Wednesday, 18 August 2010

almost in new mexico

Wish that I was on old Rocky Top
Down in the Tennessee hills
Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top
Ain't no telephone bills.

Once I had a girl on Rocky Top
Half bear the other half cat
Wild as a mink but sweet as soda pop
I still dream about that.

Rocky Top you'll always be
Home sweet home to me
Good ole Rocky Top, Rocky Top, Tennessee

Once two strangers climbed old Rocky Top
Looking for a moonshine still
Strangers ain't come down from Rocky Top
Reckon they never will.

Corn won't grow at all on Rocky Top
Ground's too rocky by far
That's why all the folks on Rocky Top
Get their corn from a jar.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

shoreditch or meatpacking district

who says that london's shoreditch is about as trendy as the infamous (and now well gentrified) meatpacking district misses the point. yes, cool it (just) still is but it also is only about 16 minutes from our home (thanks to the east london overground) and it yet manages to feel so nyc as if you'd just said little west 12th street. plus it is the (work) home for our best friend jane who has neatly secured an uber-chic office in the famous tea building with views over the entire City and well beyond. jane is also quite likely our most knowledgeable friend for restaurants and usually knows all the good places well before anybody else does. being in a great mood the other day she finally agreed to take us (again) to one of her favourites which we'd never found without her, the lovely rochelle canteen, where you have to find the right doorbell in a secret little entrance before you are allowed to enter the - - back canteen of an old school building. great food and a beautiful lazy afternoon... nyc, eat your heart out!

Monday, 16 August 2010


big big birthday kisses from your favourite niece and her old parents!!!