed with all the molecules that I possessed that I would never again sit … Continue reading

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Cake Not Hate – a walk and some thoughts #london #walking #lookingforthesilverlinings

Father’s day here coincided with a series of events to show the sunny side of humanity, in the spirit and memory of murdered MP Jo Cox and at the end of a dreadful week in the UK and especially London … Continue reading

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London Bridge Is Not Falling Down; It Never Will #londonbridge #Ilovelondon

London Bridge is falling down, Falling down, falling down. London Bridge is falling down, My fair lady It’s nothing special, London Bridge. Not as iconic as Tower Bridge; not as twee as Albert or as sharply modern as the Millennium. … Continue reading

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Street Art Shoreditch 2017

I went on another street art tour around Shoreditch. This is a review and I thoroughly recommend it if you are free one afternoon in London. It is a fascinating thing to do, often confusing as you come across a … Continue reading

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Lost in London #filmreview

I don’t think I’ve had a more expensive ice cream than the Ohji vanilla tub. Over 3 squids even with the member’s discount too and we’re not talking family sized. I’m wrinkled enough to remember when Nouvelle Cuisine was a … Continue reading

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Losing its Rivers: following careless London #londonwalks #lostrivers

When we moved into our house we found the end of the garden flooded at the slightest sign of a downpour. In the first summer huge cracks appeared in the path at the back when the heat rose above 22C. … Continue reading

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It’s A Sign

When I was a child a new set of street signs came out, following one of those Commissions that are beloved of governments who give sinecures to old white males who might otherwise have opinions and voice them. My favourite … Continue reading

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