Saturday, July 05, 2008

I don't think we're in Lambeth anymore, Toto

not Lambeth


It's been a quiet few days on this blog recently.

Largely down to the fact that I've been busy packing up and moving out of my home

And that's it for me and South London


Lambeth


I only mention this now as a courtesy to people who have been kind enough to stop by here and share their comments and links (thanks)


All being well, postings to this blog will be patchy and sporadic for a while now as I cast around looking for somewhere a little less oppressive and, um, stabby to relocate to

and here's a pic of my last(?) view of Lambeth as the doors closed on the tube taking me to the frozen wastelands north of the Thames...



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16 comments:

Tony said...

This photo works on so many levels. Great capture of the sad reality of life (not only in your country).

(Gosh, I sound like a fucking flickr commenter)

Anonymous said...

Hi Stef.
Sad to hear you'll not be able to post as often. What happened to the NZ adventure? Was it only just a thought born by virtue its almost as far from the UK as one can get?

lwtc247

Stef said...

Was it only just a thought born by virtue its almost as far from the UK as one can get?

nope, still on - just delayed a tad

Alex Fear said...

Look forward to your posts as always when they do come.

The Underdoug said...

Are you going to NZ by heading north and carrying on past the north pole?

As we Londoners say - it be grim up north.

JAMs said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNJ-lyrKfd4

The Underdoug said...

Didn't mean north of Derby, rather Hackney, Tottenham, Walthamstow, Haringey, Wood Green, Kentish Town, Cricklewood, Wembley, oh, I give up.

Anonymous said...

That's not the North (Jams - effete ponces): if you want to know what the North's like, check out Beasley Street.

(For all the Clarkey fans out there, apparently he gave a good account of himself in St Helens a couple of weeks back).

Stef said...

Didn't mean north of Derby, rather Hackney, Tottenham, Walthamstow, Haringey, Wood Green, Kentish Town, Cricklewood, Wembley...

...Barnet, Southgate, Enfield

There are fewer reindeer than I was expecting and the natives seem to speak a form of English

Anonymous said...

Mornington crescent

- lw

The Underdoug said...

Stef:

I was born and lived in the environs of Wood Green for two thirds of my life and emigrated some time ago to the quadrant (sector ZZ plural Z alpha) you appear to be aiming for as a refuge. I know a craphole when I see one - no matter what 'Sir' Ian Blair says, you would have to be insane to leave your front door open in L.B. Haringey. Whilst you should be alright here in this sector for a while, it is going down - slowly mark you, but I've been here long enough to remember 'before'. It's not anywhere near the state Wood Green was at when I managed to get out (and that was a safe haven in comparison with now), but unless a revolution happens, I give it ten years tops.

There be no reindeer in this quadrant but plenty of grey squirrels and urban foxes, so no shortage of hunting then.

The dialect of English spoken north of the Thames differs from that uttered sarf 'cos northern school teachers use different methods of teaching us sweet f.a.

DE said...

Welcome to the Norf

Orange said...

"...What happened to the NZ adventure? Was it only just a thought born by virtue its almost as far from the UK as one can get?"

Obviously not far enough...

Drug survey shows NZ slipping into 'world's gutters' - expert

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10519516

Stef said...

nowhere is far enough

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the North side!

BZ

Stef said...

That's not the North (Jams - effete ponces): if you want to know what the North's like, check out Beasley Street.

cheers for the JCC link

I haven't listened to his stuff for a long, long time...