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Early days for Spitalfields Life

October 1, 2009
by the gentle author


Over a month has passed since I started writing my posts back in August, and from now on I shall be changing the banner monthly. Above is the full iphone picture of the squirrel sitting outside a house in Buxton Street, that I used as my first banner.

Let me confide, it has become a great passion for me to write to you each day. There’s never been any problem finding subjects, more difficult have been the choices of which subjects to write of, because the possibilities are almost infinite. Truly, all of human life is here in Spitalfields.

To this end, I must now disclose to you my ambition to write ten thousand posts about Spitalfields life. At the rate of one a day, this will take approximately twenty seven years and four months. Who knows what kind of life we shall be living in 2037 when I write my ten thousandth post?

No longer your new acquaintance, from henceforth you will know me as the gentle author.

Like Good Deeds and Everyman in the old play, let us travel together. I promise to keep writing to you every day and it will be an eventful journey we shall have together.

The story is only  just beginning.

3 Responses leave one →
  1. Susan Lendroth permalink
    October 25, 2009

    If you promise to keep writing, I promise to keep reading.

  2. the gentle author permalink*
    October 25, 2009

    Dear Susan, It’s a deal!

  3. Stuart Thorn permalink
    March 21, 2023

    I’m not a Londoner, nor have I lived there – close, but not actually in London.

    You make me quite jealous when I read your dialogue, something I look forward to daily even though I’m literally years behind you! I was in London last weekend, it always thrills me.

    I’m not going to cheat when reading your monologues, each and every one will be read until I finally catch up or my toes curl up.

    I always read the comments below too…

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