Niall O'Sullivan

high brow, low brow, none of that stuff in the middle


There was a tiny snowman on a corner of the Denmark Hill estate with a little Tayto man smile and little stick hands just next to the broadband connection box. I took a few photos with my phone and then the bastard thing had me. No more slow strolling while taking in the sights of […]


One of the most beautiful things I ever saw was maybe nine months ago, on the estate behind Camberwell Grove, just next to the Pentecostal Church at the dead end of the side street. It wasn’t the church itself, with its posters and banners declaring some great event at that particular corner of South London, […]


My daughter has brought another little something back from the biochemical warfare lab that’s sometimes referred to as a primary school. She woke at 5am saying she could’t breathe through her nose. I, being the loving and supportive father, told her to breathe through her mouth instead. After ten minutes of sharing the bed with […]


When you get to a certain age the days blend into each other, there’s no denying it. What the young see as bitterness is in fact a grating over-familiarity. My yearning for youth is not so much a hankering for smooth, flawless skin or the ability to run up escalators. It is the wish for […]

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