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About wheresphil

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, now living in London.

The Arboria Luminarium

24 November 2019 – Arboria Luminaria, Lloyd Park, Walthamstow. I have had a very good run of being able to spend Friday working at the flat, as well as being able to do a couple of Thursdays as well. For … Continue reading

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Hey Colossus Supported by Mullholland @ The Piper, St Leonards.

06 November 2019 – Hey Colossus with Mullholland @ The Piper Hey Colossus are a bit of an odd beast; a sort of noise/droney/experimental/metal with a bit of pop, band. They are impossible to accurately describe, and each album is … Continue reading

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Fungi

Sunday 03 November 2019 – Epping Forest. Sunday turned out to be a much better day than Saturday, no stormy weather, no high wind, no rain and very little cloud. It was almost lovely. El and I took the opportunity … Continue reading

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A stormy sea front walk.

31 October 2019 – St Leonards. I had arranged to meet the electrician at the flat on Friday. After trying to secure a date for him to do quite a list of small tasks, I reduced the list just one … Continue reading

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Kingsdown and St Margarets Bay, Kent.

13 October 2019 – YHA Weekend, the south Kent Coast. Our Walthamstow social group has been holding a weekend away for many years, well before I came on the scene. These are family affairs with 20 or 30 people or … Continue reading

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The Polaroid.

24 September 2019 – London and St Leonards. In May I attended a photography workshop in the North Yorkshire Dales where we primarily used Polaroid and Instax cameras to make images. I had a lot of fun that day and … Continue reading

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Back to the forest

07 September 2019 – Epping Forest. It’s all a bit a green, this forest. Up, down and around, no matter what direction the eyes face, a sea of green. The dark of the dense and wild holly, the light of … Continue reading

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The lovely ruins of Bayham Abbey.

06 September 2019 – Bayham Abbey, Kent. Bayham Abbey in Kent was founded in 1207 and existed until the dissolution of the monasteries between 1536 and 1541. It was a Premonstratensian, or White Canon abbey and was built when two … Continue reading

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Checking out my new(ish) neighbourhood.

September 05 2019 – St Leonards-on-Sea. One of the unexpected joys in this inter-departmental civil service transfer that I am doing has been getting an extra week holiday, albeit in this case an unpaid week. Things are never simple in … Continue reading

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Night Beats, supported by Strange Cages @ The Piper

September 03 2019 – St Leonards-on-Sea. St Leonards is constantly changing, gentrifying, and in my mind improving. I know not everyone agrees that the gentrification of this, or any other area, is a good thing; but hey, I am a … Continue reading

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