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Some words:

Kissing on the lips

My whole life depends on you now


The agony of waiting

Don’t lean back that way you might fall

My fathers death


I was going to ask her to marry me

Happiness means being close to the one you love that’s all

A scooter

A croissant

A police car

A parrot

A high heeled shoe


Let me explain.


The Museum of Innocence @somersethouse is a series of labelled cabinets containing objects relating to a fictional story of a fictional relationship.


When I put it like that.


“If the line that joins moments together creates time then the line that joins objects creates stories.”

They put it like that.

It’s really good.

5 Colin Stars.


Martin X


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The @BritishLibrary.

Fuck iv got a lot of books to read.

And im still struggling with my “Who’s who in the archers.”

Chilled coffeey wifiiiy free laptop parking space.

With similar if you sit with a Write Together @meetup.

Theyre everywhere… Like dr dre headphones or collapsing european economies…

Then, should you fancy, potter down to the ‘Writing Britain’ exhibition.

They say: “Novels, poetry and plays can shape our perceptions and transform our places through imagination.”

Time out says: “…” Similar.

We @thedogwhatblogs say: “A tenner is a lot for an excuse for them to get their dusty books out.” It is interesting and there are headphones and videos. Go if your a concession…

I tried to pretend I was a guide dog declaring: “The boy wonder @albiestar is blind to all reason” but they weren’t impressed.

Their loss.




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I think it was Colin Heinink… or was it EF Schumacher… (someone like that anyway) who said those famous words.

Its certainly true as both a model  for arts and ents funding and for feeling wholesome and involved.

We angel invested in our favourite band.

But all sorts of sites let you invest in all sorts of things.

The speaker at scanners night used…

unbound to fund his book.

There is loads tho…

kickstarter :general

music: pledgemusic, bandcamp and recently

Have a play,



Gratuitous @mylifestoryuk shot? Sod it we own em (ish… a small bit)


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Hello there.

Today i am telling you about bookcrossing.

Remember when I told you about free book shops and you couldnt control your excitement?

Well its like that only about 25% more thrilling.

Mildly tediously you register finished books on tinternet and then “set them free” as if they were wild animals or children. This means a) leaving them somewhere b) giving them to someone c) bringing them to a meetup.

Our old friend again.

You also then register the ones u acquire.

Im not really selling it.

Bookswapping really but following their journey.

Im going off the idea describing it.

Its cool. Honest.




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Today I shall be blogging about Literature.

Literature what is free.

On Tuesday afternoons, hard to believe I know, I help out in a free bookshop in Shepherd’s Bush.

I know what your thinking. Two things am I right?

1) How can you be so selfless, Harley, giving your time so freely? We know what a busy culture vulture you are!

2) That… and… what are you talking about you silly little dog free books?

Well a charity called @Healthy_planet run a bookshop where books are donated both by individuals and organisations like charity shops and passed on free.

That’s it. Oh a lovely little staffy might stamp it for you or if you’re unlikely my loopy owner, @albiestar.

Here is a picture and a link,

You’re welcome,


Harley xx