Saturday, July 26, 2008

A'dam - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Reading Anne Frank's diary after visiting her house with my own two children who have Amsterdam Jewish in their rich mix

Pedalo from Anne Frank huis - a major expedition under the sun involving getting well lost

Siesta in Vondelpark by the river among the strapping Dutch lasses

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

The canals of Amsterdam - with guidance from my old friend Adam Dorrell

Meeting the Prime Minister - at the UK Catalyst Awards for which Big Art Mob was nominated

Travelling with the Enfants Terribles - in our room now on the Bloemgracht with the sound of boats below and church bells

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

News of The Sun double-page spread for Osama Loves (let's hope there's nothing much doing in the world tonight)

The end of a summer day feel in my manor

Talking sex with the Lambent gals

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Anti-fascist Footprints walk around the East End to Cable Street under the guidance of David Rosenberg with U, Orla and N

Sleeping in the garden by the Crocosmias (echoes of Donegal)

Walking home from evening tennis down the suburban backstreets with N & D

Monday, July 14, 2008

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Chatting online to Farrah as she sat in a hotel lobby in Kano, Nigeria on her quest for 500 Osamas

Reading Philip Kerr's Hitler's Peace in the peace of the East Wing

Working closely with Stuart Cosgrove, international man of passions

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Friday's Happiness Experiment entry

Chewing the fat with Bill Thompson in the Arts Picture House, Cambridge (formerly the ABC where I once saw an audience breaking out in scuffles out of boredom during Goldcrest's Revolution)

Standing under a chestnut tree in the rain opposite St John's on the Backs

Walking over the Bridge of Sighs under cover as a suspiciously old student

Lewes nay moore - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

View of Firle Beacon from Ant OBE's barn at sundown

Two silver birches in the garden against a lowering sky

Movie (Battle of the Bulge) with the Enfants Terribles at Mariner's - "Crawl, you dummy, crawl!" [Telly Savalas]

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A day of firsts - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

My first ride on a scooter - got a lift from Jan Younghusband on her Vespa to Ivo Gormley's cutting room - another first, my first visit to a floating edit suite (on HMS President moored on the Thames opposite the OXO Tower)

A brief convo with Tim Berners-Lee who says with a straight face "when I made the Web" (at Nesta)

A tour with Will Gompertz of Tate Media around the (as yet undeveloped) new bit of Tate Modern, three underground oil tanks beneath the old Bankside power station, an out of bounds, secret space - with Ekow Eshun, Felix Barrett & Kate Vogel