I read an astonishingly solipsistic interview of Sir Jonathan Miller on the BBC this morning. The main tenor of his grumbling was that at 79 many in the theatrical world consider him past it, his lack of employment being further exacerbated by his having accepted a knighthood for services to the arts.
He was knighted [...]
One of the main points of the watch buying ban for 2013 is to assist with the “big save.” I’m going to save hard to achieve “a nice round number” by the end of this year, which I will dump onto the mortgage. With interest rates being pathetically low, any savings one might have attract [...]
International reaction is positive to the news of Chris Huhne’s impending imprisonment.
This poem also applies: William Congreve, in The Mourning Bride, 1697:
As you’ll answer it, take heed This Slave commit no Violence upon Himself. I’ve been deceiv’d. The Publick Safety Requires he should be more confin’d; and none, No not the Princes [...]
Since I bought my Speedy, I’ve mostly been wearing it on a TF Rally strap which I think perfectly suits the original intentions Omega had for the watch, not of course that there’s anything wrong with the NASA associations, far from it. But having seen recent shots of vintage 1171 bracelets, I had a hankering [...]
This took the beautiful and erudite Mr. Meades less than 30 seconds to narrate in his latest program “The Joy of Essex:”
Rectilinear rigour, white render, copious glass. These were the “trinity” of architectural progress and supposedly of moral progress, in the earlier twentieth century. The proposition that our surroundings can improve us, is of [...]
Very sadly this did not happen, thus breaking a seven year run of submitting results to the RSPB.
Despite loading up the balcony of delight with sunflower seeds and fat balls a week before the BGBW weekend, my feathered friends either did not find them, or thought them too scary to use. The felling last [...]