Author Archives: jonathan

Ivy Grace, a life in pictures and film

This is a film that we put together to play at Ivy’s naming ceremony on 26th February 2012 at Kensington Unitarians, on Palace Gardens Terrace, London.

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Remembering Iris and Cyril Spring, Peter Maddrell and Dan Mabelis

  This is a talk I gave at St Matthew’s Church, Yiewsley, on Sunday 27th November 2011.   Thank you Richard for that introduction. I must say that I feel truly honoured to be speaking today, invoking the memory of … Continue reading

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Does booze make London less of a 24-hour city?

Last Guy Fawkes night, I took a walk around the block for half an hour just after midnight. It was amazing to me that there was not one pub or bar out of at least a dozen that was still … Continue reading

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Meditations by Jinananda

I’ve finally got around to editing some new meditations by my friend, the excellent meditation teacher Jinananda. I first encountered him at the West London Buddhist Centre in 2007, when my doctor recommended that I try meditation to help with … Continue reading

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Why can’t you add maps to a TomTom Start 20? And is TomTom customer services any good?

So, we had our fantastic TomTom OneXL sat nav stolen a few months ago.  It was sad, as it has travelled the world with us, but really was our own fault, as the car had been left unlocked, because we … Continue reading

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Have I really just added a blog to my website?

It appears that in about 30 seconds just now, I created a blog for my website at This may or may not have been a sensible move…

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