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From Black Dwarf to Spare Rib

Why not join me on Saturday afternoon to stroll through Clerkenwell? The old Borough of Finsbury has a strong history  of print and publishing and many fictional links too. Bank notes; three national newspapers; periodicals from Edward Cave’s The Gentleman … Continue reading

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Charity Weekend – Reading, Revels & Royalty — Clerkenwell and Islington Guides

Clerkenwell and Islington Guides are marking the Queen’s official birthday with a weekend of walks across the Borough. Walks take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10th – 12th June from Angel, Farringdon, Highbury, Old Street and Upper Holloway Each … Continue reading

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The flower pot on the windowsill

Despite recent heavy winds my polypropylene and tubular aluminium “grow house” has been remarkably resilient providing shelter to plants before their move onto the allotment and giving vegetable and herb seedlings a chance to toughen up enough to stand a chance against the … Continue reading

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The man behind the Mallard, but not a duck in sight

  King’s Cross was quiet yesterday morning as I waited for the York train to become ready to board. Had it not been, I probably would have missed the recent addition of a statue honouring the engineer Sir Nigel Gresley … Continue reading

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Some London Cats

I recently stumbled across Camden-based, Laura Ford’s 2012 work Cats 1&2.  Situated at the end of Bishopsgate, appropriately close to the junction of Leadenhall Street with Whittington Avenue, these two anxious and distracted larger-than-life size cats are part of a series called Days … Continue reading

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A visit to the Chelsea Physic Garden

I enjoyed the best of the Easter Monday weather with a trip to the Chelsea Physic Garden yesterday afternoon.  After I don’t know how many years of good intentions, I finally got there and was rewarded with a gloriously sunny … Continue reading

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Labyrinth of Light – two more weeks

There is good news for anyone who hasn’t yet had the chance to nip down to see this stunning installation outside St Giles Cripplegate at the Barbican. Originally planned to last just over the period of Lent, Jim Buchanan’s glorious projection of … Continue reading

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