Some of my thoughts, ruminations, blogs, rants & flights of fancy.
Careering forward - an unexpected change in my working status and what happened afterwards.
The alphabet jukebox - at the end of 2015 I submitted a series of Facebook posts containing some of my favourite pieces of music. This is the collated list.
My last dance workshop - in November 2016 I led my last folk dance workshop, here are some thoughts about the day.
Rewatching UFO - looking back at the 1970's science fiction series UFO from a very different viewpoint.
My personal radio station - a look back at the evolution of my listening habits.
An idiot touched by god - a short rant about obnoxious action heros in sci-fi drama.
A countryside walk across London - finding a more rural way to cross London on foot.
The saga of the yellow boots - an adventure in footwear shopping. Really!
Riding the Two Tunnels - a cycling trip through the Two Tunnels Trail.
Weymouth for £1 - I went for a seaside day trip to Weymouth and discovered several things to do for £1.
On creativity - some thoughts from my hobby of composing & recording electronic music.
Life with the Volcas - for Christmas 2015 I bought myself a trio of small synthesizers to rekindle my interest in composing & recording electronic music. As I started using them I wrote a short series of blogs about the process, both on a technical level and as an exploration of my approach (and responses to) the creative process.
Searching for the sound - a brief history of my experiments in new music and synthetic sounds.
Soundscapes of Isolation - in the mid-2000's I found myself composing long, drifting musical pieces as I struggled through a difficult period in my life. A rediscovered recording of one of these leads to recollections of the creative & reconstructive processes I was going through.
Since 2011 I've made a habit of looking back at my year and writing a summary of the events & changes that it brought.
Vi's birthday bashes
Every year my UK-resident sisters and I take our mother out for a birthday meal, usually at an 'interesting' venue. Here are some of the recent ones.