I took this picture during a visit to the Organic and Natural shop, where my wife and I often go on a Saturday morning in order to talk to the young man in the green jumper (there's a family connection). I'm no photographer, but I thought the image caught something of the flavour of the place.
Last July the story was: "Here comes the Jackdaw jazz cafe." But the venture has lasted less than a year. This is a shame, just as the closure of Maeve's Kitchen is shame. Now there are two empty spaces where examples of local gentrification had been, once again raising questions about why some manifestations of the "new Clapton" have taken root and others haven't. The Jackdaw seemed nice enough, but did it over-estimate the Dalstonisation of this neck of the woods?