The Long Weekend

Reading time: 2 mins I fear that my new abode will very quickly be filled with a mish-mash of antiques and general tat. Mostly the latter. I’m basing this on a short wander around a vintage store at the weekend. Lots of big old pieces of furniture, as well as a lot of stuff I wouldn’t give house room […]

The short hot summer

Reading time: < 1 min What a lovely weekend that was, all sunshine and BBQs and ice cream and other good things which are good. Nay, wonderful. I’d love to say there was anything else going on, and I really should be taking my chances to spend some time on this ‘ere blog given that, at any moment, some kind […]

A step into the unknown

Reading time: < 1 min Later this week I’ll be sitting down to talk to some people. Some very important people as it happens. Yes, I’ll be talking to some customers. I’m slightly ashamed to admit this is the first time I’ll have done this, formally at least and I’m not quite sure what to expect. The main thrust of […]

Band of Skulls

Reading time: 2 mins A couple of weeks ago I went to see a band called “Band of Skulls”. Similarly as to when I went to see a band called “Eagles of Death Metal”, the very name of the band prompts raised eyebrows and questions of what type of “noise” I’m inflicting upon myself. Interestingly, both bands are similarly […]

Please Read This

Reading time: < 1 min Well, not this… this: The Best Thing Iโ€™ve Read All Year. Regardless of your sexual preference, political views or religious bent, we are all here on the same earth.

Lost Key

Reading time: < 1 min It is a ramshackle place, half-closed blinds filter streams of dusty sunlight across the threadbare carpets. Somewhere a breeze creeps through a gap and dances through the hall, ruffling the thin trail of smoke as the joss stick quietly smoulders. The furniture is old, loved and carefree, a random matching of patterns and leather. Echoes […]