Tuesday, March 30, 2010


"Frank Sinatra is the kind of singer who comes along once in a lifetime. Why did it have to be my lifetime?" Bing Crosby

Monday, March 29, 2010

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Bet Hananya to Tel Aviv

Long jog along the stream followed by a dog

Reading Ministry of Fear on a grassy bank in the sunshine

Seder on a roof top beside Ben Gurion's house

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Old Country - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Saturday 27th: London to Rome to Tel Aviv

A plate of cheeses and meats in Rome - my first fleeting visit to Rome

Drawing cartoon characters with D - inspired by Pocket Gods(?) game

Sharing tunes with N

Sunday 28th: Tel Aviv to Bet Hananya; Zichron Jakov

Jogging with D along a Roman aqueduct

Eating felafel, salad and hummous in the shade of some trees beside the moshav

Sleeping, reading and playing in the sunshine on the football field accompanied by exotic birds

Sunday, March 21, 2010


"We're here for a good time, not a long time"

Damien Hirst to David Dimbleby on 'Seven Ages of Britain'

"Trust me, I'm telling you stories."
(Jeanette Winterson) via Jane Doe on Moblog

Friday, March 05, 2010

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Leonardo diCaprio's performance in Lasse Hallstrom's "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" - shared with N

An extended jog round the cemetery - discovering new paths (listening to an old Simon Mayo book review)

Sorting out my CV with a focus on the Arts

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Revolution - today's Happiness Experiment entry

Another encounter with Feargal Sharkey - this time at the House of Lords to support Derry's bid for UK City of Culture

Speaking gig on TV and Social Media chaired by Lisa Campbell, Editor of Broadcast

Reading 'Revolution' (by David Quantick) on the recording of the White Album

Starspot #113

Neil Kinnock on the day another Labour leader passed away, Michael Foot (who wrote the intro to the Gulliver's Travels I read at school) - Great College Street

First Light - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Chat with Nicholas Hoult at the First Light Awards - he seems to get taller and thinner at every encounter

Chat with Jason Isaacs on his return from a Green Zone tour with Paul Greengrass

An evening of soccer festivities with the Enfants Terribles courtesy of their compatriots Ireland and the ever partying Brazilians - Ireland lead by Robbie Keane did themselves proud, there wasn't that much between the teams

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Starspot #112

Nodded to Feargal Sharkey as I passed listening to Dear Prudence - 1968 meets 1978