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Loving New York Day 11: Lindsey Kelk

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Yesterday I moved back in with Marge, who’d kicked me out for a few days. This is because she is a BIG HO. (I think this is how Americans write ‘hoe.’ It makes me laugh a lot more without the E. Do you feel the same?) Marge isn’t really a BIG HO. She just had another visitor. I mean, she invited me to come over for a week and I decided to come for three, so it’s fair enough. Anyway, during those BIG HO days, I went and stayed with my chum Lindsey Kelk. She’s a Times top ten bestselling … Continue reading

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New York for the lazy

 Lucy Robinson and bagel.

I made a meal so outlandishly amazing the other night that I was moved to pause and say grace before eating it. And shed a little tear of gratitude. It was beautiful. If I were a man, I’d have had wood. It was that good. Fran, from my first novel, would have said ‘I’ve got fanny gallop.’ That’s Fran, though. Not me. The meal in question was American. Yeah, man, I cooked soul food! HEAR ME NOW! The stuff they eat in the south; the stuff that is guaranteed to have you either dead or morbidly obese if you eat it more than once a … Continue reading

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NEW YORK DAY SIX: BATTENING DOWN FOR SANDY

 Queues at the supermarket - Lucy Robinson Blog Hurricane Sandy

Wow! After years of talking about bollocks, I now find myself writing a breaking news current affairs blog. I AM IN THE PATH OF HURRICANE SANDY. I AM IN MANHATTAN. I am one of millions of people who have spent today getting candles and water and crisps and possibly quite a lot of cheese too, cos I love cheese innit. Oh god I love cheese. Anyway, just like Fran, my protagonist in The Greatest Love Story of All Time, I suddenly find myself lined up to report on a major news event. Unlike Fran I am not going to start punching … Continue reading

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NEW YORK DAY FIVE: BREAD AND GRAVESTONES

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Day five was a very laid-back affair for me. I finally bowed to mounting pressure from my body and took the day off. I spent it in bed and it was marvellous. It’s very, very hard forcing yourself to spend time in bed when you’re in New York. This is because it is the most amazing city on earth. I did whimper with frustration a few times but really, I knew it was a good thing to do. And I still made it out for amazing lunchtime buckwheat waffles at Waffle and Wolf. Mmmm. Yessss. So for today I would … Continue reading

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NEW YORK DAY FOUR: PIN HEAD, HANNIBAL AND DEEP ROMANCE

 Halloween House

The Man and I continued our quest for the finest coffee in Brooklyn and found these offerings at El Beit. The coffee was good but it was ruined by a female barrista with a Bonnie Tyler haircut/lumberjack shirt combo who suffered a deep hatred of humanity. When I asked for the wifi password she gave me a look that said “I hate you more than anyone else in the universe and I want terrible things to happen to you.” It’s funny, when you get bad service in America you really notice it. Normally the people who serve you are so … Continue reading

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NEW YORK: DAY ONE. Coffee, FOOD, Brian May Hair.

 Brooklyn Coffee

I’m here I’m here I’m here! But I am really very unlovely. I’m in bed wearing a jumper with a pair of socks. I have mascara flakes all over my face and hair like Brian May’s. My skin looks like over-cooked cabbage. I am shaking slightly. This is because I am jetlagged and made the error of ‘going for a nap’ earlier. For the love of Christ, Robinson. You know better than that! Now I feel furry and dreadful and am mewing with despair at the idea of getting up and starting the evening. However an evening I shall have; … Continue reading

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ACTUAL REAL LIFE PROPER NEW YORK

 Robinson setting off for NYC

I’m  at Heathrow, blogging from my iPhone. I had no idea such things were possible! Soon I won’t even need to write this thing; instead a sleek alien who lives in a little egg in my ear will do it for  me. Anyway. I am blogging from Heathrow because I’m just about to fly to real life ACTUAL NEW YORK in thirty minutes. Scream! Excitable thrashing of limbs! Wild eyes that suggest I’m on drugs but don’t worry because I’m not! My third novel, which I’m in the process of writing, contains a good three months of New York action. … Continue reading

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