Before yoga this evening I asked Rachel what I should work on. “You’re really strong” she said. “Yeah, thanks, running and climbing” I said. “Yeah.. but you’re, erm, just a little bit, well, tight.” Cue massive snorts of laughter when she catches my eye. I need *at least* three blocks. Everyone else needs one – […]Read more "Plastic Bag Brain. Weekly Music."
Well, it was a good year, we had good times together… but now a fond farewell: My fabulous bike was stolen from right outside the sports centre door this week. A thief cut my heavy-duty Abus chain lock, presumably in full view of lots of people, during a single hour . Grr. Reparations? The professional […]Read more "A fond farewell to my carbon belt. Good bye dear bike.."
You know when you know someone who has such a major block that they cant see it themselves? When they would do anything. Use anyone. Or anything, to get back what they want? Bring You Back: Hey Prof: Apart from the ethical and legal issues involved in continuing to stalk your student – there are a […]Read more "Bring you Back online. No really – please dont. Really. Weekly Music."
of course, whether I beat the 2 hour mark for my Half Marathon. You’re Wondering? As You Wish: My time was 1:45. And here is the course too, for anyone interested: I enjoyed the 2017 Half more than the 2016 version. Last year (2016) I pushed over the last 5 km. This year’s lack of training […]Read more "Weekly Music: You’re Wondering,"
My workplace union has been putting effort into representing members on the issue of Brexit. Like asking for the government to guarantee the rights of currently resident EU workers; this sort of thing: guaranteed rights for EU nationals already working in the UK to remain here continued international mobility for scientists and engineers, including for UK […]Read more "A couple of hours in Westminster"
The Grimes imagery as previous Art Angels vidz. But now bumped up nine levels. Venus Fly: Grimes is extraordinarily beautiful in some of the latex and oil incarnations. The time the care, and (I think) joy, in these re-inventions is immense. The resurrection of the pink rose? Grimes, avenging angel, emerging from the oil at 4:45? […]Read more "Oh. Why you looking at me? Weekly Music."
Not the optimal half marathon preparation (oh god, tomorrow!), but finally, a lovely few hours in the garden today. And, coz I like them, some garden pics from last summer too: The new vegetable beds were fab last summer, but have been subsiding since having been filled. Must be about nine to twelve months […]Read more "Cankerous parsnip + beautiful herb"
So its been a busy few weeks. The last of the Big proposals goes in today. All 150 pages of it. Plus 56 pages for the Not-Quite-So-Big-One. The odds of success are around 1 in 5 for the Big One, and 1 in 12 for for the NQSBO. The plan is now to steer clear […]Read more "Everything She Wants. Weekly Music"
The Invisible Library and the Masked City I dont have much to say about these. So we will start here. They are the first two of a series by Genevieve Cogman: The Invisible Library and the Masked City. Light holiday reading. Fun. Nice ideas. One could argue they are a little shallow – and not […]Read more "Evil Weasel and other recent reads"
I like this track. Not entirely sure what it means – Boy: [Perhaps follow the link if the above doesn’t work? This one’s not youtube.] Somewhat unusually for me, I’m been out quite a lot of evenings in the last couple of weeks. Mostly with the girls rather than boys. And some of them have been […]Read more "I’m not the boy you wanted? Weekly Music."