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This Week, Monday 21st July 2014

As Time Goes By Not the TV show, just that general sense of time flowing past like hair in the wind. Or something. I skipped a week. It is a … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: The Mixels – Cragstertastic

A Friday Night Treat We’ve been acquiring Lego’s Mixels as part of our weekly shopping expeditions. At £3 each they feel like good value for money, especially on a Friday … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lines To Live By

Sometimes It Sounds Just Right There are wonderful moments when rooting around in the minds of others (which is what reading really is), moments when the writer’s notions pierce our … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 7th July 2014

A Rose By Any Name Is Probably Not A Rose It’s been a nice weekend for buying stuff. I like buying things; I have fully invested my emotions in retail … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

So Excited About Transformers: Age of Extinction

Me Grimlock KING This weekend the wait is finally over. I have been in metaphysical agony since Pacific Rim awaiting more giant robot smashing entertainment. Sure, the new X-Men film … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

We Have A Problem With Books

 Gotta Catch Them All I have deeply loved books since I was very small, even if it was just the amazing A3 sized(ish) art book my Dad has with paintings … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

This Week, Monday 30th June 2014

Time For Some Quiet Exactly where I’ll find such glorious peace and quiet is unclear. It’s slightly concerning that I’m already seeking to hide away… I guess that’s mostly a … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Film Review Round Up: The Edge of Tomorrow, X-Men Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Edge of Tomorrow Love Tom Cruise? Well here’s a splendid sci-fi vehicle for him, one that make more sense and is more interesting than Oblivion. With aliens rather similar … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

This Week, Monday 23rd June 2014

I Am Made Of Wood And Earth, Air, Fire and Water. But mainly wood. The kind of wood that’s been soaked so you can bend it into a pretty table. … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Film Review Round Up: A Million Ways To Die In The West, Maleficent and Godzilla (2014)

A Million Ways To Die In The West A surprisingly faithful Western showing a real love of the genre combined with the peculiar sharpness of Seth MacFarlane’s writing style. The film … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 16th June 2014

Hoo HA. Another busy week at work and stuff, but I did get round to taking some pictures of the ever so cool Lego Skulls by CrazyBricks. That was satisfying. … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: CrazyBricks Skulltron

Custom Lego Awesome I got my skulls in the post a couple of weeks ago. Cruelly I’ve been too busy to take proper pleasure in ‘em. It’s another Kickstarter reward … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 9 June 2014

  Week One Is Over A sense of relief. As promised, last weekend’s insane ICT migration completed with a paucity of useful information and no assurance of success. Thus does … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Furthest From The Sea Festival 21 June 2014

  I can’t believe it’s come around so fast! Derby’s best festival is completely free! I’m looking forwards to being there and soaking up an astonishing assortment of live music, … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Amsterdam Day Three – Perambulation

Wait, It’s Morning Out of town on my own, I thought I’d lie in and have a very lazy stumbling time of the morning. To my surprise I was up … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Things That (Almost) Bring Me To Tears: Let It Go

Let It Go I loved Disney’s Frozen at the cinema – there were so many uplifting moments, and (apart from the film makers’ weird decision to kill the main characters parents so … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

This Week, Monday 2 June 2014

The Sun, Oh God The Sun The sun has come out again. I feared that returning from Scotland had plunged us into a time of gloom and greying clouds. It … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

WHERE IS THIS Week, Monday 26 May 2014 ?

Gaaah! Time Is Running Backwards I think is. It appears to be Wednesday night yet I’m sure I just got back from Amsterdam the other day… but no. I’ve been … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amsterdam Day Two – Drinking

What To Do After Inspecting Dissected Humans? After looking at the human body spread for inspection I wandered around, trying to find a specific pub. Still in my head was … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Amsterdam Day Two – Out Wandering

Starting Slow I slept really well, and woke to the street sounds then dozed off some more. I was surprised to find that it was only 10.30 when I finally … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

This Week, Monday 19 May 2014

Back In The (Robin) Hood Ooosh, what a lovely week. Sure, Monday was kinda manic, and I won’t know until I return to work whether any of it actually paid off! … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Amsterday Day One – The Night is Young

It’s Not Over Till The Fat Lady Sings Faust received an ecstatic ten minute standing ovation, which it was a privilege to take part in. I’m glad my hands can … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amsterdam Day One – Settling In

In The Lap Of Luxury So, my apartment is great, and not being in it makes me feel like I’m neglecting it somehow. Nonetheless, my first task (after removing the … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amsterday Day One – Arrival

Amsterdam: Day One I am arrived! Amsterdam is as pleasant as I remember. What’s especially delighting is that I know no one here and have no demands, responsibilities or requirements … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pulling Your Cosmic Trigger – Illuminati Showtime – Sat 17 May 2014

Coming Up This Saturday in Nottingham MissImp are supporting this awesome event with a special Unspeakable Act! It’s going to be crazy good fun. I loved reading the Illuminatus trilogy … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 12 May 2014

Run Away! Yup, that’s my plan this week. I’m pushing outside of my own comfort levels by some considerable distance and am having a few days away in Amsterdam on … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: Gandalf at Dol Guldur 30213

Free(ish) Lego Last year I bent to the will of the tabloid abomination The Daily Mail (land of bigotries of diverse kinds, terrible reporting and a bizarre attitude to cancer), for they … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 4 May 2014

Escape, Flee! I have been burying myself in films and books this last week. It’s much easier than dealing with the world. It also reminds me of why I so … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Shankalamadingdong – the Joy of Angry Poetry

All Of You I’ve had a good few days in the last fortnight when I could cheerfully have killed everyone I’ve ever met, followed by myself. I would have been … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Lego Blog: Gingerbread “Winter Village” Toy Shop

The Times They Are A’Changing A quote from a song to begin with. Probably. I only associate the song with that amazing opening sequence of Watchmen. Anyway – for last Christmas we … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week, Monday 27th April 2014

Time Slips I missed a week. I know, I am a dreadful person both inside and out. That’s sort of why I missed a week. I’m not great at balancing … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Combat Camera by Christian Hill (2014)

Combat Camera – from Auntie Beeb to the Afghan Front Line May 2011, Afghanistan: Camp Bastion is under attack, the Sun’s Defence Editor is about to catch the wrong helicopter, … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interrobang – Improv Comedy Workshop in Derby Sat 19 April 2014

Originally posted on MissImp: Improv Comedy Nottingham:
Bringing Improv Comedy To Derby This Saturday we’re defying the gods of fire who rained destruction on the Assembly Rooms last month (they had…

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment


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