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DEVESES AGAIN…

We made it, we’re on holiday, we fucked up the booking and were en-route to Alicante with nowhere to stay, but after some messages and calls we have found ourselves in our favourite quiet spot in Les Deveses not far from the beach, in a casa that the new owners had no plans for renting, and we are very grateful that a bunch of unlikeliness fell together, perfectly. It’...

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COURGETTE LEAF

Yes, I’m back on my courgette leaf fixation, the evening sun was kinda backlighting them, the pink bits are some kind of flowers behind. It’s a beautiful world. It feels like it’s under siege, but we haven’t killed it yet. Whether you have climbed to (let’s hope they don’t build that airport) Machu Pichu, are walking your dog through Epping Forest with its surprisingly ...

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TUBE NOTES #2

A tangle of hands hanging from the bar. One of those occasions when folks squeezing into the carriage have to find any available half-space to wrap their fingers, so, arms cross, fingers stretch and elbows find themselves in ears, in eyes. For Pete’s sake, sort yourselves out, just all let go, untangle, start again. I suspect that I am obsessed with hands. Well, some hands, perhaps. A slimmish, brownish ...

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TUBE NOTES: CENTRAL LINE, LONDON, RUSH HOUR…

Tall, tall, tall, I want to be tall, tall, tallAs big as a wall, wall, wall, as big as a wall, wall, wall(Empire State Human, The Human League 1979) The Central Line carriages are small and cramped and the seatless space where the doors open and us commuters stand is arched, higher in the middle than at the doors. When it isn’t so busy, you can stand where you ...

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SPAIN 2018 FIRST LOVELY RIDE

6:00 AM, still dark here in Deveses, but warm. Very warm. My wheels know the way and before long I am pelting through the dark. I brought my monster 4000 lumen cycle light with me, it turns night into day and fits to the bike with a mount that is still in my shed, so I am using my tiny emergency LED lamps. It turns out that they are all I need, ...

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