And tech’s been taking a few digs, with action being organised by Twitter and BlackBerry Messenger. #LondonRiots
Lewisham – area affected and pinning photos to locations – Google Maps http://bit.ly/r2xara #LondonRiots
London riots: live via The Telegraph, updated every 90 seconds. Trouble also in Birmingham and Leeds. http://tgr.ph/oBvAN2 #LondonRiots
RT @themensah: BBC reporting Hackney, Lewisham & Peckham but Twitter is reporting Croydon, Brick Lane, Bethnal Green, Harlesden, Harrow, …
I’ve been told that Argos in Catford and one of the Opticians has been trashed, and there are fires in Deptford #LondonRiots
What did we call them back in the day? Ghetto birds overhead. Sirens blazing up the road. Is this it, or more this evening? #LondonRiots
Unconfirmed reports of local police shooting at looters/rioters. A couple of cars on Lewis Grove set alight. #Lewisham #LondonRiots
Shops in Rushey Green (road from Lewisham to Catford) have been broken into. Mum’s on the phone to elder locals. #LondonRiots
RT @cllr_mikeharris: Lewisham Council’s budget been slashed 30%. We can’t afford this. Please please stop.#LondonRiots
RT @cllr_mikeharris: Lewisham Town Hall being shut down for the evening due to the threat of violence #LondonRiots
"I own an Omega wristwatch which I bought nine years ago at Heathrow Airport and which has since then…"
Robert Grudin, Time and the Art of Living
I’ve had this book on my reading pile for a while now. It’s one of those you dip into on occasion rather than attempting to digest in a single setting. Today, a Sunday afternoon sipping mint tea in a tea room in Covent Garden, I’ve managed to make a (lamentably rare) stretch of time for reading and reflection. Grudin’s work is not only a welcome text to return to, but perhaps the most appropriate palate cleanser before attempting anything else.
(Pr) NTS (by Protein®)
Friday evening. I’m actually feeling a little human for the first time in a long time, like there’s been a break on the perennial cloud cover that’s been hanging over my head and obscuring my vision. [Can we pull back on the melodrama just a touch…? -Ed.]
Okay. Friday evening, and I’m inspired. Haven’t been thinking “ideas” for a while, more like “if I can just make it through until…” And then I see something like this Protein video feature on NTS Radio, and the sparks start flying again. I’ve got a while yet before I throw myself back into anything new, but soon, dagnamit. Soon…
You know I love Woolfson & Tay (bookshop in Bermondsey), right? If you’re also a fan, vote for them here: http://tgr.ph/pecU8l
Though it occurs to me that I’ve been far less than "super social" for much of this year… @KMcCarthyWoolf
Right. Looks like Facebook email makes it easier for people to message me, but not for me to manage incoming messages. Disappointed.
Hm. Facebook email just activated. Search is back, but checkboxes for selecting messages gone. Warrants further investigation. IMAP?
"The iPad edition of the POETRY app includes all of the features available on Androids and iPhones,…"
Dear Poetry Foundation, you rule.