A Photographic Weekend


On Friday I bought myself a new digital SLR – a Pentax Km – and proceeded to take it to a few parties on Saturday, and over to Greenwich with D today. I think these are the best of the shots – these things are complicated! It’s going to take a good while before I’m […]

You’re Missing a Button…

I had the bizarre experience of watching Sam Raimi’s (of Evil Dead, and more recently the Spiderman series, fame) new film, ‘Drag Me To Hell‘ tonight. As this was a preview event, the teller pressed an old coat button into each of our hands as she handed us our tickets… and soon we were to […]

Nibbling Around The Edges


Other than Saturday it’s been a pretty quiet bank holiday weekend for me, but I did take a walk with a friend this afternoon, starting at Liverpool St and skirting around the boundary of the City of London. We took in Bunhill Fields Cemetary (which is the final resting place of John Bunyan and William […]

Enfield Pageant of Motoring 2009


Today I went to the Enfield Pageant of Motoring on the Great Cambridge Road as a guest of the Viva Drivers’ Club. It’s one of the early classic car rallies, that run all the way through to the early autumn. Hopefully I’m going to be able to get to the huge Northampton event later in […]

Spies and Spycatchers


Yesterday afternoon we went on one of the London Walks – we chose the ‘Spies and Spycatchers‘ walk and arrived at Piccadilly Circus having been instructed to keep our eyes open for a man wearing a black hat and sporting a green carnation. After a short wait a very dapper looking gentleman appeared, our guide […]

Shh! It’s An Official Secret…


This week has been all new venues for me. Last night a couple of us went down to the Luminaire on Kilburn High Road to see Official Secrets Act play. I’ve just discovered these guys courtesy of S and they’re pretty amazing – the lead singer gave a frantic, almost manic performance and the music […]

“It’s OK, my ship came in”


So go Shoreline’s lyrics, last night’s support act for Dark Captain Light Captain, at the most unusual gig venue so far this year, the Tamesis Dock, a converted ship tied up along Albert embankment opposite the Palace of Westminster Shoreline, are more of a collective than a band, with their ten members taking a folky […]