Alison is the person behind Dalston People, a brilliant website for everything you need to know about Dalston, London, and a Dalston People Twitter page, that I have come to rely on. Alison lives right on the edge of the lovely Broadway Market, in London Fields, Hackney. Feeling a bit worse for wear on my way into her bedroom, after one too many Sherry’s the night before, the summer breeze blowing through her bedroom window was just the ticket to distract my foggy head. This really is a room with a view - the grand Victorian Gas Towers on the Regents Canal leading to the London skyline peppered with many a building including the mighty Gherkin. I asked Alison, if her bedroom were on fire what one item would she save?… She said, “It’s a little bit sad really, but I’d definitely save my Care Bear. It’s really old and probably one of the first things my Mum and Dad bought me.”
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Friday, 16 July 2010
This isn't just a tent, this is an estate. On first entering the beast, I notice that these boys don't mess around, seasoned Glasto goers, they've brought a fridge... cold beer on ice? Yes please. And no back breaking journey to and from the car, they have an industrial trolley. But, what a bloody mess, and that's after one night. Suppose you can't have everything. It's like a handbag, the bigger it is, the more you fill it.