Saturday, December 26, 2015

SW 7.3

Hill Family - Odeon Lincoln

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Monday, November 02, 2015

Joe Satriani - The Shockwave Tour

Joe Satriani at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Shockwave Supernova
Flying in a Blue Dream
Ice 9
Crystal Planet
Not of This Earth
On Peregrine Wings
If I Could Fly
Butterfly and Zebra
If There Is No Heaven
Crazy Joey
All of My Life
Drum Solo
Luminous Flesh Giants
Always With Me, Always With You
God Is Crying
Goodbye Supernova
Satch Boogie

Big Bad Moon
Surfing With the Alien

Supported by Dan Patlansky

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Riverside at Roadmender, Northampton

Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened By a Hat?)
Feel Like Falling
Conceiving You
02 Panic Room
The Depth of Self-Delusion
Saturate Me
Egoist Hedonist
We Got Used to Us
Discard Your Fear
Escalator Shrine


The Same River
Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching)

supported by Lion Shepherd and Sixxus

Sunday, October 04, 2015

No Dice Saturday

My new look gaming blog is now found here:

 No Dice Saturday

Friday, October 02, 2015

Devon V

On our last day we headed North again to visit the Broomhill Sculpture Gardens. The woodland setting, blanketed in sunshine was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.
From here we continued on towards Ilfracombe and bought another picnic which we enjoyed on Hele beach. After exploring the cove and incredible rock formations we left the seaside and Devon to return home.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Devon IV

On Siân's birthday I surprised her with tickets to see Wales v. Fiji in the RWC2015 at the Millennium stadium, Cardiff.
We arrived in time to absorb the fantastic atmosphere and sunshine that filled the city. The day was rounded off with a satisfying win by Wales [23-13], before a long drive back to Devon.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Devon III

On Wednesday we travelled North across Exmoor to Dunster Castle (NT). Established in Norman times the castle became a lavish country home during the 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. 
Later we moved on to Minehead and watched the last steam train of the Summer season depart. We then enjoyed Fish & Chips on the promenade before heading back home across Exmoor with a stop to admire the Milky Way. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Devon II

We visited the Pannier Market in Torrington where we bought souvenirs before moving on to Dartington Crystal. The factory tour included two areas where decanters were being made; each of which were wondrous displays of synchronisation and efficiency.
In the afternoon we took a picnic lunch to the beach at Woolacombe before heading back south to Westward Ho! to watch the sunset.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Devon I

On our way to Devon we stopped en route at Dyrham Park (NT) near Bath and Bristol. The 17th Century mansion is undergoing a huge conservation project to repair the leaking roof. A rooftop walkway gives visitors the chance to see the restoration work and also affords spectacular views across the deer park.
After arriving at the Library, near Great Torrington we set off to find food. The choices were limited but "The Spice" in Bideford allowed us to see the moonrise across the River Torridge.

Saturday, May 09, 2015


L A N D : An art installation for all to mark Landmark’s 50th year.
Five sculptures by Antony Gormley will be installed at five Landmark sites across the UK in time for our Golden Weekend 16-17 May 2015, and then freely available to view until May 2016. Each work is conceived in direct response to each location
To download the booklet, click here.
"The Landmark Trust’s 50th anniversary is an occasion to think and feel the nature of our species, its history and future, and its relationship to the huge biodiversity of living beings that exist on the surface of this extraordinary blue planet."
Antony Gormley

Nearby to Lowsonford we had lunch in Henley in Arden