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I have a deep-seated dislike of artificial sweeteners. The taste of most (all?) of them makes me wince, and one in particular (aspartame) triggers migraines. So it’s getting increasingly frustrating that soft drink manufacturers are swapping out real sugar in their drinks and replacing it with artificial sweeteners. Barrs, I’m looking at you. Stop trying to avoid the sugar tax and just give us our sugar, don’t you realise people will rather pay more for a beverage they can drink without making themselves ill? 

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A quickie this week, this one is just near the fish on the canal towpath by the ha’penny steps (Harrow Road, W9).

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Once upon a time (three years ago, if you want me to be precise) I started trying to learn Italian.  Again.  I had a plan, I’d paint myself a vocabulary guide, thus neatly killing due ucelli with one stone.  Alas the best laid plans of topi e uomini and all that!

I have returned to Italian once more this year, and this time I’m using DuoLingo and it’s going great.  I’m 109 days in and really do feel like I’m retaining the knowledge.  I did, however, add some more paintings to my vocabulary book when I first started using DuoLingo and thought I might as well pop them on here.  I have vague ideas of illustrating some of the odder sentences that the app comes up with (“the penguin eats fruit” – no, no it does not!), because actually I think there’s probably a pretty funny story behind things like “the watch is in the wine” (it had to have been a hell of a party eh?).

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Another nice selection of street art spotted by my friend Mark.  This little lot was found in Tooting (I love the first one).

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In which I discuss artist’s block, and fear of a blank canvas.

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A few bits and pieces I picked up on the canal while walking from Kings Cross to Camden.

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Been meaning to capture this mural for, quite literally, years.  Finally remembered so here it is!  It’s located just opposite Our Lady of Lourdes church, Harrow Road (W9), and I can’t make head nor tail of the url that’s at the top left so if you can work it out then please comment and let me know.

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