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In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London (they/them)

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Waybread Herb mother Open to the east Mighty within Over thee carts creaked Over thee queens rode Brides cried out,… https://t.co/uRsNu325JT
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWith hearty and profound thanks to @thegentleauthor whose Spitalfields Life blog is a constant inspiration: https://t.co/iW4QZY87nB
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @NGMeetingHouse @thegentleauthor He just fixed my paraboots
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeLovely post from @thegentleauthor about Ahmet of 'High Class Shoes' who sadly past away last week from #COVIDー19, a… https://t.co/1EXBahQsTS
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSo Long, Ahmet Kamil 🙏 Thank you @thegentleauthor for keeping us abreast of the dire impact coronavirus is having o… https://t.co/PtZcBhD0wS
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeIt’s not just time to be grateful. It’s time to make amends. https://t.co/gUfzBi7SE9
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe stories of lives behind those terrible statistics which are hardly getting a mention. Maybe because we can’t ha… https://t.co/LObkl6CIHp
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @jennylinford @thegentleauthor He repaired my shoes and boots, and a second hand handbag. Very sorry to read this. Thank you for sharing.
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @digitaldaisies @thegentleauthor So many of these 'ordinary' lives are overlooked even in pre-crisis times, which i… https://t.co/oUiQjdoPAK
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @jennylinford It's so precious to have these London lives recorded for posterity by @thegentleauthor. Such a diffic… https://t.co/grRZB5sZBP
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life💔 Thinking of the Kamil family. Thanks to @thegentleauthor for this tribute. https://t.co/772Ca8E6Ve
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeBI Tales #10: When I started @BishopsgateInst in 2005, I found around 3,500 incredible glass slides of London, 1880… https://t.co/PYRV5JRJqe
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeBI Tales #9: One morning about three years ago, Jeffrey Johnson walked into the #archives @BishopsgateInst & offere… https://t.co/A2fy1tJ8uA
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeHere’s a trip back to when I got to interview East End legend, punk & my good pal Suresh Singh about his book Memoi… https://t.co/IKLmO52FcG
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeIt is time to make amends to the low-paid essential worker https://t.co/aeGQLU4yvM via @financialtimesSo Long, Ahmet Kamil - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/HdtUSXGVOy
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSad news from Newington Green - everyone will know the old skool shoe repair shop (part of London’s oldest terrace)… https://t.co/gBcD6iNZMG
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSuch a sad post from @thegentleauthor - a glimpse of the human life behind the grim, nightly mortality statistics… https://t.co/3Pj1bZ9YWX
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life#SpinningJenny from #Spitalfields going #OutOut at the #BlueLion Always good to hear Spitalfields mentioned in a so… https://t.co/PhVZ3qqGx6
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4/10
2020
Another NHS hero. Dr Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, born in Bangladesh, died today in London from Covid-19, age 53. He wa… https://t.co/5PY6HKypFh
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeDr Abdul Mabud Chowdhury passed away last night after being on a ventilator for 2 weeks. Another casualty of Covid-… https://t.co/lVBlMQEVZu
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe pen ys mightier than the sworde. So are patience, servyce, care, love, braverye, selflessness, creativitye, mir… https://t.co/JHg8cTvKxi
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWhen we meete agayne we will not forget the loss and the harde werke and the dread, but Ich knowe that when we meet… https://t.co/spGN9mO8ac
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWenceslaus Hollar's cat https://t.co/sEEao9PQvi @AndySco67625701 @thegentleauthor @sohosocietyw1 @EastEndPSociety https://t.co/Xu74vuvoHS
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeVictoria Park will reopen on Saturday 11 April from 8am, with reduced opening hours and new control measures in pla… https://t.co/XSmHE6jMVa
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeI find this photo of me waiting for our first patient both sad and moving. I wish we didn’t have to be here. https://t.co/DUmJ35eppm
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeStarting Wed 8 April, five locations in Tower Hamlets will be handing out free hot meals to take away for any famil… https://t.co/pkJMXYYVgf
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeLily the Castlemilk Moorit gave birth to two beautiful ewe lambs. #didyouknow All Castlemilk Moorits are descended… https://t.co/bt4ptJKGAb
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeHow lovely to chance upon this eloquent and thoughtful piece by Delwar Hussain: In Self-Isolation With My Mother |… https://t.co/ebsmy8Q83l
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWenceslaus Hollar’s Plague Letters | Spitalfields Life https://t.co/0gGoztAvmq
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeCheck our website to order plants, produce, and more. We'll call you to confirm and so you can pay, then you can pi… https://t.co/IEd5mSKuzI
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @sohosocietyw1 @EastEndPSociety A planning application has been submitted to demolish the iconic 20th Century Fox b… https://t.co/B8WgPeTwrA
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeDisney has removed the brass lettering from the 1930’s 20th Century House in Soho Square. Vandals. #disneyhttps://t.co/7z2hMBqzUt
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeGreat story... London’s secret #history uncovered... #london #blackheath https://t.co/54jKWJm8V8
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWenceslaus Hollar’s Plague Letters - Gillian Tindall via @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/Xv09QJrhnL
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @thegentleauthor Bethnal Green translates into “Happy Corner.” Comes from Blythenhale. The happiest corner of Lond… https://t.co/qkIFw0mm0S
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWe’re not called OLD Street for nothing... https://t.co/VPpHdMV2I7
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4/9
2020
Bethnal Green https://t.co/noILsiqGP6A vanished theatre on the borders of Hoxton, just before demolition, photographed by William Whiffin. In 1838, a te… https://t.co/JMkYT99Ofz
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeList Of #Spitalfields environ Local Shops Open For Business | A superb community initiative from @thegentleauthor ,… https://t.co/t9BwLEhW3C
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWe uncovered the largest group of Early Neolithic pottery ever found in London while excavating for Brookfield Prop… https://t.co/jKqgRM0sia
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeNew discovery suggests London's story goes back more than 3,000 years longer than previously thought https://t.co/aCqUPkT3T1Diorama from the 2017 London Festival of Railway Modelling (detail). 2017. British. Photo credit: Bob Mazzer. via… https://t.co/J5QEl2apzr
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeToday's @DFletcherArtist picture from our #VirtualExhibition is a superb oil painting of a typical 60' & 70" Stree… https://t.co/zTwLgj6WZ9
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeOur website is currently experiencing high traffic volumes. In case you are unable to access it, here's our stateme… https://t.co/KAWtnUgUr0
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeList Of Local Shops Open For Business - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/3CHZXXhi5z
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeBrick Lane institutions Taj Stores and Beigel Bake - and @Leilas_Shop - among the Spitalsfield food businesses sti… https://t.co/VXMsZnvich
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeList of local shops open for business this week (Photo by John Claridge) https://t.co/o0Kx52W2lj https://t.co/4AbvhXeRYuAlan’s beautiful fruit and veg stall by Hampstead Heath is a lifeline at present. David Gentleman has been drawing… https://t.co/ABJ6VWVE1m
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4/8
2020
So Long, Stuart Goodman (Stuart Goodman's wonderful images of Broadway Market in the 1980s presented in an article… https://t.co/RLoxYfX1iL
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAdore botanical illustrations. Thank you @thegentleauthor. These couldn't have come at a better time: https://t.co/FuBRh0nOIe
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @silverlocket5 @jwripple @thegentleauthor I found this beautiful piece of writing uplifting. So grounded in family and community.
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @JulietJeater @silverlocket5 @thegentleauthor Agreed. The Gentle Author is an essential part of my morning. This gu… https://t.co/VwpTKgZwgL
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @JulietJeater @jwripple @thegentleauthor I am thinking about Delwar and his mother: I admire the way he evokes the… https://t.co/vitU9rG6zV
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe Dogs Of Old London https://t.co/j6XDaV8Fxl via @thegentleauthor #history #dogs #London https://t.co/C2VUQKdFaq
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeA lovingly crafted piece by Anthropologist & Writer Delwar Hussain In Self-Isolation With My Mother | tks… https://t.co/XTgYC2LdlQ
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeIn Self-Isolation With My Mother - Delwar Hussein via @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/mOSDsONtmz
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeA beautiful pair of woman's silk damask shoes in green made with leather and adorned with buckles. They were made i… https://t.co/hoVTJpqVw7
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThis is my painting of the Pharmacy in St Peters Street N1. I will be giving it to Pram the pharmacist as a thank y… https://t.co/pmLlkx2Sbp
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe latest @DFletcherArtist picture from our #VirtualExhibition is of St Giles' CofE Church, Newcastle. Drawn from… https://t.co/EBFnYd5pyy
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life“it is impossible to immerse myself in other worlds and times when this one is so pressing, so big.” Beautiful wri… https://t.co/YAoE0gbRVy
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @thegentleauthor posts a beautiful piece today by Delwar Hussein who is self isolating with his mother with possibl… https://t.co/lt6WcWJMnI
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life'There are disorderly queues formed by lovers.' A lovely bit of writing from Delwar Hussain on @thegentleauthor tod… https://t.co/sUaQhyjVdK
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4/7
2020
Contributing Photographer @PatriciaNiven has posted Jagir Kaur & Suresh Singh's delicious recipe for Sikh Chicken S… https://t.co/9LLvHFOOBsYn case ye neede to heare thys: Whatevir thou art doinge nowe ys okaye. Thinges are reallye tough. Go easye on thyself.
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifePatience, servyce, care, love, braverye, selflessness, creativitye, mirthe, connectioun, compassioun, empathy, medi… https://t.co/A6D8AI2rbG
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAhh. The @thegentleauthor's daily newsletter provides an oasis to my day. A chink of light, yet respectfully in con… https://t.co/RCAq5JIeBG
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWe are all made better human beings through the blessings of animals in our lives. https://t.co/F8GaO3CoLG
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @thegentleauthor We miss your statesmanlike presence, sir ❤️ https://t.co/OsdwSuy5KQ
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThank you @thegentleauthor for sharing these wonderful photos by Stuart Goodman, who passed away last week. Broadwa… https://t.co/5lz2o8nHOB
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeToday's @DFletcherArtist picture from our #VirtualExhibition is Church of Christ The Brampton from 1982. This was D… https://t.co/0mPlSwi3Ti
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe Consolation Of Schrodinger https://t.co/1BCa5RJi8K https://t.co/Up6Y6lDhT7A truly uplifting post, I assure everyone, even dog only lovers! https://t.co/FB0fZHKejK
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeKnife Crime in Medieval London was far worse than nowadays! https://t.co/4HQNQQSiLdThe Consolation Of Schrodinger - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/zzdeC7IHNa
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Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeI assiduously try to post the daily output from @thegentleauthor , however I do draw the line at feline related pos… https://t.co/38ZhwUfzit
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeDo you know people who can't get out, and need food? Direct them to the @BethnalFoodbank. We're gearing up for our… https://t.co/3cHV53KqbD
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWe are facing unprecedented levels of demand right now and need your help. Send us a DM if you can: - Receive dona… https://t.co/efXMWfBIX1
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeReminder that we are open Friday between 10am and midday at St Matthew’s Church. We’ll also be delivering food to… https://t.co/Hu8lxQ73pm
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeTook some #food to our local #foodbank today @BethnalFoodbank #EveryLittleHelps #FoodbankFriday #HelpingOthershttps://t.co/VMXPmfBnjA
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life(c) we have been asked to help some vulnerable residents of a local homeless hostel with food parcels.
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeDuring the crisis, we are moving to a voucher system for our Monday clients but we are also trying to develop as a… https://t.co/VHR2oaEL57
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4/6
2020
“With their faded orange, indigo, green, violet and pink spines they make a fine display and I am fond of this coll… https://t.co/i8EWBFgQzI
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeA splendid collection of the first 100 Penguin books from @thegentleauthor | Spitalfields Life https://t.co/tD25F4e3Kj
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Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @johnmitchinson @silverlocket5 @Dauntbooks @i_am_mill_i_am Another childhood favourite of mine! @johnmitchinson @rahulrg @silverlocket5 @Dauntbooks @i_am_mill_i_am Yes, I love THE GIANT UNDER THE SNOW and THE HOUSE ON THE BRINK .....Today's @DFletcherArtist picture from our #VirtualExhibition is another Pub! The Cottage Hotel in Tunstall. This wa… https://t.co/rtIYU9NiIM
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @SymGharial @ann_sequinworld Greetings Symren, Send an email to me at Spitalfieldslife@gmail.com and I will forward to Suresh.In The Rotunda At The Museum Of London - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/ms7vXDgryP
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeIn The Rotunda At The @MuseumofLondon - Only recently @thegentleauthor discovered the use of this vast construction… https://t.co/Q5ISCmJiCB
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSo many people will pass by the rotunda at MoL in Barbican every day and have no idea all those skeletons are store… https://t.co/9sbvUQE2Co
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life“The perfection of a stage auricula is that of the most exquisite Meissen porcelain or of the most lovely silk stuf… https://t.co/Ce3kW9yHrp
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAmidst the peace & quiet that blanketed over the farm last night, Lavender our #Castlemilk Moorit gave birth to two… https://t.co/vcalNHNX2g
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life#FridayNightFrills Early 18th Century wedding Dress, (silk), Spitalfields, England, circa 1725. via @ROMtoronto https://t.co/OTGrhoXM9s
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThink #London is having the worst #housingcrisis ever? Think again. Or rather... put things in perspective by readi… https://t.co/5cWuXNQfVK
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAnd here it is properly mounted on a mannequin and photographed by one of our very talented volunteers, along with… https://t.co/x1KBFjfP6o
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWow, Three years of giving out awesome facts, it been fun all the way. #facadism https://t.co/iu4BBahykg
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4/5
2020

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