Friday, October 31, 2008

Creative Accounting #213

Ron Perlman / Israel = Al Pacino / Italy

Dublin day - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Kilmainham Gaol in the late afternoon autumn sun

Speaking on the subject of the future of documentary at Screen Training Ireland event at Odessa, Dame Court, Dublin

The goose-down pillow at No. 31, Leeson Close, Dublin

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Cooley peninsula under a bright, bright blue sky

Jogging around autumnal St Stephen's Green, Dublin

Kilwerra Cemetery in the crisp sunshine

Monday, October 27, 2008

Donegal bound - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Driving through the rolling hills of Armagh at sunset

Hearing of Spurs long-awaited victory while pulled up at Aughnacloy

Gig at the Bridge Bar, Ramelton - punctuated by the old faces - Anita, Don, Tricia (sister of Gerry Gallagher), Noel (singer in the band), Kenny, Brid, Marcel - 16 years of coming to Ramelton, music at The Bridge, the magic of North Donegal

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

The smell of peat fires through the Streets of Carlingford

A family gathering marking our arrival up at Bernadette's with Bronagh at its centre

A rainy walk with the Enfants Terribles in search of an old telescope

Autumn vibe - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Morning jog round St Pancras & Islington cemetery with glimpses of blue behind the clouds

Lunch at Rugoletta with the Little One (strachiatella, tonno e fagioli)

Checking the Embarrassing Teenage Bodies site

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Orange

At lunchtime I bought a huge orange
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave —
They got quarters and I had a half.

And that orange it made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park
This is peace and contentment. It’s new.

The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all my jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I’m glad I exist.

The Orange by Wendy Cope

Party boyz - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Hearing an amazing sermon by a charismatic and warm religious leader (Jonathan W)

Seeing some second cousins and other relatives for the first time in many years at Clive + Jeanie's

Late night Brick Lane bagels with the Enfants Terribles

Friday, October 17, 2008

Cannes Do - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

A good performance on stage at Mipcom with Bebo, MySpace, YouTube and Orange - was proud of the progressiveness of our work at C4

A beautiful thigh on the beach at Cannes - observed from an afternoon table de vin with Matt and Mark

Sea spray (Med) on my face - as I worked on the beach (hoorah for mobile working)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Hooking up with the Marble Media boys from Toronto and the Aardman crew from 4mations on board the Decode boat in Cannes - remarkably high quality karaoke singing for entertainment

Walking along the promenade at night

Thinking about social spaces in preparation for my talk at Mipcom with Bebo MD the lovely Kate Burns

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

BarbiCan Do - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Listening to Steven Johnson and Danah Boyd at the Handheld Learning conference at The Brewery, Barbican

Lunch at Knipferl in Long Lane, Barbican - Austrian sausages, sauerkraut and apple cake washed down with Neil Young

A bit of design work with Mark Limb and Stephen Hardingham


"If you can tell a good story, it's the best chance you have of affecting people".

Writer/Director Thomas McCarthy on his film 'The Visitor' which puts a human face on the issues of immigration and detention, encouraging compassion and the questioning of the status quo.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Living life

"It is a small part of life we really live. Indeed, all the rest is not life but merely time."

From 'On the shortness of life' by Seneca (49 ad), cited in the epilogue of Engleby by Sebastian Faulks

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

High spirits - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

The high spirits of the Enfants Terribles after rugby in the rain - Chingford 7: Finchley 19

Making a compilation based on Beggin' (Frankie Valli redone by Madcon)

Chilled out Sunday lunch - catching up after a long while with old friends Sean and Siobhan

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Thought for the Day

"One should count each day a separate life."

Lucius Annaeus Seneca - philosopher (3 BC - 65 AD)