Friday, July 29, 2005

a long way from mongolia Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 25, 2005

kent lavender don't 'arf smell nice ! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 23, 2005

at bibury this morning Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

red penguins Posted by Picasa

venice imitates di chirico Posted by Picasa

at the fish quay in venezia Posted by Picasa

guess where we went ? Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

roll up ! roll up ! Posted by Picasa

luscious paintwork Posted by Picasa

question mark ? Posted by Picasa

Pearly Royalty Celebrate The Great Day ! A Great Old Pic by Chris Djukanovic Posted by Picasa


Lady Lavender, The Loved One, Librarian to the Stars, is twenty-one again today !

There will be dancing in the streets, By Order.

Whats More, Already, And Not Withstanding, The Fun Fair Is Back In Town ...

Sunday, July 10, 2005

southern dancers Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 09, 2005

rockwell's rosie the riveter ... what fun ! Posted by Picasa

michelangelo's isaiah Posted by Picasa

wandsworth park heronry Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 07, 2005


Thanks to all who phoned during the hours after the bombing. It was very touching.

Luckily, I was out of London this morning, driving through the lovely woods and orchards of Sussex and Kent.

Oh, you silly bombers. The only thing that is sacred is life itself.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

dawn at wandsworth park Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 04, 2005

looking upriver towards london Posted by Picasa

oh so tired

having tumbled out of a deep sleep at four & pedalled like hell to get to work, i was just driving gently down to a roundabout on the outskirts of london with a relaxed smile on my face when the engine stopped

it hadn't groaned or whined or clunked, it just wasn't there all of a sudden, and neither was the power steering, so the adrenalin rushed up as i used the last bit of momentum to wrestle the long van through the roundabout and into a nice comfy sit & wait forever position

of course the real stress was on my manager rod, who had to sort out a rescue and has been trying to rent another chiller van, almost impossible at the height of the summer season when the outdoor catering business is so busy

and there was stress for quentin, the driver who brought another van out as quickly as possible during the rush hour before the temperature of the goods on board mine had risen noticeably

but then i had to move a ton of boxes from one van to the other double quick, so i'm knackered

on the way back, about eight hours into the shift, i was so tired that it seemed safer to stop and rest for a while, so i turned off to visit the thames barrage and tried to imagine what the river must have looked like when it was full of wooden boats under sail

check above to see what it looks like now

Sunday, July 03, 2005

they kept forgetting their dance steps Posted by Picasa

waiting for the parade Posted by Picasa

wembley temple pigeons Posted by Picasa

the new temple in wembley Posted by Picasa

wembley afternoon

i went to meet my sister v in wembley and we marvelled at the sari shops and the 22 carat jewellers in enfield road

there was a building site lower down enfield road with a real indian temple nearing completion, the pigeons are already moving in

and then, just as it started to rain, there was a parade

battersea morning Posted by Picasa

peaceful Posted by Picasa

a silly trick of the light Posted by Picasa

quite early one morning....

early sunday morning on putney lower common Posted by Picasa