Category Archives: London

Listen to the Birds

I will remember the December just gone as having been mostly grey and grim. And wet. On many days, in the little park below my kitchen window, the leaden skies seemed to hang so low they could hardly have been … Continue reading

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Again I say it – the human race is insane.

1. Dawn over London At about seven o’clock this morning I spent a few minutes looking out on the scene from my kitchen window. As I’ve said elsewhere in this blog, I live in a flat on the sixth floor. It overlooks … Continue reading

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Views, Thoughts from a London Window

The weather this morning is beautiful. It’s not hot – indeed it’s not particularly warm as yet – but the air is clear, the sun is shining and there are puffy white clouds scurrying across a pale blue sky. The … Continue reading

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Blackberries, damsons and the declining year

Yesterday was the first time this year that I’ve noticed it, with the lowering sun, the lengthening shadows and that sense of gentle quietness in the atmosphere. Almost as though there’s a slight, deadening filter on all sounds – the … Continue reading

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Yet another London riot

Rioting again broke out in London this last Saturday. It occurred in a small area of parkland in the SE19 district, known commonly as Crystal Palace. Thousands of people of all ages, even including small children and the elderly, were … Continue reading

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Riots in the UK

So, here on the Little Island, the hooded monsters have finally arisen from the depths of the council estates and wreaked a vicious, sad, destructive and ultimately pointless vengeance. I say ‘finally’ because this mayhem was on the cards at … Continue reading

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