The Green Fig Tree

The Green Fig Tree is a weekly newsletter I’ve created to share some of the random stuff I read on the Internet. It’s a curated collection of content that’s captured my imagination. The first newsletter goes out on Thursday. If you like, you can subscribe here: www.tinyletter.com/carlalondon

Commuting

Some people love commuting, some people hate it. You probably enjoy commuting more if you love your job. It also helps if it’s not too long. And apparently those that commute by bike are pretty happy regardless. One thing is for certain though, and that’s that our commute looks a lot different today than it continue reading »

God’s Own Junkyard

If I ever found myself in Las Vegas again I’d bypass the hotels, bars and restaurants on the strip and head straight downtown. Home to some of the liveliest restaurants and bars (and the best fish tacos I’ve ever had), downtown Vegas is a place I’d happily visit time and time again. At night downtown continue reading »

5 things I learnt from the Women’s Equality Party manifesto for Mayor of London

The London Mayoral election is this Thursday and I’m yet to decide who I will be voting for. This week I’ve been reading all the manifestos so I can make an educated choice. I think I know who will get my second preference vote (the one that ‘matters’) – but I’m keen to explore all continue reading »

Soho in 1986

A few weeks ago I wrote about how special it is to go for a walk in London. Lee commented with his memory of walking in London in 1992, and now Simon has chipped in with his memories of Soho in 1986: I worked in Soho in ’86/’87. I remember the old actor and his wife at continue reading »

Time of the month

Yesterday I visited Brent Foodbank and learnt that they, and other Foodbanks across the country, desperately need sanitary towel donations. “No one should be worrying that the newspaper they’re using as a sanitary towel might leak” – Nigel Webster in the New Statesman. If you can, please donate. Find your nearest Foodbank here. Image: Tom continue reading »