a love letter to high street music shops;

We’re in the car to Dumfries. It’s the day after the day after Christmas, and the day before HMV announces it has called in the…

excerpts from a travel journal: i wish i was in new orleans;

Here’s one for the bucket list: sitting at the bar, on your own; and ordering dessert. To be fair, it’s not the strangest thing you’ll…

out and about: cassette store day 2014;

For an early one of our Christmasses or birthdays together, Jay bought me a bells-and-whistles stereo system full of those bits that nobody uses anymore…

did you say you were lonely? i was just about to miss you;

My pal Miss America, who I still struggle to refer to as The Other Lis (because I am a child) is an active user of…

a town that’s too damn hard to tell should I stay or should i go;

There was a time when, like many other bloggers, I cared about the number of ‘hits’ my site got, obsessively chart stats and pray for…

exerpts from a travel journal: nashville skyline;

It’s probably fair to decree this US Week around these parts, as I have the better part of 300 photos and twenty pages of journal…

exerpts from a travel journal: i lost my heart in… new jersey?!;

It’s probably fair to decree this US Week around these parts, as I have the better part of 300 photos and twenty pages of journal…