Farewell to the Orient. “Never again kid, never again.”

That’s it then. The end of 112 years of playing in the football league. Leyton Orient gone. Not many people will care. We never won anything of note. Ever. All those Spurs and particularly Arsenal fans who bleat about how tough it is for them up there in LaLaLand will barely notice. Don’t get me startedContinue reading “Farewell to the Orient. “Never again kid, never again.””

The True Story of a Man by a Bench on the Seafront, Yesterday

“Hello mate, can I help you?” He is bent over by the bench, on the seafront. An old man, of an age that is coming up fast. A skinny man, in baggy clothes, sweating under his white cap. Bent over by the bench, almost on his knees, inspecting the wood of an evening, on theContinue reading “The True Story of a Man by a Bench on the Seafront, Yesterday”

There is a choice to make, between love and hate. Choose love. 

Somebody asked me at a gathering on Wednesday night if I had ever known politics so sad, so nasty, so vicious, so tinged with hatred. I said yes, remembering the miners strike and the poll tax riots and that time of great polarisation, because I know it’s cyclical and that if we fail to lookContinue reading “There is a choice to make, between love and hate. Choose love. “

Diving at the most beautiful swimming pool in the world – Montjuic Piscina

The Guardian calls this one of the most beautiful swimming pools in the world, because of the view. Montjuic Piscina, Barcelona. It was weirdly quiet even for a hot day in July, and only costs a few Euros to get in. I shot this on the iPhone and own the copyright to the images and theContinue reading “Diving at the most beautiful swimming pool in the world – Montjuic Piscina”