Went to a fantastic gig at the Barbican last night. A low key celebration of Manu Dibango’s 80th birthday (only low key coz he didn’t want to make a fuss…). Fellow Cameroonian Muntu Valdo was the support for the evening and entertained with his amazing live loop effects, making one man on his own sound like a full band. Next up the main man Manu himself strolled on stage and […]
Just wanted to thank the folk over at Krystal for helping me sort out some of the problems I was having with the photo galleries on this site. All now seems to be working lovely thanks to them pointing out (in a helpful and non patronising way) the obvious and not so obvious things that were causing a problem. And frankly going above and beyond the call of duty to […]
Not that I particularly wish to promote Amazon the (in)famous online bookstore… there’s a book called Shit London which will make a good crimbo present for someone somewhere (hint, hint…). As I was wandering round and about while visiting a friend today, I came across this sign prompting disabled people to ring a non existent bell to get help getting into the offending public building. Now that’s pretty shit. Get […]
In between giving the website (well the blog bit of it anyway) a long overdue overhaul, and other extreme busy ness, there has fortunately been time for a bit of amusement… Thanks to L and P for sending this one my way… And Deb for bringing this to my attention… Choice!
Recently back from a wonderful week at Casa Granadina, being hosted by the fantastic Rosie. Just what we needed and we couldn’t have been better taken care of… Walks, food, evening entertainment (Scrabble mostly), company all totally top notch, and added bonus, wonderful weather for the whole week (though not sure Rosie had complete control of the latter). Day one was a relaxed walk to the lovely village of Guaro […]