Million Model Catwalk

Earlier in the week I once again attended one of the fantastic London Blogger’s Meetups, this time taking place in the downstairs moroccan-themed bar at Shish, in trendy Hoxton. Some fascinating conversations as per usual, and this month there was a presentation by the young ladies from Fashion Targets Breast Cancer about their new online […]

National Digital Inclusion Conference 2009

Well, so finishes two days for me running a stand (and sometimes running around like a headless chicken!) and generally helping out at the National Digital Inclusion Conference 2009. Bigger than last year, this time around we took over most of the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster on Monday and Tuesday of this week. I […]

Flying Feathers!

OK, I’ve been a bit of a culture vulture this week, but I never thought that Friday would mean being confined to a birdcage… We had ring-side seats at the Playhouse Theatre for a performance of the acclaimed musical, La Cage Aux Folles, and boy were we close – we sat at one of four […]

At First Serious, Then Self-Indulgent and Finally Superb


Last night we pitched up at the Old Queen’s Head on Essex Road in Islington for a gig. I’d walked past this pub many times and had assumed it was a bit ropey from the large dark windows – I couldn’t have been more wrong. Clearly benefitting from a recent makeover, it’s got a twist […]

George Formby Eat your Heart Out!

I had a unique experience last night – we wandered into a ukelele jam session! The Royal George , tucked away on Goslett Yard just of Tottenham Court Road (a lovely pub – a bit tatty but great music ranging from classic rock to the Fleet Foxes) hosts a ukelele jam night every Wednesday evening […]

“You’d Better Not Mess With Major Tom”

‘Ashes to Ashes’ returned to BBC1 last night to the strains of Haircut 100, Spandau Ballet, Adam & The Ants, The Specials and others. While season one ended with an episode that was an inexplicable mess in my view, season two starts off with a more familar storyline for a police drama – a bizzare […]

Sunny Kent


What a relief to get out of London for a day. The sun was shining and everything was fine out in deepest Kent (well the London Borough of Bromley these days) on Sunday afternoon. We went over to Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, but arrived a little too late to spend more than […]