London riots touch Camden

The pointless rioting happening in London touched Camden last night. This morning I had a look.

Domino’s was first.

A little further down the road and Evans Cycles was badly damaged:

Unmarked police cars were arriving at the scene.

Sainsbury’s was next, where I buy milk.

So they went for pizza (ignoring the sushi next door), skipped an ice-cream shop and the Salvation Army, hit a bicycle shop, missed out the Belgium and Italian restaurants, and went to the supermarket. Apparently they went on to trash the Electric Ballroom, but my adventures were done for the day.


Social media to the rescue – catch your own idiot. Catch A Looter


So it’s been a busy few months which have seen me move to the other end of the country (back to London), followed by a trip back to China. In the meantime I’ve been waiting with the utmost patience while BT take 5 weeks to install a telephone line in my new place, just so I can get proper broadband access. Thanks, BT.

Anyway, along with some fellow colleagues, I took part in the Automattic World Wide Walk 5k – a chance for the good people at to feel a bit more connected. It was also a good excuse for me to get out of the house and explore my new surroundings.

My walk took me into the chaos of Sunday in Camden Market, giving me a chance to pick up a Chaboba bubble tea, before heading along Regents Canal into The Regents Park. This was followed by a walk around the park before heading to Primrose Hill for a lovely view over London.

And here’s my less-than-perfect attempt at photo stitching.

Frozen Chatsworth

Before Christmas I took a trip to Chatsworth in Derbyshire. It’s a fantastic house set in the middle of the Peak District, and well worth a visit. It was also probably the coldest I’ve been all year.

You may recognize it from the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, which is as good a reason as any to introduce Keira Knightley onto this site. It was also in Benicio Del Toro’s Wolfman, but I’ve never seen that.