Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Michaelmas in Erith

View of Erith Pier

Happy Michaelmas everybody! I wasn’t really sure what Michaelmas was, or even when it was, until today, Michaelmas. It is the feast day of St Michael, the angel who dealt with Lucifer and threw him out of heaven.1 So, someone worth celebrating. Read the rest of this entry »

From Myth To Earth

Sculptures at the From Myth To Earth installation

The other day I stumbled across a little bit of Colombia on the Holborn Viaduct at the Koppel Project Hive, a gallery hosting From Myth To Earth, an installation from the artists Sol Bailey Barker and Gabriella Sonabend. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy National Day of Lucha Libre!

The Mexican Senate recently voted 75-0 for September 21st to be El Día Nacional de la Lucha Libre, National Day of Lucha Libre. This shows that while we may have our problems with democracy and voting, there is at least one example out there of politicians making the right decision, and unanimously too.

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Do you remember

“We went through all the dates: ‘Do you remember the first, the second, the third, the fourth … ‘ and the one that just felt the best was the 21st.” Read the rest of this entry »

The world behind them

Tide is out at Normans Bay

They just want to be in a place where they have the world behind them, and before them nothing but emptiness.

W.G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn

A few weeks back we went on a camping holiday, down to the coast. My holiday reading was W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn. Both had quite an effect on me. Read the rest of this entry »