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Keep Taking the Juice

Keep Taking the Juice

Richard is what you could call an “artisan Hackney juicer” – and  the humble cucumber is his fruit of choice....

Mother of all Ceilidhs

Mothering Sunday: it’s also called Laetare Sunday which means Rejoice! in Latin. That’s obviously not our habitual reflex for Lent (more...

To Romania with Van

This is Vishinel. He is a Romanian man in his late 30s who has been coming (and going) to the...

Monica Stewart – the call of the midwife

You may not know Monica Stewart but it’s entirely possible that if you were born in or around London’s Paddington...

reclaiming the street (stoke newington style)

It being a normal Friday afternoon, just like any other, I’d been to the fishmonger on Stoke Newington High Street...

Archie Proudfoot – hackney sign writer

What vicar doesn’t like a spot of gilding on his front door? Here Archie Proudfoot, Hackney sign writer and “gold...

EDL demo at the roundabout

“Are you fash or anti-fash?” asks a reporter from a local newspaper. The policeman puts it slightly differently: “in favour...

Big Potatoes, Small Patch #goodfriday

Potatoes should be planted on Good Friday? That’s what they say. But that’s not all they say: they also say...

Crossroads #palmsunday

Holy water felt a bit unnecessary this Palm Sunday.  We took refuge from the rain beneath Sainsbury’s canopy where we...

Andrew Sphikas – palm dealer to the parishes

Andrew Sphikas has just had a delivery of palm reeds from Spain and he’s getting his orders out for Sunday...

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