AUTUMN | Thursday, October 20, 2022

12:49 AM

#AUTUMN: #Hamburg is quite beautiful, instead of the many parks we have in London, the entire city is lined with trees. The parkland at #PlantenUnBlomen is particularly well-kept, the Japanese garden only augmenting it rather than being a highlight. The (largest in Germany) open-air ice rink should be coming soon, and then there’s a bit of a fight to turn it back into a giant #rollerskate park from April to September, as the new surface isn’t skate-friendly… #Germany #park #leicapower #summilux

ORIGAMI | Thursday, October 20, 2022

11:29 AM

#ORIGAMI: in my modest collection of Origami books that I’ve been gathering since I was seven, is this practical guide from 1980 which includes instructions for embroidering initials, making other table accessories with napkins, children’s party folds and a handy stain removal chart. If I want to learn something new, I have to find either a children’s book or an old one. #napkin #napkinfolding

THEBEAUTIFULONES | Wednesday, October 12, 2022

8:39 PM

#THEBEAUTIFULONES: little up-and-coming beat combo playing two sets in a little venue, new album does indeed sound good live, very good setlist, even sneaking He’s Dead in there… #suede #autofiction

SAUSAGEDOGRACE | Saturday, September 24, 2022

8:28 PM

#SAUSAGEDOGRACE: the annual display of disobedience in a rainy #volkspark but such cuteness. ➜ Flickr for full pictures (photos/vishv) #hamburg #dachshund #dogsofinstagram #dogoftheday

BILLINGHAM550 | Tuesday, August 9, 2022

9:32 PM

#BILLINGHAM550: I’m packing up to leave the UK, and this beast is still with me. 30 years ago, @dgovarnie and I went shopping to buy him a guitar and me a camera bag. I don’t know if that guitar is still alive but this bag, the venerable Billingham 550 definitely is. Needs a service and a replacement end pocket but it’s still carting my camera gear or my clothes, depending on the occasion. £150 in 1992. They’re still making it! £689 in 2022! I don’t think I have anything else from when I was 18, do you? #camerabag #madeinbritain #billingham

BACKGARDEN | Tuesday, August 9, 2022

9:35 PM

#BACKGARDEN: I’ve decided that the back garden is finished. Great weekend with various friends popping over, but it will soon be enjoyed by others… but not sure if they’ll look after it quite as well 😆 #brexit #garden #england #richmond

SEQUINSKATE | Monday, July 18, 2022

7:02 PM

#SEQUINSKATE: it happened, mainly thanks to @conroybryony lending me her hotpants and @saffstickles pinning them to my actual pants, additional support from @sparkyspx, @lolainlondon and @brian_beaver, and general good vibes from everyone on the Sunday Stroll team. I’m 48½ and this is NOT happening again. Over £1100 raised for @sheltercharity [ [ LINK IN BIO ] ] and I have a slightly more positive body image of myself, which was completely unexpected, so there’s a tale for @_bodygossip. Shortish skate, 9 miles in the heat, but great tunes from @steve.brown.58323431 and big shout to #Northops for setting the challenge, creating the fundraiser, raising most of the cash in minutes, and being the most prestigious tech community around. Join them on Slack! #skate #charity #hotpants #london