Category Archives: London

Naturalised Londoner: part. 2: finding a home

In part one, here, of this series we hear how I came to be London bound. Now reality has bitten. Somehow, in the late summer of 1978 I secured a position as an articled clerk. The firm of solicitors where … Continue reading

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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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