Of things past

I took a day off yesterday and went up to town to take in a few photography exhibitions. I’ve been in town a lot of late but working between 0830-1730 means that there is no opportunity to take in the offerings, so it was back in on a cheap ticket and what a bargain that […]

Our dependency on others

I often wonder at the constant motion our world is forever in, not only the rotating aspect of the planet or the cyclical phase of the moon and stars but of those people who work tirelessly through the night to ensure our expectations are met. That could be anyone from the emergency services through to […]

East London Photomonth

It is all kicking off over here in London. The annual Autumn photofest has started in East London. A lecturer from University of Suffolk – Paola Leonardi – has opened her show at Leytonstone. By chance I bumped into her last week as I was heading into London for the Agile Business Conference. I’m back […]

A time of reflection

Much has happened in the last three weeks. Twelve months of graft came to a head with the opening of Edgelands where all manner of people from my current and past lives met for two hours in what an artist neighbour described to me today as a very good atmosphere, then melted away again. I […]

Dog waste

I was out early this morning, an hour before daybreak but it was such a dark morning compared to yesterday which was impossibly bright. The temperature was up by at least 6 or 8 degrees. Such is Winter in temperate climes. I checked out the shipping movements for the dock and tide times and it […]

So much has changed since the dog died

Today’s weather would not be good for dogs. Ours would have turned his nose up at having to go out in this, I very nearly did so in doing the messages this morning which is why I got to thinking about our locale. Every morning he would trot, and he did trot almost like a […]

A cold start

I decided to use the motor this morning. I was all walked out yesterday and getting to the Orwell Bridge with a shed load of gear is not that easy on foot. I pulled out of the garage to a bitterly cold morning but luckily for me no ice-scaping. It totally surprised me to encounter […]

Alert, Vigilant and gone for a Burton

I was alerted to the Trinity House vessel moored in the Wet Dock a few days ago but last night as I made my way from the station to the UCS campus to visit the ‘Untitled.’ degree show student’s exhibition last night at St Clement Church I noticed a revenue cutter was moored alongside the […]

I like pies and sunsets

Regular readers will know that I like cake and there is nothing better on the earth than Mrs O’s Dundee cake closely followed by her exquisite lemon and black pepper cake. Not in the same sitting I might add. No, that would not work at all. The lemon cake is a Ruby Tandoh recipe. Look […]

Mixed feelings

Yesterday was a strange day. It is two years ago tomorrow that I maneuvered mother-in-law into the care home but it was on the Friday, a very wet Friday that the move took place in the dark that can only come from a December evening. These thoughts ran through my mind as I scuttled down […]