Monthly Archives: May 2011

Poetic dust

Whilst walking through Camden Town after visiting the Wellcome’s Dirt exhibition, I passed 8 Royal College Street, where young poets Rimbaud and Verlaine briefly lodged in the 1870s.  I scraped some doorstep dust into a small plastic bag, watched by … Continue reading

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Primrose Hill encounters

Glorious morning, honeysuckle in bloom in the back yard … with bees! Hooray.  Though it could be just one bee.  Great wafts of scent through the window as I work. Up early for brisk walk (running on hold at the … Continue reading

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Women Should Be In Charge

Last night to Women Should Be In Charge event at the ICA in London, organised by Bob and Roberta Smith, who is a man btw.  Hmm.  Not good.  Andy Warhol, Thomas Gainsborough, Claude Monet and Banksy were all there, ready … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs in Primrose Hill.

Society of Authors meeting a couple of evenings ago – and great to see Lynne Reid Banks there being feisty.  Author of L-Shaped Room and about 40 other books, she was also one of the first TV news reporters in … Continue reading

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Moth nursery

Called away from dinoland (yes the 4th comic strip book for Bloomsbury is Age of Dinosaurs) to investigate moth nursery which has sprung up under my printer – how dare they! RIP mothlings.

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