Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Cross Bones Graveyard

Working a few freelancing shifts in the old haunt of Southwark. Speaking of haunts, I made a lunch- time pilgrimage to Cross Bones Graveyard, over on Redcross Way. This is where the outcast dead rest of yesteryears and is now a shrine to the modern day equivalent.  You can find more info about the its history and events here
Cross Bones Graveyard in Southwark 

Ribbons and messages hang on the gates of Cross Bones Graveyard 

Dedication to the Outcast Dead 

Cross Bones Graveyard in the shadows of the shard 

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Birthday drinks in Walthamstow

 Caught up with the gang for George's Birthday. Headed down to Mother's Ruin just off Shernhall Street. God's Own Junkyard can be found there along with a few micro breweries, including Wild Card brewery. 

Mother's ruin, Walthamstow

Time at the bar

Hipster clone machine?

Sir Jimmy Jay. File this under weird pictures. 

Beer things

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Back in the Freelancer world. You don't know how lucky you are, boy

I'm now back out into the freelance world after having served at the Daily Express and Daily Star websites. Two years of internet news and especially with 2016 being a corker. The sad thing is we've yet to taste the venom of a post Brexit world...

I got to spend a day at The Week Junior  at Dennis publishing. They're based over in Fitzrovia, probably my favourite part of town. Photo adventure as follows... 

Telecom tower

Arty police station, Fitzrovia

Super Leica

Aperture Camera shop on Rathbone Street. They specialise in analogue 

A defiant Telecom tower

Saturday, 15 April 2017

The mighty Boon

Hooked up with the Boon for a Shoreditch pint at the Barley Mow. Team Umbrella were in attendance too. We also got chatting to a fanzine called Mother Nathan. Good times. 

Boon bater

Plastic fantastic beer cups

Mother Nathan fanzine 

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Texas Joes with the IPC Wrecking crew

Teamed up with the old gang from the days of IPC, now defunct and filled my belly with BBQ meat from Texas Joes, SE1. 

Get stuffed, with the IPC wrecking crew  

Friday, 31 March 2017

Greetings from the Allotment 2017

The Growing season is well on it's way and with these March sunny spells of late, I've been busy down the new plot. Here's a March update on what's been going on...

Summer slam hat

Rhubarb, should be ready end of March. The leaves are poisonous going by the guide books  

Planning where to put the Beer hops form the old plot


Plenty of worms in the soil 

Allotment land

Empty plastic bottles, always useful so as not to poke your eye out 

Compost bins with allotment toot: I've gone for a 2 tier compost version. I'll add a third if and when, all depends on the toot escalator

Chitting Charlotte potatoes. These were a big success last year, so fingers crossed for this year

My allotment tip. Cover it up until needed, this will save you having to worry about it

Raspberry canes rescued from the last plot 

Elephant garlic 

Chard, living in an old Moet bucket. I've yet to work out where to put these

Gin O'clock. Damson tree with Walthamstow's Town hall clock. She chimes every hour which is pretty handy

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

WE: Warner Estate App launch

There's now an App about the Warner Estate in Walthamstow, which has been carefully curated by Lucy Harrison and Katherine Green. The App contains stories about the people who have lived their over the years with photos then and now,  there's also guided audio tours so you can explore the Warner Estate. Here's a few photos from the App's launch night at Vestry House and you can find out more about the WE: Warner App here.  I'll follow this post up once I've taken an App tour. 

Lucy Harrison discusses the WE app, Vestry House 

WE: The Ex-Warner Estate project 

Residents of Warner Estate  

Who needs an iPad, when you have a piano. Warner Estate Walthamstow

Monday, 27 March 2017

They'll never understand the Jazz Police

People hold on

Ghost sign, Regent Remoulds,  Poland Street 

Bad day for the jazz police as Harold Moore Records leaves Great Marlborough St

Saturday, 25 March 2017

We'd gone in search of the American Apparel dream

Camden, March 2017.  I was hoping to pop into the only UK American Apparel, but to quote Skepta, it was shutdown. Now that the indie-scene seems to have split, I don't have much call to visit Camden these days. Here's an interesting article by Hannah Ewens for Vice about Camden and yep, you've guessed it, it's soon to be gentrified. No doubt I'll revisit the NW1 patch before this happens but for the time being here's how the old girl looks today. 

American Apparel RIP

No bad energy 

Stick person required, British Boot Company

It's where you're at, NW1

Amy Winehouse, Camden's modern saint

Donna from Elastica or Vicky Mcclure from This is England

The Monarch, the Barfly and now the Camden Assembly. Let's hope this place survives.

Many a 90s night spent at Club Royale, Monarch 

What's going on then

The Enterprise pub

53 steps at Chalk Farm tube station 

Mind the gap. Salut for now Camden