I called it “leaving Anna Madrigal”

Five years of my life spent at the last place in central London. I’m now a zone 1 exile, living in suburban zone 3. In truth it has been a lot better than I’d thought it might be. Commuting by train not so very bad (or so very long). Much quieter than living in the centre.…

A river runs through it

I cycled south this evening, over Chelsea Bridge to see a flat not far from Battersea Park (which those with long memories may recall is perhaps my favourite London park). The journey – though short – isn’t a great deal of fun. I live a privileged existence at present – cycling about 1 mile to work…

Tempest

Looking north from Vauxhall Cross. The building on the right is the side view of Mi6’s headquarters. The building on the left is a huge apartment building. The road heading away is actually Vauxhall bridge which connects the London Borough of Lambeth with the London Borough of Westminster. The tail-end of tropical storm Bertha hit the UK…

Because all the world’s a stage

Have enjoyed several jaunts at the theatre just recently. Handbagged, currently on at the Vaudeville, is a must-see. It’s a comedic dramatised account of the private meetings between Margaret Thatcher and the Queen. It’s had rave-reviews, and for good reason. Fenella Woolgar plays (the younger) Thatcher and she has absolutely nailed Thatcher’s mannerisms – way…