Monthly Archives: April 2007

House and Home

For some reason I thought I’d create a playlist of songs which have house or home in the title. Here’s what I came up with from my collection: A House is not a Home – Mavis Staples House Burning Down … Continue reading

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‘Town hall blues’

Jonathan Myerson a former councillor in Lambeth (and I think a regular in The Guardian) has written a piece for Prospect about reforming local democracy. Jonathan’s experiences mirror a number that I had in my 9 years as a councillor, … Continue reading

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Lewisham Round Up

Venue Pre-history Transpontine looks back. Pound Shop Pop Transpontine notes the return of real bands (as opposed to tribute ones) to the Venue! Some of them have names of an adult nature. An Antidote to Partnership Working? Matthew Scott, deputy … Continue reading

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Joan Ruddock has been asking about bees: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether his Department is monitoring colony collapse disorder in honey bees in (a) the US and (b) Germany; (2) what … Continue reading

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Scillian sausage

Scillian sausage Originally uploaded by Andrew K Brown.

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pork stuffed with figs, apple and tarragon

pork stuffed with figs, apple and tarragon Originally uploaded by Andrew K Brown. I’ve adapted this from a bbq book we’ve got. It should have been sage instead of tarragon, but I don’t think the meal suffered from the change.

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The Lives of Others

Just been to see The Lives of Others, a German film about a Stasi operation against a playwright. We thoroughly enjoyed it, and came home talking about how we like the way the film under plays some of the moments … Continue reading

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Met Up (2)

My thanks to everyone who came to the Lewisham blogger’s meet up last night. I had such a good time and hope you did as well. Robert was taking photos so there might be digital evidence of the event at … Continue reading

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Come Eleven:Eleven

I’m putting my vinyl copy of Come’s Eleven:Eleven into a digital format and have just realised why I used to love vinyl as much as I did. It’s not just that the sound is different, it’s not just that the … Continue reading

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East London Line Briefing

If, like me, you use the East London Line to get around you may have seen the posters at stations pointing out the line will close on 22 December this year to re-open in June 2010. Last week those of … Continue reading

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