Sometimes in life it's the simple things which matter. And in the matter of saving money in the depths of winter (Lewisham is bitter right now), it's all about simple food. Food which sticks to the ribs without hanging off the wallet. Simple, good food which makes your house smell good. But what, I hear … Continue reading You must be soaking…
Of all the markets in London, Maltby Street is the one which still has that "secret" vibe - this despite the hoards of foodies there on a saturday. I mean, this place is rammed, and that was even before our little crew turned up with three prams, two toddlers and a rather well-behaved baby. But … Continue reading Meat Market
Yes, it is a Werner Herzog reference. Lovely One bought me tickets to an evening with Monsier Herzog at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster last week and it was amazing. My favourite quote? "You should respect the bear. But you must NEVER love the bear." Anyway, this is totally a post about Lewisham. More … Continue reading Cave of Forgotten Dreams
After the existential crises of Ikea last week, I was ready to face getting the new purchases up onto the walls of my home like an adult. So, naturally, I called my parents. This is completely normal for my generation, by the way. I am one of nature's weaklings, it's true (I have the upper … Continue reading Metamorphoses
*aka Waitrose in a car park. Moving to Lewisham was a joy in many ways. Suddenly I was a (longish) walk away from Greenwich, I was within a bus route's journey of Brixton and Peckham, and suddenly I was that much closer to London Bridge. But a large part of me will bitterly miss being … Continue reading Blackheath Farmers’ Market*
*see my very clever REM reference. Yeah, I see you're impressed. I won't let on. Ikea provokes some really strong reactions in people. For some, like my awesome friend The Jeweller, it brings on what I like to think of as "makers rage". As a artist, maker and designer, she very rightly points out that … Continue reading Automatic for the People – Ikea Dreams*
... I was hoping to get a post up today but as you can see I've been really busy reorganising and prioritising and stuff like that. Umm... Tonight is dedicated to writing. See y'all on the flipside.