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Between the blue of sea and sky

From the “rather old but worth reading” file comes this New Yorker piece on the Golden Gate Bridge and the people who jump from it. It’s a macabre subject, but one that’s treated respectfully, documenting the sad stories of those who leap – like the fourteen year-old who took a taxi from school directly to […]

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Dear Lewisham readers..

A very quick plea for information: can anyone recommend a double glazing company? We have a load of knackered Victorian windows that desperately need replacing, but finding someone trustworthy to do the job is proving somewhat tricky. If anyone has any experience of any local companies, I’d love to hear it – thanks. Due disclosure: […]

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DOF = Depth of Fluff

We took Hunter and Ralph to the vet for their 12 month / 730 meal service this week. This is always somewhat traumatic as, cloistered house cats that they are, they find the noise and bustle of the outside world rather terrifying. Both started doing that honking emergency call that scared kittens do (it’s horrible […]

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I (heart) Lego

What can you do when you get a rare few days off work – climb a mountain? Hike through the wilderness? Travel to far flung and exotic lands and immerse yourself in an alien culture? All wonderful choices, of course, but with one common problem: none of them necessarily involves a random visit to the […]

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Convenience food

From this day forth, should anyone ever criticise my choice of home town (and yes, this does happen, with depressing regularity), I shall simply point out that nowhere outside of Lewisham have I ever seen a drive-thru* German sausage stall. Nowhere else can one purchase several varieties of wurst without having to step outside of […]

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