A walk down Hoxton Street is always a treat. The sights, sounds and smells are both familiar and otherworldly. It is an exotic place, an eccentric jumble of colour that never fails to reward. I was pleased on my most recent visit to see the specialist Monster Supplies shop still operating with its characteristic sense of humour intact.
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I'm originally from Liverpool and worked as a national magazine journalist for more than 30 years before suffering a stroke at age 53. I started blogging as part of a neuro-rehabilitation programme and wrote the very first entries with one finger of my disabled left hand. Later, art became another therapy for me at Headway East London's Submit To Love studios. I blog regularly and volunteer as a teaching assistant, coaching schoolchildren in aspects of journalism. View all posts by Billy Mann