So today I took this photo of Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre and the one and only Neil Gaiman, and I think it’s kinda great.
[ETA: Feel I should say that this kinda great picture is due to the brilliant Chris Close, who these three were posing (frolicking may be a better word…?) for, and whose Edinburgh book festival portraits are, without exception, superb.]
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The weather this summer has been something else. I feel like I should be doing memorable things, because it’s the kind of summer that everyone will ask about in years to come. I’m working on it.
Some of the best moments, so far: The Thames from Hungerford Bridge; Coombe Abbey; Regent’s Park; Victoria Park; Holkham beach; the London skyline; Djokovic on Wimbledon Centre Court; Victoria Park at sunset; St Paul’s
I spent a week over Easter back home in Norfolk. On my last day there we went to this place, the beautiful Felbrigg Hall, and all you could see for miles was a warm, blue, cloudless sky. It’s that I miss the most now I’m back in London.
I buy the same thing for lunch almost every day. An apple, a cheese sandwich (of the purest kind – cheese and bread, no butter) and a bottle of water. It is cheap and the cheese, the queso manchego, is delicious. I sit on a warm stone wall in the Plaza Santa Ana to eat my rudimentary sandwich and think of Hemingway.
I am watching people eat their lunch in a bustling café. My guide points to the pizza on the plates of two men in front of us.
"Look," he shout-whispers, "They don’t eat the cardboard!"
QPR v Norwich City 0-0
1) Norwich fans are very good at making up chants to the tune of eighties disco hits.
2) Shaun Wright-Phillips is indeed very small. But like, really really small. 3) Loftus Road is not a nice ground. A hot drink and a chocolate bar cost £3. A HOT DRINK AND A CHOCOLATE BAR.
I saw Solange at XOYO in London this week. Here’s what I thought of it.
Few members of the audience had probably heard Solange’s music before October, when she released ‘Losing You’, a faultless, mellow sort-of dance track that has a brilliant bubbly drum beat and an equally brilliant video. Now 26, she has paired up with Dev Hynes (yes, that Dev Hynes, of great talent but terribly-named band), signed to independent label Terrible Records (run by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor) and found an individual, authentic sound that fits her almost as well as her radically-patterned suit.
(You can read the full review here.)