Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Breakfast overlooking a canal corner with Mirjam Winkelman, friends now for 25 years

A wander around the canals

Beetroot soup

A'dam - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Very happy memories of my trip to Amsterdam this summer (the only really hot days) with the Enfants Terribles - the spirits of the Enfants Terribles roam far & wide across this beautiful city

View down onto the sea and Dutch coast from a little propellor plane out of City Airport in the Docklands

Italian dinner with Adam Dorrell

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Fresh snow on my face

Reading The Spectator - echoes of the much mourned The Listener

Doing maths with D

Creative Accounting #214

Hunger + Garage + In Bruges / Irish = Filmfour + WAITING

Track of the Day

Leaving Me Behind - Nick Drake (a rarity not on the studio albums)

Reminds me of this photo I just bought a print of - Nick Drake moving at a different pace from the day-to-day world, not quite of it - which in turn reminds me of my friend Steve who was also not cut out for this world - greetings Steve (and while I'm at it Ian Harris whose birthday has just passed) - miss you both...

The world humes on at its breakneck pace
People fly in their life-long race
For them there's a future to find
But I think they're leaving me behind.

The chances they come, but the chances have been lost
Success can be gained, but at too great a cost
For some there's a future to find
But I think they're leaving me behind.

Uncanny, you wonder whether he had this picture (by Keith Morris from Five Leaves Left) in mind.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Life drawing at the Angel with Andy DCruz

Heinz tomato soup when the weather's cold

A jog in the cold winter sunshine - round St Pancras & Islington cemetery

Friday, November 14, 2008

Star Spot #54

Melvyn Bragg (Broadcasting House reception)
Tony Blackburn (Broadcasting House reception)
Ian Hislop (Portland Place)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Walking through Fitzrovia - on the way to Broadcasting House

Meeting Tony Blackburn and talking about pirate radio/Radio Caroline

Thinking about Mitch Mitchell GIP

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Spark - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

The annual bonfire party on the allotments

Picking up Eddie Wagland, our old neighbour from Carleton Road, and bringing him to chat with Maurice from the allotments

Hanging with N on a Saturday afternoon - desultory shopping, hot drinks, a bookshop browse

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

N's awesome interception and run for the line against Teddington at the Met Police rugby ground, East Molesey

Late lunch at Blooms with N - chicken soup to counter the cold and combat illness

Watching docs about the making of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid