Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Dave Hill on Leabank Square
Just as diverse as Leabank Square is - must be the same with our daily & weekend newspapers. But I really do count myself as very fortunate to take theGuardian - as it gives me a very impartial view of the world. The writing is among the best in the world - and especially so when you subscribe to international web-sites of the best papers on other continents!
But - I'm not going to be an advert for theGuardian here - what I would love for you to do is to bookmark Dave Hill's excellent http://davehill.typepad.com/claptonian/ blog for all things Hackney & beyond!
Here in Leabank Square - we all know what we feel about the Olympics - but our view is definitely going to be skewed by the constant noise & dust coming over the fence. Dave's view is - from what I can gather - neither of the Ian (stop now & let it all decay - nice & urban-like) Sinclair - or Boris (goshly goodness - a bit of noise & a cough has simply got to be worth it) Johnson.
It's great to read fellow Hackney residents slants on the development next door - especially when they're written so well.
Aaaaaaaanyway - Dave's also lent us his support by getting our blog read a bit further than Viccie Park. See: http://davehill.typepad.com/hackneypost/2009/01/leabank-blogging.html & http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/davehillblog/2009/jan/20/blogpost1
So - whatever you daily - please check out his blog - plus the other Hackney links he has listed on it. Sometimes it helps to read of normal day-to-day living going on in Hackney - just a bit further away from this dustbowl!