My boots and the UK economy

29 01 2010

The 3six5 project is collating daily blog entries from writers all over the world. Each day a different person gives a unique perspective on what’s happening in their own space, but within a global news context.

I was the voice of January 28th 2009…

I have a hole in my boot.
Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but this afternoon it’s been raining and I’ve had a lot to think about…
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(Slipping) Evening Standards

13 07 2009

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I think it’s a sad time we’re living in when something – once the symbol of London pride and the mark of a bowler-hatted gentleman – is visibly crumbling before us.

I’ve seen them selling the paper for 10p at Paddington Station, i’ve seen them bribe us to purchase with a free Oyster Card or ruck-sack, i even picked up a free copy when it was relaunched – But this evening it was being handed out gratis because it just hadn’t been sold. The vendor, stood at his umbrellaed metal box, distributed freely from a 3ft pile of unwanted Standards. Read the rest of this entry »





Michael Jackson Graffiti homage

29 06 2009

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Whilst cruising on my narrow boat, i spotted a recent work of graffiti art on the Limehouse Cut  on Sunday 29th June – 4 days after he died.

RIP Michael "Slippy Fist" Jackson

RIP Michael "Slippy Fist" Jackson

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MP’s Expenses Blackout

26 06 2009

If you live In London (or have just a passing knowledge of the UK) you can’t have failed to have picked up on the furore over MP’s and their expenses.

With Tony Blair having his paperwork handily shredded (in the midst of legal wrangle over whether they should be made public) and copies of other high ranking minister’s expense sheets released in the newspapers – with vital bits blacked through –

it’s fair to say that the Great British public are a tad ****** off with the whole ***** ****-**.

The visual imagery of the blacked out words and figures seems to have entered our psyche pretty quickly.

The Metro this week had a classic advert for Tourism South Australia with a blacked out expenses claim form, detailing a trip to Kangaroo Island.

What's that Skippy?

What's that Skippy?

Specsavers have run an advert on the similar theme –

Buy-focals

Buy-focals

And today above BikBok on Oxford Street I saw this –

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