All posts tagged: Tower Hamlets Cemetery

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motion the last few weeks were very busy and I struggled making space for creativity – but this week I made up: doing some of my favourite things (writing, photography, spinning yarn) in my favourite spaces (cafes, my room, the cemetery). maybe I should let you guess which ones I did where? here’s a little help: the old tower hamlets cemetery is one of my favourite places and I took part in a very inspirational […]

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fox (2) the little fox cub in our garden has died. it lived a short and probably slightly crazy life in close proximity to 10 adults who absolutely adored it. it lived a powerful life in that it has touched us deeply – and inspired ongoing conversations about death… below are my musings.     I often wonder where wild animals go to die…   there are about 140,000 grey squirrels across Britain and about […]

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autumn has now come a one-legged pigeon poised on the cemetery signpost patient and undisturbed letting me pass while cold rain enwraps us both gathering on the ground in puddles black and murky like old engine oil a tree trunk is split into three muscular tendons of three different colours – red, ochre, green – the tree standing tall and straight like a sculpture exposed to be admired this is autumn rain full of disillusion […]

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time     living in london means i cannot avoid being part of conversations about wimbledon; i’m not in the least interested in tennis and when speaking with housemates this morning i realised again that i generally don’t enjoy watching others doing sport. least of all on tellie – i’m far too restless and much rather get active myself. housemate manny was trying to convince me of the beauty of watching long drawn out cricket […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

heart the title of this blog does not in any way refer to valentine’s day even though and indisputably so that was one of the happenings in the past week: i’m not a big supporter of the commercialisation of such occasions and therefore always a bit suspicious of 14th feb… however, as it happens i found myself in a cafe called “muxima” on the 14th feb which got its name from one of the bantu […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

honesty in the past 2 weeks i’ve taken quite a few walks across Tower Hamlets Cemetery which has turned into a little urban jungle thanks to the monsoon-like summer weather. it’s a great little oasis and my favourite choice if i have an urge to see trees. last week i’ve learnt about “honesty”, a plant i didn’t know the name for – i used to call it “moon plant'” because that’s what it looks like […]