Here be Dragons: Wimbledon Stadium – “A Night at the Dogs”

November 25, 2016

The nightfall was now just a few dog barks behind. The moon shows me the way by a faint reflection in the pool of water in the middle of the car park. Distant street lights faint as they reach the surreal brutalist exterior of the Stadium. You can only hear the Moon shining and the […]

You will sometimes walk alone: a message down the well.

April 28, 2016

I had shoes full of holes When you first took me in The path that you led Was straight to your bed It’s one of those nights, isn’t it? Do you feel the whole world is just collapsing over onto you? Do you feel as a chased animal in the corner of the room? Overplanning […]

Pride is a new Victory Day

June 29, 2015

Last Saturday I was walking round Central London with a couchsurfer from Russia. Well, better to say, “tried to walk round” for most of roads were either closed off to transport or congested to the highest extent. Much of the city was out on the street on the Pride parade. The great news from the […]

Here be Dragons: Barnet Soliloquy

April 21, 2015

The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can. J.R.R. Tolkien You know, I like the Romans. They were a tough bunch, not to be messed with. They liked to keep their solutions plain and simple

You will never walk alone

February 2, 2015

I was always a melancholic. As a teenager I used to refer to myself as “little sad boy” when complaining to my family. I was depressed, but I could not quite verbalize it. The most powerful memory from my boyhood is a mental image of myself standing on a balcony, getting ready to jump.

You will always walk alone

January 20, 2015

“Hey, remember me? We met a couple of weeks ago at that place, it was nice to chat! Would you like to go for a walk with me next weekend?”

Why do you run a marathon

October 14, 2014

Last Sunday I have become an adult. No, I have not turned a certain age or taken out a mortgage or fathered a child. I ran the Berlin Marathon.