March 28th, 2006


Gothic Nightmares

In the course of a long weekend in London, we accompanied Neil and Jan to Islington Folk Club (memo to self: must go to Clerkenwell by daylight sometime) to hear Rattle on the Stovepipe (Pete Cooper, Dave Arthur and Chris Moreton playing virtuoso bluegrass), visited Sutton House (described by the National Trust as "the oldest house in East London"), had an excellent evening with the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain at Cecil Sharp House, ate pizza with helenraven in Pizza Express on Millbank, (set in the base of a sixties glass tower, and yet managing to be a pleasant environment, serving decent food at a decent price), visited Tate Britain and then walked back past the Palace of Westminster to County Hall, visited one niece and admired her new baby, visited another niece and admired her new flat: Collapse )