The recent news of David Bowie’s death took me back to the film Christiane F which Bowie wrote the soundtrack for. The film really affected me when I saw it back in the early ’80s, and no less so almost 25 years later when I watched it again recently. Without doubt one of the best films I have ever seen. A most realistic portrayal of the true story of 13 […]
Very excited about the summer which hasn’t been shaping up too badly so far… After falling in love with travels in a camper van in foreign climes, finally bit the bullet and got one of these. For our first try out we headed out to Oldbury Hill in kent. The campsite was great, not least because of the friendly couple running it. Better still we only had to walk to […]
So, came across this story on the BBC today, rather late to the game as usual. However, better late than never. The clips had me in stitches. The original interview story of Las Paelleras is funny enough and yet… more creative mischief making individuals with a talent for spoofing came up with this hilarious take on the original. Enjoy… Thanks! I’m still chuckling. And it’s set me up […]
Happy International Women’s day! Sadly it’s still necessary for Women around the world to campaign and fight to end violence against them. To this end Million Women Rise still needs to happen. The march in central London yesterday went off without incident. This despite the lack of any policing of the route, and the presence of additional thousands marching against climate change at the same time. It was great to […]
During these past few weeks encompassing Christmas break and enforced house arrest due to incapacity (don’t ask), I’ve rediscovered the pleasures of lolling about on my sofa watching stuff on a screen or listening to the radio for extended periods. Thanks to box sets of The Sopranos, Orange is the New Black, and more recently Breaking Bad, (all of which I somehow managed not to get into at the time […]
Now I used to play a bit of footie meself, but in all my playing days never saw a goal as great as this one. Kudos that woman, and let’s hope she gets the vote for Fifa’s goal of the year – t’would be well deserved!
Close your eyes if you don’t like arachnids. Despite that fact that it looks like a hairball, you could be in for a nasty surprise if you don’t. Nuff said! You may prefer this more scary but much more light hearted entry…
Passed a very satisfying couple of hours checking out the architecturally interesting Cressingham Gardens as part of Open House London. Those of you interested in such things could do a lot worse than watch Homes Under the Sledgehammer, a short (20 minutes), and very interesting film that explains it all way better than I can in words… And if f you fancy helping with the fight to defend decent social […]
Thanks to the Duchess for drawing my attention to this one – it made me laugh a lot but on the other hand, you may want to exercise caution if you’re an arachnophobe. You have been warned. On the other hand if you have spare three minutes to kill, you could do worse than piss yourself laughing watching this bit of silliness.
I was in the area so thought I’d take a quick gander at the ceramic poppies in the moat at the Tower of London. I didn’t actually go to the exhibition on this occasion as there’s a great view from the bridge approach and surrounds. I’m not sure if Joe Public can actually walk amongst the poppies, but imagine it would be a really cool thing to do. Whilst I […]