Tuesday, April 29, 2014

YHEE -Toronto

Bumping into John & Andrea by chance at Gatwick straight after their wedding weekend

Meeting the makers of Edwyn Collins doc and Clueless/teen comedy film on taxi into downtown Toronto - correctly guessing the roots of the latter

Reading in the milky afternoon sun in calm oasis that is quad of University of Toronto/Victoria

Monday, April 28, 2014

This weekend's Happiness Experiment entries


Publishing Songlines #7 to relaunch the project, inspired by yesterday's gathering at October Gallery

Listening back to my very young sons' voices on Songlines

Listening to John & Andrea's wedding vows in an ancient chapel in Dode, Kent


A long walk around the North Downs of Kent with U through bluebell woods and country lanes

Reading A Whispered Name on a wet Sunday afternoon by the balcony

Coming home

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Brainstorming around branded short form video with four work colleagues at the October Gallery in Bloomsbury

Watching Gogglebox on Channel 4

Recording two Songlines

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Today's Happiness Experiment - Cambridge

John Craxton's paintings (on first visit to Fitzwilliam for yonks)

Walking around the gardens of Girton

Ploughman's Lunch in The Orchard, Granchester


Creative Accounting #267

Robert Redford + Faye Dunaway (Three Days of the Condor) = Robert Donat + Madeleine Carroll (The 39 Steps)

[yoked together]

Creative Accounting #266

Serpico + Sidney (Lumet) / Three Days of the Condor + Sydney (Pollack) = Who can you Trust?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

John Craxton - Fitzwilliam, Cambridge 12/4/14

Cf Picasso - Antibes period

Miro, Leger

Pastoral for PW 48

Red and Yellow LS 45
Modern palette
50s graphic style

Friend of L Freud
Knew Julian Trevelyan
Peter Watson
Knew Sutherland
Born 22
Friend of Patrick Leigh fermor
Collected by peter pears

Cart Track 42/3
De Chirico

Deeply Greek/Mediterranean

Dark LS: Hydra 60/61
Highly graphical cf Hepworth, Nicholson; St Ives

Margot Fonteyn and John Craxton in Greece, 1951

12/4/14 UB40 - St Albans, Alban Arena

with Una

Getting over the Storm

0 Cherry-O Baby
1 Don't Let It Pass You By **
2 Boomboomshackalacka *
3 One in 10
Here I am (Come & Take Me)
4 Love is all is alright *
Can't help falling in love with you

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Late lunch en plein air at Quai St Pierre

Reading on the beach beside the Palais, beach all to myself

Reading on the beach at the Western end of town en plein soleil

YHEE Cannes

Dinner overlooking the sea at my favourite restaurant in Juan Les Pins

Another jog to Port Gallice at sundown

Interesting short form video insights at MIP Digital Fronts, especially from Vice

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

YHEE Juan Les Pins

Chilled out dinner outdoors in typical S. French restaurant

Finishing Dark Side of the Moon book over laid back salad lunch

Sundown jog to port at East end of Juan

Tuesday, April 08, 2014


Dinner at the Bull & Bush with old friends - Richard over from Oakland, JRT, Dan

Very deep orange sunset from the train just outside Bristol

Giving a lecture at the Watershed Bristol for DocFest (Devise to Deliver)

Monday, April 07, 2014


Walking 7.5 miles through parks with U culminating with a selfie atop Primrose Hill

Family dinner in Highgate after the long march

Watching The Conversation with N and U


No number in English has an A til you get to a thousAnd