Driving to

The Killers – Hot Fuss Massive tracks – remind me of The Cure, The Psychedelic Furs and U2 Athlete – Tourist Deptford’s Coldplay (ducks for cover) Hothouse Flowers – Home Probably more famous for their 1980s hit “Don’t Go” from a different album. “I can see clearly now” and “Movies”, two tracks back to back […]

The wood for the trees

In the park the other day with my son when he asked if we could walk to the swings through the forest. So I was just wondering… What’s the difference between a wood and a forest? And when does a copse become a wood? A quick straw poll amongst friends says size matters, though whether […]

More on East Dulwich

East Dulwich came about when four local land owners sold up their estates to building prospectors in the final years of Queen Victoria’s reign. The largest of the four was the Friern Manor Farm estate. On the East Dulwich section of the curiously named Ideal homes: suburbia in focus (complete with garden gnomes in the […]

In memory of Jacques Cousteau

This evening my Dad and I went to see Wes Anderson’s fantastic The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. It seems difficult to go wrong with anything with Bill Murray in it these days. I can really recommend it, it felt like a cross between one of my favourite films Le Grand Bleu (The Big Blue) […]

A classic example of a late Victorian suburb

East Dulwich: is a classic example of a laste Victorian suburb had a cinema between 1938 and 1972 (the building was demolished in 2003) was bombed heavily in World War II during the Blitz and by V1 and V2 flying bombs had electric trams until 1952 was originally in the county of Surrey and in […]

Children learn what they live

If children live with criticism, They learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, They learn to fight. If children live with ridicule, They learn to be shy. If children live with shame, They learn to feel guilty. If children live with encouragement, They learn confidence. If children live with tolerance, They learn to be […]

Sounds like the sun is out

Winter is finally on the wane. The clouds are whiter and whispier and there’s sunshine. Sitting in the office yesterday with the window slightly open, I really noticed how the noise coming in from the outside sounded different from the overcast day before. The science bit, my colleague pointed out, is that there’s less moisture […]

Sunday circuit

Good run… Up Dunstans Road and turn left (South) on to Lordship Lane Opposite Harvester on South Circular go through gate and up Cox’s Walk to Dulwich Woods Up hill over disused railway tunnel at back of Sydenham Hill Wood (Nature Reserve) which comes out on Sydenham Hill Turn right along Sydenham Hill to mini-roundabout […]

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