Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Dave and I have been eating quite a bit of calorie-dense food around here lately -- homemade sausage, homemade paté -- so yesterday I decided to walk home from work. It took me about 1 1/4 hours to walk to Notting Hill from St. John's Wood, but that's because I dawdled along the way taking photos.
This is the "litter mural" on the Grand Union Canal. According to the sign, it was made from litter by the Stowe Youth Club and artist Kevin Herlihy. For example, you can probably see that the rays of that sun are made from plastic traffic cones, and the back of the frog on the left is a plastic bin lid. It's pretty ingenious, and I'm impressed at how durable it is -- it's been there since before we moved here. (Ah, plastic!)
I finished Matt Haig's novel "The Humans," recommended to me by another blogger. I loved it -- very funny and insightful. It definitely made me appreciate the foibles of the human race!