Welsh party

Lena Fox House, Crimscott Street, Bermondsey in London

Between 1995 and 1997 I lived and worked in central London in three homeless hostels run by the Shaftesbury Society. I spent the longest time at Lena Fox House (LFH) on Crimscott Street in Bermondsey and not long after we opened I worked alongside a lovely Welshman called Dave Smith.

We didn’t work long together but our friendship and trust went deep quickly and his is a friendship that I still value today. Two memories stick in my mind about Dave.

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Video conferencing companion

Jellycat giant bunny with his Burns Brian May guitar

While I’m working from home, I’ve set myself a challenge to have Isaac’s giant Jellycat bunny do something different each day in the background of my video conferencing calls.

So far he’s:

  • Played an Ovation electro-acoustic guitar.
  • Played a PRS electro-acoustic guitar .
  • Played a Burns Brian May electric guitar (two days in a row because… it’s a Burn Brian May electric guitar!)
  • Sat on his own, just enjoying his own company.

Tomorrow… I expect he’ll be playing a different model of guitar.