What is it about this time of year that causes so much stress? Is it the incessant commercialism? The shops crowded with ignorant and stupid people, all bustling around with nary a mind for anyone else, laden with bags full of lead that careen off my kneecaps at regular intervals. Or maybe it's more to

Waiting on the sun

Louise had to be in work early this morning, which means I end up sitting here at 7.25am pondering all sorts of weird and wonderful things. Should I have a coffee now or go for a wander with my camera? (coffee). Should I just crack on with some work and get ahead for the day?

Best Spam Ever?

OK, this is a little long but for once it's not complete jibberish or a request for money, nor will my penis grow larger and I won't become rich overnight. No no, this spam is about vampires. Yes. Vampires. Apparently there is a group (collective term anyone?) of vampires hanging around in Tottenham. Google suggests

The Goblet of Fire

Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic Finally got some free time today and nipped to the cinema to catch the latest Harry Potter movie. Bloody glad we did too! From the opening credits to the closing scenes this is a dark movie, much darker than the previous movie and all the better for

Ho Ho Ho

Why is it that, when you are completely physically exhausted, your brain refuses to shut down and let you go to sleep? Is it just me? A day spent up and down ladders, moving large heavy boxes. A day of construction, organising, tidying, moving, considering, discussing, trying, replacing, tweaking, finishing off. A day spent wondering

The Great Blog Hope?

An open letter to SixApart. Dear TypeKey, You came promising much, the chance to be able to track myself across the comment boxes of the land, the opportunity to build relations and create networks. A unique insight to my self, my habits and passions. Ohh how you have failed me. Maybe I expected too much,


Mike proves that the easiest way to get comments for your post is to change the design. Why do we find change so hard to take? ~ My downward trend has continued. Whilst only a measly 1lb lighter than last week, I'm quite happy. Especially given that last night I had a big stir fry

The Monkey Man

It's the middle of nowhere and in a seemingly deserted shack a man is tied to a chair. He is convulsing and struggling to breathe, bent double as the pain spreads across his chest and down his sides. In closeup we see the muscles in his face strain and pulse, the dull throb evident after