September 2010

Farringdon Oh Farringdon..... (29 September 2010)

It's very wet in Battersea. So wet the lights of the cars are making the road shine like a cheap bauble. I left the cottage at 12.30, expecting to arrive in London at 1.45, in the event it took me...

Orlas Feast. (27 September 2010)

Monday, the beginning of a new week. I put my dressing gown on at 4.00 p.m. Lay on my back with my legs in the armchair, threw my arms behind my head and fell asleep. My body had taken a...

GOOD RIDANCE (24 September 2010)

Funerals, in the movies, always have rain streaming down. Big, fat droplets falling on umbrellas as the family huddle round the grave. Yesterday I wept on my ironing, I wept on my cooking I wept on my pyjamas as the...

New Beginnings (23 September 2010)

It's already tomorrow and I haven't been to bed yet. I went to North London early this morning. Victoria Tube Station was jam-packed with commuters standing, long-faced, at the ticket barriers, as the screens showed hoards of morning travellers shoving...

Peace One Day (21 September 2010)

Today is Peace One Day, and so it's time to make peace. It has been made clear to me, 30 minutes ago, that many of you were jumping to the wrong conclusion. LBC have been very kind to me over...

The Sounds of Silence (21 September 2010)

Today I am walking to Buddha - sounds like a Bruce Sprinsteen song - The Buddha who sits facing North, South, East and West on the South Side of Battersea Park. If I run it takes 12 minutes, if I...

Sunlay (19 September 2010)

To Glen, and all of you, yes I've received your wonderful comments. It feels as if I am always in turmoil. What if one day I posted really good news up, none of us would know what to say... I...

IF (18 September 2010)

I've just come back from my osteopath who said my body feels like its been slapped in the face. Your comments have made me cry. Thank you - not for making me cry but for bothering to write at all....

Annus Horribilis. (17 September 2010)

I have had a really bad stomach upset over the last two days. Nobody told me that the remedy contained morphine...The result is I am dry of mouth, bleary of eye and concrete of stomach. The last few days have...

Hip- Hoppalong ( 9 September 2010)

I've taken Arnica, rubbed arnica cream into it, taken three Neurofen and am sitting on an ice pack. I tripped by Battersea Square as I was thinking about a girl who had tripped in Battersea Square.... I cried and thought...

Norf & Sarf ( 2 September 2010)

In the middle of brushing my teeth the telephone rang. 7.40a.m. and my personal trainer had arrived early. Dripping with blue toothpaste I let her in, finished my ablutions then set about learning how to use a dumbell. I'll end...

Finchley Road ( 1 September 2010)

Walked through Battersea Park this morning, the air was as crisp as a newly baked roll. The sky peeked through the sycamore trees and I felt energised. It was like walking through Prospect Park West in Brooklyn. Got to work...

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