Monthly Archives: April 2009

Can’t you tell him?

That’s (one of) my bed(s)!

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Start as you mean to go on, that’s the thing…

I’ve never been pulled off my feet by a dog until this morning. Trezza and I took the two of them to the back of the University where there are three football pitches side by side. Our conversation was along … Continue reading

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Meet Lemon

We picked him up from foster care today. He was found wandering in Dublin in the middle of last year and found his way to the UK in a sorryish state by the means of a rescue organisation based in … Continue reading

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Most timely

Tinchy and N-Dubz had to cancel a show at UEA a few weeks ago. It is re-scheduled for tonight and I am off there soon. For these boys it will be this: Elsewhere in Norwich I can hear the cries … Continue reading

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Number One!

A few years ago my son Jack and his friend Archie were determined that Norwich should see some grime music. They promoted a night, persuading the band Roll Deep’s management that if they would come up to Norwich then they … Continue reading

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Youth portrait

A likeness of the young Ulrike Meinhof from the sequence of fifteen paintings October 18, 1977 by Gerhard Richter, one of the great photo-realist painters. It’s like a school photo, a bit. That’s one thing I like about it.

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I have characters floating in front of my eyes

Not impish foils, picaresques and gangster’s molls, but rather letters of the alphabet, semi-colons and tpyos. I am well behind on the work in progress and am working like stink on games that were played as long ago as last … Continue reading

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Jack’s Silver Disc

He came round with his girlfriend to have dinner, watch that amazing 4-4 draw between Liverpool and Arsenal, and had this tucked under his arm to show us. It’s for 200,000 sales : what an amazing thing. Jack and his … Continue reading

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He went twelve rounds with all his mates earlier on

in a two-hours-in-the-park type situation. This is the state of him now: at half-past-six, if it isn’t already happening, then he is normally mithering like crazy for his second walk; not today.

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Number 1

Tinchy Stryder’s new disc. Out today! (PG Warning – strobe ladies)

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