IMG_0373 September 15

By way of a roundup

So what the hell have I been doing while I haven’t been blogging? Well I’ve been away from home with my work – travelling to Hamburg and Hovik (it’s near Oslo) for meetings, training, videos and stuff. I could elaborate but I promised myself this blog would never be about work, but I will tell […]

KING September 14

Dr Sleep

“Dr Sleep” is the sequel to “The Shining”. Special kid and plucky survivor of everyone’s favourite haunted hotel, Danny Torrance is all grown up and has ditched his tricycle in favour of riding the devious monster of alcoholism. A rock-bottom episode, a new job and a string of AA meetings later and he is ready to help Abra […]

M2_manics August 25

Alphabetical CD Marathon: M (Part 2)

First of all apologies if this post seems shambolic. I wrote it over the weeks I was listening to all the albums by The Manic Street Preachers and some albums got repeated playing, one album came out while I was writing and then I had to go back and chop away at the post as […]

IMG_0291 August 20

Bond in Motion @ London Film Museum

The London Film Museum is around the corner from Covent Garden on Wellington Street and has a boxed-in basement feel, but the exhibition team did a marvellous job of displaying the various iconic Bond vehicles, accessories, video screens and artwork. I was so happy to have stumbled across this exhibition on a night out with friends […]

nesbo August 19

Cockroaches – Jo Nesbo

15 years after its original publication in Norwegian, “Cockroaches” was published in the UK in time for fans’ Christmas wish lists in 2013. I was given it by a very friendly chap at my hotel in Skiathos, but put off reading it until I could read “The Bat” – subject of a previous post. “Cockroaches” […]

IMG_0197_sq August 17

More Art @ London

In addition to our visit to Tate Britain which I covered in my previous post Siggy and I also visited the Saatchi Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery and The Photographer’s Gallery.   The Saatchi Gallery is situated off Duke of York Square which is itself situated off Sloane Square on the edge of Chelsea. We […]

20140816_113414 August 16

Hit & Miss @ Tate Britain

Siggy and I didn’t go to see the “British Folk Art” exhibition – the picture of the chicken and my imaginings of a load of dull pots and poor paintings put me off. We went instead to see the permanent collection that we so rudely ignored last time we came – the delights of John […]

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