now incorporating the Sudbury Hill and Wood End Times

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Window within a window

Today
The cover of Southernmost Point Guest House poetry book has a picture of the window of the Geranium shop for the Blind in Walm Lane. As of today, a couple of copies were donated and you can see one of them in the window above. Hence "window in a window".

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chiltern line

Looking west northwest

Near Sudbury Hill

Red lantern Christmas decorations in Chinatown

Wardour Street

Another cash machine raid on the same block

Forensics at work

Shopfront completely smashed

Cash machine broken into
Today we find New Light Computer Sales and Services shop in Greenford Road near Sudbury Hill tube has been raided and the cash machine broken into. It is only three or four doors from the Post Office that was raided and smashed up in the same way for a cash machine as we reported here last month. A team of police including forensic investigation staff were on the scene when these pictures were taken today.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Three squibs

The Road  Not Taken

On seeing two signposts pointing opposite ways to Edenderry,
one that said 8 miles and one that said 10


She bid me take her hither,
I bid her take me yon
But I being young would dither
And now she's taking John.

Down by Edenderry
Our rendezvous was set
But I went by the long road
And now she's with that get.

So listen all you geezers
On Erin's craggy coast
Always take the short cut
Or else your arse is toast.

.

Nearly Man

Ah me and Carmel Kavanagh from Navan
In a caravan in Cavan
Almost consummated our mirage.
Then a one night couldn't stand
With Anna from Knockananna
In Banna sur la Plage.
I nearly humped Dymphna from Crumlin though,
On a drumlin near Drumshanbo
But never knowingly akimbo,
She dumped me at Crimbo,
Which ruined my image
In Kimmage.

.

He wishes for the green and silver bits

After WBY

Had I the heavens’ embroidered circuitboards,
Enwrought with silver of solder and flux
The boolean half charge of decision scores,
Resistors and matrices of maybes and mux,
I’d encrypt there the tales of Arabia for you.
But I being poor have only my wee jests;
Tread softly because you tread on my jesticles.

.

Ganache

Thursday, November 06, 2014

John Lewis Christmas advert



This is really lovely. A lot better than the one last year. Full marks to JLP for carrying on this tradition of theirs and for being a workers' co-operative, of course, and a great shop. And a John Lennon song to go with it.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Harrow Cricket Club fireworks 2014

Waiting for the show to start











Snaps can't do justice to the spectacular display.
Harrow Cricket Club.

The fireworks were good but I didn't think much of the crappy music. And while we were waiting, the hundreds of kids and toddlers rushing around having great fun were bombarded with horrible lyrics in some songs, one of which I found particularly annoying with such lines as "I'm your lover, I'm not your fucking mother." I suppose kids have to get used to that sort of thing now, but really tacky DJ-ing, to say the very least, given the audience.

Ossian

Saturday walk

Grove Farm nature reserve

Grove Farm (2)

Grove Farm (3)

Grove Farm (4)

Grove Farm (5) dry rill

Grove Farm (6) with Kellogg tower in the distance, mid-left

Wood End Lane (1)

Wood End Lane (2)

Wood End Gardens (1)

Wood End Gardens (2)

Wood End Gardens (3)

Wood End Road
About Grove Farm nature reserve (Wikipedia)