Last week I went to take photos of the Excalibur Estate in Catford, the estate of prefab houses that was built by Italian and German POWs during WW2, which has recently been in the news because of controversial decisions to tear it down. The estate's been on my list of things to visit for a [...]
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This week the Grant Museum re-opened in a new location, although if you were to visit the new venue and didn't know it was a new venue, it wouldn't be at all obvious. Housed in an Edwardian library, a double-height room with a balcony on the second level, it feels as though the collection had [...]
Last week I happened to be on a bus which stopped outside the River Cafe opposite Putney Bridge tube station. I was gasping for a cup of tea, so it seemed like a lost opportunity not to duck inside and have one, especially I'd been promising myself a return visit ever since the first time I went there a few years ago. [...continued]
For the third year in a row, I've decided to attempt to visit all 32 London boroughs and (this is is the crucial bit) take photos. The last two times I tried I didn't do very well, only photographing 15 boroughs in 2009 and 17 boroughs in 2010. Even if I go out exploring with [...]
I just realised there's a whole load of craft stuff I did last year and forgot to blog about because I was saving some of them for Christmas and didn't want to spoil the surprise…. Here's a hedgehog brooch I made for my friend Anwen's birthday Here's a really terrible photo of the beaded moth [...]
I didn't go out on New Year's Eve, but stayed home sewing instead. My mum gave me a lovely sewing box for Christmas, full of lovely coloured threads and vintage buttons, as well as new needles and scissors and all sorts of other goodies. (the colours are a bit weird on my photos because my [...]
Sorry. The post that was going to go here hasn't been written yet, and neither has the other one that could go here. So instead, you get more things I have sewn.
I've been sewing a bit lately, inspired to pick up a needle and thread again after sewing a miniature version of myself a few months ago (I've always sewed by hand and still don't know how to use a sewing machine). Sometimes I post pictures of what I've been sewing over on Twitter, although I [...]
I keep going to exhibitions just as they're finishing, so it's always too late to tell anyone else about them. And lately I've been going to see exhibitions that have allowed me to take photos, so I've taken photos. And then I've posted them on Flickr, but neglected to even mention them on my blog. And it was pointed out to me that I'd neglected the blog quite a lot, so here's the first of some posts about exhibitions you can no longer go to.
Meet Sunday George who went off to have an adventure…
A couple of weeks ago I visited L. Rodi (aka Cafe Rodi) in Blackhorse Lane, a place I'd wanted to visit for ages. It's a great place, full of character, and full of characters. While we were queuing up the entire cafe was being regaled by a jolly woman about her very busy life, and [...]