A was reading to me at bedtime tonight. The book was one of the Mr Majieka series. In case you don’t know, Mr Majieka is a wizard. In the chapter A read to me, Mr Majieka is casting all sorts of spells against a witch who, in return, casts horrible spells rather more successfully in […]
The Guardian reports on AA Gill winning Hatchet Job of the Year: “A cacophony of jangling, misheard and misused words … a sea of Stygian self-justification and stilted self-conscious prose … ” AA Gill’s caustic review of Morrissey’s Autobiography has been named the Hatchet Job of the Year. Now, I actually enjoyed Morrissey’s autobiography and […]
I’ve had this song as an earworm for over a week now, after Guy Garvey played it on his show on 2 February. There’s a lovely melancholic tone to the melody and vocals. I love a bit of melancholia in my music, as I probably harp on about too much. I’m not sure why but […]
One of the reasons I was keen to play football yesterday was because I’m running the Brighton half-marathon this coming Sunday. A combination of the awful weather and a dodgy ankle has rather stopped me from training for the half-marathon in any real sense and had yesterday’s game been called off, I would have been […]
Against all odds, my game of football took place this morning. Given the stupid amount of rain that’s fallen so far this winter, it’s been no surprise that pretty much every game of football I’ve had scheduled for a Saturday has been called off, yet the game today was confirmed as being very much on. […]
In the advent of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, please find attached a song written for you, your mother, your father and your gay brothers and sisters in Russia.
Had to post this up, as A gave me a special rendition of it during bathtime. Odd but compelling…
Time Out London: Get the litter scoop: we’ve been behind the scenes at London’s first cat café: The pastel-coloured interior of the soon-to-be hot spot in Bethnal Green is any pussy lover’s dream! With faux-vintage furnishings, more cat toys than you can shake at a herd of kitties, cat cushions and a cat wheel (!), this […]
It’s great to see companies trying their best to make legalese interesting and this example from Delta is beautifully made. Great attention to detail with the 80s styling but without overdoing it to the detriment of the message. Plus it’s got ALF in it. What’s not to like?!
Now that my anti-resolution January‘s over, I can go back to fasting and I’m actually looking forward to it. Yesterday’s dinner of some of that delicious no-knead bread with some camembert was feeling very heavy in my stomach this morning, so it’s a relief that I now have (self-given) permission to fast. Of course, I […]