Monthly Archives: July 2015

Festing Four-The Facts

Festing Four-The Facts   Before the four foxes caught and disposed of by our brave special forces went to the den in the sky they confessed. They were suicide foxes. Already social media is saluting  these four legged fanatics as … Continue reading

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Wierd and Wacky

Wacky, Weird, Wonderful, Wanderlust. I like my artists to be a bit wacky and or weird but most all wonderful. Lucien Freud had fourteen children, Francis Bacon slept with his burglar, Lawry was a Mummy’s boy with a thing for … Continue reading

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Hunting Season Over

Hunting Season Ends Its over. The fox hunt. The final score Festing Road 4  Foxes United Undefeated. We started well with our two traps. In the first week we caught three-two in one day. We were on a roll. We … Continue reading

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Youthful Pleasures

Youthful Pleasures   A famous old boy died the other day. Head boy, captain of various sports, university graduate, a leading light in old boys  sports , a respectable career,a family man who loved his dog. Whats not to like? … Continue reading

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Lidos-Your Questions AnsweredLidos

Lidos -Your Questions Answered   Many of my readers have been phoning, emailing and using social media to find out more about London’s Lidos. Having swum in  Highbury Fields(when there)Crouch End(as a child) and Tooting, Brockwell, London Fields (in recent … Continue reading

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Swimming for Putney(2)

Swimming for Putney (2) London Fields Lido. All I know is that Martin Amis was  once an enfant and he was terrible. Then he wrote brilliant books including London Fields which is actually set in Ladbourne Grove. Now Amis is … Continue reading

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Itwonthurt

As many know the title of my blog itwonthurt is taken from  author Hunter S “gonzo” Thompson’s ten year old suicide note written before he took down his rifle for that famous last time. This week he would have celebrated … Continue reading

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