Archive for January, 2009

An Antidote


A quick trip to the local art gallery (with the clog dancer) to see an excellent Mary Webb exhibition (at the King’s Lynn Art’s Centre), according to the supporting press Mary’s geometric shapes and blocks of flat colour are “an antidote to the extraordinary fast pace and busy imagery with which we are constantly bombarded […]

In an otherwise unspectacular week the arrival of a thirty two page newspaper entitled ‘Things Our Friends Have Written On The Internet 2008’ was an unlikely highlight. In essence it’s as the title suggests, a collection of things our (in this case Mr Ben Terret and Mr Russell Davies) have written on the internet via […]

  No not a post on the joy (or otherwise) of Hofmeister lager but a few words on the Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival Programme, which I went to yesterday. According to the programme on the day “Many years ago it was the custom on the Tuesday following Plough Monday (always the first Monday after Twelth […]

A very good day today, fourteen new Ladybird books for the collection – and here’s nine of them.

After unsuccessfully returning to work on Friday I’m going to try again tomorrow. I’m feeling better than I was, although not 100%, however I think my time would be better spent staying at home helping fill in the gaps at the The Half Man Half Biscuit Lyrics Project.

The 14th June 2003 was a hot sunny summer’s day which I spent most of in the fine city of Norwich. I’d also been there the evening before for the opening of Norwich’s first Pop Underground Convention, NPUC. This first event of NPUC included musical entertainment from We Can Build You, Slowloris (neither of whom […]

Looking Up


I always have a hundred and one resolutions set in my head at the start of the year and this year is no different. If nothing else though I will ensure that during 2009 I look up more often. Happy new year.