Support physical store

Working from home. My decade-old office chair finally broke, which was not even comfortable. My decision to purchase the IKEA chair at that time, I suspect, was based on aesthetic and not comfort, a foolish decision in hindsight! Finding an office furniture supplier open during the third lockdown has been a nightmare – since most of them were closed.

Many of the online suppliers were running low on stock or did not have the chair in stock that met my requirements (i.e Inflatable lumbar support).

I was surprised to find open. After speaking t the owner of the shop he understood my requirements and sent a few pictures immediately. Despite passing the closing time the owner kept the shop open for me to collect the chair Truly, wonderful old fashion customer service – that the online world lacks!

Victoria Park

Drive-by. Today’s photos  were sent by a guest contributor from London Borough of Tower Hamlet (LBTH). Despite the lockdown, open public space like the Victoria Park remains important to the local residents. LBTH is one of the most densely populated inner city boroughs in London with many high rise buildings with a few private gardens. It’s a vital space for the residents during the lockdown. Let’s hope everyone visiting the park is keeping a safe distance.

Both photos were taken on Sunday 17th January.

Feeling nostalgic

telephone pole

Mass Communication. Feeling nostalgic seeing one of these phone poles. Once these poles were used to carry voice calls. Today it is used as vital infrastructure for the digital age, making it possible for millions of people to work from home during the lockdown. I suspect these will soon get replaced like the red phone box. Maybe it should get a listed status?

My Daily Photo Blog

My plan for the blog section is to share an original picture taken by myself each day or at least once a week.

Under the normal circumstance, this would not present a challenge given that living in the outskirts of London offers ample opportunities to capture the multiplicity of life and culture on my doorstep.  At the time of writing this post, 6th January 2021 @21: 47, we have entered the third national lockdown due to Covid-19.  This is likely to hinder my ambition to bring a new image each day – since I ‘m working from home now and only venturing out to do essential shopping or going out for occasional daily exercise.

However, I remain resolved to find subject matter worth capturing for sharing with you on this site. I also look forward to your comments and feedback.