Ian Mason | @thedimpause
🪑 📚 📻 🍺 And the concrete path is too hot to stand on barefoot 🌞
As well as (and for some of the time whilst) walking I’ve been listening to the World Test Championship final between Australia and India at The Oval on the radio this morning. Hope to watch some of the TV coverage over the next few days 🏏
Morning walk through local forestry to a nearby scheduled monument, the Carn Castell y Meibion cairn. I only learned of and found this site recently. It consists of the remains of a Bronze Age ring cairn. There are two similar monument sites nearby which I’m also going to seek out.
Location check in 🗺 — Carn Castell y Meibion ring cairn
Finished reading: Tomorrow by Chris Beckett 📚
4 mile walk to collect a package that should have been delivered to my address on Friday. Thanks DPD 😡 Still, it is a very nice day for a walk 🚶♂️😄
Now being summoned for supper 🐈
Late #Caturday (OK, so it’s Sunday)
♫ My Top 5 #lastfm artists: Lankum (8), Bernstein, Orchestra National de France (4), Kavus Torabi & Richard Wileman (4), Handley, LPO, Nolan (3) & Previn, LSO (1) #weeklymusic
Wiper and True Mild in Bristol 🍺
🍺 Wiper and True Heading Home Mild at the Hatchet Inn, Bristol
🚗 Lots of car travelling this evening being saved by the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC Radio 6 🎵
🏆 Watching the FA Cup Final with Titanic Brewery Plum Porter 🍺⚽️
🍺 Butty Bach at the Boot Inn, Sutton Coldfield
Linkblog 🔗: Kavus Torabi and Richard Wileman – Heaven’s Sun 🎵 From the shimmering guitars that introduce Particles of Light, you’re immediately on notice that there is something distinctly ‘other’ about this collaboration between the Prince of Gong, Kavus Torabi, and Karda Estra’s uncanny composer and solo artist, Richard Wileman.
🏏 Double century for Ollie Pope just after tea. Then he’s out stumped for 205. And England declare on 524-4. All happening.
🏏 Pope has reached his century and Duckett out on 182 at Lord’s today. Brilliant partnership 👏
Another walk with my daughter this morning - 6.5 miles, we’re upping the ante 🙂 Panoramic view over Aberdare Cefn Pennar Gethin Forest Mossy lanes Fallen tree
After watching/listening to the England v Ireland Test throughout today I’m now following the Yorkshire Vikings v Lancashire Lightning Vitality Blast T20 match. Reminds me how good the Blast competition can be - I still prefer it to The Hundred 🏏
🏏 England v Ireland Test match. Now the summer has started.
Some views over the Cynon Valley yesterday morning whilst walking with my daughter. The ground is drying in the good weather making paths more passable; we covered over 5 miles, including some steep climbs, in 2 hours 🚶♂️ And the skylarks were singing, which I love to hear
Old review – M Night Shyamalan’s fast-ageing beach horror is top notch hokum 🎥 🔗 Old is a bit like Alex Garland’s The Beach, but with a dab of Twilight Zone creepiness and an ensemble cast that Agatha Christie might have imagined. Most of all, I found myself thinking that this could have come from the original series of Star Trek – and that at any moment, William Shatner might beam down among the panicky, deteriorating beach-dwellers, phaser at the ready.
Old, 2021 - ★★★★★
Watched on Tuesday May 30, 2023.
Getting warm outside 🔥 (Lunchtime approaching 😊)
🎵 Lankum - The Livelong Day
🎵 Berlioz - Harold in Italy
The Suicide Squad, 2021 - ★★★
Watched on Monday May 29, 2023.
Bank Holiday start - been making a vegan soda bread loaf. Then ate half of it for breakfast - tasted really good 😄 🍞 (Vegan because it used oat milk and lemon juice in place of the traditional buttermilk).
Where Have I Been
@Manton started this … I see something, I have to join in 🤣 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇧🇼 Botswana 🇮🇨 Canary Islands 🇨🇻 Cape Verde 🇨🇾 Cyprus 🏴 England 🇸🇿 Eswatini (when it was Swaziland) 🇫🇮 Finland 🇫🇷 France 🇬🇲 The Gambia 🇩🇪 Germany 🇬🇷 Greece 🇮🇩 Indonesia 🇮🇹 Italy 🇰🇪 Kenya (Nairobi airport only) 🇱🇸 Lesotho 🇲🇹 Malta 🇳🇱 Netherlands 🇵🇹 Portugal 🏴 Scotland 🇸🇬 Singapore (airport only) 🇿🇦 South Africa
Just had to post my weekly music stats manually. I fear that Tweekly.fm may have reached the end of the road with its Twitter API access 😞
♫ My Top 4 #lastfm artists: Lankum (28), George Harrison (9), Ozric Tentacles (8) & William The Conqueror (2) #weeklymusic
🥖 Making soda bread
Villa beat Brighton 2-1 and get their Europa Conference League place. Phew 👏
Huyghe Delirium 🍺 Bottle is superb but on first taste the beer is a little too florally scented. It will probably grow on me.
Following some of the final matches of this season’s Premier League. Not so bothered about the relegation battles (although would like to see Leeds survive 😊) but want to see if Aston Villa can hold on to their seventh place and foothold in European football ⚽️
⚽️ Live Premier League Final Day 📺
Fairly triangular brunch 🍳
Trying the Vivaldi browser beta on iOS and so far it’s looking really good. I’ve been using Vivaldi as my default browser on macOS for a few months now so would definitely like to move to it on my mobile devices too.
Browsing a charity shop in town today and found this weighty 500 page book on Greek food - Culinaria Greece: Greek Specialities by Marianthi Milona. Full of what look to be delicious recipes. Good find for just £1 😊📚🇬🇷
Breakfast in Wetherspoons with a pint of Frothingham Best 🍺
Early #Caturday morning garden coffee 🪴🐈☕️
Currently reading: Tomorrow by Chris Beckett 📚
Have been finding Mastodon List Manager by @firstname.lastname@example.org very useful in tidying up and organising my Mastodon timeline(s) 🙏
🏏 Watching 📺 Vitality Blast T20 Somerset v Hampshire
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, 2016 - ★★★½
Watched on Wednesday May 24, 2023.
Ithaka, 2021 - ★★★★
Watched on Monday May 22, 2023.
Finished reading: Two-Way Mirror by Fiona Sampson 📚
Carmarthen Golf Club (I’m just dining and drinking, not playing ⛳️😀).
Location check in 🗺 — Carmarthen Golf Club for Sunday lunch
♫ My Top 5 #lastfm artists: Julian Cope (26), Prefab Sprout (19), Ozric Tentacles (16), Lankum (13) & Peter Doherty & Frédéric Lo (12) via @tweeklyfm