My mother recently had a heart attack – Here’s a dialogue.

A dialogue Carefully setting down his steaming cup of extremely hot coffee and the throwing his knapsack under the desk, he logs in to the computer and turns to the freelancer who’s been working in the office for about a week-or-so now. “Good morning,” she says. “Good morning,” he replies with a slow sigh as…

Only little people pay tax

It’s been somewhat of an eventful time as of late, culminating in an appointment and discussion with my neurologist about how we would move forward with a treatment plan for my Multiple Sclerosis. When he commended my level headedness through the process so far – from my initial bout with a sixth annular nerve palsy and speculative…

How are ya getting’ on?

A lot has been going on since my lachrymose little article from last week. At the time, I was rather on the despondent side, fearing I would no longer have time or opportunity to hunt-down and photograph London’s ever-changing street art offerings. As it happens,  my sorrows were somewhat unfounded as I started a new job in East London’s Shoreditch area…

Blogging is great craic altogether

One of the satisfying upsides to having a blog is that you get to share the cool stuff that’s going on in your life with the world. I caught up with an old friend recently.  Richard Needham is his name and his family were my next door neighbours when I was growing up in the West of Ireland. We…

Be genuine with questionable haircuts

As my stretch of employment in Camden Town comes to a close, I can’t help but get a little reflective about my time spent here. When I first started working in this famously rowdy district three years ago, it would not be a stretch to say that I was far from keen on the area. However, as I’ve…

Destroy

I will be leaving my job in Camden in a few weeks, and, as a result,  I see significantly less street art featuring on this site in future – a great shame. Until then, I’m trying to photograph as much new work as possible. We’re experiencing somewhat of a “heatwave” in London at the moment…

Music plays somewhere in the distance

More than three quarters of the Greek population list their religion as Orthodox, so if you find yourself there during one of their religious celebration, it is an almost certainty that you will find yourself involved in the pageantry of the occasion in some way, shape or form. I spent this year’s Easter holidays in the Northern…

Do the Truffle Shuffle!

I’m back in work after some time off due to a wicked case of that damned Optic Neuritis. I went for a walk at lunch to see if anything has changed in the neighbourhood and was pleased to discover a few new pieces of street art, including a rendition of Chunk (from the 1985 movie…

In order to succeed

I don’t have too much to show for myself this week as I was only working til Wednesday. I was considering skipping posting today, but I’ve gotten such positive feedback about these little  signs that I thought I might as well show you what I have.  Here are the travel notices  for this week. You…

A work in progress

We went to Brick Lane at the weekend and despite the chilling wind, we had a fine day. We happened upon on Werdna and Mr Christa  at work and got to chatting with them while they finished up. I asked Wernda if all that paint is doing any harm to his lungs. Probably, he told…

A Very Quick Story

I’ll tell you a quick story while you’re here and I have the time to spare. I have a good friend who worked as a barman for the years he was seeing his way through his tertiary educational commitments. No-one who knows an honest day of work would ever challenge you in saying that tending…

Smile

Today’s customer information update at Camden Overground Station. I know these kinds of things can come across as a little trite and sentimental but sometimes there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. “What passes for hip cynical transcendence of sentiment is really some kind of fear of being really human, since to be really human […]…

Citizen, remain vigilant 

The terrorist threat level in the United Kingdom has recently been raised to Severe, meaning that there is high likelihood of a terrorist attack in the immediate future. Since the British Government initiated the launch of air missions against the Islamic State in Syria, living in London feels a lot like living in the centre…

News Review, June 2015

Last month BBC News released a story suggesting a possible link between prolonged use of the mild pain killer paracetamol during pregnancy and low testosterone production in unborn male children. The investigation examined the effect of a typical daily dose of paracetamol on testosterone production in mice. Following 24 hours of treatment with the drug,…