Spitalfields


Room 311

Room 311 Back in January 2016, we had an amazing piece of luck. Maybe we deserved it after losing Diddley just a few months before. I could see Bobby was restless. Suddenly, he had time on his hands. Suddenly, the worries of Diddley’s illness had subsided. Suddenly, he had freedom thrust upon him. A freedom…


Church of St Botolph without Aldgate

St Botolph without Aldgate When we began writing Mindfully Bertie in August 2016, we started with a clean slate. A void in our lives had been created by the loss of Diddley the year before. A void that could provide opportunity for creativity, whilst never forgetting the love and affection for the person we missed…


The Christmas 50/50… 2018.

The Christmas 50/50… 2018. Happy New Year to all our readers. We hope you had a lovely Christmas. Once again, Bobby and I took ourselves off to East London for the holidays. Aldgate this time. He went back to Sutton United on Boxing Day to see them win! Up the U’s. We met Andrew, Marie,…


One Hundred!

One Hundred! Bertie: “Stone the crows and strike a light mate. One Hundred? Are you sure?” Bobby: “Yes Bertie. This is your… ONE HUNDRETH BLOG! A century of stories. A week late after last week’s headache.” (Trevor is getting a little full of himself. More later). Bertie: “Crikey! I wonder what Diddley would make of…


31 Fournier Street.

31 Fournier Street. On a cold grey day on April 4 2018, we stood outside No 31 Fournier Street. I could see Bobby was deep in thought. Almost mesmerised by how we had come to be standing outside this front door in Spitalfields, East London. Not so long ago he knew virtually nothing about East…


Spitalfields 2017.

Christmas Day Morning in Spitalfields 2017. A few years ago Bobby read a glowing book review of “Spitalfields Life”. By the Gentle Author (GA). He bought the book. Took it to Skomer Island and read it avidly for a whole week. Little did he know that was the start of an adventure. Not just in…


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