I went to see a

I went to see a studio flat today in Marylebone – probably it will be outside my financial limits, but it was astonishingly nice. Semi-separated kitchen and studio with lots of power-points and a long corridor down the side of the building towards the bathroom. Plenty of space for book-shelves down the corridor too. I was shown around by a strange tall birdlike woman – all rapid movements and nervous repetition. She started the tour by taking us to the back terrace garden – a wonderful, calm space unfortunately inhabited by a rather surprised half-naked fat old man with partly-scraped-back white-hair and a kind of tai-chi like serenity. “He’s probably a sitting-tenant,” said Bird Lady, “Probably been here for years….”