COMMUNITYMUSIC | Saturday, July 31, 2021

1:13 AM

#COMMUNITYMUSIC: Alyn gave me this keyboard that he rescued and it was brilliant, but now that the organ is here, it’s time for someone else to enjoy it. #yamaha #keyboard #london #friends

VISITORS | Tuesday, June 15, 2021

9:22 PM

#VISITORS: these two excellent humans popped in the other day and we all ate our weight in cheese. Wonderful to see them after their adventure, and just before they set off on a new one. Do listen to the new album from @mossssooop - @beautifulterriblethings - because it’s great. #friends #lockup #lookingup #raclette

ARTHUR | Saturday, October 17, 2020

5:03 PM

#ARTHUR. I am baking. My neighbour knocks to relay a message: can you pop round to Arthur’s? There’s no electrics, the fuse box looks fine, except, ah, the RCD. It trips the moment we plug the washing machine back in. Fine. Change the plug. Trips again. Broken washing machine. Disconnect, drain, shove it out the back, heaviest thing in the house. Then it turns out his phone isn’t working. The half-arsed fitters who turned up yesterday to plug in a panic alarm didn’t do a very job of plugging things back in. Phone fixed. This is absolutely, far and away, the most excitement I’ve had all week. Arthur is 97 next month, been here since 1956. Shashi is in his eighties and these guys meet up every single evening for a drink. #friends #goodneighbours #richmond

SUE | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

10:15 AM

#SUE: catching up with my great mate before the @avamusic gig, talking consultancy life, theatre gossip and the perfection of the #Ocakbaşı grill when you’re starving. #hackney #friends #turkishfood #winning