You spend your life waiting for one St Dunstan and then two come along at once. I was in St Dunstan’s Chapel on Thursday and then a friend who knows I love secret places in London , took me to the beautiful St Dunstan in the East Church .The site houses the ruins of a bombed medieval church and Wren Tower but a garden has been planted in ,around and up it , with a water feature in the middle .It is so beautiful , peaceful and atmospheric ,you wouldn’t know you were a stones throw from The Tower of London.
Then on Saturday evening another friend took me to see the film ‘Good Vibrations’ – the story of Terri Hooley and his Belfast record shop , who in the midst of all The Troubles , helped put Punk on the map and discovered The Undertones .Afterwards my friend told me ,her husband had been a roadie for The Undertones and had been best-man at one of their weddings ( couldn’t remember who, but it wasn’t Feargal ) .I said ,I remember seeing The Stranglers in Sheffield. Everyone was pogo-ing and felt a searing pain in my foot – a shard of glass had gone right through my espadrilles .I have this weird recollection that Declan sucked the glass out ( but it might just be a fantasy ) . She had also seen The Stranglers and when one of them spat at her she was so pissed off, she left .