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October 26, 2021: The Great British Bake Off. Usually bread week is my favourite, but tonight’s pastry week is great! 


October 26, 2021: bliss — day 26 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 25, 2021: gravity — day 25 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge. A specific gravity balance 


October 24, 2021: Enjoying Sri Lanka v Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup - good, competitive cricket after 


October 24, 2021: connection — day 24 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 24, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Robert Tear, Philip Ledger (23), Walter, Columbia SO (12), Coldplay (10), 


October 23, 2021: Bowling by Ali, Rashid and Mills was impressive, England took some great catches 
 but would have 


October 23, 2021: Scenes from our local coffee shop, Delico Deli, this morning. They have entered Hallowe’en mode 🎃 ☕ 


October 23, 2021: Starting shortly - England v West Indies in their opening match in the ICC T20 World Cup Super 12 


October 23, 2021: meaning — day 23 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 23, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Delico Deli for tuna panini and Americano ☕

October 22, 2021: rest — day 22 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 21, 2021: space — day 21 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 21, 2021: Currently reading: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman 📚

October 20, 2021: sports — day 20 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge. T20 World Cup is underway! 🏏 


October 19, 2021: mirror — day 19 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 19, 2021: Linking Drummer to Micro.blog

October 18, 2021: finished — day 18 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 17, 2021: compass — day 17 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 16, 2021: rotation — day 16 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 15, 2021: Field Music were brilliant at The Fleece in Bristol tonight 🎵

October 15, 2021: ethereal — day 15 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 15, 2021: Check in 🗺 — The Fleece, Bristol to see Field Music 🎵

October 15, 2021: Just had delicious spinach pies at Sotiris Bakery 🇬🇷

October 15, 2021: Beer check in via Untappd 🗺🍺 — Drinking a Subtropic by Bristol Beer Factory

October 15, 2021: Beer check in via Untappd 🗺🍺 — Drinking a Proper Job by St Austell Brewery

October 14, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Hotel du Vin, Bristol for two nights.

October 14, 2021: WINEYBEEST 10.5% WILD BEER CO 1/3 IMPERIAL STOUT + WINE BARRELS + TIME All the decadence of an 


October 14, 2021: wheels — day 14 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 14, 2021: Beer check in via Untappd 🗺🍺 — Drinking a POGO by The Wild Beer Co

October 14, 2021: Hungarian Soproni IPA and delicious beetroot cake 🍺

October 14, 2021: Beer check in via Untappd 🗺🍺 — Drinking a Soproni Óvatos Duhaj IPA by Soproni Sörgyár (Heineken 


October 14, 2021: Laura Marling at Tramshed, Cardiff, 13th October 2021 🎵

October 13, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Tramshed, Cardiff to see Laura Marling 🎵

October 13, 2021: Tapas at Bar 44

October 13, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Bar 44, Cardiff for tapas and wine 🍷

October 13, 2021: Beer check in via Untappd 🗺🍺 — Drinking a Nastro Azzurro by Birra Peroni

October 13, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Hotel Indigo, Cardiff for one night.

October 13, 2021: animals — day 13 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 13, 2021: BBQ tofu banh mi

October 13, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Hanoi 1991 for Vietnamese coffee and tofu banh mi ☕

October 12, 2021: legend — day 12 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 11, 2021: hygge — day 11 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 11, 2021: I haven’t watched much of the second part of this year’s Indian Premier League but am enjoying the 


October 11, 2021: Dipping my toes back into Dave Winer’s world by trying out Drummer.

October 10, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Field Music (21), The Specials (16) & FurtwÀngler, VPO (8) via 


October 10, 2021: bridges — day 10 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge — Clifton Suspension Bridge 


October 09, 2021: safe — day 9 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 08, 2021: twilight — day 8 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 08, 2021: Film log - watched: Infinite, 2021 - ★œ 🎥

October 07, 2021: Film log - watched: The Babadook, 2014 - ★★★œ 🎥

October 07, 2021: spice — day 7 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 06, 2021: street — day 6 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge — Commercial Street, Aberdare 


October 05, 2021: toy — day 5 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 05, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Delico Deli for latte and panini ☕

October 04, 2021: sharp — day 4 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge — St Elvan’s Church, Aberdare 📷

October 03, 2021: Cooked with tempeh for the first time tonight - it made a very good noodle dish 🍜

October 03, 2021: majority — day 3 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge — Keir Hardie, founder of 


October 03, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: James Rhodes (10), Il Giardino Armonico (9) & Nigel Kennedy (9) via 


October 02, 2021: dark — day 2 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

October 02, 2021: I’m quite enjoying browsing through some of the Project Apollo Archive albums on Flickr. 🔗

October 01, 2021: touch — day 1 of the micro.blog october 2021 photoblogging challenge 📷

September 30, 2021: Film log - watched: ARQ, 2016 - ★★★œ 🎥

September 30, 2021: Film log - watched: The Dark Tower, 2017 - ★★ 🎥

September 27, 2021: The Concert by Edna St Vincent Millay 🔗 Poem of the week in The Guardian

September 26, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Tinto Lounge, Beyond vegan cheeseburger and Malbec 🍷

September 26, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Glenn Gould (31), Nigel Kennedy, BPO (6), Nigel Kennedy, BPO, Albrecht 


September 25, 2021: Aston Villa have beaten Manchester United (by a goal to nil) for the first time in the Premier 


September 24, 2021: Spirited Away 🔗 – by George Monbiot How the counterculture fell prey to the far-right’s conspiracy 


September 22, 2021: Film log - watched: Now You See Me 2, 2016 - ★★ 🎥

September 21, 2021: Film log - watched: Sicario, 2015 - ★★★★ 🎥

September 19, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Elbow (26), HMS Morris (13), Mary Lou Williams (11), Nadine Shah (11) & 


September 19, 2021: Abergavenny Food Festival - The Market Hall

September 18, 2021: Walking around Manorbier beach yesterday morning we encountered this ridiculously confident robin. 


September 18, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Rum & Fizz for coffee, not rum at 10am 😉☕

September 18, 2021: Couple of quick photos at the start of Elbow’s gig at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff last night 🎵

September 17, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Elbow at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff 🎵

September 17, 2021: Sitting outside Cafe Citta, Cardiff. Double espressos ☕

September 17, 2021: Check in 🗺 — linguine alla puttanesca at Cafe Citta 🇮🇹

September 17, 2021: Arrived in Cardiff. Aperol Spritz time.

September 17, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Slug & Lettuce for an Aperol Spritz 🍞

September 16, 2021: A squirrel broke into our peanut butter while we were out! 🐿

September 16, 2021: North Beach, Tenby

September 16, 2021: Currently reading: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 📚

September 15, 2021: Got to say @samgrover, Mimi is so good - I use it for most of my Micro.blog image uploads now, 


September 15, 2021: Sitting by a fire in the dark listening to Oscar Peterson’s Night Train. 🎵 Argentum B&W vs Apple 


September 15, 2021: Finished reading: Do Earth by Tamsin Omond 📚

September 15, 2021: Don’t know how well this will photograph (it’s on a slighy crumpled crisp packet) but I think this 


September 15, 2021: Seaweed Ale made with Pembrokeshire foraged kelp by Caffle Craft Brewery 🍺

September 15, 2021: Woodstock in the morning sun.

September 13, 2021: BBQ time

September 13, 2021: Beer check in via Untappd 🗺🍺 — Drinking an Orme Best Bitter by Great Orme Brewery

September 13, 2021: Currently reading: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu 📚

September 13, 2021: Currently reading: The Snows of Kilimanjaro and other stories by Ernest Hemingway 📚

September 12, 2021: Such a good album! Kitchen Sink by Nadine Shah 🎵 On Apple Music


September 12, 2021: Cooler with a little rain today so it’s an evening for a log fire with cheese and wine.

September 12, 2021: Currently reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman 📚

September 11, 2021: Very impressive by Emma Raducanu. I don’t often listen to tennis on the radio but that was exciting! 


September 11, 2021: Disappointed by the cancellation of the England v India Test match yesterday, which I was hoping to 


September 11, 2021: Tynt Meadow, the only English Trappist beer 🍺

September 11, 2021: Shopping trip to Narberth ended up with a 1965 Phaidon edition of a book reviewing Parisian art by 


September 11, 2021: Check in 🗺 — latte & Welsh cake ☕

September 11, 2021: Narberth Castle 🏰

September 10, 2021: Arrived at a Hobbit House called Woodstock for a week away from it all. No power, no running water, 


September 10, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Florence Springs Eco Glamping.

September 10, 2021: St. Florence Church ⛪

September 10, 2021: A beer at the Parsonage Inn, St. Florence 🍺

September 10, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Brown’s Cafe for fish and chips.

September 10, 2021: Currently reading: Introducing Buddha by Jane Hope & Borin Van Loon 📚

September 09, 2021: Beer check in 🗺🍺 — Drinking an Atlantic Pale Ale by Sharp’s Brewery

September 09, 2021: Sri Lankan street food and drink at The Coconut Tree in Cardiff last night. If I hadn’t 


September 08, 2021: Another Sky 🎵

September 08, 2021: HMS Morris 🎵

September 08, 2021: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff 🎵

September 08, 2021: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff 🎵

September 08, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Clwb Ifor Bach to see Another Sky 🎵

September 08, 2021: The Coconut Tree, Cardiff.

September 08, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Coconut Tree. Sri Lankan street food. And more rum cocktails 🍞

September 08, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Barker Rum & Fizz. Lemongrass and passion fruit daiquiri 🍞

September 06, 2021: Drinking a Doom Bar by Sharp’s Brewery 🍺

September 06, 2021: The Pool, Melbourne

September 05, 2021: Check in 🗺 — The Brewhouse, Melbourne Hall Courtyard, Burnt Mill Pintle 🍺

September 05, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Premier Inn, Derby South

September 05, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Bell, Academy of St Martin in the Fields (16), Kremer, Kremerata Baltica 


September 04, 2021: Drinking a Vaults Dark by Morgan Brew Masters 🍺

September 04, 2021: Check in 🗺 — M5 Strensham Services Costa latte ☕

September 03, 2021: Film log - watched: Hemingway, 2021 - ★★★★œ 🎥

September 03, 2021: Hemingway films 🎥 🔗

September 01, 2021: I’ve just successfully exported 4453 posts from my Micro.blog hosted blog and imported them 


September 01, 2021: 🔗 Star Trek versus Imperialist Doctrine by Yanis Varoufakis America’s liberal imperialist doctrine 


August 29, 2021: Wood firing pizza tonight 🍕 😃

August 29, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Bent Knee (12), Gruff Rhys (12), Emma-Jean Thackray (8) & Big Star (1) 


August 28, 2021: Just sorted out my deckchair and radio to settle down for a sunny afternoon listening to the cricket 


August 27, 2021: At the start of play today CricViz gave England a 97% chance of winning the 3rd Test against India. 


August 27, 2021: Currently reading: How Did We Get into This Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature by George Monbiot 📚

August 27, 2021: Currently reading: Sissy by Ben Borek 📚

August 26, 2021: Green Man Festival 2021 Photographs 📷 🎵 – a Flickr album of photos straight from my old Pentax K100D 


August 25, 2021: So good to see both English openers bat for more than half a day and both reach their half 


August 25, 2021: India in England - the 3rd Test at Headingley. Another great morning and early afternoon of cricket 


August 21, 2021: At the Green Man Festival. Thursday and Friday excellent. Saturday: it’s raining with rain forecast 


August 19, 2021: Green Man 2021 🎵 Off to Green Man Festival 2021 this morning. I’ve been going to this festival since 2008. The 


August 16, 2021: Great day of cricket 🏏 Stunning victory by India over England in a gripping 2nd Test and Glamorgan 


August 16, 2021: Graffiti in Athens, February 2018 Describing my relationship with the increasing number of social 


August 16, 2021: 🏏 stats: 2021 England v India at Lord’s - the first time in a home test that both England openers 


August 15, 2021: Film log - watched: Colette, 2018 - ★★★œ 🎥

August 15, 2021: A gap in today’s relentless August (!) drizzle 🌧 Let’s BBQ Beyond Burgers!

August 15, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Emma-Jean Thackray (14), Gary Kemp (11), FurtwÀngler, BPO (2) & José 


August 14, 2021: First time I’ve noticed an animated album cover in Apple Music 🎵

August 13, 2021: The women redefining the sound of UK Jazz 🔗 I’m looking forward to seeing Emma-Jean Thackray 


August 13, 2021: 🏏 stats: We have a new record. Haseeb Hameed’s nought is the 14th duck by a top-three England 


August 13, 2021: Barely a week after I started to try out Gala I’ve just posted my first photograph to Glass. The 


August 12, 2021: Looking forward to seeing Haseem Hameed bat for England again. Probably tomorrow. 🏏

August 12, 2021: In defence of Extinction Rebellion 🔗 The pundits of the various leftist movements have spent 


August 09, 2021: Watched: The Matrix Revolutions, 2003 - ★★★ 🎥

August 09, 2021: Just learned that this is called a Forest Bug, Pentatoma rufipes. A living woodland crest, the 


August 09, 2021: Distracted from distraction by distraction I’ve just read this article in by Oliver Burkeman The Guardian: At best, we’re on Earth for 


August 08, 2021: Watched: Night Moves, 2013 - ★★★œ 🎥

August 08, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: clipping. (31), Bob Dylan (14), Field Music (12), Gary Kemp (11) & 


August 07, 2021: Break in play

August 07, 2021: Like mother, like daughter 😉

August 07, 2021: Open air dance performance by NDC Wales at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

August 07, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Chapter Arts Centre 🍺 — Drinking a Young’s Bitter by Eagle Brewery (formerly 


August 06, 2021: Lenten Spaghetti with Tahini. A success!

August 06, 2021: You look around. A strong case could be made for it being heaven. A strong case could be made for it 


August 06, 2021: Friday night dinner recipe from Vefa’s Kitchen: Lenten Spaghetti with Tahini

August 05, 2021: Gala - photography based social media I’ve been trying out the photography based social media platform Gala. It was brought to my 


August 05, 2021: Published 6 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 venice, gala

August 04, 2021: England’s 1st innings (batting) not going too well in the 1st Test Match against India 🏏

August 03, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd. Pint of Bilidowcar 🍺 — Drinking a Bilidowcar by Tenby 


August 03, 2021: Published 9 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 aberdare

August 02, 2021: Aberdare morning walk (link to Strava route details) 🔗 🚶‍♂

August 02, 2021: Morning coffee with some sheep ☕ 🐑

August 01, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Emma-Jean Thackray (43), Glenn Gould (26), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Jörg 


July 31, 2021: Watched: The Matrix Reloaded, 2003 - ★★★★ 🎥

July 30, 2021: The official #Mastodon app for iOS is now on the App Store. 🔗 Mastodon.social post First 


July 30, 2021: Watched: The Matrix, 1999 - ★★★★★ 🎥

July 28, 2021: Watched: A Woman Is a Woman, 1961 - ★★★★ 🎥

July 26, 2021: Watched: Seaspiracy, 2021 - ★★★ 🎥

July 25, 2021: Just watched my recording of yesterday’s British and Irish Lions First Test agains South Africa, 


July 25, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: clipping. (28), Dirty Three (13), FM Einheit (EinstÃŒrzende Neubauten) (11), 


July 24, 2021: Purezza Bristol, vegan pizzeria. Seaspiracy pizza 🍕

July 24, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Purezza Bristol, vegan pizzeria. 🍕

July 24, 2021: Check in 🗺 — The Royal Oak, Gloucester Road, Bristol. Pint of Sharp’s Doom Bar 🍺

July 24, 2021: Lockdown reawakened my childhood love of chess. Now I can’t do anything else 🔗 The alert I get when 


July 23, 2021: Pizza sequence. Trying out the pizza oven in wood fired mode for the first time. 🍕

July 23, 2021: Watched: The Tomorrow War, 2021 - ★★★ 🎥

July 22, 2021: Published 24 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 garden

July 22, 2021: Gardening Diary 🌱 — 📅 22nd July 2021 Some garden flora: Garden Meadow! Common Poppy Corn Marigold Common Cat’s-ear Ragwort Orange 


July 21, 2021: Clothes just undone—not that there were many, for an exquisite July was blazing. — Cavafy Bot 


July 21, 2021: 🐈 🐈 seeking shady spots today 🌞

July 21, 2021: Check out some of best photos from today’s historic #NSFirstHumanFlight pic.twitter.com/aqQg0gzxi4 


July 21, 2021: Quite warm again today. ☀

July 20, 2021: Launch, flight and touchdown of Blue Origin First Human Flight. Very impressive. Looking forward to 


July 20, 2021: Watching the launch of Blue Origin First Human Flight 🚀

July 19, 2021: Watched: 20,000 Days on Earth, 2014 - ★★★★ 🎥

July 18, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Adam Summerhayes, Catherine Summerhayes, Joseph Spooner (10), The Stan 


July 16, 2021: Just created somewhere to sit. 🌱

July 11, 2021: Euro 2020 Final: England v Italy. Tough ending. ⚜

July 11, 2021: Euro 2020 Final: England v Italy. Going to extra-time. Disappointing second half by England, Italy a 


July 11, 2021: Euro 2020 Final: England v Italy. Half-time. Brilliant, confident start by England, just need more 


July 11, 2021: Euro 2020 Final: England v Italy ⚜ Pre-match feasting 😋

July 11, 2021: Watched the Djokovic v Berrettini Wimbledon final, now waiting for the main event 
 🎟⚜

July 11, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: The Beatles (22), Field Music (20), Jan Garbarek & Hilliard Ensemble 


July 08, 2021: Currently reading: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam 📚

July 07, 2021: Euro 2020: England v Denmark semi-final. Stressful. ⚜

July 06, 2021: Euro 2020: Italy 1-1 Spain. First semi-final. Extra-time. England v Denmark will be hard-pressed to 


July 04, 2021: Watched: Yesterday, 2019 - ★★œ 🎥

July 04, 2021: Gin and tonic made with Japanese gin and homegrown kumquats.

July 04, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Mary Lou Williams (17), Bartok Quartet (9), Cavina, La Venexiana (6), 


July 03, 2021: Euro 2020: Ukraine 0-4 England. Full time. Really impressed with England, very composed and 


July 03, 2021: Euro 2020: Ukraine 0-4 England. So far. Fantastic! Photo just before fourth goal. ⚜

July 03, 2021: Euro 2020: Ukraine v England. Delicious pre-match indoor picnic courtesy of CÃŽte at Home ⚜

July 02, 2021: Euro 2020: Belgium 1-2 Italy. Gripping game, Italy played some lovely football, looking forward to 


July 01, 2021: Watched: Together, 2021 - ★★★★ 🎥

June 29, 2021: Euro 2020: England 2-0 Germany. Things are looking up! ⚜

June 28, 2021: Euro 2020: France 3-3 Switzerland. Switzerland win the first penalty shootout of the tournament. 


June 28, 2021: Euro 2020: A lot of goals today! France v Switzerland is a brilliant game: 3-3 and extra time is 


June 28, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: The Beatles (14), Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Les Sacqueboutiers de 


June 27, 2021: Bunch of Grapes - Pewin Ynfytyn ~ Crazy Peacock by The Trefforest Brewery 🍺

June 27, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Sunday lunch at the Bunch of Grapes again 😀 🍺

June 27, 2021: Ancestors by Alice Roberts review – a story of movement and migration 🔗 📚

June 26, 2021: Nice change! London Pride in a dimpled pint glass 🍺

June 26, 2021: Check in 🗺 — The Owain Glyndwr, pint of London Pride 🍺

June 25, 2021: Revolucion de Cuba. Friday night in Cardiff.

June 25, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Revolucion de Cuba. Go to drinks venue! Carafe of Malbec 🍷

June 25, 2021: Food at Citta is so good, and all prepared in a tiny open kitchen. Have missed coming here 😊

June 25, 2021: Corvina 🍷

June 25, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Cafe Citta. Best Italian restaurant in Cardiff!

June 25, 2021: Temple of Peace and Health, Cardiff.

June 25, 2021: Check in 🗺 — The Dock, Cardiff Bay, a French Cabernet Sauvignon 🍷

June 25, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Duke of Wellington, SA Gold 🍺

June 25, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Hotel Indigo, Cardiff.

June 24, 2021: England beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the end, in 16.1 overs out of a possible 18. Thought Sri 


June 24, 2021: Uh-oh rain has stopped play, England 69 for 4 with 8 overs left. Hoping for a restart at 21:55, 


June 24, 2021: England v Sri Lanka T20 🏏 England 10 for 2! Chameera bowling to Morgan.

June 24, 2021: Attending my first cricket match since September 2019 - ready for England v Sri Lanka T20 at Sophia 


June 24, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Sophia Gardens, England v Sri Lanka T20 🏏

June 24, 2021: Afternoon Sherry and truffles.

June 24, 2021: Tapas at Bar 44, Cardiff.

June 24, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Tapas lunch at Bar 44 🫒

June 20, 2021: Watched: Beat, 2000 - ★★★œ 🎥

June 20, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Field Music (28), The Beatles (13), Alfred Brendel (6), FurtwÀngler (4) 


June 20, 2021: Watched: Meet Joe Black, 1998 - ★★œ 🎥

June 18, 2021: Euro 2020: England v Scotland stays at 0-0. Disappointing and pedestrian by England, Scotland 


June 18, 2021: Euro 2020: England 0-0 Scotland. Half-time. England a bit tame, Scotland playing well. ⚜

June 18, 2021: Watched: Pull My Daisy, 1959 - ★★★★ 🎥

June 18, 2021: In the last few weeks we’ve been having a Great Spotted Woodpecker visiting our bird feeders. Not a 


June 18, 2021: A Brazilian stew 🍲 I don’t usually make a record of improvised recipes I cook but this turned out particularly 


June 16, 2021: Euro 2020: Turkey 0-2 Wales. Relax now! Great game, tense finish, outstanding performance by Wales 


June 16, 2021: Euro 2020: Turkey 0-1 Wales. Half-time. Exciting 45 minutes! ⚜

June 16, 2021: Euro 2020: Turkey v Wales underway. Both teams looking a lot more lively and threatening than during 


June 14, 2021: Currently reading: Ancestors by Alice Roberts 📚

June 13, 2021: Sports weekend. Hope Wimbledon can offer everything Roland-Garros provided. Didn’t see all of it but 


June 13, 2021: Euro 2020: England 1-0 Croatia. Impressively solid performance. ⚜

June 13, 2021: TIL England have never won their opening game in the European Championships. England v Croatia about 


June 13, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Field Music (30), Charlie Parker (23), Gibson, RSNO (12), The Breeders (11) 


June 12, 2021: Don’t know what they’re waiting for 
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June 12, 2021: Geranium and reflections 🪎

June 12, 2021: Euro 2020: Wales 1-1 Switzerland. Close run match, Wales lacklustre for 75 minutes. ⚜

June 09, 2021: Misty walk in the country park this morning 🌫

June 06, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Field Music (12), John Coltrane (2), Miles Davis (2), Tipographica (2) 


June 06, 2021: Squid ink linguine with grilled octopus. Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd.

June 06, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Sunday lunch at the Bunch of Grapes. Smoked prawns for starter and octopus linguine for 


May 30, 2021: Cheese & Mustard 🧀 🍷

May 30, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Joni Mitchell (74), Mary Lou Williams (13) & The Utopia Strong (4) via 


May 28, 2021: Watched: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1982 - ★★★★ 🎥

May 25, 2021: Persian inspired vegan mezze at Koocha, Gloucester Road, Bristol. Delicious!

May 25, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Koocha, Persian inspired vegan mezze 🫒

May 23, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Joni Mitchell (32), Magdalena KoÅŸená (30), Herman Dune (12), Holly Macve 


May 22, 2021: Eurovision. Watched, scored, voted (Belgium & Ukraine for me). Drank wine. Waiting for results.

May 21, 2021: Quite a grey day today. Stackpole Quay in the morning. Cleddau Bridge in the afternoon.

May 21, 2021: Check in 🗺 — The Jolly Sailor, Burton Ferry. Pint of Reverend James 🍺

May 20, 2021: means

May 19, 2021: Barbecued vegetables, pitta breads, hummus, taramasalata and sriracha sauce. Enjoying the good 


May 19, 2021: Breezy morning at Manorbier.

May 19, 2021: Currently reading: Jack Kerouac: King of The Beats by Barry Miles 📚

May 18, 2021: Bit of rain, but we have HPA 🍺

May 18, 2021: Henry’s Moat Hobbit House, St. Florence

May 18, 2021: Check in 🗺 — Henry’s Moat Hobbit House, Florence Springs Eco Glamping, St. Florence, Pembrokeshire.

May 16, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Joni Mitchell (11), Cardiacs (5), Glenn Gould (2), John Coltrane (2) & 


May 09, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: John Coltrane (36), Bobby Lee (8), Thelonious Monk (8), Solti, Chamber 


May 06, 2021: Watched: The Midnight Sky, 2020 - ★★★★ 🎥

May 05, 2021: Watched: Stowaway, 2021 - ★★★ 🎥

May 02, 2021: My Micro.blog anniversary My first post to Micro.blog was made four years ago today - on Tuesday 2nd May 2017. There are posts 


May 02, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Cardiacs (47), Thom Yorke (18), Magma (16), National Health (7) & EOB 


April 28, 2021: Paella de verduras

April 28, 2021: Planning a paella de verduras

April 25, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Smashing Pumpkins (61), Magma (32), Thom Yorke (25), Goblin (17) & 


April 23, 2021: Gardening Diary 🌱 — 📅 23rd April 2021 In July 2011 my father-in-law built a treehouse for our children. (Apologies for the quality of the 


April 21, 2021: Currently reading: Medical Grade Music by Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi 📚

April 21, 2021: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 food, dal

April 21, 2021: Medical Grade Music 📚🎵 Received my signed copy of Medical Grade Music by Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi. Last week I joined a 


April 20, 2021: I find myself eating 😃 for the first time in years.

April 20, 2021: Compulsory worship of national symbols is the sure sign of a culture in decline - Article by Nesrine 


April 18, 2021: Leaving Wales for a few hours. Prince of Wales Bridge across the River Severn, heading into England.

April 18, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Abbado, VPO, Norman (48), Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh & Tyshawn Sorey 


April 17, 2021: Watched: Greenland, 2020 - ★★ 🎥

April 17, 2021: Watched: Band of Outsiders, 1964 - ★★★★★ 🎥

April 15, 2021: Tonight is the night for cocktails 🍞

April 15, 2021: Should Feminists Read Baudelaire? BBC Radio 3 - Sunday Feature 🔗

April 11, 2021: Watched: Rampage, 2018 - ★★œ 🎥

April 11, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Ryley Walker (28), Dub Spencer & Trance Hill (15), Nun Gun (12), The 


April 10, 2021: Monotone - green olives, jalapeños and capers 🍕

April 10, 2021: Yet again, Saturday night is pizza construction time 🍕

April 10, 2021: Grey Trees Belgian Blonde 🍺

April 10, 2021: Annual arrival day 🏏

April 09, 2021: The CricViz app has improved to become a great way to follow live cricket scores - I’m currently 


April 09, 2021: This was delicious! 🐟

April 09, 2021: Watched: The Source, 1999 - ★★★œ 🎥

April 08, 2021: Ryley Walker: ‘Going two days sober was impossible since I was a kid’ 🔗 🎵 … the 


April 07, 2021: Watched: The Opera Game, 2019 - ★★ 🎥

April 06, 2021: Watched: The Love Witch, 2016 - ★★★★ 🎥

April 06, 2021: Sum total of our April snow so far ❄

April 04, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Jack Kerouac (15), Solti, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Alicia de Larrocha 


April 02, 2021: Like Clockwork 🍺

March 30, 2021: Cat increasingly sulky on the doorstep because I won’t let her in the house on a nice sunny day.

March 30, 2021: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 drinks, books

March 30, 2021: Sunny day ☀ - trying to colour coordinate drinking and reading 📚

March 30, 2021: Currently reading: The Beats: A Graphic History by Harvey Pekar, Ed Piskor et al 📚

March 30, 2021: Interesting and informative podcast series from the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and 


March 28, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Public Service Broadcasting (20), Kevin Morby (11), William The Conqueror 


March 27, 2021: Watched: Breathless, 1983 - ★★★★ 🎥

March 27, 2021: Jazz audiences are always On the Road 🔗 🎵

March 26, 2021: Optimistically booked tickets to see Laura Marling in Cardiff in October. 🎵

March 25, 2021: Homescreening because I listened to today’s episode of Hemispheric Views // @HemisphericViews. 


March 21, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (16), Jack Kerouac (14), Suede (14), 


March 20, 2021: Half-time France 17 - 17 Wales in Six Nations 🏉. Action packed first half. As a bonus I think TV 


March 19, 2021: Watched: Solaris, 1972 - ★★★★ 🎥

March 15, 2021: Watched: On the Road, 2012 - ★★★★ 🎥

March 14, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: William The Conqueror (40), Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music, Kirkby (28), 


March 13, 2021: England 23 - 20 France in the Six Nations. Really enjoyed that - sharp, open, flowing rugby by both 


March 09, 2021: Returning Seren

March 09, 2021: Painting 🎚

March 07, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Alabama Shakes (25), Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (16), William The 


March 07, 2021: The Jalapeño Popper Vegan Grilled Cheese (jalapeños, pickled chillis, chilli jam and vegan cheese in 


March 06, 2021: This has stuck in my mind from last night’s Later … with Jools Holland - Tom Jones & 


March 06, 2021: Another short Test match, another England batting collapse. India win the Test series 3-1 🏏

March 04, 2021: Risking it

March 04, 2021: Watched: Pretty Woman, 1990 - ★★★ 🎥

March 03, 2021: Watched: The Shape of Water, 2017 - ★★★œ 🎥

March 02, 2021: Morning birdsong 🎵 Recorded Werfa, Aberdare at 10:16am on Tuesday, 2nd March 2021

February 28, 2021: Coffee in the sun 🌞 ☕

February 28, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 28: up — Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, March 2019 📷

February 28, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: William The Conqueror (45), The Nightingales (25), Laundromat (14), Alabama 


February 27, 2021: Wales 40 - 24 England. The rest of my household is happy. 🏉

February 27, 2021: Half-time. Wales 17 - 14 England. Not sure how Wales got two tries, some strange decisions by the 


February 27, 2021: Six Nations Wales v England starting soon. 🏉

February 27, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 27: pompasetting — Pompasetting at the National 


February 27, 2021: Laundromat and on Bandcamp 🔗 — Three EPs. Blue, Green Red. Electronic and relaxed. Laundromat is 


February 26, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 26: favourite — August 2008. First time at my 


February 25, 2021: England bowled out for 81. Achieving their lowest total in a Test in India 😢. So far in the day - 


February 25, 2021: Now India open there bowling with 2 wickets in the first 3 deliveries by Axar Patel. Wow! 🏏

February 25, 2021: Joe Root bowling in the first session this morning - 5 wickets for 8 runs in 6.2 overs. His first 


February 25, 2021: Michael Rosen blog post on Reading for Pleasure 📚 🔗 A child A book A read A chat. This is the way 


February 25, 2021: England 112 all out yesterday, India now 125-8 after an hour of play this morning. Some impressive 


February 25, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 25: code — Not exactly code but the 3rd century BCE 


February 24, 2021: Gardening Diary 🌱 — 📅 24th February 2021 — Three wasabi plants I planted in May last year have 


February 24, 2021: Third Test India v England - pink ball match - at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad is about to start. 


February 24, 2021: Currently reading: Jews Don’t Count by David Baddiel 📚

February 24, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 24: baby — My daughter and her babies at 


February 23, 2021: The Great British Art Tour: why is Keats at Guy’s hospital? 🔗 The Romantic poet John Keats 


February 23, 2021: John Keats: five poets on his best poems, 200 years since his death 🔗 Ode to a Nightingale (1819) My 


February 23, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 23: banana — Sal, Cape Verde, April 2016 📷

February 22, 2021: Re-watched Season 1 of For All Mankind over the last five days - now ready to embark on Season 2 👚‍🚀 


February 22, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 22: spell 📷

February 21, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 21: colors — Burano, December 2016 📷

February 21, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Carole King (24), Strawbs (20), Arlo Parks (12), Nun Gun (12) & The 


February 20, 2021: Kazuo Ishiguro: ‘AI, gene-editing, big data … I worry we are not in control of these 


February 20, 2021: I’ve missed a couple of days of the Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge but am trying 


February 20, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 20: weather — Crete, August 2016 📷

February 17, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 17: still — Penderyn Distillery, April 2013 📷

February 16, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 16: erudite — Amsterdam, March 2019 📷

February 15, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 15: reflection — I still have my Power Macintosh G4 


February 14, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 14: compassion — I prepared a Valentine’s Day 


February 14, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: The Nightingales (22), Strawbs (18), Carole King (14), James Taylor (11) 


February 14, 2021: Waking up to a Sunday morning England collapse 😔 🏏

February 13, 2021: ‘It shook me to my core’: 50 years of Carole King’s Tapestry 🔗 James Taylor: The 


February 13, 2021: Six Nations - Italy score a try against England after two and a half minutes of play 😢 🏉

February 13, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 13: make — It’s snowing 🌚. I’m making 


February 12, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 12: sporg — British Museum, January 2020 📷

February 11, 2021: Watched: King Rocker, 2021 - ★★★★ 🎥

February 11, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 11: machine — Agios Nikolaos, Messenia, Greece, 2015 


February 10, 2021: Watched: Pawn Sacrifice, 2014 - ★★œ 🎥

February 10, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 10: energy — Solar & Wind 📷

February 09, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 9: muddy — Tom at Challenge Valley - the muddiest 


February 08, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 8: hope — Hoping to reach the summit, Vesuvius, 


February 07, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 7: craving — travel, eating out, warm weather 📷

February 07, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Piotr Anderszewski (13), FurtwÀngler, BPO (2), Glenn Gould (2), Bartok 


February 06, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 6: sport — Millennium Stadium, 24th November 2007, 


February 05, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 5: pets 📷

February 04, 2021: Watched: Snowpiercer, 2013 - ★★★œ 🎥

February 04, 2021: Great news - India vs England TV coverage: Channel 4 seals rights 🔗 🏏 It means the first Test in 


February 04, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 4: layers — Rome, 2018 📷

February 03, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 3: comfort 📷

February 03, 2021: ‘Healthy and positive’ communities: Facebook and the restriction of political content 🔗 Recently 


February 02, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 2: morning beverage — Preparing breakfast coffee at 


February 01, 2021: Micro.blog February Photoblogging Challenge Day 1: close up — Portugal, 2005 📷

January 31, 2021: Watched: The Dig, 2021 - ★★★★œ 🎥

January 31, 2021: Wintry scenes have returned this morning ❄

January 31, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Piotr Anderszewski (9), Holly Macve (6), Lael Neale (4) & Glenn Gould 


January 30, 2021: The Dig: Will Gompertz film review 🔗 It’s late summer in England, 1939. The sight and sound of 


January 30, 2021: Facebook is banning leftwing users like me - and it’s going largely unnoticed | Akin Olla 🔗 In 


January 30, 2021: Viral Lies 🔗 Some falsehoods about the pandemic are so dangerous that they should be banned. By 


January 29, 2021: Watched: The Theory of Everything, 2014 - ★★★œ 🎥

January 26, 2021: Watched: The Quiet Ones, 2014 - ★★œ 🎥

January 26, 2021: Venice, January 2019 📷

January 26, 2021: Antiquarium of Pompeii reopens 🔗 The Antiquarium of Pompeii reopened today after an extensive 


January 25, 2021: Orion

January 24, 2021: Watched: Parasite, 2019 - ★★★★ 🎥

January 24, 2021: Currently reading: Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline 📚

January 24, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Years & Years (31), Suede (27), Yorkston/Thorne/Khan (27), Concerto 


January 24, 2021: I’ve woken up to a slight change from the sunshine of yesterday ❄

January 23, 2021: Walk then beer in the winter afternoon sun ☀ 🍺

January 23, 2021: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 flickrfriday, recursion

January 23, 2021: Baking some homemade burger buns for later today 🍔 🍞

January 22, 2021: I don’t know the details, but it can’t be a bad thing. 🍺

January 22, 2021: Watched: Ready Player One, 2018 - ★★★œ 🎥

January 21, 2021: Watched: Cure, 1997 - ★★★★ 🎥

January 20, 2021: Been tinkering with @vincent’s Sublime Ads on my blog thedimpau.se. Works very nicely. 👍

January 19, 2021: India beat Australia by 3 wickets in the fourth and final Test. Tremendous finish to the series, 


January 19, 2021: Up early enough to see the final 25 overs of the fourth Australia v India Test match. Rishabh Pant 


January 17, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Prefab Sprout (11), David Bowie (6), Troyka (4), Melody Gardot (4) & 


January 16, 2021: A vegan cheese selection from Honestly Tasty was very impressive.

January 16, 2021: Watched: Education, 2020 - ★★★★ 🎥

January 14, 2021: Watched: Alex Wheatle, 2020 - ★★★★ 🎥

January 13, 2021: Watched: Red, White and Blue, 2020 - ★★★œ 🎥

January 12, 2021: Watched: Lovers Rock, 2020 - ★★★ 🎥

January 10, 2021: Watched: Pierrot le Fou, 1965 - ★★★★★ 🎥

January 10, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Walter, Columbia SO (4), Walter, Columbia SO, Miller (4), Ian Bostridge, 


January 09, 2021: Watched: Mangrove, 2020 - ★★★★ 🎥

January 07, 2021: Walking in a frosty Dare Valley Country Park this morning. Views from the Penrhiwllech Trail. Plenty 


January 07, 2021: Published 17 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷

January 07, 2021: Can’t resist staying up late to see the start of the third Test between Australia and India in 


January 05, 2021: There’s no need to peel ginger | Waste not 🔗 I used to peel my ginger badly, trimming off 


January 03, 2021: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Glenn Gould (8), The Doors (5), Evgeny Kissin (3), Radiohead (3) & 


January 03, 2021: Watched: Red Sparrow, 2018 - ★★ 🎥

January 02, 2021: Doorstep Flame Grilling Beyond Burgers 🍔. Getting my first BBQ of the year in early.

January 01, 2021: Happy Panoramic Homely New Year to All

December 29, 2020: Watched: Tenet, 2020 - ★★★★œ 🎥

December 27, 2020: Running a little late, but finally starting to cook our Xmas Dinner.

December 27, 2020: Watched: Coco, 2017 - ★★★œ 🎥

December 27, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Robby Krieger (20), Robert Wyatt (5), Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra 


December 25, 2020: Xmas day. Eggs make me angry 😡

December 20, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Bob Dylan (19), Janet Baker, Raimund Herincx, ECO, Lewis (18), Glenn Gould 


December 13, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Ivor Cutler (92), Janácek Quartet (7), Robert Wyatt (7), FurtwÀngler, VPO 


December 06, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Kevin Morby (10), Haitink, Concertgebouw (6), Herman Dune (5), Robert Wyatt 


December 02, 2020: Published 32 photos on my Flickr account — Cardiff Before Christmas 📷

December 01, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Bunch of Grapes. Bilidowcar Single Hop from Tenby Harbwr Brewery. Pan fried hake. 🍺 🐟

December 01, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Barker Coffee. Cappuccino and smoked salmon, cream cheese and rocket bagel. Great idea 


November 30, 2020: Fairly quiet at 9:30pm on Monday night in Cardiff.

November 30, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Back to Revolucion de Cuba for wine after Bar 44. 🍷

November 30, 2020: Chocolate truffles and sherry.

November 30, 2020: Tapas at Bar 44 in Cardiff.

November 30, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Bar 44 for tapas and wine 🍷

November 30, 2020: Having Monday Margaritas at Revolucion de Cuba before Wales’ Friday alcohol restrictions…

November 30, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Revolucion de Cuba. Margaritas🍞

November 30, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Duke of Wellington. Malbec 🍷

November 30, 2020: Currently reading: The Ruins by Mat Osman 📚

November 30, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Two nights in the Hilton, Cardiff.

November 30, 2020: Enclosing their lives Old castle walls reinforce The rule of the few ✏ #mbnov

November 29, 2020: Check in 🗺 — The Gwaelod y Garth Inn . Sunday lunch. Hereford Pale Ale 🍺

November 29, 2020: I’m gazing downwards A tiny pedestrian Fights against the flow ✏ #mbnov

November 29, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Gwenifer Raymond (45), Robert Wyatt (27), Haitink, Concertgebouw (23), 


November 28, 2020: Behind a dark mask Punchinello imagines Time of Carnival ✏ #mbnov

November 27, 2020: Nice to have the return of some international cricket. South Africa v England T20 at Newlands, Cape 


November 27, 2020: What can be certain? No dilemma for Descartes - I am, I exist ✏ #mbnov

November 26, 2020: Adjust the colour Wait for something to happen But nothing was changed ✏ #mbnov

November 25, 2020: Watched: Time Trap, 2017 - ★œ 🎥

November 25, 2020: A call through the mist Angry noisy chattering Tiding of magpies ✏ #mbnov

November 24, 2020: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 believe, flickrfriday

November 24, 2020: Ancient monument Provision of memory On featureless plains ✏ #mbnov

November 23, 2020: Books quickly devoured But to capture the meaning Is more of an art ✏ #mbnov

November 22, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Gwenifer Raymond (17), Glenn Gould (7), Robert Wyatt (6), Il Giardino 


November 22, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Rhoswenallt Inn. Jemina’s Pitchfork and Santa’s Little Belter 🍺

November 22, 2020: Seeking a refuge Lands of milk and honey lie Beyond the border ✏ #mbnov

November 21, 2020: A winter journey Departing warmth and shelter Towards the unknown ✏ #mbnov

November 20, 2020: Why are the Labour party turning their back on the Green Industrial Revolution? … 🔗 Labour’s 


November 20, 2020: The piles of books I posted a photo of yesterday have been re-housed upstairs. According to Apple 


November 20, 2020: Old photographs fade Our history in albums Dusty from neglect ✏ #mbnov

November 19, 2020: Moving four large bookcases. Trying to prevent our books from descending into chaos. 😊 📚

November 19, 2020: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 melting, flickrfriday

November 19, 2020: End of a rainbow in the Dare Valley Country Park.

November 19, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Dare Valley Country Park.

November 19, 2020: Possible worlds spin Planets around their orbits Peopled by strangers ✏ #mbnov

November 18, 2020: Covering the tree - Dependence on an other - Lichen spreads slowly ✏ #mbnov

November 17, 2020: My train of thought lost Interruptions disturb me Or are they welcome? ✏ #mbnov

November 16, 2020: Sunrise this morning.

November 16, 2020: Pale marble headstone Memory of young poet - A broken Greek lyre ✏ #mbnov

November 15, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Herman Dune (29), Ivor Cutler (9), Robert Wyatt (8), Plastics (4) & 


November 15, 2020: Rumbling thunder sounds Far away lightning flashes Rain in the valleys ✏ #mbnov

November 14, 2020: Trees disturbed by breeze Shadows beyond the window Spooky gloominess ✏ #mbnov

November 13, 2020: Difficult to guess The story of an image Caught in an instant ✏ #mbnov

November 12, 2020: Hard and unyielding All things will slowly wear down Given enough time ✏ #mbnov

November 11, 2020: Watched: American Beauty, 1999 - ★★★★★ 🎥

November 11, 2020: Mary on the Green I’d say the bright statue speaks In true memory ✏ #mbnov

November 10, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Pukka Tucka. Cheese toastie and latte ☕

November 10, 2020: Mary Wollstonecraft finally honoured with statue after 200 years. 🔗 It shows a silvery naked 


November 10, 2020: Elderly pathways Straight lines through an empty town Lost destinations ✏ #mbnov

November 09, 2020: Force me to select One highlight of the autumn - Abundance of squash ✏ #mbnov

November 08, 2020: Trying to bind us Ivy creeps slowly over The cracks in our walls ✏ #mbnov

November 07, 2020: Earlier fears were well founded. Difficult to get above 250°C with the wood we had available. Tried 


November 07, 2020: Trying our pizza oven with its wood burner for the first time. It’s brilliant when gas fired but I’m 


November 07, 2020: To inflate one’s worth Beyond the reality - Mistake of many ✏ #mbnov

November 06, 2020: Beginning of day Puzzling over breakfast tea Wondering what next? ✏ #mbnov

November 05, 2020: Green changed to amber Pine needles are covering Red tiles on the stoop ✏ #mbnov

November 04, 2020: Near neighbours entwine Branches and tendrils twisted Broken in the fall ✏ #mbnov

November 03, 2020: A fake persona Wane into obscurity Astonish me now ✏ #mbnov

November 02, 2020: Concentrate on sleep Losing thoughts and ideas Mislaid in the mist ✏ #mbnov

November 01, 2020: An autumn morning Dreary days of wind and rain Sweeping sodden leaves ✏ #mbnov

November 01, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Plastics (25), Glenn Gould (11), Itzhak Perlman (4), Krček, Capella 


October 31, 2020: John Keats was born #OnThisDay, 31st October 1795. And on 31st October 1820 the 25 year old poet 


October 31, 2020: We Stand with Jeremy Corbyn 🔗 Jeremy Corbyn has been a champion of decency and an ally to all 


October 31, 2020: The Weaponisation of Labour Antisemitism 🔗 — David Graeber

October 29, 2020: Published 30 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 Paris 1997

October 26, 2020: Without Trace - George Monbiot 🔗 If you are not incandescent with rage, you haven’t grasped the 


October 25, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Ivor Cutler (18), Glenn Gould (17), Robert Wyatt (13), Kevin Morby (10) 


October 24, 2020: Very weird that Six Nations rugby is on in October. But watching Ireland v Italy 🏉

October 24, 2020: Watched: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, 2020 - ★★★œ 🎥

October 21, 2020: Watched: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, 2006 - 


October 20, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Bunch of Grapes for lunch and Grey Trees’ Mosaic Pale Ale 🍺

October 19, 2020: The State of It – George Monbiot 🔗 The Conservative promise to shrink the state was always a con. 


October 18, 2020: Watched: The Greatest Showman, 2017 - ★★★ 🎥

October 18, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Glenn Gould (94), Waxahatchee (23), Kevin Morby (21), Real Estate (21) 


October 16, 2020: Watched: The Personal History of David Copperfield, 2019 - ★★★★ 🎥

October 15, 2020: Inspired by seeing the Eastern European Jewish sweet bread babka on The Great British Bake Off I 


October 14, 2020: 14 Oct 2020 at 10:09 - Walking Track - Check out my @viewranger track (#walking) - total distance 


October 14, 2020: A Day in the Life Walking through the Ynys Recreation Ground — Aberdare Cricket Club winding down 


October 12, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Glenn Gould (32), Jonathan Wilson (26), Pet Shimmers (24), Garcia Peoples 


October 11, 2020: Worrying. I have become that elderly person with a blanket on their lap. It’s getting chilly 


October 11, 2020: Whitebait, mackerel with black garlic braised lentils and a coffee crÚme brûlée - a brilliant Sunday 


October 11, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Sunday dinner at the Bunch of Grapes 🍺

October 10, 2020: Crete, 2004

October 09, 2020: Watched: The Fly, 1958 - ★★★★œ 🎥

October 08, 2020: Watched: Akira, 1988 - ★★★ 🎥

October 08, 2020: Currently reading: The Fire of Joy by Clive James 📚

October 08, 2020: Currently reading: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman 📚

October 07, 2020: Watched: Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, 2009 - ★★★★★ 🎥

October 07, 2020: Earliest frescoes in Venice found during mosaic restoration 🔗 They also offer a rare glimpse into 


October 07, 2020: The most important invention of the 20th century keeps us alive but is killing the environment. The 


October 06, 2020: Continuing the saga - Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for Ugandan rolex. Superb! Far exceeded my 


October 06, 2020: From standup to stanzas: Frank Skinner’s terrific guide to poetry 🔗 Now embarking on its 


October 04, 2020: Aston Villa - Liverpool finishes 7-2. Outstanding night for Villa! ⚜

October 04, 2020: Aston Villa v Liverpool. Villa leading 4-1 at half-time! Hat-trick for Ollie Watkins 😃 ⚜

October 04, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Juliette Gréco (80), Michael Kiwanuka (34), Glenn Gould (28), Pet Shimmers 


October 03, 2020: Watched: Hacksaw Ridge, 2016 - ★★œ 🎥

October 03, 2020: Bread today turned out surprisingly cat-like. Tasted good but not sure what made the loaf collapse. 


October 03, 2020: How the Indian Premier League clean bowled English T20 cricket 🔗🏏 Two hundred million people watched 


October 03, 2020: Why Radiohead are the Blackest white band of our times 🔗 Radiohead released Kid A 20 years ago 


October 03, 2020: Baking won’t get me through a Covid winter but a bossy, breathless Melvyn Bragg just might 🔗 In Our 


October 02, 2020: For my second night of cooking Meera Sodha recipes I’ve gone for vegan chilli cornbread with 


October 02, 2020: Watched: Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, 1993 - ★★★★ 🎥

October 01, 2020: Cooking Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for Shaoxing and soy braised tofu with pak choi. And sticky 


October 01, 2020: Watched: The Social Dilemma, 2020 - ★★œ 🎥

October 01, 2020: France divided over calls for Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine to be reburied in Panthéon 🔗 The 


September 28, 2020: Clive James: ‘The poems I remember are the milestones marking the journey of my life’ 🔗 


September 27, 2020: ‘He returned to what he really was’: Clive James’s daughter on his poetic farewell 


September 27, 2020: Every time I read Meera Sodha’s column in The Guardian I find things I must cook. My latest 


September 27, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Glenn Gould (4), Krček, Capella Istropolitana (3), Golschmann, Columbia SO, 


September 26, 2020: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 lazy, flickrfriday

September 26, 2020: Aperol Spritzing our way through a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon. 😎

September 26, 2020: A Pizza Express Neptune Pizza 🔗 — Excerpt: I’m sure Pizza Express won’t mind my singing 


September 25, 2020: David Graeber, anthropologist and author of Bullshit Jobs, dies aged 59 🔗 — Excerpt: David Graeber, 


September 25, 2020: Why Can’t My Camera Capture the Wildfire Sky? 🔗 — Your Phone Wasn’t Built for the Apocalypse

September 25, 2020: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 industrial, flickrfriday

September 24, 2020: Big bread - Turkish bread from a Cardiff bakery. 🥖

September 24, 2020: Watched: Interstellar, 2014 - ★★★★★ 🎥

September 20, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Kevin Morby (35), David Bowie (17), Cornershop (15), Laura Marling (15) 


September 19, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Pembroke Castle. 🏰

September 19, 2020: Addressing The Claims In JK Rowling’s Justification For Transphobia 🔗 — Excerpt: Recently JK 


September 18, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Pembroke Rugby Football Club. Old Speckled Hen.🍺

September 18, 2020: Breakfast on Manorbier beach this morning.

September 18, 2020: Check in 🗺 — The Dial Inn, Lamphey. Bilidowcar Single Hop Pale Ale (Tenby Harbour Brewery). 🍺

September 17, 2020: Never cooked on a gas barbecue before this week. Never thought I’d close a lid on a barbecue whilst 


September 17, 2020: Bethesda Baptist Church, Narberth.

September 16, 2020: Glenn Maxwell gets his century and looks like he and Carey will win the match and the ODI series for 


September 16, 2020: Pleased that Test Match Special is still broadcast on 198 kHz Radio 4 Long Wave and not just on 


September 16, 2020: Sprilly Maid by Caffle Brewery. Ale infused with rosemary. Very good, even when drunk out of a 


September 16, 2020: Currently reading: Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present by Yanis Varoufakis 📚

September 15, 2020: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 horizon, flickrfriday

September 15, 2020: BBQ time.

September 15, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Florence Springs Eco Glamping. Woodstock Hobbit House.

September 15, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Lillies Coffee Shop, Narberth. Cappuccino ☕.

September 14, 2020: Hobbit facilities.

September 14, 2020: Now moved into a Hobbit House.

September 14, 2020: Spent a few hours on South Beach, Tenby today.

September 14, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Harbwr Tap & Kitchen. Caldey Lollipop 🍺.

September 14, 2020: Currently reading: Talking to My Daughter: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis 📚

September 13, 2020: Tenby Harbour. Round and about Tenby for a few days.

September 13, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Broadmead Hotel, Tenby.

September 13, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Coach & Horses, Tenby.

September 13, 2020: Yanis Varoufakis: capitalism isn’t working. Here’s an alternative 🔗 — Excerpt: When 


September 10, 2020: Watched: The Legend of Hell House, 1973 - ★★★★★ 🎥

September 06, 2020: England beat Australia by 6 wickets and win the T20 series by taking a 2-0 lead. Not as entertaining 


September 06, 2020: Australia finish on 157-7. 🏏

September 06, 2020: Today’s England v Australia Second International T20 is live on BBC One. And Australia are 3-2 after 


September 06, 2020: Watched: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, 2016 - ★★ 🎥

September 06, 2020: Currently reading: Bob Willis: A Cricketer and a Gentleman by Bob Willis and Mike Dickson 📚

September 04, 2020: Wow! That was a surprise, Australia collapse and England win the 1st Vitality T20 International. 


September 04, 2020: England 162-7 in their T20 innings. Reachable for Australia. 🏏

September 04, 2020: Some great batting from Dawid Malan in the 1st England v Australia T20. England don’t look like 


September 04, 2020: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 pentaxk100d, flickrfriday, magnetic

September 02, 2020: How maps in the media make us more negative about migrants 🔗 — Excerpt: It’s like one of those 


September 01, 2020: Bakewell Tart. ☕

September 01, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Costa Coffee, Strensham Services.

August 31, 2020: Watched: Joker, 2019 - ★★★★ 🎥

August 31, 2020: Delicious breakfast this morning, bookmarked for cooking again - 🔗 Vegan Mushroom Bacon Breakfast 


August 31, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 31: Love — Honeymoon, 1996 📷

August 31, 2020: Greece is the word for white wines 🔗 — Excerpt: Diamantakis Diamantopetra White, Crete, Greece 2019 


August 30, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 30: Discovery — Finding jellyfish on Llansteffan Beach 


August 30, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Llansteffan Beach

August 30, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: The Just Joans (41), LCP, Norrington (17), Holland Baroque Society, Rachel 


August 29, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 29: Flake — December 2010 was probably the heaviest 


August 28, 2020: England v Pakistan first T20 match is underway at Old Trafford. Really surprised that the weather 


August 28, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 28: Emotions — Overexcitement 📷

August 28, 2020: Watched: Prospect, 2018 - ★★★œ 🎥

August 28, 2020: Autonomy Online: A Case For The IndieWeb 🔗 — Excerpt: There is an alternative to corporate bubbles 


August 27, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 27: Overcome — I did not overcome the opposition 


August 27, 2020: Watched: The Edge, 2019 - ★★★★ 🎥

August 26, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 26: Relentless — Yesterday the wind was relentless 


August 25, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 25: (Abandon) Hope — London, January 2020 📷

August 24, 2020: Italy in a bowl: 10 simple, delicious summer pasta recipes – chosen by chefs 🔗 — Excerpt: Pasta with 


August 24, 2020: Lunch 🐟

August 24, 2020: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 vanishingpoint, flickrfriday

August 24, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 24: Frosty — Cool chillies 🌶 📷

August 24, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 23: Graceful — Ballet Seren, 2009 📷 (late entry 


August 24, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Jacobs, Concerto Vocale, Nederlands Kamerkoor (51), Tan, LCP, Norrington 


August 22, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 22: Home — Streaming Green Man Festival in the garden 


August 21, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 21: Crunch 📷

August 21, 2020: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 countryside, flickrfriday

August 20, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 20: Change — Just noticed that this roughly circular 


August 19, 2020: Watched: The Dark Knight Rises, 2012 - ★★★★ 🎥

August 19, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 19: Ribbon — My Grandfather’s France and Germany 


August 18, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 18: Grid — Bridge grids - Prince of Wales (Second 


August 18, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Giggling Squid.

August 18, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Clifton Suspension Bridge.

August 17, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 17: Cuddly 📷

August 16, 2020: Glamorgan’s first home game of the recently started cricket season - Glamorgan v Gloucestershire at 


August 16, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 16: Stationary — Almost… 📷

August 16, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: La Serenissima, Chandler, Bircher, Whelan (28), Tame Impala (24), Another 


August 15, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 15: Silhouette — Cardiff Bay, January 2020 📷

August 15, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Cwrw Gorslas in a Pod at the Rhoswenallt. 🍺

August 14, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 14: Among — Among the undergrowth… 📷

August 14, 2020: Watched: The Dark Knight, 2008 - ★★★★ 🎥

August 14, 2020: Field of Streams - Green Man Festival 🔗 — Summary: Green Man has announced plans for a virtual 


August 14, 2020: Sir Roger Norrington Interview with Bruce Duffie 🔗 — Excerpt: Sir Roger Arthur Carver Norrington was 


August 13, 2020: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 flickrfriday, splash

August 13, 2020: Watched: Batman Begins, 2005 - ★★★★œ 🎥

August 13, 2020: The weather was a little unpredictable today ☔

August 13, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 13: Filter 📷

August 12, 2020: Paella de verduras 🥘

August 12, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 12: Sound — Garden chimes 📷

August 11, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 11: Transport — Aberdare Bus Station 📷

August 10, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 10: Windows 📷

August 09, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 9: Black and White — Nasturtium 📷

August 09, 2020: Finished reading: Matilda Infantry Tank 1938-45 by David Fletcher 📚

August 09, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Another Sky (36), Golschmann, Columbia SO, Gould (15), Bernstein, Columbia 


August 09, 2020: How to make the most of past-their-best aubergines – recipe 🔗 — Excerpt: India is a country that’s 


August 08, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 8: View — Looking over Aberdare

August 07, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 7: Day tripping — My in-laws took a day trip to our 


August 07, 2020: Debut album from Another Sky - I Slept on the Floor - just arrived in this morning’s post. 👏 🎵

August 07, 2020: Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd Went to the Bunch of Grapes in Pontypridd for a meal last night - pubs and restaurants in Wales were 


August 06, 2020: Bunch of Grapes. Check in 🗺

August 06, 2020: Pakistan’s bowling attack is looking sharp. England 12-3 after 5.3 overs. 🏎󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 v 🇵🇰 1st Test, Day 


August 06, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 6: Bisect 📷

August 05, 2020: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 flickrfriday, 90degrees

August 05, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 5: Flow — Afon Cynon, Aberdâr

August 04, 2020: Wasn’t expecting Ireland to beat England in the One Day International 🏏 today - close ending to an 


August 04, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 4: Peace — A Crass badge from the early 1980s. 🎵📷

August 04, 2020: Why Autonomy News? – Autonomy News 🔗 — Excerpt: The Autonomy News collective plans to produce 


August 04, 2020: The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born #OnThisDay, 4th August 1792.

August 03, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 3: Bug 📷

August 03, 2020: Casa do Frango’s Portuguese summer spread – recipes 🔗 — Excerpt: Chargrilled spicy cauliflower with 


August 02, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 2: Floating 📷

August 02, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Holland Baroque Society, Rachel Podger (36), Itzhak Perlman (32), Nick Cave 


August 01, 2020: Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 1: Up 📷

August 01, 2020: A waste-free Middle Eastern runner bean meze recipe 🔗 — Excerpt: At 14, I worked on a pig farm for 


July 29, 2020: New Research Reveals Origin of Stonehenge Stones 🔗 — Excerpt: A new study has revealed the origins 


July 29, 2020: Currently reading: The Periodic Table by Primo Levi 📚

July 28, 2020: Watched: Blindness, 2008 - ★★★★★ 🎥

July 26, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Algiers (65), Blake Mills (55), Mitropoulos, NYPO (54), Kikagaku Moyo (22) 


July 25, 2020: Saturday night pizza 🍕

July 25, 2020: Basil and wine - in the midst of making pizza 🍕 🍷

July 24, 2020: The scramble for Edtech — just another data mining operation? 🔗 — Excerpt: …students aren’t 


July 23, 2020: Published 5 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 venice, italy, ilford, xp2

July 23, 2020: Published 1 photo on my Flickr account 📷 🏷 canoneos300d, flickrfriday, polished

July 22, 2020: Cardiacs’ Tim Smith: a one-man subculture who inspired total devotion — Excerpt: Tim Smith, 


July 22, 2020: Chris Frantz: Remain in Love 🔗 — Excerpt: David Byrne overwhelms the image of Talking Heads. With 


July 21, 2020: Watched: Annihilation, 2018 - ★★★★ 🎥

July 21, 2020: Watched: Looper, 2012 - ★★★ 🎥

July 20, 2020: Watched: Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, 2018 - ★★★★ 🎥

July 18, 2020: Check in 🗺 — Tinto Lounge. First meal out since the beginning of March. Very good vegan Beyond 


July 16, 2020: Published 1 photo on my Flickr account 📷

July 13, 2020: Goan Fish Curry with Fragrant Rice 🔗 — Excerpt: Method Prep time: 10 min Cooking time: 30 min Step 1 


July 13, 2020: Watched: Weekend, 1967 - ★★★œ 🎥

July 12, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Algiers (27), Nadine Shah (11), Abbado, BPO (1), FurtwÀngler, BPO (1) & 


July 11, 2020: Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for Sri Lankan cucumber cashew curry 🔗 — Excerpt: It’s possible 


July 10, 2020: Watched: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, 2020 - Âœ 🎥

July 10, 2020: Watched: Greyhound, 2020 - ★★œ 🎥

July 09, 2020: Watched: Aniara, 2018 - ★★★★ 🎥

July 08, 2020: Published 1 photo on my Flickr account 📷

July 08, 2020: The Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley died #OnThisDay, 8th July 1822, at the age of 29, when his 


July 05, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Paul Weller (61), Mitropoulos, NYPO (23), Algiers (9) & David Bowie (9) 


July 04, 2020: Watched: Zombieland: Double Tap, 2019 - ★★★œ 🎥

July 02, 2020: Published 2 photos on my Flickr account 📷

June 28, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Bob Dylan (10) via tweekly.fm

June 26, 2020: Currently reading: The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell 📚

June 26, 2020: Watched: Coherence, 2013 - ★★★œ 🎥

June 25, 2020: Published 1 photo on my Flickr account 📷

June 22, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Sena Jurinac & Franz Holletschek (20), Mitropoulos, Minneapolis SO (8), 


June 22, 2020: Watched: All the Money in the World, 2017 - ★★œ 🎥

June 21, 2020: Watched: What We Do in the Shadows, 2014 - ★★★★ 🎥

June 14, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: The Young’Uns (17), Ewan McColl & Peggy Seeger (10), Park Jiha 


June 14, 2020: Tried making sushi for the first time today - avocado and cucumber rolls.

June 12, 2020: Flickr Blog - Why today’s Explore is important. 🔗 — Excerpt: Today we’re populating Flickr’s Explore 


June 11, 2020: Watched: The Vast of Night, 2019 - ★★ 🎥

June 10, 2020: Watched: Get Out, 2017 - ★★★★ 🎥

June 08, 2020: Watched: Days of the Bagnold Summer, 2019 - ★★★★ 🎥

June 08, 2020: Linguine with carrot top pesto 🥕

June 08, 2020: Published 1 photos on my Flickr account 📷

June 08, 2020: Vegetables: Riverford Organic Farmers 🌱 Using my submission to this week’s Flickr FlickrFriday theme #Vegetables in praise of 


June 07, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: A.L. Lloyd & Ewan MacColl (80), A.L. Lloyd (26), Ewan MacColl (23), 


June 07, 2020: Watched: Justice League, 2017 - ★★ 🎥

June 06, 2020: Currently reading: My Lord, What a Morning by Marian Anderson 📚

June 04, 2020: Published 1 photo on my Flickr account 📷

June 03, 2020: Watched: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2016 - ★★★★ 🎥

May 31, 2020: Watched: Snowpiercer, 2013 - ★★★œ 🎥

May 31, 2020: Watched: Audition, 1999 - ★★★œ 🎥

May 30, 2020: A historic walk around Aberdare town centre 🔗 — Excerpt: Many of us visit Aberdare to shop and for 


May 28, 2020: Further Delay to Cricket Season Announced 🔗 — Excerpt: The England & Wales Cricket Board have 


May 27, 2020: Garden plant identification. Does anyone know what these purple flowers are? 🌱

May 25, 2020: Rosa canina, commonly known as the dog rose. 🌱

May 25, 2020: Watched: A Quiet Place, 2018 - ★★★ 🎥

May 25, 2020: Gardening Diary 🌱 — 📅 25th May 2020 After years of neglect we’ve been trying to improve and actually make use of the area of 


May 24, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Glenn Gould (19), Marian Anderson & Franz Rupp (18), Marian Anderson 


May 22, 2020: Sister Seren popped round for tea this evening. ✝

May 21, 2020: I’m an NHS doctor – and I’ve had enough of people clapping for me 🔗 — Excerpt: I work 


May 20, 2020: Currently reading: The Book of Tokyo: A City In Short Fiction (Reading the City) edited by Jim 


May 20, 2020: This week’s Flickr Friday theme of Childhood Memories gave me the opportunity to do this. Luckily 


May 18, 2020: Track 18 May 2020 at 14:30 - Walking Track - ViewRanger 🔗 – 5 mile circular route.

May 18, 2020: The best Japanese film of every year – from 1925 to now 🔗 — Excerpt: It’s a foolish endeavour to try 


May 14, 2020: Track 14 May 2020 at 14:45 - Walking Track - ViewRanger 🔗 – afternoon walk.

May 10, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: EinstÃŒrzende Neubauten (43), Florestan Trio (18), Busch String Quartet (17) 


May 05, 2020: Covid-19 surveillance tech explained: 6 ways governments are monitoring the virus – and you 🔗 — 


May 05, 2020: Brace yourself for the most dangerous idea yet: most people are pretty decent 🔗 — Excerpt: Right 


May 03, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Mark Padmore; Paul Lewis (2), Michael Riesman & Philip Glass Ensemble 


May 03, 2020: Watched: Suicide Squad, 2016 - ★★★œ 🎥

April 30, 2020: Watched: The Game, 1997 - ★★★œ 🎥

April 26, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: EOB (28), Radiohead (14), Kavus Torabi (10), Laura Marling (10) & 


April 25, 2020: Intense Santorini 🇬🇷

April 25, 2020: Evening games.

April 25, 2020: Lockdown just got serious - teaching my wife and daughter to play chess - their first game… ♟

April 24, 2020: Watched: The Wandering Earth, 2019 - ★★œ 🎥

April 24, 2020: Currently reading: Whatever by Michel Houellebecq 📚

April 24, 2020: ECB announces further delay to the professional cricket season. No professional cricket will be 


April 21, 2020: Watched: Things to Come, 2016 - ★★★★ 🎥

April 20, 2020: Rachel Roddy’s recipe for piadina flatbread 🔗 — Excerpt: No 17 on my plan of things to do when 


April 19, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: EOB (49), Julian Cope (13), Au Pairs (10), Kavus Torabi (3) & Soul II 


April 17, 2020: Currently reading: We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer 


April 16, 2020: Easy as 1,2,3: chefs on the 50 most simple, delicious three-ingredient recipes 🔗 — Excerpt: Most 


April 15, 2020: …and this is the card we got her 😞

April 15, 2020: My daughter’s 19th lockdown birthday celebration this morning. 🎉

April 14, 2020: Radical Wordsworth by Jonathan Bate review – fleet-footed and inspiriting 🔗 — Excerpt: In 1798, 


April 12, 2020: Regressing back to medieval times today and drinking mead with hops from Wye Valley Meadery.

April 12, 2020: Chard dressed with lemon and Parmesan 🔗 — Excerpt: Method Prep time: 15 min Cooking time: 10 min The 


April 12, 2020: Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien: ‘Humanity has only really learned from disaster’ 🔗 — 


April 12, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Bob Dylan (22), Kavus Torabi (20), Laura Marling (13), Julian Cope (11) 


April 10, 2020: Copycats 🐈

April 09, 2020: Watched: Riverworld, 2003 ★ 🎥

April 09, 2020: Currently reading: Ascension by Gregory Dowling 📚

April 07, 2020: William Wordsworth was born on 7th April 1770. #OnThisDay 250 years ago.

April 05, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: David Bowie (2), Another Sky (1), Caravan (1), Echo & the Bunnymen (1) 


April 02, 2020: Kimchi Miso Hotpot

April 02, 2020: In the process of cooking a Kimchi Miso Hotpot from Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy

April 01, 2020: Dark Sky Blog 🔗 – Dark Sky has joined Apple.

March 30, 2020: Watched: 2 Days in Paris, 2007 - ★★★★ 🎥

March 29, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: The Fall (56), Julian Cope (21), Bernstein, NYPO (10), Neil Young (10) 


March 28, 2020: Cooked pizzas. Scary daughter included! 🍕

March 28, 2020: Watched: Zombieland, 2009 - ★★★★ 🎥

March 28, 2020: Saturday night pizzas about to go into the oven 🍕

March 28, 2020: Watched: Vivarium, 2019 - ★★★★★ 🎥

March 27, 2020: Currently reading: The Feed by Nick Clark Windo 📚

March 26, 2020: Coronavirus in context: a guide to help you understand the pandemic 🔗 — Excerpt: The coronavirus has 


March 23, 2020: Just received Tim Anderson’s Vegan JapanEasy in today’s post. Still awaiting delivery of some 


March 23, 2020: Cricket has lost the role it had in 1939 but it’s still far more than a game 🔗 — Excerpt: 


March 22, 2020: We’ve got no shortage of coffee making options. ☕

March 22, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Julian Cope (13), Baudo, LPO (10), Bernstein, NYPO (10), Cornershop (10) 


March 21, 2020: Sunny spring day in the garden, if a little breezy.

March 20, 2020: Made a loaf using khorasan flour for the first time. Rise was a bit peculiar but I really like the 


March 19, 2020: My walk across desolate Venice 🔗 — Excerpt: Gregory Dowling: So, as I anticipated in my last post, 


March 15, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: Cornershop (70), Soul II Soul (35) & Pet Shimmers (24) via tweekly.fm

March 14, 2020: Rushden Transport Museum. Check in 🗺 🍺 - drinking Black Country Bitter by Holdens Brewery

March 11, 2020: Poet’s corners: a car-free tour of inspiring Wordsworth sites 🔗 — Excerpt: William Wordsworth was 


March 11, 2020: Delico Deli. Check in 🗺 - cappuccino and vegan steak bake. ☕

March 10, 2020: Anna Jones’ squash and crispy kale pizza recipe 🔗 — Excerpt: Pizza is a big part of my life. It’s 


March 10, 2020: Whipped feta, potato stew: Anna Jones’ recipes from Greece 🔗 — Excerpt: One of the things I need to 


March 09, 2020: Currently reading: Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan 📚

March 08, 2020: Australia certainly dominated the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final to win their fifth title. Not as 


March 08, 2020: 🎵 My Top weekly artists: The Just Joans (46), Finley Quaye (31), Cornershop (30), Anaïs Mitchell 


March 08, 2020: Early Sunday morning (UK) watching and listening - coverage of India v Australia in the ICC 


March 07, 2020: England beat Wales 33-30 in a thrilling Six Nations encounter 🔗 🏉

March 07, 2020: Twickenham Stadium. England v Wales, Six Nations 🏉

March 07, 2020: Prince Blucher. Drinking a London Pride by Fuller’s Brewery. Check in 🗺 🍺

March 07, 2020: Comptoir Libanais. Check in 🗺 - breakfast.

March 06, 2020: Cornershop’s England is a Garden - 5* review in _The Times_today. Ample Play 🎵

March 06, 2020: Premier Inn London Kingston Upon Thames. Check in 🗺

March 06, 2020: The Bishop. Check in 🗺 🍺 - drinking a Young’s London Special by Eagle Brewery (formerly 


March 06, 2020: A Quietus Interview 🎵 🔗 — Excerpt: Duncan Seaman talks to Tjinder Singh and Ben Ayres of Cornershop 


March 05, 2020: I was looking forward to watching the India v England 🏏 semi-final this morning but … 


March 04, 2020: Bar 44. Check in 🗺 - brilliant tapas, as usual!

March 01, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 30: Vision - Hawk-eyed. Fresco by Giandomenico Tiepolo. 


March 01, 2020: Florentino’s Ristorante & Pizzeria. Check in 🗺

March 01, 2020: England playing West Indies in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup - a victory for England will send 


March 01, 2020: ♫ My Top weekly artists: Berlin Philharmonic, Jonas Kaufmann, Magdalena KoÅŸená & Sir Simon 


February 29, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 29: Leap - Water still leaping out of the ground in Mountain 


February 28, 2020: “Que sais-je?” - Michel de Montaigne, philosopher, was born #onthisday 1533 


February 28, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 28: Below - At the WNO performance of Carmen last night we 


February 27, 2020: Wales Millennium Centre. Check in 🗺 - Carmen, Welsh National Opera.

February 27, 2020: Las Iguanas. Check in 🗺 - cocktails, wine and bar snacks in Cardiff Bay. Weather is gorgeous. ☀

February 27, 2020: Hotel Indigo Cardiff. Check in 🗺

February 27, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 27: Together - Birch & Ivy 📷

February 26, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 26: Escape 📷

February 25, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 25: Hurdle - Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, 2018. There have 


February 24, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 24: Double - Lift (photo from January 2018) 📷

February 23, 2020: Porto Lounge. Check in 🗺 - for a Beyond burger and Malbec 🍷

February 23, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 23: Station - Aberdare station this afternoon. Deserted because 


February 23, 2020: Rhoswenallt Inn. Check in 🗺 🍺 — Drinking a Try Time by Glamorgan Brewing Co

February 23, 2020: ♫ My Top weekly artists: Suede (34), The Just Joans (24), Marika Hackman (22), Goldfrapp (20) & 


February 22, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 22: Spectacle - Watching Wales v France in the Six Nations 🏉 📷

February 21, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 21: Progress - Progress up an escalator. There’s been a lot 


February 21, 2020: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 🏏 starts today - good to see full TV coverage in the UK (Sky), plus BBC 


February 20, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 20: Scale - Home in the South Wales Valleys (courtesy of a trip 


February 20, 2020: Klaus Thomsen, Coffee Collective on The Idealists podcast 🔗 — Excerpt: To evade the so-called coffee 


February 19, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 19: Space - Sal, Cape Verde, April 2016 📷

February 18, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 18: Oppose 📷

February 17, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 17: Cool - Commercial Street, Aberdare 📷

February 16, 2020: 3rd T20I between South Africa and England - Superb performance by Eoin Morgan to win the game for 


February 16, 2020: 3rd T20I between South Africa and England - South Africa set a total of 222, some spectacular 


February 16, 2020: Watching the 3rd T20I 🏏 between South Africa and England, the final and decisive T20 match of 


February 16, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 16: Rest 📷

February 16, 2020: ♫ My Top 5 weekly artists: Michael Kiwanuka (14), Pet Shimmers (13), The Just Joans (10), Caitlin 


February 15, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 15: Balance - Taking today’s prompt literally… 📷

February 14, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 14: Warmth - Picante! Spanish pimentón is one of my favourite 


February 13, 2020: Watched: Ad Astra, 2019 - ★★★★ 🎥

February 13, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 13: Rise - Breakfast coffee rising through a Moka pot 📷

February 12, 2020: Nant Ddu Hotel and Spa. Check in 🗺 - lunch.

February 12, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 12: Attachment 📷

February 11, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 11: Plain 📷

February 10, 2020: I’ve been reading articles at The Correspondent for a few months now. Episode 13 of The 


February 10, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 10: Sign 📷

February 09, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 9: Lull - Need a lull in Storm Ciara to deal with a tree 


February 09, 2020: ♫ My Top 5 weekly artists: David Bowie (37), Goldfrapp (28), Anaïs Mitchell (20), Pet Shimmers (12) 


February 09, 2020: While We’re Young, 2014 - ★★★ Watched on Sunday February 9, 2020. 🎥

February 08, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 8: Contrast - Some of my 2 Tone vinyl from the late 1970s 📷 🎵

February 07, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 7: Above - Wind turbines on the hills above Aberdare 📷

February 06, 2020: Currently reading: The Secret Purposes by David Baddiel 📚

February 06, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 6: Plant - Winter morning herbs: frozen oregano and rosemary 📷

February 05, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 5: Hide - I cannot claim credit for this photo, but I am the 


February 04, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 4: Spot - In honour of Day 4, my attempt at a vegan Spotted 


February 04, 2020: Walking in London - Finding poetry, politics and more - a Flickr album 📷 🔗

February 03, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 3: Reflect - Cardiff Bay, Saturday 18th January 2020 📷

February 03, 2020: ♫ My Top 5 weekly artists: Pascal Rogé (17), Xylouris White (11), Abbado, BPO, Argerich (3), Martha 


February 02, 2020: Andy Gill: Gang of Four’s genius guitarist who burned a route out of punk 🔗 — Excerpt: 


February 02, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 2: Sight - An old Philip Harris microscope 📷

February 02, 2020: The Discover tab in Micro.blog’s Sunlit app is a brilliant way to browse February Photoblogging 


February 02, 2020: Cooked Rachel Roddy’s recipe for fried potatoes and eggs for Sunday brunch. Very comforting! Had to 


February 01, 2020: The Mad Bishop & Bear. ESB, watching Wales v. Italy Six Nations rugby, waiting for a train to 


February 01, 2020: Pisqu. Peruvian restaurant, very fresh and tasty food! Check in 🗺

February 01, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge Day 1: Open - Books on display in the William Blake exhibition at 


January 31, 2020: The Parthenon Rooms. At the British Museum to see the ‘Troy: myth and reality’ exhibition. Check in 


January 31, 2020: Café In The Crypt. Check in 🗺. Coffee in a crypt - tables are on gravestones. A little 


January 31, 2020: National Gallery. Check in 🗺

January 31, 2020: Tate Britain. Tate Britain, mainly to see the William Blake exhibition. Check in 🗺

January 30, 2020: The Jack Horner. Brilliant beer! — Drinking an ESB by Fuller’s Brewery. Check in 🗺

January 30, 2020: Tate Modern. Check in 🗺

January 30, 2020: Tate Modern - Kara Walker: Fons Americanus - review 🔗

January 30, 2020: Keats Bar at the Globe. Drinking a London Pride by Fuller’s Brewery. Check in 🗺

January 30, 2020: Keats House, Hampstead

January 30, 2020: Keats House. Check in 🗺

January 30, 2020: Pret A Manger. Mornington Crescent. Check in 🗺 - veggie New Yorker sandwich and flat white ☕

January 30, 2020: St Pancras Old Church - memorial stone to Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin and The Hardy Tree.

January 30, 2020: St Pancras Old Church. Check in 🗺

January 29, 2020: Royal Festival Hall. Check in 🗺

January 29, 2020: Margarita, wine and Brazilian dough balls by the Thames in winter 🥶

January 29, 2020: The Wheatsheaf. Drinking a Landlord by Timothy Taylor. Check in 🗺

January 29, 2020: Shelley in London: Poland Street 🔗 — Excerpt: Soho is my favourite part of London. I love walking 


January 29, 2020: A visit to St Pancras Old Church: Mary Wollstonecraft, Sir John Soane and Edward Carpue 🔗 — Excerpt: 


January 29, 2020: Mary in St Pancras 🔗 — Excerpt: And then outside, to try to find Mary’s memorial. It is 


January 29, 2020: Mary in Somers Town 🔗 — Excerpt: A few days ago I went exploring, with Chihiro Umegaki, the Japanese 


January 28, 2020: A few thoughts on trying to rejuvenate my Flickr usage 📷 🔗

January 28, 2020: Cardiff Bay to Penarth - a Flickr album 📷 🔗

January 26, 2020: Weekly ♫ My Top 3 artists: Donovan (31), David Bowie (15)

January 22, 2020: Nant Ddu Hotel and Spa. Check in 🗺 - katsu cauliflower curry.

January 21, 2020: In Fabric, 2018 - ★★★★★ Watched on Tuesday January 21, 2020. 🎥

January 21, 2020: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, 2019 - ★★★œ Watched on Tuesday January 21, 2020. 🎥

January 21, 2020: Delico Deli. Check in 🗺 - vegan steak bake and espresso ☕

January 19, 2020: Yr Ieuan Ap Iago (Wetherspoon). Drinking a Plastered Pheasant by Quantock Brewery. Check in 🗺

January 19, 2020: Weekly ♫ My Top 5 artists: The Just Joans (32), David Bowie (25), Andreas Staier (9), Glenn Gould 


January 18, 2020: Lezzet. Fantastic Turkish restaurant!. Check in 🗺

January 18, 2020: Duke Of Wellington. Drinking SA Gold by Brains. Check in 🗺

January 18, 2020: The Waterguard. Keg not cask :( — Drinking an Old Brewery Bitter by Samuel Smith. Check in 🗺

January 18, 2020: McDonald’s. Check in 🗺 - Egg McMuffin and latte ☕

January 17, 2020: Revolucion de Cuba. Check in 🗺 - Malbec & Mojito 🍷

January 12, 2020: Weekly ♫ My Top 5 artists: The Just Joans (48), Walter, Columbia SO (10), Grateful Dead (9), Dorati, 


January 11, 2020: Delico Deli. Check in 🗺 - double espresso and toast. ☕

January 08, 2020: Once Upon a Time
 in Hollywood, 2019 - ★★★★œ Watched on Wednesday January 8, 2020. 🎥

January 08, 2020: Doors drummer, John Densmore: ‘It took me years to forgive Jim Morrison’ 🔗 — Excerpt: It took the 


January 08, 2020: How to make the perfect broccoli and stilton soup 🔗 — Excerpt: So entrenched is broccoli and stilton 


January 07, 2020: In Bristol, dropping my daughter back off at university after the Xmas break.

January 07, 2020: Porto Lounge. Check in 🗺 - Malbec 🍷

January 07, 2020: For the sake of balance, 🍷 … (sitting outside a pub in Bristol with LOTS of ‘vintage’ signs)

January 07, 2020: 🍺

January 07, 2020: Masons Arms. Drinking a Henry’s IPA by Wadworth

January 05, 2020: Weekly ♫ My Top 5 artists: Claude Debussy (36), The Smiths (13), Baudo, LPO (10), Sigmatropic (6)

December 30, 2019: The best movies of 2019 that you haven’t seen 🔗 — Excerpt: This quite extraordinary film from 


December 29, 2019: Weekly ♫ My Top 5 artists: Cornershop (25), The Breeders (24), The Doors (23), Charles Baudelaire 


December 28, 2019: The Moon at Wales Millennium Centre.

December 28, 2019: Newport Railway Station (NWP). Check in 🗺 - Espresso con panna ☕

December 28, 2019: Rooftop terrace at Celtic Manor Resort.

December 28, 2019: Rooftop Terrace. Check in 🗺 - Ice skating and mulled wine. Just the latter for me. 🍷

December 24, 2019: The (Quiet) Death of a Legendary Parisian Bookstore 🔗 — Excerpt: When it was announced that the 


December 22, 2019: Carmarthen Golf Club. Maurice’s birthday Sunday dinner. Check in 🗺

December 22, 2019: Meera Sodha’s Christmas recipe for vegan achari brussels sprout curry — link 🔗

December 22, 2019: Weekly ♫ My Top 5 artists: elbow (33), XTC (10), Bent Knee (1), Cerys Matthews (1)

December 17, 2019: Divine inspiration: rescuing run-down churches – a photo essay — link to The Guardian 🔗

December 16, 2019: Anna Karina: an actor of easy charm and grace whose presence radiated from the screen — link to The 


December 15, 2019: Yr Ieuan Ap Iago (Wetherspoon). Drinking a Hobby Horse by Rhymney Brewery and a Gorlovka Imperial 


December 15, 2019: Weekly ♫ My Top 5 artists: Il Giardino Armonico (15), Solti, LSO (4), Andreas Staier (2), 


December 14, 2019: Watchmen, 2009 - ★★★★★ Watched on Saturday December 14, 2019. 🎥

December 13, 2019: Edge of Tomorrow, 2014 - ★★★★ Watched on Friday December 13, 2019. 🎥

December 12, 2019: UK General Election. Polling stations open from 7am to 10pm. 🗳 You don’t need your polling 


December 11, 2019: Fascism: I sometimes fear… — link to a poem by Michael Rosen 🔗

December 11, 2019: Found myself unusually popular tonight - often it’s more of an exclusive cat arrangement. 🐈

December 11, 2019: Delico Deli. Americano and mozzarella, tomato and pesto panini. ☕

December 09, 2019: Lezzet. New discovery in Cardiff - a great Turkish restaurant.

December 09, 2019: Duke Of Wellington. Malbec 🍷

December 09, 2019: Labour’s Manifesto is fit for purpose. So, why are the middle classes so hostile to it? – link at 


December 08, 2019: Weekly ♫ My Top artist: The Beatles (30) via @tweeklyfm

December 07, 2019: Thoroughly Modern Millie, 1967 - ★★★★ Watched on Saturday December 7, 2019. 🎥

December 02, 2019: Some really interesting photographs in this collection. In the remains of a bombed-out Soviet 


December 01, 2019: Weekly ♫ My Top 3 artists: Leonard Cohen (45), Cornershop (22)

November 30, 2019: My favourite types of coffee as a long drink (rather than espresso) tend to be the lightly roasted 


November 29, 2019: Brilliant live performance by Fat White Family at The Tramshed, Cardiff on Wednesday 22nd November. 


November 29, 2019: How to measure a year of reading 📚 - this sums it up nicely Tom Gauld in The Guardian – link 🔗

November 28, 2019: Tiny Rebel. Drinking a Oystermouth Stout by Mumbles Brewery

November 28, 2019: National Museum Cardiff. Under wraps but still open.

November 28, 2019: Duly delivered.

November 28, 2019: CÃŽte Brasserie. Needing a cooked breakfast 🍳

November 28, 2019: William Blake, poet and printmaker, was born #OnThisDay 1757 BBC In Our Time

November 28, 2019: The Royal Hotel. Wine before bed 🍷

November 27, 2019: The Alchemist. A negroni.🍞

November 27, 2019: Tramshed. Fat White Family 🎵

November 27, 2019: Liberty Park. Nial’s House.

November 27, 2019: Madame Bobalú 🍷

November 27, 2019: Fantastic tapas and wine at Curado Bar, Cardiff, including Cabrales, my favourite blue cheese, and 


November 27, 2019: Curado Bar. Brilliant tapas.

November 27, 2019: How Utopia shaped the world — link on bbc.com 🔗

November 27, 2019: Been shopping - now fully equipped for Xmas cake making this weekend. Apprehensive because last time 


November 26, 2019: Media misrepresentations of the Labour party are being used strategically to create left wing folk 


November 26, 2019: Listening to Thanks for the Dance, the album of Leonard Cohen’s final songs. 🎵 What is 


November 25, 2019: Outbatted, outbowled, outplayed. New Zealand beat England by an innings and 65 runs in the first 


November 24, 2019: Rhoswenallt Inn. Drinking a Santa’s Little Belter by Glamorgan Brewing Co

November 24, 2019: Weekly ♫ My Top 5 artists: Steve Hillage (14), Bent Knee (13), Ann Murray/Nobuko Imai/Stephen 


November 23, 2019: Gong and Steve Hillage at The Tramshed, Cardiff, 22nd November 2019 🎵

November 23, 2019: Doh! How does Homer get on at the British Museum? ★★★★★ — link 🔗

November 23, 2019: He may be an anarchist who has voted only once in his life, but the comics legend Alan Moore is 


November 22, 2019: Bar 44. Still my favourite place to eat in Cardiff.

November 22, 2019: Tiny Rebel. Had to try a pint because of the name. Not disappointed. — Drinking a Stuck In A 


November 22, 2019: Off to see Steve Hillage and Gong at The Tramshed, Cardiff tonight. Flying teapots and electric 


November 21, 2019: Simon Armitage: ‘Nature has come back to the centre of poetry’ — link 🔗

November 20, 2019: Back to Test cricket - New Zealand play England in the first of two Test matches. Match at the Bay 


November 20, 2019: The Double, 2013 - ★★★★★ Watched on Wednesday November 20, 2019. 🎥

November 20, 2019: Delico Deli. Americano and pesto panini ☕

November 19, 2019: 4000 year old Babylonian stews from cuneiform tablets – link 🔗 A short video of the attempt to 


November 18, 2019: There’s a really good explanation of a Green New Deal for the UK on the Labour for a Green New 


November 17, 2019: Rhoswenallt Inn. Drinking a Jemima’s Pitchfork by Glamorgan Brewing Co

November 17, 2019: Weekly ♫ My Top 5 artists: Abbado, VPO, Norman (54), The Sufis (35), Bent Knee (14), Gloria (10)

November 17, 2019: Helen of Troy: the Greek epics are not just about war – they’re about women — link 🔗

November 16, 2019: Waters Close Over Venice — link 🔗

November 16, 2019: Politics and social media An interesting article on The Correspondent about social media and politicians - If a politician can 


November 15, 2019: The Great NHS Heist, a documentary film that I supported on GoFundMe, is being released online on 


November 14, 2019: Baudelaire’s unknown extra verse to erotic poem revealed — link 🔗 📚

November 14, 2019: Trying a Labour Party Webinar Last night I took part in a Labour Party video webinar with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and 


November 13, 2019: Apparently sometimes I’m a Morning Motivator and sometimes a Sunrise Sloth. Thanks Nescafé.

November 12, 2019: Good that I can still use my old iPod touch as a music player to some extent. Catalina syncs my 


November 11, 2019: Cat on a (not Hot Tin) Roof

November 10, 2019: Bunch of Grapes. Drinking a Mosaic Pale Ale by Grey Trees Brewery

November 10, 2019: Not again! England beat New Zealand in super over to win T20 series 3-2. Haven’t watched it yet but 


November 10, 2019: Weekly 🎵 — ♫ My Top 3 artists: Tamino (24), Arte Dei Suonatori, Rachel Podger (16)

November 09, 2019: Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery.

November 09, 2019: Delico Deli. Americano and toastie ☕

November 09, 2019: New buildings near Cardiff’s Principality Stadium take advantage of all the available space.

November 08, 2019: Courier delivery at 11:33 this morning. Driver left our property at 15:36. He inexplicably reversed 


November 08, 2019: England beat New Zealand in the 4th T20 match to level the series 2-2. Good to see an outstanding 


November 08, 2019: Evening T20 match in New Zealand means that at least I’m up early enough in the UK to see half the 


November 07, 2019: Sunny and warm enough to be sitting outside this afternoon with a coffee and a book. And two 


November 06, 2019: Forward Arts Foundation in conversation with Fiona Benson — link 🔗

November 06, 2019: Currently reading: Vertigo & Ghost by Fiona Benson 📚 Purchased after reading this review in The 


November 05, 2019: Always get a crop of various fungi (mushrooms? toadstools?) in our garden during late summer and 


November 04, 2019: Making sourdough starters using Paul Hollywood’s method. Very active even in our relatively cool 


November 03, 2019: November afternoon in Cardiff Bay.

November 03, 2019: Duke Of Wellington. Malbec 🍷

November 03, 2019: Bayside Brasserie.

November 03, 2019: The Dock. Drinking a SA Gold by Brains

November 03, 2019: Weekly 🎵 — ♫ My Top 3 artists: Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort (29), Nick Cave

November 02, 2019: South Africa win the Rugby World Cup 2019. They dominated the game, outplaying England and 


November 02, 2019: England 6-12 South Africa at half-time in the RWC Final - not going quite as I’d hoped. England not 


November 02, 2019: Saturday morning. First prepare coffee. Next make breakfast. Then take a seat for England v South 


November 01, 2019: A New Financial Order - Aaron Bastani Meets Yanis Varoufakis – link 🔗

November 01, 2019: Currently reading: Baudelaire by Claude Pichois and Jean Ziegler 📚

October 30, 2019: Bristol Zoo Gardens. Luzon bleeding-heart.

October 28, 2019: Cardiff Central Railway Station (CDF).

October 28, 2019: Appointment at the Cardiff Apple Store Genius Bar this morning, first for several years. Bit of a 


October 28, 2019: Tiny Rebel. Drinking a Time Lapse by Good Chemistry Brewing

October 28, 2019: Aberdare Railway Station (ABA). Heading to Apple’s Genius Bar 📲

October 27, 2019: Wales 16-19 South Africa in the second Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-final. Tight game, not that 


October 27, 2019: Wales v South Africa Rugby World Cup semi-final kickoff is early Sunday morning so will be sticking 


October 27, 2019: Most 🎵 listens this week — ♫ My Top 5 artists: Thom Yorke (26), David Bowie (16), Nick Cave

October 26, 2019: England 19-7 New Zealand in the first Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-final. Outstanding and dominant win 


October 26, 2019: How to make cinnamon buns — link 🔗

October 26, 2019: Rugby World Cup semi-finals this weekend - England v New Zealand this morning and Wales v South 


October 24, 2019: Finished reading: Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon 📚

October 23, 2019: Yr Ieuan Ap Iago (Wetherspoon). Drinking a Dreadnought by Nottingham Brewery

October 23, 2019: Delico Deli. Latte and toastie ☕

October 21, 2019: Caroline Lucas & Yanis Varoufakis search for what went wrong with democracy — link 🔗

October 20, 2019: My top 🎵 listens this week — ♫ artists: Georges Chelon (35), Elbow (9), Magdalena KoÅŸená, Sir Simon 


October 19, 2019: Top 10 books about Europe — link 🔗

October 19, 2019: Wildcat and the Egghead: The life of Donald Rooum — link 🔗

October 15, 2019: Rachel Roddy’s recipe for potato, onion and tomato gratin — link 🔗

October 15, 2019: Rachel Roddy’s recipe for Bolognese rice cake — link 🔗

October 14, 2019: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for butternut squash — link 🔗

October 12, 2019: First time trying a selection of vegan cheeses.

October 12, 2019: Delico Deli. Americano ☕ & Danish 🥮

October 07, 2019: st nicholas gate pub.

October 07, 2019: Woodrow Wilson (Wetherspoon). Just a coffee :(

October 06, 2019: The Thin White Duke. Drinking a Loweswater Gold by Cumbrian Legendary Ales

October 06, 2019: Premier Inn Carlisle Central hotel.

October 06, 2019: Premier Inn Leeds City Centre (Whitehall Road).

October 05, 2019: Lazy Lounge. Prosecco

October 05, 2019: Editor’s Draught. Drinking a Editor’s Draught by Naylor’s Brewery

October 05, 2019: Woodall Northbound Services (Welcome Break).

October 04, 2019: ASK Italian.

October 03, 2019: Currently reading: Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey by Richard Ayoade 📚

October 02, 2019: Bar 44. Tapas

October 02, 2019: Sully’s Café. Sagres 🍺

October 02, 2019: Duke Of Wellington. Pint of Dark 🍺

September 28, 2019: Delico Deli. Spanish quiche and latte ☕

September 28, 2019: Ne Travaillez Jamais! ca. 1965-66 - Situationniste Blog 🔗

September 22, 2019: Chips, cheese and gravy - Puckin’ Poutine.

September 22, 2019: Abergavenny Market. Abergavenny Food Festival

September 22, 2019: The Coffee Pot. Cappuccino

September 19, 2019: Close up of the grass snake.

September 19, 2019: Found a few surprises whilst moving my winter log pile this morning - at least three toads and a 


September 18, 2019: Sea bream and sea bass with the broccoli, of course!

September 18, 2019: Barbecuing some broccoli - results as yet uncertain …

September 17, 2019: Currently reading: The Second Sleep by Robert Harris 📚

September 17, 2019: Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground. Glamorgan v Leicestershire 🏏

September 17, 2019: Gorgeous day for Glamorgan’s final home Specsavers County Championship match of the season against 


September 17, 2019: Brewhouse & Kitchen. Eisteddfod Star 🍺

September 17, 2019: Aberdare Railway Station (ABA). Heading for Glamorgan v Leicestershire at Sophia Gardens 🏏

September 14, 2019: Found a Mason’s Arms in Bristol so felt obliged to visit. Good beer - Hoptimistic Monk - and a great 


September 14, 2019: Masons Arms. Hoptimistic Monk from the Flying Monk Brewery 🍺

September 14, 2019: Yr Ieuan Ap Iago (Wetherspoon). Vegetarian breakfast

September 11, 2019: Porto Lounge. ‘Beyond Cheese’ burger (vegan), tapas and Malbec 🍷

September 11, 2019: The Old Post Office. Butcombe Bitter 🍺

September 07, 2019: Delico Deli. Tuna melt panini

September 03, 2019: Spiced Apple Chutney production

August 31, 2019: Tenby Harbour

August 31, 2019: Buccaneer Inn. Trawlers’ Dread black IPA 🍺

August 27, 2019: Currently reading: Artemis by Andy Weir 📚

August 26, 2019: Bank Holiday Monday cricket - Glamorgan v Sussex Sharks in Vitality Blast T20 match, Will Beer 


August 26, 2019: Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground. Glamorgan v Sussex Sharks Vitality Blast T20

August 09, 2019: A secondhand book is a glimpse into the lives of other readers 📚🔗

August 04, 2019: Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born on this day in 1792 - BBC In Our Time - The Later 


July 31, 2019: Delico Deli. Tuna melt panini and Americano ☕

July 28, 2019: Rhoswenallt Inn. Jemima’s Pitchfork 🍺

July 21, 2019: Latitude Festival.

July 20, 2019: At Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk for the weekend - Gomez on the BBC Sounds stage 🎵

July 14, 2019: England win the ICC Cricket World Cup final. Unbelievable and dramatic game of cricket - I’ve been 


July 13, 2019: Yr Ieuan Ap Iago (Wetherspoon). Breakfast prior to my work leaving do.

July 11, 2019: Brilliant! England beat Australia by 8 wickets in 32.1 overs to go into the ICC Cricket World Cup 


July 11, 2019: Australia all out for 223 in the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final against England. Some really 


July 09, 2019: Rhoswenallt Inn. First time in the new Glamorgan Brewery Rhoswenallt Inn. Great beer!

July 08, 2019: Stafford (South) Motorway Services (Roadchef). Terrible services - only McDonald’s open and that not 


July 07, 2019: Corfu Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport (CFU) (Κρατικός ΑερολιΌέΜας Κέρκυρας ΙωάΜΜης 


July 07, 2019: Skiathos National Airport A.Papadiamantis (JSI) Κρατικός ΑερολιΌέΜας ΣκιάΞου Α.ΠαπαΎιαΌάΜτης. 


July 07, 2019: Just catching up on yesterday’s cricket results - so, amazingly, it’s England v Australia in a World 


July 07, 2019: Skiathos Town harbour nights

July 06, 2019: Our final evening in Skiathos - meal at BU on the Bourtzi of Skiathos. Possibly the best grilled 


July 06, 2019: Bourtzi Cafe (Cafe Μπούρτζι).

July 06, 2019: cafe Nostalgic (η Μοσταλγός).

July 06, 2019: Kalamari at Mikros Vasilias beach cafe

July 06, 2019: Small Vasilias Cantine.

July 05, 2019: Vegetarian whitebait?

July 05, 2019: Currently reading: The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell 📚

July 04, 2019: The House of Alexandros Papadiamantis in Skiathos 2017 The House of Alexandros Papadiamantis in 


July 04, 2019: Bourtzi Cafe (Cafe Μπούρτζι).

July 04, 2019: Foodie Cafe.

July 04, 2019: Slighty disturbed that I’ve spent my pool and beach time this holiday lying on a One Direction 


July 03, 2019: England dispatch New Zealand to seal Cricket World Cup semi-final spot - England 305-8, New Zealand 


July 03, 2019: Interesting 🏏 stats: Most wickets by an England bowler at a World Cup JC Archer - 17 (2019) IT 


July 03, 2019: Currently reading: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Simon Armitage (trans.) 📚

July 02, 2019: Very impressed with this update to NewsBlur on iOS

July 02, 2019: Currently reading: Ways of Seeing by John Berger 📚

July 01, 2019: Currently reading: Cane by Jean Toomer 📚

July 01, 2019: Finished reading Circe by Madeline Miller. Very readable and lively recounting of the Greek Odyssey 


July 01, 2019: England v India: Jonny Bairstow & Liam Plunkett star in hosts’ Cricket World Cup win. 


June 30, 2019: Increasing my limited space holiday cooking repertoire - ‘pizza’ made in a frying pan using pitas, 


June 30, 2019: Very pleased to get BBC Test Match Special streaming in Greece 🇬🇷 to listen to England v India 


June 30, 2019: Tubes

June 29, 2019: Skiathos mirror 2017 Skiathos mirror 2019

June 29, 2019: A short walk - Achladias to Skiathos Town

June 28, 2019: Rada Bar Restaurant.

June 28, 2019: Vasilias Beach, Skiathos

June 28, 2019: Vasilias Beach.

June 27, 2019: Ζαχαροπλαστείο “΀ο Πρώτο”. Kataifi and baklava

June 27, 2019: Currently reading: Circe by Madeline Miller 📚

June 26, 2019: Skiathos Town Cat

June 26, 2019: Stamatis.

June 25, 2019: Rose Garden restaurant bar.

June 25, 2019: Currently reading: Dr James Barry - A Woman Ahead of Her Time by Michael du Perez & Jeremy 


June 25, 2019: Currently reading: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris 📚

June 24, 2019: Kon Tiki Restaurant.

June 24, 2019: Elenis Bar. Skiathos

June 23, 2019: Gate 23.

June 23, 2019: Giraffe. Breakfast

June 23, 2019: Premier Inn Manchester Altrincham.

June 19, 2019: Matthew Bourne’s ballet Romeo and Juliet at Wales Millennium Centre (this was the interval set 


June 19, 2019: Wales Millennium Centre. Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet

June 15, 2019: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - South Africa v Afghanistan at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Imran Tahir 


June 15, 2019: Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground. South Africa - Afghanistan 🏏

June 12, 2019: woodfired pizza & kitchen.

June 08, 2019: Henry’s Cafe Bar. Gower Gold 🍺

June 08, 2019: Bravissimo. Buying a 👙

May 28, 2019: ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up match at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff - Bangladesh v India. First photo is 


May 28, 2019: Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground. ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up - Bangladesh v India 🏏

May 28, 2019: Currently reading: A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes 📚

May 27, 2019: Some highlights of Merthyr Rising Festival 🎵 this weekend - Attila the Stockbroker and Bedface The 


May 25, 2019: 🔖 Less whaling in Moby Dick! - Tom Gauld on fan petitions – cartoon

May 24, 2019: A crowdfunding appeal is bringing readers, authors and publishers together to help keep the copy of 


May 24, 2019: The immortal Gong at The Globe, Cardiff, Thursday 23rd May 2019 🎵

May 23, 2019: The Globe. Gong 🎵

May 23, 2019: Da Mara.

May 21, 2019: Informative and interesting article on The Quietus - 🔖 The Strange World Of…Gong - including 


May 18, 2019: Rhoswenallt Inn.

May 18, 2019: Delico Deli.

May 16, 2019: 🔖 Don’t talk about ‘food poverty’ – it’s just poverty

May 14, 2019: Aston Villa beat West Bromwich Albion in a penalty shootout to reach the Championship play-off final 


May 12, 2019: Currently reading: The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi 📚

May 11, 2019: A day to easily get lost in sport - England v Pakistan ODI 🏏, Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion 


May 04, 2019: Currently reading: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman 📚

May 04, 2019: Overgrown

April 28, 2019: Wales Millennium Centre. This is Going to Hurt - Adam Kay

April 28, 2019: Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground. Glamorgan v Surrey 🏏

April 28, 2019: Views from the square during the Glamorgan v Surrey lunch interval. Lukas Carey of Glamorgan didn’t 


April 28, 2019: Royal London One-Day Cup - Glamorgan v Surrey at Sophia Gardens. Gareth Batty bowling to Billy Root, 


April 27, 2019: Went to see Suede at The Great Hall, Cardiff University Students’ Union last night 🎵. They 


April 25, 2019: 🔖 A couple of simple tofu ideas I may try this weekend, both from BBC Food: Tofu Thai green curry 


April 22, 2019: Currently reading: Vengeance in Venice by Philip Gwynne Jones 📚

April 22, 2019: We’ve had this portable barbecue for 25 years now - it has served us well.

April 20, 2019: Delico Deli. Americano and toastie ☕

April 18, 2019: Photos of misty Penarth taken on Tuesday 16th April.

April 17, 2019: Attending my first cricket game of the season - Glamorgan v Essex in the Royal London One-Day Cup. 


April 16, 2019: Penarth Railway Station (PEN).

April 16, 2019: The Royal Hotel.

April 16, 2019: Retro-gaming at Kongs Bar, Cardiff.

April 15, 2019: The Gatekeeper (Wetherspoon).

April 15, 2019: Chloe Foy at Tiny Rebel, Cardiff tonight - superb, now looking forward to seeing her at the Green 


April 15, 2019: Bryony Sier at Tiny Rebel, Cardiff 🎵 🎞

April 15, 2019: Tiny Rebel. 🎵

April 15, 2019: Revolucion de Cuba.

April 15, 2019: The Alchemist.

April 15, 2019: Out and overnight in Cardiff tonight celebrating my daughter’s 18th birthday.

April 13, 2019: Currently reading: The Black Book by Lawrence Durrell 📚

April 06, 2019: Reflective cat

March 31, 2019: Carmarthen Golf Club. Mother’s Day Sunday dinner.

March 30, 2019: Rhoswenallt Inn. Sunny afternoon lunch and beer.

March 25, 2019: Currently reading: The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell 📚

March 23, 2019: Delico Deli. Americano and panini again ☕

March 17, 2019: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).

March 16, 2019: Left the Irish bar after seeing Wales beat Ireland to get the Six Nations 🏉 Grand Slam. Not staying 


March 16, 2019: St. James’ Gate. Wales - Ireland 🏉

March 16, 2019: Mixing it up in Amsterdam - ready for Wales game in Irish pub with Italian wine and lots of Dutch 


March 16, 2019: Spiritualized at Paradiso, Amsterdam. 🎵

March 15, 2019: Carter Bar & Kitchen.

March 15, 2019: Awaiting Spirtualized at Paradiso, Amsterdam. 🎵

March 15, 2019: Rain, beer and guidebook.

March 15, 2019: Checked in at Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder. Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder

March 15, 2019: Checked in at Oude Kerk. Oude Kerk.

March 14, 2019: Checked in at Royal Palace of Amsterdam (Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam)

March 11, 2019: Successfully installed Dialog app for Micro.blog onto a Kindle Fire tablet. Easier than I thought it 


March 08, 2019: At the New Theatre, Cardiff for the RSC production of Romeo & Juliet.

March 08, 2019: Checked in at New Theatre. RSC Romeo & Juliet.

March 08, 2019: Finished reading: Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There by Rutger Bregman 📚

March 07, 2019: Currently reading: Snap by Belinda Bauer 📚

March 03, 2019: Checked in at The Hardwick. Sunday lunch.

February 27, 2019: At the National Museum Cardiff visiting the Leonardo Da Vinci - A Life in Drawing exhibition.

February 25, 2019: Currently reading: Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There by Rutger Bregman 📚

February 25, 2019: Finished reading: The Murderess by Alexandros Papadiamantis 📚

February 23, 2019: Wales 21 - 13 England 🏉 Best game of Six Nations so far even though not the result I would have 


February 23, 2019: Very enjoyable first half of rugby - Wales 3 - 10 England in the Six Nations 🏉

February 23, 2019: Trying a BrewDog Electric India - relatively light and less “aggressive” than a lot of BrewDog 


February 23, 2019: Checked in at Delico Deli. Americano & panini for breakfast.

February 22, 2019: Another Sky at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff last night. Strong backlights, mists and shadows. Great 


February 21, 2019: Checked in at Clwb Ifor Bach for Another Sky. Another Sky 🎵

February 21, 2019: Currently reading: The Murderess by Alexandros Papadiamantis 📚

February 20, 2019: Got home from work in time to watch most of West Indies hitting 21 fours and 23 sixes in their ODI 


February 17, 2019: 🔖 Cooking Sunday roast causes indoor pollution ‘worse than Delhi’ During the day of cooking, PM2.5 


February 17, 2019: Currently reading: Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh 📚

February 16, 2019: 🔖 Welsh National Opera’s Un Ballo in Maschera - terrific gory fun with pirates, witchcraft and 


February 16, 2019: Un ballo in maschera - interval.

February 16, 2019: Pre-opera glass of wine. At Wales Millennium Centre for Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera.

February 16, 2019: Checked in at Wales Millennium Centre. Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera

February 15, 2019: 🔖 Stunningly preserved fresco of Narcissus discovered in Pompeii

February 01, 2019: Walking in the snow this afternoon - with a view over Aberdare.

January 31, 2019: Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.

January 29, 2019: Milk! ... a strange battle has emerged, between an industry trying to replace something it says we 


January 23, 2019: Currently reading: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton 📚

January 23, 2019: 🔖 Don’t trust Daily Mail website, Microsoft browser warns users

January 19, 2019: Tom Gauld on how to deal with owning too many books – 🔖 cartoon 📚

January 14, 2019: 🔖 Recipe to try: Rachel Roddy’s rocket, leek and potato soup

January 07, 2019: 🔖 There is no leftwing justification for Brexit. We must fight it to the last.

January 06, 2019: Checked in at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) (Aeroporto di Venezia “Marco Polo”)

January 05, 2019: Final night out in Venice.

January 05, 2019: Checked in at Ai Barbacani

January 05, 2019: Obligatory Venetian selfie.

January 05, 2019: Checked in at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

January 05, 2019: Checked in at Campo Santa Margherita.

January 05, 2019: Checked in at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Rosario (vulgo Gesuati)

January 05, 2019: Checked in at Campo Santa Margherita

January 05, 2019: Checked in at Ca’ Rezzonico

January 04, 2019: Checked in at Trattoria Da Carletto

January 04, 2019: Checked in at Chiesa di Sant’Alvise

January 04, 2019: San Michele, the cemetery of Venice - “possibly the most beautiful cemetery in the world” according 


January 04, 2019: Checked in at Cimitero di San Michele

January 03, 2019: Washing day.

January 03, 2019: Checked in at Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli

January 03, 2019: Checked in at Chiesa Della Madonna Dell’orto

January 03, 2019: Checked in at Campo del Ghetto Novo

January 03, 2019: First full day in Venice of our four night stay. Ogio cafe, where they fit as many crisps as 


January 03, 2019: Checked in at Ristorante Contemporaneo Ogio

January 03, 2019: Checked in at St. Mary of Nazareth Church (Church of the Scalzi) (Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth 


January 03, 2019: Checked in at Campo dei Frari

January 03, 2019: Checked in at Ca’ del Campo Hotel Venice. Venice, for four nights.

January 02, 2019: Checked in at Ristorante La Serenissima

January 02, 2019: Checked in at Venice Water Bus

January 02, 2019: Checked in at Bristol Airport (BRS). Heading for Venice

January 02, 2019: Checked in at The Cabin

December 20, 2018: Checked in at Bunch of Grapes. Starting with a pint of Diggers Gold 


December 19, 2018: Checked in at Wahaca

December 18, 2018: 🔖 The new rules of Christmas dinner: don’t ask for Yorkshire puddings and always wear a party hat

December 12, 2018: 🔖 Google+ to shut down early after privacy flaw affects over 50m users

December 11, 2018: Another Sky 🎵 🔖 Heavens above

December 11, 2018: An important epidemiological study :) 🔖 Turncoat Game of Thrones characters most likely to survive, 


December 08, 2018: 🔖 Anna Jones’ vegetarian Christmas squash and chestnut tart recipe

December 08, 2018: 🔖 Nigel Slater’s Christmas vegetarian loaf

December 08, 2018: Checked in at Delico Deli. Coffee and toastie.

December 06, 2018: Australia vs India cricket commentary 🏏 Great to see BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra broadcasting ABC Grandstand’s live ball by ball coverage of 


December 04, 2018: Currently reading: Travels with Epicurus: Meditations from a Greek Island on the Pleasures of Old 


December 02, 2018: Checked in at The Littleton Arms

December 02, 2018: Checked in at Premier Inn Nottingham North West (Hucknall)

December 01, 2018: A day in Nottingham – trams, Nottingham Trent University Open Day and Nottingham Contemporary art 


December 01, 2018: Checked in at Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery

December 01, 2018: Checked in at Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly Lecture Theatre. Psychology talk

December 01, 2018: Checked in at Bonington Lecture Theatre. Photography talk

December 01, 2018: Checked in at Newton Building. Nottingham Trent University Open Day

November 28, 2018: Blimey! Alerts on my phone were going crazy! Aston Villa 5-5 Nottingham Forest – Tammy Abraham 


November 28, 2018: Garden casualty in today’s strong winds.

November 24, 2018: Checked in at Delico Deli. Latte and cheese and tomato toastie

November 22, 2018: I don’t think I want to see Mastodon content in the Micro.blog (app or web) Discover sections, 


November 22, 2018: Currently reading: Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah 📚

November 22, 2018: Half-Life at 20 🔖 Why it is the most important shooter ever made

November 21, 2018: Checked in at SSE Swalec Stadium. RM Technical Seminar

November 19, 2018: 🔖 The fresco “Leda and the Swan” - Parco Archeologico di Pompei

November 18, 2018: Middle of November and it’s warm enough to spend the afternoon sitting in the garden.

November 18, 2018: View over Aberdare on a short walk this afternoon.

November 18, 2018: my.viewranger.com Sharing a track from ViewRanger

November 15, 2018: HT @lohang@mastodon.social 🔖 War, censorship, and the invention of “fake news”

November 14, 2018: 🔖 A gallon of 2,000-year-old wine found in tomb

November 09, 2018: ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018 🏏 starts today – see tournament guide and players to watch and 


November 08, 2018: Found a minor niggle with the new Mastodon features. Set up my ActivityPub/Mastodon-compatible 


November 04, 2018: Alone for my evening meal tonight, so I cooked moules mariniÚre.

November 02, 2018: 🔖 King Crimson Cardiff Show by Tony Levin

November 01, 2018: King Crimson at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wednesday 31st October 2018. 🎵

October 31, 2018: Flooding in Venice 🔖 Acqua alta is a big nuisance

October 31, 2018: Train to work cancelled because of slippery rails 🚞 🀷🏌‍♂

October 31, 2018: Thought this was an appropriate choice to start reading on Halloween 👻 🎃 📚

October 31, 2018: Currently reading: Dark Matter by Michelle Paver 📚

October 30, 2018: 🔖 Venice under water as Italy hit by fierce wind and heavy rain

October 28, 2018: 🔖 David Byrne: ‘My agent says I’m having a Leonard Cohen moment’

October 28, 2018: David Byrne at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Saturday 27th October 2018. Brilliant show with excellent 


October 27, 2018: Checked in at Motorpoint Arena for David Byrne - American Utopia Tour. David Byrne supported by 


October 27, 2018: Checked in at Ask

October 26, 2018: 🔖 Enchanted garden of frescoes unearthed at Pompeii

October 26, 2018: 🔖 Who’s the Most Instagrammed Writer of All Time?

October 26, 2018: I will be tempted 🎮 – Sega Mega Drive returns

October 25, 2018: 🔖 Why the ultimate breakfast of champions might just be wine and cheese

October 25, 2018: Currently reading: Venice by Peter Ackroyd 📚

October 24, 2018: Testing out Pi-Hole applied as DNS to a few of our mobile devices - seems to be working well

October 21, 2018: 🔖 Peterloo: The man who ordered a massacre

October 20, 2018: Blue Monday is a great song by New Order – just eating an equally brilliant cheese of the same name 


October 19, 2018: What?? – Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

October 19, 2018: Poor season for Glamorgan, but not sure this was called for – Robert Croft has left his role as head 


October 19, 2018: Tom Gauld on buying a novel in the digital age – cartoon 📚

October 16, 2018: Currently reading: Are you experienced? by William Sutcliffe 📚

October 16, 2018: Echo and the Bunnymen at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, Monday 15th October 2018 🎵

October 15, 2018: In a tapas bar with four drinks on the go at the same time – next we’re heading to see Echo and the 


October 15, 2018: Checked in at Bar 44. Tapas.

October 14, 2018: A day in Manchester City Centre

October 14, 2018: Checked in at Gino D’acampo My Pizza & Prosecco Bar

October 14, 2018: Ceiling selfie

October 14, 2018: Checked in at Britannia Country House

October 13, 2018: Pint of Titanic Cherry Dark 🍺 in The Salutation – it was on these premises in 1846 that Charlotte 


October 13, 2018: At Manchester Metropolitan University Open Day – my daughter considering a Psychology course here.

October 13, 2018: Checked in at MMU Brooks Building. Manchester Metropolitan University Open Day

October 13, 2018: Checked in at Simon Building

October 05, 2018: Mentioned this in a previous post, but just seen this in The Guardian, which has a little more 


October 05, 2018: Sian Berry, the Green Party’s co-leader, made some really good points on BBC Radio 4’s 


October 04, 2018: 16-bit Intel 8088 chip It’s National Poetry Day, so … 16-bit Intel 8088 chip with an Apple Macintosh you 


October 03, 2018: I enjoy a Macallan malt, but maybe quite not this much – Bottle of whisky sold for world record 


October 03, 2018: Spot our cat 🐈 !

October 03, 2018: Currently reading: The Snowman by Jo Nesbo 📚

September 29, 2018: The Facebook account breach extends way beyond the site itself. The compromise of access tokens 


September 29, 2018: Cooked rakott kelkáposzta – Hungarian layered savoy cabbage casserole – last night, using Quorn 


September 28, 2018: Went to see the incredible Norwegian band Major Parkinson at Exchange in Bristol last night. One of 


September 26, 2018: Just upgraded Acorn image editor from version 4 to version 6 To celebrate the launch of macOS 


September 26, 2018: Adding to the post-a-homescreen timeline. 📱

September 25, 2018: Cooked with cime di rapa for the first time last night – spaghetti with cime di rapa, garlic, 


September 22, 2018: Olive and anchovy 🍕

September 21, 2018: Interesting ‘earliest’ stories in the news this week 🔖 Earliest animal fossils are 


September 21, 2018: Peace Park, a small park I walk through on my daily commute, looks to have completely flooded in 


September 20, 2018: Haven’t seen crows congregating next to Aberdare railway station before. They did this morning!

September 15, 2018: Cricket commentary for Micro.blog now over for today! Just need the 🏏 emoji tag activated ;)

September 15, 2018: Moeen Ali in immense form – as captain, batter and bowler – successfully leads Worcestershire Rapids 


September 15, 2018: Worcestershire set 158 to win in the T20 Blast Final. Another great bowling performance, especially 


September 15, 2018: Trying an unfiltered natural wine for the first time. Reminds me a bit of a good quality still 


September 15, 2018: It’s the Sussex Sharks meeting the Worcestershire Rapids in the final of the Vitality T20 Blast 🏏

September 15, 2018: And the Worcestershire Rapids win the first T20 Blast semi-final. Some great bowling by Moeen Ali 


September 15, 2018: The good thing about the timing of the T20 Blast Finals Day is the return of England players to 


September 15, 2018: Vitality Blast T20 Finals Day today – plenty of cricket to be watched; two semi-finals plus the 


September 14, 2018: These are impressive – India to break record for world’s largest statue - twice

September 13, 2018: Good luck to NASA! – Can Mars rover beat the dust to trundle on again?

September 12, 2018: Still intend to skip today’s iteration of the iPhone X – after a decade or so of getting a new phone 


September 11, 2018: Currently reading: The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo 📚

September 09, 2018: Alastair Cook’s final Test innings for England is just starting now at The Oval - England’s 


September 04, 2018: Google’s Art Selfie goes worldwide and there’s no getting away from it – I am Man with a White Beard

September 02, 2018: A little Hive to pass the time in the airport.

September 02, 2018: Checked in at Zakynthos International Airport Dionysios Solomos (ZTH) (Κρατικός ΑερολιΌέΜας ΖακύΜΞου 


September 01, 2018: Checked in at El Greco. Third time in El Greco, Alykes in a fortnight. Great food!

August 31, 2018: Checked in at Al Fresco

August 31, 2018: Checked in at Kaki Rahi Taverna

August 30, 2018: Carcassonne in the bar

August 30, 2018: Checked in at Anatolitiko (ΑΜατολίτικο)

August 30, 2018: Currently reading: The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo 📚

August 30, 2018: Currently reading: Percy Bysshe Shelley – Poet and Revolutionary by Jacqueline Mulhallen 📚

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