Afternoon, #Caturday

Linkblog 🔗: Ian McEwan’s long look back

British politics does not offer much more cause for optimism. Liz Truss becoming prime minister is “such a disaster”, he says. “She’s intellectually so vapid. I think her world-view is so tiny, so shrivelled, so ungenerous, so dry… Or maybe she’s just a highly ambitious politician who’s playing a very cynical game.” He sees an opportunity for Keir Starmer’s Labour – “I admire him in many ways” – but for McEwan, an ardent Remainer who wrote a satirical novella, The Cockroach, about Brexit, the Labour leader remains “tied to the Tories” until he “admits Brexit was a colossal error”.

Linkblog 🔗: Jean-Luc Godard: a genius who tore up rule book without troubling to read it

One of my favourite beers: Timothy Taylor’s Landlord, at The Gloucester Old Spot, Bristol 🍺

Linkblog 🔗: There’s more to spritz than Aperol

Baked polenta with melted gorgonzola – Polenta Pasticciata con Gorgonzola

I’ve been stirring polenta for nearly 40 minutes. My arm is aching.

🎵 My Top weekly artists: Evgeny Kissin (19), Lou Reed (14), Ezra Furman (13), Dry Cleaning (10) & Jenny Hval (10) via

Linkblog 🔗: Exposed by Caroline Vout review – the real Greek and Roman body

Everything Everywhere All at Once, 2022 - ★★★½

Watched on Sunday September 4, 2022.

Film log - watched: Everything Everywhere All at Once, 2022 - ★★★½ 🎥

🎵 My Top weekly artists: Boult, LPO, Tortelier (7) & Dactyl Terra (6) via

Currently reading: Tales From The Loop by Simon Stålenhag 📚

Currently reading: Endless Forms by Seirian Sumner 📚

🎵 My Top weekly artists: Jenny Hval (13), Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (11), Ezra Furman (3), The Umlauts (2) & Muse (1) via

It’s been a hard Caturday 💤 🐈

Beyond burgers and mushrooms 🍔🍄

Abbot Ale and long wave radio in the garden for today’s cricket - TMS & England v South Africa 🏏


Bindweed over juniper

Linkblog 🔗: Lawns: Are they worth it anymore? - The Washington Post

Linkblog 🔗: An ode to the Great British music festival - New Statesman

From Green Man to Glastonbury, the best festivals are UK festivals

Short article including a nice appreciation of the Green Man Festival 😄

Camp from Thursday to Monday at the Green Man Festival 🎵

Tents at the Green Man Festival

Five days with virtually no internet access - plus yesterday to recover from the festival - now just about ready to catch up with the timeline again 😉

Location check in 🗺 — Arriving at Green Man Festival 2022, near Crickhowell, Powys 🎵

🔎 Zoom in

Lunch at Junjira Thai Restaurant

Today we decided it was about time we had lunch at the tiny Thai restaurant in our local market hall

Aberdare market hall exterior

The food is prepared in the small kitchen right in front of the four customer tables

Junjira Thai restaurant from outside

Studying the menu board

Junjira restaurant menu board

Dishes from front to back - Prawn Pad Thai, Tofu Pad Siew and Tofu Pad Mama, accompanied by Thai prawn crackers and spring rolls

Thai noodle dishes on restaurant table

Everything was really delicious - but a special mention goes to the Pad Thai, which was fantastic 🍝😋

I’m certain we will be eating there again.

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