If Britain Were Greece
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17202274 This puts things in perspective painfully well. I was talking to a Greek acquaintance the other day and he said he never wanted to go back to Greece again - he was so fed up with the way the Government had wrecked his country. I’d heard about the anti-German feeling in the country, but there was none of it from him.
“I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.” George H. W. Bush I’ve just discovered Broccoli juice might help my tum. Joanne thinks I have an ulcer, and I suppose it’s possible, so I’ve been reading up on natural cures,...
Cheered up by Melancholy
Just been to the “Face to Face” exhibition in the Arts Centre (here in Aberystwyth). Awesome. By far the best collection of paintings I’ve ever seen here. The collection - exclusively British self portraits, generally from the 1950s and 1960s - was gathered by Ruth Borchard over a number of years and shows the range of styles and approaches current at the time. If you look...
Decided to shutter Cecily Plum.
Little bit heart-broken. We put so much effort into CP that it’s hard to admit it’s failed. It’s just so harsh out there in business-land these years, and it seems to be getting worse all the time. As I’ve said before, if anyone wants to buy the company (the CP brand and the web infrastructure) then you’re welcome! We’re selling off the stock but it will take a...
My sleep patterns are not so awful after all :)
I’ll be a bit happier tonight at 2am. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16964783
Some Days Are Like Watching Someone Else's Life
As I look back on the day I’ve just lived I’m not at all sure that more than about ten minutes of it was actually my life. I seem to have been time-spliced with someone else, and can instead see the day that they’ve had. What do I mean? I mean this: Four hours sleep; having to get ready to leave the house in ten minutes; driving someone else’s car all day, offending...
Teddy Book 2 Title Confirmed (99% certain)
I’ve been mulling over the name for the second Teddy book and I’m now 99% sure it’s going to be, “Teddy and the Hordesmen’s Master”. It fits nicely with the book’s content, has the feel I want to get across, and might make some people ask questions about what it means - and maybe question the grammar too. As far as I can see the grammar is correct - i.e....
The Usual Suspects (film)
You can tell the family’s away this weekend; I’ve watched not one but two films :) Happy. The second of my two movies was “The Usual Suspects” (1995). I saw it when it was released and I’ve seen it maybe ten times since, and each time I see new things. It’s such a tightly-written script, full of subtleties and grace notes that surround the central, solid story...
2010: The Year We Make Contact (Film)
Imagine the timeless wonder that is Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Now mix in a good glug of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (any bit that has a lot of Gil Gerrard talking) and hey presto! You’ve got this film. It’s not completely awful, and there’s at least one scene (the one where Chandra says goodbye to HAL) that is genuinely touching. But then you have other scenes...
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I had an actual lie-in!
Woke up at 10:30am, cozy in bed to the sound of hammering rain. There are definitely some advantages to having the house to myself : )
What haven't I done in over seven years?
ANS: I haven’t been to the pub on my own for over seven years - until tonight! It was Robert’s leaving do and I was on the edge of a panic attack for the first hour. Stuck with it though, and had a good time. Left at 10pm, but that’s pretty good going for me at the moment. Had fun. Enjoyed the fun. Must do the fun more.