Notting Hill

I recently explored the colourful streets of  Notting Hill. It’s so pretty and Portobello Road Market is well worth a visit. Advertisements

Review: Just So Happens by Fumio Obata

★★★★★ Publisher: Jonathan Cape Buy: Foyles Fumio Obata’s beautiful, engaging graphic novel explores ideas of expatriatism, cultural tradition and parental obligation. The protagonist is Yumiko, a young Japanese woman who has settled in London. Sometimes she finds the city harsh, but has come to find comfort and excitement in its bustling, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The initial images in … Continue reading

Creative Workspaces #2

I asked some more writers and artists to tell me a bit about their desks and studios…   Jenn Thompson Writer London, UK “For the first time in about a decade I’ve finally got an actual desk. No more writing on beds/floors/kitchen tables. It’s some sort of Scandinavian bureau from the 20s and was given … Continue reading

Good Things Part 5

Some good things that have happened recently… I bought this excellent comic book which I had wanted for ages: I went to London for the David Bowie exhibition at the V&A. It was very good. I also met up with some old friends from up north. I couldn’t get any pictures inside the museum, so … Continue reading

Easter in East London

As I mentioned in my last post about Columbia Road Flower Market, I spent Easter Weekend in London. It was great catching up with old friends and making new ones. It was even sunny for a little while. On Saturday we walked from my friend’s house in Mile End along the canal towards Broadway Market. … Continue reading

Columbia Road Flower Market

I went to London at the weekend and visited this East End flower market. I drank coffee with my friend Jen and we heard lots of people shouting about flowers and some nice music from buskers. It was a good morning. More to follow on the rest of my London trip.

Good Things Part 4

I’ve been insanely busy lately and haven’t had much time to blog. I intend to catch up, and in the meantime here are some pictures of good and/or interesting things. Retro beach babes Really good French film (English title – What War May Bring) Annie Hall Audrey Horne and Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks (which … Continue reading

2012 in pictures

Well, this is my 100th blog post and it’s the end of the year so I thought I should do some kind of retrospective. It’s been a very different year from 2011, when I lived in Shanghai. Here are some aspects of 2012 that I managed to document in between moments of actually living my … Continue reading

London

I couple of weekends ago, I went to London for the first time in ages to see some friends and generally get away for a miniature holiday. I stayed at my friend Jenny’s house in Primrose Hill. I’d been there before but had never explored the area – it’s ridiculously nice, as you might expect … Continue reading