Travelogue news

The last blog news was that I spent a day filming for the travelogue promo video. Since then things have slowed down to an almost complete stop. About a month after the filming was finished I had a message from the filmers saying that they wouldn’t have time to do the...

A jolly day’s filming

Up at 5am today for the grand making of the promotional video for In SatNav We Trust. This has been a long time coming. Last year I pretty much decided to go down the crowd funding route through Kickstarter or Unbound. I’ve yet to decide. So an hour after getting up I...

All sorts of jiggery pokery

So we are inching slowly closer to filming the promo video for In SatNav we Trust. It’s turned into an administrative nightmare so much so that I can’t remember if I already posted a blog to say all this. million In short we need to get a permit to film in Oxford and...

An open letter to Microsoft

I gave Edge a try a few weeks ago and found it wouldn't do many of the things I used to do with IE, Firefox and other browsers. Notably you've taken away the favourites bar which features in every other browser I know. sod Then, after I've decided to look for an...

Memories of Steve Wilson

Back in the early nineties, when I was too shy to speak up for myself, I had a go at producing a magazine that we called The Philosopher's Stone. Having been to one or two Talking Stick events at the Black Horse in London some years before I had the idea of taking the...

R2D2 gives a thumbs up to Rogue One

R2D2 enjoyed his night out to see Rogue One on Thursday night. He’s been looking forward to it for weeks now and has been beeping and whistling about it increasingly over recent days. Before heading off to the pictures we booked a table at Pizza Express in Hatfield...

The Truck is dead, long live The Truck

R2D2 has had the hump for the last couple of weeks. After the excitement of his trip out to see Elstree 1976 in preparation to see Rogue One after Christmas he's been looking forward to getting out a bit more. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago, The Truck died and...

Elstree 1976

R2D2 enjoyed his night out tonight at the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford. We drove over there to see a showing of Elstree 1976, a documentary about the lives of the actors and extras who were involved in the first Star Wars film in 1976. obscured The film is...

R2D2 is getting excited again

Some of you might remember lasts year's collection of posts about R2D2 looking forward to the first Star Wars film in ten years. He was very pleased to see the film even if he was a little underwhelmed by the new bad guy. He thought putting a pretty boy in a mask that...

Eight years of Conservative rule?

Boris Johnson is no longer Mayor of London.  Sadiq Khan has been elected to be Mayor. The Guardian reported it thus: “Sadiq Khan has been elected mayor of London, reclaiming the post for Labour after eight years of Conservative rule and becoming the first Muslim mayor...

R2D2 enjoys his Christmas

R2D2 was a bit pissed off and turned his back on us when he didn't get invited to Christmas dinner (in fact we forgot to take him) but, to be honest, sometimes I get a bit tired of his tantrums. When we got back at 2am he was in the kitchen hiding amongst the washing...

R2D2 finally gets his Christmas pudding

R2D2 refused to come out in the rain again today so I went out to try to find a Christmas pudding for him. Unfortunately Tesco had sold out but a nice lady with a lovely smile had one at the till and it turned out it was the last one. Soon we were arguing over who...

R2D2 has been out Christmas shopping

R2D2 come out to Hemel Hempstead today to the Turkish barbers. He is working his way up to his big trip out to see ‪#‎TheForceAwakens‬ next week. He was pleased with my nice new haircut and beard trim from Jimmy at No.10 Grooming Room Traditional Turkish Barbers on...

R2D2 is getting out a bit more

Today R2D2 helped me take my shirts to be ironed. However, although he understands how busy everyone is at this time of year, he was a bit dissapointed that they won't be ready before we go to see The Force Awakens on...

R2D2 wants to go to the movies

I bought R2D2 about 10 years ago. He's made of old car parts. I'm thinking of taking him to see The Force Awakens. I bought him (it) in the mall from a bloke who made all sorts of sculptures from Alien to Predator, all bits of scap metal. I'm not sure what his body is...

They even set light to your ears

“They even set light to your ears,” said Karl, a friend of mine with a rather natty flat top haircut. Actually those aren’t the specific words Karl used to describe his recent experience with the barbers, but that was the implication. He was describing how the newly...

Steampunkers

I’ve recently linked here from some of my original images on my Pinterest page. I’ve linked them to this blog because I don’t really have anywhere else to send the link so this has become my preferred web presence and something of a portfolio. I’ve developed a bit of...

Schrödinger’s Millionaire

“…and there’s your change.” “Cheers.” Taking the change the previous customer took the newspaper and packet of cigarettes and left the shop. A short, thick set, man stepped up to the counter. “Hello Jimmy, what will you have today, the usual?” “Yes please Mrs Patel,...