Saturday, January 31, 2015

Un Moment

Yesterday I had the satisfaction of knowing a French phrase that the two Francophones at the table did not know: Un ciel maquereau

= mackeral sky

= altocumulus undulatus

Coming to terms with the Human Condition

The essence of a conversation in the car this morning with Enfant Terrible No. 1 which started from talking about a young woman (26) who has recently lost her father to whom she was very close.

To come to terms with our mortality - which could be called Wisdom - we need to do two things, from my experience:

(1) live in the present - as opposed to religion which usually tries to convince us that there is a future beyond death (meditation is one way to regularly drag yourself back to the present) - this is the best way to make use of the limited time you do have, appreciating and using every moment (which does not mean you need to be constantly active/productive)

(2) decide what you want to do with your time - will you use it for yourself or others? ultimately it is most satisfying to do the latter.

Thursday's Happiness Experiment entry

Some flakes of snow outside La Rugoletta with Marco & Clemence, N & D

Kick-off meeting for Just Cos with Kell & Dan

Drinking Madeira wine with Marco

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Wander around St Pancras & Islington cemetery with Marco & Clemence in late afternoon

Enjoying the paintings and interiors at Kenwood with M&C

Laughing at the dinner table with D & family (near Saracens)

Star Spot #516

w/e 30/1/15 Alex Brooker (Last Leg) - HFR

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Picking up Bowie's Berlin trilogy near Checkpoint Charlie and listening to it

Saturday night at the flicks with D

Doing a walking tour of Berlin with D including the Holocaust memorial

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Seeing bits of the Berlin Wall with D (especially a section inside a new building)

Going round a flea market (in Mauerpark)

D delighting in cafe society

Friday, January 16, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Late afternoon sun catching the top of the eucalyptus tree

Lunchtime run around St Pancras & Islington cemetery

Lavender bath

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Cure - Hammersmith Odeon 21/12/14

Shake dog shake
3 change???
5 (wailing wall)
Japanese walk (visiting time)
Close to you
Let you go (sticky as chips)
Just like heaven *
Pictures of you **
I will always love you
Bass bass
(Miles and miles and miles)
(I hate my mum ) *

Encore 1
(Soldier song)
Charlotte Sometimes *
(The very first time)
The top? (pls come bk)

(Dressed to)
It's never enough

3 imaginary boys*
(Twist and turn)
(Waiting for something to happen)

Love cats
Let's go to bed
Why can't I be you
Boys don't cry **
Hey you yes you

Friday, December 19, 2014

Van Morrison - Nell's Jazz & Blues Club, W. Kensington

Baby please don't go *
I just Want to make love to you
You Don't love me no more
Blue money
Days like this
Magic time
Did ye get healed? **
Think twice before you leave
Symphony said
I believe
Moondance (so what/god rest ye merry gentlemen/my funny valentine) *
In my memory (the comedown)
Wherever god Shines his light *
I can't stop loving you
It's too late to stop (walk when I walk) *
Brown eyed girl

Tuesday, December 09, 2014


Man hugs with an uncool half with KG - Futurgasm cast & crew screening

N getting two work experience offers and talking docs at the event

Tats and a hint of naughtiness - Codename One Step Beyond sleeve


A chat about street art and a book gifted

Reading Men Women & Children

1st Christmas lunch of the season - at C4