I have paid my money at the cinema to see the following this year: 1) The Artist 2) […]
I have read the following this year: 1) Richard Morgan – Woken Furies 2) Susan Hill – The […]
The Ides of March has a lot to live up to: Clooney is Democratic candidate Mike Morris, gearing up to become the Democratic presidential candidate.
The comparisons with Primary Colors are inevitable. Ides is also told from the perspective of idealistic campaign manager (here a chiseled Ryan Gosling, using his soulful blue eyes to good effect); its candidate is charismatic and idealistic; and if the hard-nosed wrangler is Philip Seymour Hoffman rather than Kathy Bates, that’s hardly a shortcoming.
In case you aren’t partial to Twitter and Facebook, the faeries didn’t get us last weekend in spite of their best attempts at Otherworldly mists.
Skye was spectacular as usual. Our cosy and very comfortable B&B looked down on the swoop of heather and peat that descends into Portree, positioned to admire the rain lashing the town below and catch the winds face first.
For windy it was. We laughed in the face of the elements, wrapped in Goretex and a Fiat500, and went exploring.
Yesterday, I had a lovely relaxing day with @katejkatz. Tomorrow, I fly north with my boy to escape over the edge into the wilds.
After a friendly suggestion from BA that we might like to take a trip before mid October, accompanied by that threat that if we didn’t we’d lose our dragon’s hoard of accumulated airmiles, going away seemed obvious. It didn’t take long to settle on Scotland; we used to go almost every year, but it’s been 3 since we last got there, when we nearly (but sadly didn’t) got stranded on Islay by storms.
It’s nearly 3 years since I started training for my first 5km sponsored run. I’ve failed to keep up […]
The quote of the week (unless a late entry tops it tomorrow) "I don’t think he’s got the right […]
If you have one of my books on loan, please can you drop me an email / comment […]
I have paid my money at the cinema to see the following in 2011: 1) The Chronicles of […]
1) Robert Jordan – The Fires of Heaven2) Robert Jordan – Lord of Chaos3) Robert Jordan – A Crown of […]
I promised you a picture of the amazing Christmas tree in its full splendour, and here it is: […]
Christmas is a big deal where I work. We’re famous for our Christmas lights, and I’ve heard stories of […]
I have only read 38 books this year to date. With just weeks to go to the end […]
…stands for Benoit B Mandelbrot. Tonight, dizzykj and I attended the Air Accordion Society, which turns out to […]
It's been a long old week, so the boy and I rewarded ourselves by buying a lot of our favourite foods, grabbing some DVDs and agreeing we could spend 36 hours on the sofa. The steak and haggis were peerless, the wine was good, so that leaves me with some muddled thoughts on media. I'll warn you now – this is a ramble.