Monthly Archives: December 2008

>"A Picture Of A What?"

> I’ve lost count of the arguments i’ve had with picture editors or researchers. The exact image I have in mind often doesn’t exist, but there isn’t a designer alive who likes to compromise. I’ve never asked for a photograph … Continue reading

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>Oh, Rosey

> We visited Harrogate over the Christmas holidays, a place I’ve always liked. It’s a town that’s rather pleased with itself, but it has every right to be, with its countless Georgian and high-Victorian buildings. There’s also the beautiful Stray … Continue reading

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>Cool Yule

> When I started this blog last march I never thought I’d get any readers at all – so thanks to all of you who’ve stopped by and for all of your kind comments. Happy Christmas!

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>Little Germany

> We didn’t make our usual visit to Bavaria this year, so Mrs TIW and I went to have a look at Hyde Park’s version of Christkindlmarkt. Most of the stalls and a lot of the visitors were German, which … Continue reading

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>Davey Graham has passed away. I haven’t been able to find an online example of his most famous piece Anji, but here’s him playing Cry Me A River on a former bomb site in what looks like Notting Hill. I … Continue reading

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>The Loved Ones

> I love my beer. I’m not a heavy drinker, but some weeks our recycling bin looks like the aftermath of the Glastonbury festival. My default brew is our local Londis mini mart’s own-brand Premium Lager. Trust me, it’s nowhere … Continue reading

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>Musical Interlude*

> Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal. Just when I thought all the best songs had been written… *OK – another lazy blog.

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>Hung Up

>This cloak hook was paid for by local shopkeepers so that bobbies on points duty at the junction of Long Acre and Saint Martin’s Lane had somewhere to hang their raingear. I think this was just after WW2, but there’s … Continue reading

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>Yours Truly, Angry Mob

> If there’s a miniature vigilante-shaped hole in your loved one’s Christmas stocking this year, fill it with this Angry mob playset. “There he is – get him!”

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>The Java Jive

> Tramping the area north of Oxford Street* with my camera the other day, it suddenly dawned on me why I hadn’t felt right since I’d got out of bed. For the first time in about four years, I’d left … Continue reading

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