Monthly Archives: January 2012

Belleville Rendez-vous by FellSwoop Theatre

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FellSwoop Theatre are currently touring their adaptation of Sylvain Chomet’s Belleville Rendez-vous. An animated film about an elderly lady who coaches her Grandson (Champion) to participate in the Tour De France, but during the race he is kidnapped by the … Continue reading

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A letter to Tim Selby Barraud

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Timothy Selby Barraud 5th June 1989 – 26th December 2011. Dearest Tim, To me you will always be a gentleman, an eccentric, a charmer, a rascal, an adventurer, a creative, a chatterbox, a free spirit. Witty, capable, unconventional, energetic, a … Continue reading

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“The Artist” Film

We went to see “The Artist” last weekend, it is fantastic, a film you can get totally lost in. Funny, enchanting, wonderful and entertaining. The cast, the music, the dancing, the silence – all magical. Here’s the trailer, I hope … Continue reading

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Jim Datz – Illustration

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I recently discovered Jim Datz’s design work, I particularly like his unique style of illustrated maps, Adam has a soft spot for maps so I hope he enjoys these. My instant reaction to Datz’s work was that it reminded me … Continue reading

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Homemade Shortbread

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Makes 20 – 24 yummy biscuits photo jstott.me.uk 125g Butter 55g Caster Sugar 180g Plain Flour Heat the oven to 190C/Gas 5. Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth. Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn … Continue reading

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Walking Roller Coaster – “Tiger and Turtle – Magic Mountain”

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The walking roller coaster is officially called “Tiger and Turtle – Magic Mountain”, it opened to the public in November 2011, reaching heights of 21 metres. It’s located on top of a hill in Anger Park, Duisburg, Germany, with a … Continue reading

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2011 blog stats in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for my blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,900 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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