A Face on Her

When I first got ill I had a lot of residual fitness. This did not really seem like a big deal to me, because, like my health, I took it for granted. Okay, so I had a whole lot of pain, but I could get about, and actually after I stopped being able to work […]

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The Pleasure Bath

Perilous Pond became the first outdoor swimming pool in London, renamed Peerless Pool in 1805, closed and drained in 1850 it is now Peerless Street. The first time I saw the Children’s Eye Hospital I thought the jagged fascia rather cruel. YOU COULD PUT SOMEBODY’S EYE OUT WITH THAT! Sharp metal shards suspended, screening the […]

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Solstice and Shenanigans

Seasons greetings, whatever theological or tribal stripe you may be, on this, the Solstice, the nadir of the year. It will reach it’s very zenith at 17.11 GMT. Unfortunately, that does not mean that sunny days are ahead. They are, but they’ll be a long time coming. We will have to content ourselves with incremental […]

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Delft II

Lisa works in Ikea arranging things, taking photos of her arrangements, and then sending the images around the world so that Ikeas everywhere can better display their bits and bobs. This is obviously part developed skill and part tidybrain syndrome (this is what I have called it, do you like it Lisa? Or is there […]

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Paris is a Trip

I am back from la France. It was brilliant. There was cake and cheese and shoes and bees. We met la Messy Nessy Chic and we gained muscle mass on the hills. Everything with ‘Mont’ in the name? That’s going to be a hill, it turns out. And hills go up as well as down. […]

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