Live from My Phone Archives

Bad Toast at Oxford Service Station on the M40

Particularly rubbish for a shocking rip-off price: £7.99 for “The Big One”. Includes disgusting scrambled egg, terrible sausages and squidgy bacon. Hash browns and beans were OK, but then what can go wrong when all you’re doing is heat up the contents of a can. “Overpriced Shit” sounds way too positive. Verdict: no matter how …

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Treeworshippers (Etch A Sketch)

I was going to call it “Sunworshippers” in hommage to the song by Mylo – but then I discovered that the “sun” didn’t actually look like a sun… so I turned it into a tree. Works much better.

It’s my first Etch-A-Sketch Masterpiece in Decades!

We were passing through a service station in Beaconsfield very late yesterday and spent a spontaneous night at the Etap Hotel. It’s connected via a walkway to a 24hr neon world of McDonald’s, Starbuck’s and an Arcade featurung Outrun 2. It felt just like Vegas! We discovered a Pocket Etch-A-Sketch at WH Smith, and I …

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#Holga Hospital

I’ve just finished modding my last three Holgas, that’s five in total. All my funky little darlings now boast a flocked interior and a switchable aperture. I’ve been busy shooting several new projects, including Urban Decay and Fashion Victims. Watch this space for a serious Holga Overindulgence, coming very soon!

Chiswick Eyot

On my lunch break, I went out to recce the Chiswick surroundings by the river. I expected to find all kinds of rickety old mansions and funky houses. Instead, the very low tide on the Thames caught my attraction, with a path leading to what’s known as Chiswick Eyot: I remember discovering this years …

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Fish and Chips at Pier 1 in #Camden

This is what Camden needed all along: a good chippie! Although on the pricey side, it’s on par with venues like The Diner & Co – and definitely worth a visit. Fresh fish, grilled or fried in batter, just like in your favourite chippe down the road – minus the greasiness. Choose from cod, haddock, …

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Jazz-FM are back? #jazzfm

I’ve found this fascinating advert on a bus stop this morning: Jazz-FM are either back, or this is a really really old one. They’ve even got the chameleon logo going again. Quick history lesson, from what I can recall: The station started as a Jazz station in the early nineties, together with Classic-FM. At first …

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New Fish & Chip shop PIER 1 has opened next to MTV

Located in the building that’s seen restaurants come and go about twice a year for the last decade, this is finally something I can subscribe to. Opened yesterday, so I thought I’ll give it a go for lunch. Great view from the upstairs inside, even though £12 is a tad pricey for cod and chips, …

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NEW SERIES: Live from My Phone

After months of grey hairs, blood, sweat, tears and the odd nervous breakdown, I’ve finally managed to add a new feature to the site: the ability to post via email. Sounds really harmless, and Blogger does it with minimal effort– but on WordPress it’s one of the meanest things to get going. I wanted a …

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