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Nominally, this vanity of mine is supposed to be about London, the Big Fat Lovely Smoke. Names-of-places dropping like Covent Garden, Fleet Street, the Strand, Notting Hill and SoHo. As a personal blog, it is splattered with self indulgence.

Owner: clarissium

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Language: English

Tags: London, Dogs, Working Women, Bicycle

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Latest Blog Posts for I Love the Smoke

  • Voyeuristic Walk
    on Mar 10, 2009 in present observations London
    Butters has a piece of her lead in her mouth.She pulls.I pull. It's a game we play at the tail end of every walk. She grabs onto the thick red rope and pulls back to tell me she doesn't really want to go home just yet. I pull forward; she pulls bac...
  • I, Clarissa, dosolemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on becoming a British citizen, I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, her Heirs and Successors, according to law.I will give my loyalty to the Unite...
  • Flee Girls
    on Feb 26, 2009 in problems graceful moments Petunia
    Petunia and I were afraid from the start. As we travelled across town on rail replacement bus services, we lost ourselves in imagined versions of what was yet to come. Occasionally, one of us would rib the other with an elbow to point out something...
  • Torn Apart
    on Feb 22, 2009 in present pig butters
    Sometimes you start something, and get newly energised and excited. That's how it was with me and the pig. I imagined myself traipsing around London with Pig in tow. I would take photos of the pig in Trafalgar Square, in Hyde Park, in the National
  • CirqueThe Mista, The Pig, Petunia and I went to see the trained humans twirl, roll, glide. The Pig was particularly excited by the prospect of performing humans. Meanwhile I wondered, yet again, what was meant by the question of how many holes to fill thi...
  • Pig* Likes Kate
    on Feb 8, 2009 in Events neighbours pig Celebrity
    The floppy-haired man in the park rubs his belly and informs me that his wife is a member of BAFTA. "So we get to see all the films, you know."And what? They left you hungry?I wonder how it is that some men can publicly caress their disproport
  • I Love the Snow“The driving conditions are not ideal.” The minicab driver makes this observation at 4:15 in the morning.We roll our way through London’s snow-covered back streets. When we hit the main thoroughfare, the driver accelerates. Here the snow has...
  • Pig Likes Obama
    on Jan 24, 2009 in USA pig moods politics
    It seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon, so I might as well to. Hurrah for stem cell research. Hurrah for progress.One of the aspects of the Bush regime that most troubled me was the utter rejection of debate. In the wake of 9/11, a dif...
  • Unnecessary (?) NoticeSt. Pancras still has the shiney-new, modern veneer of a recently refurbished transportation hub.At the entrance where the taxi has dropped me, I walk past a smart looking young man rummaging through his overcoat pockets. It reminds me how I just had...
  • Fickle Friend
    on Jan 20, 2009 in butters
    The pig seems to have been replaced.By a fish.Dogs.
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