[This was originally posted on Treacle Down, my London blog] Finally made it to Tate Britain’s ‘Holbein In England’ exhibition, which I’ve been desperate to go to since the end of the Summer! It was brilliant, but because pretty much everyone is on holiday at the moment, absolutely packed. This meant it was difficult toContinue reading “Holbein – real, unreal, super real”
Clue 10: 2012 – What are you going to compete in? Originally uploaded by Sifter. It’s near the end of the month, so that means I’m broke and prone to moaning about money. It is an unpleasant habit I’ll admit – though I think it’s better than, say, public nose-picking – and it’sContinue reading “Shoot London”
A few years ago, I went to UEA and did an MA, the Creative Writing One that is pretty well known and has turned up quite a few good writers (Kazuo Ishiguro etc). As student-writers, we were encouraged to keep notebooks with us at all times. Possibly this was to prepare the majority of usContinue reading “New Links”
Down The Bookshop Stairs Originally uploaded by Sifter. Niceness isn’t exactly the coolest concept, but what it loses in edginess it definitely makes up for in usefulness. There’s certainly plenty of evenings and weekends I’ve just wanted to do something… nice. Urban Path has a nifty ‘Top 100’ Nicest Things to do inContinue reading “Nice Things in London”
Very strange being on the tube yesterday, after all this. Even when the tube is packed, there’s normally a very careful sense of space around each person; a preserved isolation. People don’t make a lot of eye contact on the tube and a lot of the time they don’t chat to each other on theContinue reading “All In All Is All We Are”
London is a secret city. The maps lie about it. The first time you discover this – probably the way every first-time Londonder discovers the maps are wrong – is when you abandon the tube map for the first time (like a tube failure forcing you to walk to the next nearest station…) The TubeContinue reading “London: Secret Level Code”
At some point, I think I’d like to learn a lot more about clouds. For the moment however, here are some pictures, taken from behind my house at the weekend. On Saturdays, I can hear the rippling sound of the crowd when Arsenal score, because I live very close to Highbury, their stadium – theContinue reading “Cloudscape”
…I feel like I should have at least one picture of the tube.
Well, I didn’t actually… but while there’s still some summer left, I’ve posted a couple more photos taken over the last few months, showing just how *nice* the capital looks when its streets are filled with sunlight. This is because I, like millions of Londoners, live in fear of the terrible shade of grey allContinue reading “I spent the summer wasting”
It’s Monday, and it’s raining. The sun is gone, although at least it’s not as debilitatingly hot now. In honour of the start of the week, a few quick photos from my workplace window, taken over the last few months.