Reasons to be cheerful

It was a birthday week here, Philip is now… ageless. Yup, we’ve decided that numbers just don’t matter anymore and if we’d been cavemen, what fun! We wouldn’t know how old we are. Since we have NO intention of behaving age appropriately, EVER, we might as well ditch the numbers too. So it was a…

Manic Monday

Before I’d finished my breakfast yesterday a cereal bowl had been smashed in the kitchen, shortly after that this was followed by an entire mug of tea, spilt on the new bedroom carpet. I tried water, bicarbonate of soda and then spirit vinegar solution but as it dried I could see a big brown stain forming…

Ignoring 9 to 5 and enjoying the rest

I’ve been working for most of the week, the less said about that the better, but that’s not to say there haven’t been a few high spots. I managed a trip to the cinema to see Elle yesterday evening. Isabelle Huppert is amazing and at 64 she looks stunning, wow. Not that age matters but it’s…

Blog Anniversary, what now?

  I started writing a blog a year ago this month, not knowing anything about how to do it but wanting the challenge of setting it up and committing to writing each month. As the year has progressed I’ve mostly written weekly and now a year has passed I have been thinking about what I’ve got from it….

Bunny and the beast!

Last night I visited the Soho theatre to see Lady Bunny perform, she has been a drag artist since the 1980’s where she began her career alongside RuPaul.  It was original and fun, and for a drag queen in her 50’s (as she kept reminding everyone), she had an audience of mostly young people (alongside…

Avocado Month (February)

Last week a friend texted to ask how Avocado month was going, my name for February describes how it looks to me at this time of year. A colour that was represented in 1970’s bathroom suites and is now seldom seen but looks a sort of muddy green colour, much like the month in fact. My…

Django revisited

I really started to like the gypsy swing jazz of Django Reinhardt after the film Chocolat. I had always liked it but seeing it played in that lazy summer gypsy setting was perfect. I haven’t listened to it for a while, so when I saw that Django’s Tiger was playing at a café in town…

An inspirational evening of baroque

What better than a feast of baroque music to celebrate the magic of the  season? so says the brochure for Red Priest’s Winter Baroque Carnival. They have been compared to the Rolling Stones and the Cirque du Soleil amongst others and have been described in the press as; visionary, outrageous, heretical, outrageous and more. I had to…

Blowing away the cobwebs

Last weekend flew by, time does that when you’re having fun. Blink and you’ll miss it. On Saturday we spent the day in Brixton The weather was great, blue skies and after a wander we stopped for lunch at Brixton Village. Saw the Electric Avenue Strip, lit up by Eddy Grant in October: Stopped off at the…

A change is as good as a rest

I’ve been away since the middle of last week. I was born and grew up in the in the North East, then I moved away 30 years ago but still love to go back. It’s where my family live and one friend in particular (Rapper’s delight, see last post) I still see regularly. So it was good to have…