It hardly seems worth documenting the minor annoyances I’ve experienced this week when so much genuinely awful stuff (the US Supreme Court jeopardising the life of anyone with a uterus, an attack on a gay nightclub on Oslo, the continued wicked violence of the United Kingdom government against refugees
My participation in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations has been: * getting an extra bank holiday off work * getting 15% off on the suit & shirts I needed to buy for a wedding * eating 1 cupcake and 1 dessert from a certain large supermarket that had various Union Flag-themed decorations * heading out to
Whitechapel station is practically unrecognisable from when it was one of my regular haunts. The narrow staircases and passageways are gone. The new, cavernous ticket hall makes the old one feel like a public convenience. The steepness of the escalator shaft down to the new Crossrail platforms is also a
I’ve been ‘out out’ four times this week. Campaigning event and then dinner with some friends on Wednesday. A colleague’s leaving drinks on Friday. A walk around Richmond Park yesterday [https://www.jonathanis.online/richmond-park-photodump/] . I forgot how exhausting social interaction was and I genuinely don’t know
We took advantage of the Rail Sale [https://www.gov.uk/government/news/over-one-million-half-price-rail-tickets-in-first-ever-great-british-rail-sale] (not to be confused with RailSail) and visited Winchester on Monday, a city I'd only ever visited once before. Here's a photo dump from the day—cathedrals, churches, and courtyards. Enjoy. Beams from St. Lawrence's Church.
I cycled over to Wanstead Park yesterday to record a cycle route for our Newham Cyclists YouTube channel [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCULkPELLfKRz_UivZ4dUYEA/featured] to the bluebells at Chalet Wood [http://leytonstone.net/bluebells/], and it was so stunning that I went over again today with my partner
We went for a nice walk in the sun yesterday. Spring is on its way, and that led to some nice photo opportunities around the Olympic Park and Hackney Marshes. We walked through the London Blossom Garden [https://www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/the-park/things-to-do/blossom-garden] , and witnessed some blossom there