Thursday, December 24, 2015

Soaring Flight

Peter Lanyon's Gliding Paintings

High Ground 56
Essence of St Ives school

Silent Coast 57
Refinements of water/sea

Calm Air 61
Purity of white domination
Red = glider

Freed by gliding to revisit his whole native landscape

Long Shore 62
Aqua palette

Soaring Flight 60
Capturing sensation and physical look in abstract expressionist painting

Moving viewpoint related to multiple viewpoint of Cubism

North East 63
Aerial view of airfield and coast

Rosewall 60 Ulster Museum Belfast
1st gliding painting (after start of training)
Sky not at top but all round framing the land

Gliding paintings first shown in 1960 solo exhib London

Monday, December 21, 2015

Van at Nell's 19/12/15

1 Celtic swing
Sack O Woe
2 motherless child
3 carrying a torch
Wild Night
4 sometimes we cry

5 think twice before you go
6 take your hand outta my pockets
Keep It Simple
7 whenever God shines his light *

8 in the afternoon/Burn Baby Burn  ***
9 baby please don't go/Parchman Farm/Don't Start Crying Now *
10 i'm not feeling it no more
11 brown eyed girl 
12 Gloria 
(no encore)

Paul Moran (Keyboards/musical director)

Dave Keary (Guitar)
Paul Moore (Bass)
Bobby Ruggiero (Drums) [Las Vegas] - met him outside afterwards
Dana Masters (Vocals)

Nell's Jazz & Blues with Una & Neil T (3rd time I've seen him at Nell's)

front row, 4 feet from the man

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

Religion v Spirituality

Religion in essence is a form of mythology, at its best addressing spirituality, morality/ethics and social responsibility.

Proselytising religion is a cancer. Religion should be private. Children would be better taught spirituality, morality/ethics and social responsibility, and no religion until they are young adults, say 16.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Waterboys at The Roundhouse, London on Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Modern Blues tour
with Eddie McCaffrey

1 Destinies entwined
2 Girl like Johnny
3 glastonbury song
4 rosalind you married wrong man
5 nearest thing to hip
6 whole of the moon
7 bang the drum *
8 Long Strange Golden road ***

9 purple rain
10 how long will I love you?
11 fishermens blues

6 piece band

Destinies Entwined
Still a Freak
November Tale
A Girl Called Johnny
Glastonbury Song
The Girl Who Slept for Scotland
Rosalind (You Married the Wrong Guy)
The Three Day Man
Beautiful Now
Nearest Thing to Hip
I Can See Elvis
The Whole of the Moon
Don't Bang the Drum
Long Strange Golden Road

Purple Rain
How Long Will I Love You?
Fisherman's Blues

The Waterboys - The Colosseum, Watford 5/12/15

with JRT
Modern Blues - 2nd time for me

1 Destinies Entwined
2 Boy Like Johnny *
3 (blood)

4 Nearest Thing to Hip
5 Rosalind
6 Glastonbury Song (Just Found Love) *

7 Roll over Beethoven
8 Wandering Aengis **
9 The return of Jimi Hendrix *

10 Bang the Drum
11 Whole of the Moon
12 Long Strange Golden Road *

13 Fisherman's Blues
How Long Will I Love You? (?)
14 Purple Rain

15 Medicine Bowl
16 Still a Freak

Band of 6: Mike Scott, Steve Wykham, Brother Paul (Brown) on organ *, young Austin Texas guitarist, Alabama bassist Dave Hood of the Muscle Shoals Swampers, London drummer (Ralph Salmins?).

Creative Accounting # 531

The Waterboys = Bob Dylan + Hothouse Flowers

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Creative Accounting # 530

Youth = Grand Hotel Budapest + Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


Self-portrait 58 charcoal & chalk

Head of EOW2 61

Studio w Fig on Bed 2 66

Primrose Hill Summer 68
Original palette - yel red grn

Reclining Hd of JYM 75

Looking Twds Mornington Cres sta 72**
Beautiful colour combo - orange grn yel

Hd of JYM 2 84/5 **
Japan intro
Cf Bacon

selfP 2014
Cf Schiele

Cf Bomberg
Eg Hamp Rd summer haze 2010

EOW SAW JJW in the Gdn 1 1963
Domestic epic
Unusual palette

Cf Bomberg

Try some Auerbachs

Complex angles on head

Por of Cath Lampert 81/2 *
Grn yel
Features punch out of mass of paint


Cf Monet
Dedication to particular views & places

Camden Town red captured

Sunday, November 29, 2015


Going to the theatre (NT, like old times) with my bro and Ma

Helping pull off a successful Phoenix Away Day, thanks to bringing in Amber

Early morning sunshine bathing East Finchley

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Chatting to Susie & Nick from Countdown at Channel 4 Upfronts in Manchester

Walking back through Manchester in the moonlight from Tony Wilson Square

Excellent mentoring session with RG in St Pancras

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Birmingham City Art Gallery

Rossetti's eighth and final version of Proserpine (1882) in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

H. Wallis - The Stonebreaker 57
(Poor Law)
Subsumed back into the earth

DG Rossetti & Madox Brown
Beata Beatrix 77
Decorated gold frame - Klimt influence
Deathly beauty
Eliz Siddal (DG's wife)

Proserpine 81/2
Jane Morris
Only auburn version of 8 - JM was dark
Cf Eve (forbidden fruit)

Simeon Solomon
A Deacon 63
Cf Caravaggio - dark & gay
Compare his face to Proserpine - sensual lips

Death of Chatterton 55/6
Small version (big in Tate)

The proscribed royalist 1651 52/3
Cavalier is Arthur hughes
Lovely chamber scale

Madox Brown
An Eng Autumn afternoon 52/3

Work 63
Heath St

Medea 66/8
Gilt bg
Women as sorceress cf Morgan Le fay

Holman Hunt
Finding of saviour in temple
Jesus has got the vibe
Intensity of Preraph

Academic - cold
Bizarre medievalism
Intensity of feeling
Accuracy of detail

William Russell Flint
Silver & Gold 1931
Cheeky nip

Sidney Meteyard - Hope Comforting Love in Bondage (1901)
cf Burne-Jones - Pygmalion & the Image - hopes for love, courtly love, worshipping the female

The Staffordshire Hoard

Thursday, November 12, 2015


The meaning of words v The sound of words
in songs

Hugh Laurie - Inheritance Tracks (BBC Radio 4)
we both listen to the latter

Modern Cinema

Emotion v Motion

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Sorting out my postcard collection

Reading Purity - Jonathan Franzen

Stroking the cat

Monday, November 09, 2015

Tom Jones at Millennium Dome with Van 8/11/15

No heaven or hell
Sooner or later cut you down
Didn't it rain
Standing in the rain
Sex bomb
What is the soul of man *
Take my love
You don't knock
Come along little children
The day Elvis died
Tower of song
It's not unusual
I love you baby can't help myself **
With Van:
What am I living for if not for you *
Irene *
Sometimes we cry
Strange Things *

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Van at Millennium Dome 8/11/15

Close enough for jazz
Motherless child
One drink of wine
Making Love in the afternoon **
Tear your playhouse down
Days like this
Precious time
Baby please don't go *
I can't stop loving you
Magic time
No Plan B*
With Tom Jones:
I been abused
Lonesome road
Not feeling it any more

Friday, November 06, 2015

York Art Museum 6/11/15 (part 2)

Gwen john
Young Woman in a Red Shawl *

Whistler palette

PW Steer


Walter Greaves
Nocturne in blue & gold

Pupil of Whistler

York Art Museum 6/11/15

Burton Gallery

Jack Yeats
That we may never meet again *

Alan Moore type world
Very Irish

Egyptian Head disappearing in descending clouds 61

Nerval youthfulness

The Bath 22

Herbert Read by Bryan Kneale

The deposition and rolling away of the stone *

Interestingly constructed diptych
Thin slice at bottom
Resonant nails - looked at with fascination
Balled disciples

Allen Jones
Little ballerina no.1

Albert Moore
A Venus

Overwhelmed with academia
Whistler palette of whites and greys
Whistler introduced Moore to Jap prints
Aesthetic Movement (art for arts sake)

Jankel Adler
The Poet 44 *
Polish Jew settled in GB
Enartete Kunst
Mixed sand in his paint
Friend of Klee


1934 aka still life birdie

Cf whistler greys

P Nash
Winter Sea*
14-26 25-37?

Cf todesmeer

Fred Uhlman (was just thinking about him due to Herbert Read)
St corner in S Servan
To London 36
The London Grp
40-41 interned on IoMan

Rose Wylie

Richard Jack
The return to the front
Victoria station

Epic size clashes with initiate subject
How did they go back?!

Robert Hannah
Refreshing the Weary

My white nursery rhyme book
I like Narrative images like this
Family is very young - sister not mother?

Edward Matthew Ward
Hogarths Studio in 1739

Strange conception
Very unHogarth-like in spirit

Frederick Daniel Hardy
The Volunteers

Fallen skittles lend it subtle pathos

Gwen john
Young Woman in a Red Shawl *

Whistler palette

PW Steer


Walter Greaves
Nocturne in blue & gold

Pupil of Whistler

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Accompanying D to the rite of passage that is his first viewing of The Godfather - with live orchestral accompaniment at the Albert Hall, thanks to N

Reading Jonathan Franzen's Purity in the autumnal square of Christchurch Gardens

Advisory meeting at National Portrait Gallery with various professors, in the Orange Street board room

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Watching Spectre at the BFI Imax with D & U

Watching Rugby World Cup 2015 final in Trafalgar Square, heralded by the red arrows over Covent Garden

Looking at the Thames in a sunny mist


Trolling about Pimlico/Victoria with D

Meeting up with Niall & Sabrina & girls from London 2012

Press release with Simon Baron-Cohen about Embarrassing Bodies and Autism research paper

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Reading 'The Moor's Account' at lunchtime under an autumnal tree behind the Home Office

Watching the end of 'Henry Fool' by Hal Hartley

Chatting to N in Bournemouth about advertising and stuff

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Golden autumn leaves falling in St Pancras & Islington Cemetery as I ran down the far-point avenue

Visible rays of autumnal sunshine shining through the trees in St Pancras & Islington Cemetery as I ran down the home run

Drinking cocktails in the Bar Americain, Soho with Peter Curran

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Seats on the half-way line 6 rows back at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to watch Ireland v Argentina quarter final of Rugby World Cup with N

Bumping into Deirdre Mulcahy and her sister on the train down

Crossing paths with James Rutherford at the corner where the Argentinian team bus pulled by with a crazed fan on the roof

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

THEE Bristol

Golden sunlight of autumn on Bath stone buildings

Indian Summer sun on Queen Square, Bristol

Travelling to & from Bristol with Lauren O & Steve J

Tuesday, October 06, 2015


Hearing N so enthusiastic about his studies - did his first presentation to a seminar class at uni today

Dinner at Cigala in Lsmbs Conduit St with D

Being "top of the class" for diversity in commissioning short form video

Monday, September 28, 2015

This weekend's HEEs


Reading Moonraker by the Regent's Canal at Rosemary Works (N1)

Walking through the backstreets of Canonbury

The record 89,000 crowd at Wembley for Ireland v Romania at Rugby World Cup


Reading Trigger Mortis in my white deckchair early in the morning of an Indian summer's day

Going to a screening of Steve Jobs attended by Danny Boyle, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogan, Jeff Daniels and Aaron Sorkin

Sharing strachiatella soup with D


Chatting with Oli Barratt in a pie cafe in Camden Town, including meeting a female drone operator from the old country

Spotting green parrots on the allotments

Reading in the back garden before work in Indian summer sunshine

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

THEE Belfast

Idea generating with Ryan Ralph at Estd in the Cathedral Quarter - incl. Total Fucking Bastards

Delivering a presentation on Short Form Video via Hangouts to an audience in Lodz at FilmInteraktiv

Lunch with Kerys, Pete and Stuart of Atto near the Mac

Late entry: The dusk view over the Thames delta from a propellor plane (Belfast George Best to London City)

YHEE Belfast

Buying comics (including Alan Moore) at Forbidden Planet, Belfast

Hanging out with photographer Tony Webster outside at The National

Seeing The Male Body Handbook and LA Vice at the Channel 4 presentation on the roof of the Merchants Hotel at sundown

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Saturday's HEE

Walking from St Paul's to south side of London Bridge along the river on a bright sunny autumn afternoon on Day 2 of the Rugby World Cup (in evidence in shirts and big screen gathering)

Watching Ireland beat Canada in RWC2015 with an excited U

Walking home from a farewell Injun with N & D in the Injun Summer evening

Sunday's HEE - Bournemouth

A parting hug with N in his new room at Bournemouth Uni

Packing the small Carlingford notebook with paternal wisdom in his rucksack and placing it first on his bookshelf

Completing the purple diary I started on the day of his birth


Sorting out bookshelves and hard-back books

Refining The Male Body Handbook

Spotting green parrots on the allotments in the early morning

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Watching Mike Brown do his explosive thing in the first match of the Rugby World Cup 2015 at PJE's place (Eng v Fiji)

Early morning jog

Editing The Male Body Handbook

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


sorting out new LPs (listening to What's Going On)

Watching 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes flying to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Casting Cooking for Cash (w/t)

Saturday, September 05, 2015


Chopped herring beigel (at Richard Sotnck)

Talking history with Richard (and being given his books)

Mentoring Ibrahim in Freetown, Sierra Leone via Skype

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry - hot London

Sleeping in a tent in the garden

Watching the graffiti artists finish their pieces in Leake St tunnel for Battle of Waterloo

Sunset by City Hall with Annie & Dan watching Tower Bridge open & close and the sun sink in the City

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Digging out my old glasses (the French ones)

Watching Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl in the wake of Amy

Picking raspberries, blackberries and blackcurrants at dusk on the allotments

Monday, August 17, 2015

Creative Accounting #387

Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl / Amy Winehouse in Amy = unconventional Jewish beauty with extraordinary musical talent

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

  • San Francisco
  • Bernal Heights
  • Mission / Valencia
  • SFO - LHR

  1. Playing bridge in Boogaloo Cafe on Valencia (and talking comics to the waiter)
  2. Walking en famille in the sunshine (around Valencia / Dolores)
  3. Playing chess on my dad's old set with D

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Today's Happiness Experiment Entry - Frisco

  • San Francisco
  • Bernal Hill
  • Bernal Heights
  • Embarcadero
  • Golden Gate Bridge (by bicycle)
  • Sausalito
  • Mission

  1. Cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge with N including down by Fort Point where Vertigo was shot
  2. "most authentic meal" of the trip with N at Baby Blues BBQ - with two great BBQ sauces
  3. listening to Roger Graef's Desert Island Discs and Giles Andreae's Inheritance Tracks on top of Bernal Hill

Monday, August 10, 2015

Today's Happiness Experiment entry - San Francisco

  • San Francisco
  • Alcatraz & Embarcadero
  • Russian Hill & Nob Hill (cable car)

  1. finding out about the Red Power occupation of Alcatraz
  2. walking up Russian Hill for the views in the late afternoon - and cable-carring down again
  3. reading The Subterraneans on the front balcony and in the sheltered back garden at sundown with the smoke of the recent bushfires (100 miles) to the north of SF drifting across the hills

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry - The Beat goes on

  • San Francisco
  • Bernal Heights
  • North Beach

  1. Listening to live jazz in North Beach at Washington Square while reading The Subterraneans
  2. Recreating the recreation of the Jack Kerouac-Neal Cassady photo after 11 years with N & D
  3. Playing bridge over brunch on our local high street (Bernal Heights)

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry - San Francisco

  • Monterey
  • San Francisco - Bernal Heights
  • Oakland 

  1. walking around Oakland First Fridays festival with Richard Hart (including some top hummus)
  2. sitting reading on the balcony of 117 Prospect Ave, Bernal Heights, SF (finishing Laurel Canyon by Michael Walker - third book of the trip) in the windy sunshine overlooking the city
  3. being driven through San Francisco out of Downtown to Mission into its low-rise European style vibe

Friday, August 07, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry - Monterey CA

  • Monterey (incl. Aquarium)
  • Monterey Bay

  1. Watching whales, sea otters, a shark, dolphins and other animals in Monterey Bay with N & U
  2. Looking at jellyfish, all kinds of fish and other sea-life in Monterey Aquarium with D & U
  3. Walking home at night in a lightening storm with N & D

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Recent Happiness Experiment entries

  • San Luis Obispo
  • Cayucos
  • San Simeon
  • Big Sur

  1. D lighting fire in Lower Creek House, Deetjen's, Big Sur
  2. Unearthing the history of Cayucos - Capt. Carr's landing to Western street
  3. View of Hearst Castle and surrounding landscape from San Simeon, in particular the smooth hills
  • Big Sur
  • Andrew Molena Beach

  1. hummingbird (my 3rd?) in red-flower tree above Deetjen's outdoor breakfast
  2. swimming where Big Sur river meets Andrew Molena Beach
  3. watching surfers at Andrew Molena Beach with N after a walk past eucalyptus grove
  • Big Sur
  • Castro Canyon
  • Pfeiffer Beach

  1. fertility rite in Castro Canyon
  2. the 4 of us playing bridge at Riverside Inn
  3. walking Pfeiffer Beach with D
  • Big Sur
  • Carmel
  • Monterey

  1. listening to the stream up Castro Canyon - an orchestra of nature
  2. re-visiting Old Capitol Books, Monterey 11 years on - picked up 60s edition of Kerouac's The Subterraneans and Yael Dayan's June 1967 diary
  3.  re-creating map of USA with N

Recent Happiness Experiment entries - California


  • Venice

  1. Jog to pier at Venice 
  2. Listening to The Doors at the Jim mural (Speedway & 18th) with N&D
  3. Wander along Rose Ave, Venice and back-streets

·      Venice
·      Pismo Beach
·      San Luis Obispo

1.     Finding out that, as well as staying on Jim Morrison’s street, we were by the location of the first Chaplin Tramp film (Kid Auto Races at Venice) – 1302 Pacific & Westminster Av
2.     Dylan spotting a cute movie star over breakfast at Gjusta – Cody Horn (from Magic Mike)
3.     Watching surfers at sunset from a cliff at Pismo

·      San Luis Obispo
·      Morro Bay

1.     Seeing seals while out kayaking as sundown at Morro Bay
2.     Buying vinyl at Boo Boo record store est. 1974
3. Reading To Kill a Mockingbird with U by the river in San Luis Obispo under the trees and in the cloisters of the nearby Mission

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Today's Happiness Experiment entry - Hollywood

  • Venice
  • Paramount Studios
  • West Hollywood (Canter's)
  • Glendale, Griffith park - Quixote Studios

  1. Attending a read-through of Criminal Minds with Thomas (Gibson) at Quixote Studios
  2. Chatting with Joe Mantegna (Joey Zasa)
  3. Walking around the New York and Chicago sets on Paramount backlot as a tree was driven up the street (thanks to Scott Martin)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry - Hollywood

  • Venice
  • Sunset strip (Chateau Marmont)
  • Burbank (Warner Bros.)

  1. Reunion with Ash BC at Chateau Marmont (respect to John Belushi/Bluto)
  2. Tour of Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank including shades of Blazing Saddles
  3. Visit to BookSoup, Sunset - picking up a thriller for N (plus a book on Laurel Canyon set for me)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

  • Venice - Venice Canals

  1. listening to Strange Days in our Venice apartment on the same street as Jim's place
  2. walking around the Venice Canals in the afternoon
  3. first family breakfast in California 2015 (organicy healthy bakery in in-land Venice)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Today's Happiness Experiment entry - Venice Beach

  • Anaheim
  • LAX
  • Venice

  1. A Doors tribute act (Peace Frog) on Venice Beach with N
  2. A Soul Sacrifice drumming gathering on the beach at Venice at sunset with U
  3. Watching scratching on Venice Beach boardwalk with N

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Creative Accounting #408 - eyebrows

Cara Delevigne in Paper Towns / Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan = eyebrows

California - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

  • Anaheim
  • Newport Beach

  1. Reading To Kill a Mockingbird on Newport Beach at sundown after an evening swim
  2. Watching John Green's Paper Towns in the week of watching John and Hank Green at VidCon 2015
  3. Women of YouTube including Felicia Day's contribution to the Creators Keynotes session at Vidcon and catching up with Rosie & Lex

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

* Anaheim

Watching AntMan at IMAX cinema

Dozing to Kind of Blue

Listening to interesting stuff at VidCon including Hank Green interviewing Jason Kilar of Vessel

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wednesday's & Thursday's Happiness Experiment entry

  • Hidden Hills
  • LA
  • Anaheim
  1. Meeting the intriguing Olivia (new porn performer)
  2. Reading Simple Twist of Fate in the California sun (in a porn star's home)
  3. Conducting interviews for LA Hardcore

  • Anaheim - VidCon
  1. Dinner with Jody at a par-for-the-course US burger restaurant
  2. Listening to Ze Frank (Buzzfeed Motion Pictures) and a couple of other industry experts at VidCon 2015
  3. Watching all the young folk (some with their parents) having fun around Short Form Video

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Yesterday's HEE - LA 2

Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills - Hidden Hills - House of Blues (shortly to close)

  • A surreal afternoon spent with a porn star
  • Finding good vinyl in a Sunset Strip bookstore - Back in Black and Fine Leaves Left
  • People watching in Beverly Hills culminating with a paparazzi ambush (of Hilary Duff)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Yesterday's & Today's Happiness Experiment entry - LA 1

19/7/15 LHR-LAX, Sunset Marquis

20/7/15 Sunset-Hollywood&Vine, Culver City (YouTube Space), Marina del Rey beach

  • Watching You're The One That I Want from Grease with D aka Sonny Lattiere
  • Watching plane movies - Ex Machina & Kingsman
  • Arriving to find the Sunset Marquis steeped in music, in the footsteps of Joe Strummer

  • smoking on Marina del Rey beach at sunset
  • iced tea at Mel's Diner, off Hollywood Blvd
  • seeing CBGB's bar at YouTube Space

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Barbara Hepworth (Tate)

Tate Britain 17/7/15

Infant *
1929 Burmese wood
Khmer style
Captures baby's arms up
Eyeless face powerful

Ben Nicholson 1933 oil 1933
Picasso Classical

Surgery drawings like Moore's bomb shelters 

Two Forms 1933 alabaster - sensual , truly erotic 

Moholy-Nagy (London)

Epstein - Doves 1914-15
Engraved lines for feet

Sunday, July 05, 2015

All-time best gigs

The Clash / Mikey Dread / Joe Ely
The Electric Ballroom, Camden Town

Van Morrison
Nell's, West Kensington

Michael Franti
Bush Hall, Shepherd's Bush

Bruce Springsteen
RTS Showgrounds, Dublin

Siouxsie & The Banshees / The Cure / Marc Almond
Hammersmith Odeon

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Today's Happiness Experiment entry - La Rochelle

Running along bank of estuary in evening sun - La Rochelle - past monument to the Free French & Resistance

Leisurely dinner in French restaurant, including fish soup

Listening to the evening sounds of the harbour square filtering up into my hotel room (Hotel St Jean d'Acre)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry - Father's Day

Rolling Stones lips Father's Day card with accompanying playlist of classics of mainly 60s and 70s called The Enlightenment. Card included request to continue to educate the Enfants Terribles musically. Set up a 3-way playlist in response.

Breakfast made by D and dinner en famille in Highgate

Discovering the identity of the mysterious signature on the copy of Born To Run I bought yesterday - Stu knew of course, took him 9 minutes to figure it - Eric Meola, the photographer - turned out the LP came from the collection of Paul Young

Monday, June 01, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment - farewell Barcelona

D enjoying all the people on our epic journey home - from The Inbetweeners actor to Brighton woman

Reading on the balcony overlooking Sagrada Familia, the sea and all of Barcelona in the afternoon light

Picasso-Dali Dali-Picasso exhibition at Picasso Museum, Barcelona (bumping into Siobhan Sinnerton along the way)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry - Barcelona

Thanks yous from D

Vestiges of Barcelona Olympics 1992 around the stadium (in the aftermath of AC/DC)

Stumbling across 3 Gaudi buildings