Quite a lot different

February 11, 2008

I recently posted about winning the first ever reader competition over at the lovely Amy’s lovely blog. I eagerly awaited the arrival my prize, although as a fallible human being, I was less eager to blog about it. That’s not to cast aspersions on the quality of the prize itself, merely to justify the tardiness […]

Zadok the Priest

January 21, 2008

I’ve spent some time this evening looking for a recording of Handel’s “Zadok the Priest” coronation anthem which has been released under a Creative Commons, Public Domain (or similar) licence which would allow me to use it in a derivative and non-commercial manner. I’ve mostly failed at this. (I have found some royalty free recordings […]

Congratulations me.

January 17, 2008

Some days, it’s not worth getting out of bed. The day begins, proceeds and ends without any great excitement with nothing special to mark it out from its neighbours. The treadmill (sometimes a literal treadmill) just continues. Not today. Today is marked by a special and probably unique event. I have won the first ever […]


November 29, 2007

A couple of weeks ago we went up to London to see Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn. Summed up by my friend Chris as “Physics and Nazis”, this new production is directed by Elly Green. I’ve known Elly (sorry, still Eleanor to me!) since we were born although this is the first time that we’ve met […]

Okk, farr and…?

November 8, 2007

OK, I’m struggling a bit for a witty and amusing title. A special Noprize to anyone who gets the reference. It’s all just an excuse to say that I finally hit 13 stone this week, which means that I’ve lost 3 stone since this time last year. That’s 42 pounds to our American readers and […]