My David Cameron

January 23, 2010

Fun for all the family. Make your own David Cameron poster here. See more here.


Sunday morning, turn on the radio. The Doors are playing and I am instantly transported back to my student days, hanging out in packs on Bristol streets, messing around in parks on  sunny days, counting out coins for another round in tiny crowded pubs, lying in the living rooms of dilapidated Victorian houses late at night having stupid conversations by candlelight, sagging sofas hidden under patterned fabrics, film posters blue-tacked to peeling wallpaper, and music, always music, a fourth dimension to the large messy rooms, music you could float away on, Massive Attack, The Cure, Talk Talk,  The Doors. “Cars hiss by my window” Jim Morrison intoned in my favourite Doors song, “like the waves down on the beach.” I loved that line back then, the collision between the natural and the man-made, the soothing and the restless.

The song ends and I am returned, unharmed, to the present. I smile briefly and carry on making coffee.

just falafs

July 10, 2008










I got my lunch from ‘just falafs’ on Wardour Street today.

They do a fabulous falafel with beetroot and sweet potato, not to mention some other excellent pulse-based dishes, in very pleasant surroundings slap bang in the middle of Soho.

They also made it onto a list of The 50 Best Pun Stores.

What more could you possibly ask?

While in Brighton, we went and had a look at a couple of the Artists Open Houses. Basically, during May you can pop into various homes belonging to artists or their friends, and look at their art, as well as having a good old snoop at their interior decorating. It’s very Brighton and rather nice.

After much deliberating in someone’s front room, we eventually bought the Nigel Peake work shown here. (Picture by Steven, hand model yours truly.)

It’s got lots of interesting words in it, like “The alien and dog know best” and “The tremendous neon fails tonight” (though it’s actually hard to tell which words go with which, so I might be picking out phrases more exotic than originally intended). And the words make interesting shapes and textures too.

We like.