Monday, 15 March 2010

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Tick Tock

I really like old clocks. I especially like old clocks that don't work any more. St John's St. EC1.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Grey Day

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

A trip down Deptford Church Street

A friend of mine has just bought a flat in Deptford. I went to visit him the other day and spotted these oddities.

This is the Deptford Project and it's actually quite well known. It's a cafe in a converted railway carriage. I recommend the spinach and ricotta quiche.

Not for sale. Although being put down in ten days the owner was more than willing to inform me. I bet he says that to everyone.

There's a flea market just off Deptford Church Street selling all kinds of crap (and some pretty good finds).

I wonder what this place sells.

Monday, 15 February 2010


I spotted this cheeky chappy outside a shop just off Brick Lane.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Chewing gum...?

I've no idea exactly what this place is. It's on Chatsworth Road in Clapton. I'm fairly sure it's not a shop, and if it is God knows what it sells. The front door is plastered with magazines from the 80s which have all faded in the sun and it's got these oversized Wrigleys packets in the window.

Monday, 1 February 2010


This is a statue of Hodge who one of two cats belonging to Samuel Johnson. It's in Gough Square in EC4. The other cat was called Lily but there's only a statue of Hodge. Shame that the duffer on the bench sort of spoils the photo.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Clapton Road Signs

This was the first thing that made me think of doing a blog. I remember reading once that the 'NE' postcode district was merged into the 'E' district way back so took a snap of this road sign. I've recently found out that that this actually took place in 1866 under advice from Anthony Trollope no less, making this sign 144 years old. I find that hard to believe, but there we are. Whilst walking around I noticed another one and apparently there's also one on Victoria Park Road. Watch this space