My Flat In London

16 Dec 18
R-age: diary of a women's seven decades into life

Was walking to Morrisons (other supermarkets are available) supermarket on Friday and in a side street near the sea front was a man looking at a large canvas propped up on a wall. Wasn’t sure if someone had thrown it out, so I asked him (I talk to everyone when out and about, like the […]

16 Dec 18
Sarah Cassidy

The irony is that I’m writing my summer update whilst wrapped up in a blanket trying to keep warm on a cold, winters day. Summer seems like such a long time ago. But what a summer 2018 was. Day after day, week after week of glorious sunshine, eating breakfast in the garden each morning and […]

16 Dec 18
Radio Free

What these stories highlight is a more general social truth: to be a tenant is to be precarious, at continual risk of rent rise, legal disputes and being evicted. London Renters Union. All rights reserved. In an era of rogue landlords and slum housing, renter unions provide much needed protection and solidarity for tenants. The […]

16 Dec 18
Radio Free

What these stories highlight is a more general social truth: to be a tenant is to be precarious, at continual risk of rent rise, legal disputes and being evicted. London Renters Union. All rights reserved. In an era of rogue landlords and slum housing, renter unions provide much needed protection and solidarity for tenants. The […]

16 Dec 18
Lou Lou Goes Abroad

Wednesday 10 October 2018 to Friday 12 October 2018 Well I’m finally getting around to adding the last couple of days of my travel and boy will this be interesting trying to remember! As I mentioned in the last blog my alarm was set for a disturbingly early flight! We were catching a bus at […]

16 Dec 18
Intel Today

“The thesis in my books and my writing is that anti-American terrorism arises from the behavior of U.S. foreign policy. It is what the U.S. government does which angers people all over the world.” William Blum “William Blum was at the forefront of critical debate and analysis of US foreign policy. He combined honesty and […]

16 Dec 18
(an Old Man in Lycra)

To be kind, I think we could say the running has been ‘workmanlike’ but I’ve put effort into the rest days and have shown some improvement there. Following Saturday’s cycle and a run on Sunday, for the start of week 4 training I ran on Monday for 5.18 miles (8.31km) and again on Tuesday for […]

16 Dec 18
EmahPurpleWriter

“Flo. Let me tell you this truth. You never get life figured out. No matter how old you become, no matter how much you’ve seen, no matter how much you have achieved, life always finds a way to surprise you. You might think you have it the the bag but there is always one event […]

16 Dec 18
les vieux jours blog

The heat in the apartment is an important issue especially in autumn and winter. From the earliest years, people have tried to solve this problem in various ways by lighting fires. In ancient Rome, warm air was used and later tiled stoves and fireplaces became very popular, which are still often used especially in single-family […]

16 Dec 18
Book Around The Corner

Half Life by Roopa Farooki (2010) French title: Le Temps des vrais bonheurs. Translated by Jérémy Oriol. It’s time to stop fighting, and go home. Those were the words which finally persuaded Aruna to walk out of her ground-floor Victorian flat in Bethnal Green, and keep on walking. One step at a time, one foot, […]

16 Dec 18
Glasgow Museums Art Donors Group

Felicia Pepys Cockerell 1890-1970 Painting                                            Artist  : Harding was an American portrait painter. He was born in Massachusets of humble origins. He was largely self-taught but became very successful. He spent time in Europe […]

16 Dec 18
The Brittesotan

In 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road, hit cinemas. The first Mad Max film since 1985’s largely crap Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, it won plaudits for its relentless, stunningly choreographed action scenes and its prominent female characters. Of course, with ropier special effects, these had been key features of both Mad Max 2 and even Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. But I […]

16 Dec 18
mrsgrumpywrites

Had to ring Leanne first thing and cancel riding because we had a Nothe Sunday Team Lunch to go to, Mr Toad reminded me last night. Cleared the table for Trev and switched on our small Christmas tree, that used to stand on the landing during Advent at CmlCt, plugged into a timeswitch.  It was […]