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This morning whilst preparing to go to work (obviously, about 30 minutes later than I should have been) there was a knock at the door.  I bounded up the stairs, muttering swearwords about who would be disturbing my preparations, and was greeted upon opening the door by none other than …

Lord of the Wrongs

The multi-million pound musical spectacular that is Lord of the Rings (the musical) leaves London on July 19th (one review hinted that it might be going to New Zealand at one point – the words “coal” and “Newcastle” leap swiftly to mind), and when it became apparent that I could …

Too much perspective?

The other day I was having one of those existential crises that rears its ugly head from time to time – it was my 32nd birthday on the 28th of June, and my life at the minute consists primarily of mucking about and having a good time.  Society insinuates this …

Tasteful Mac, real tasteful.

Well done by the way to thelondonpaper on Friday for their incredibly sensitive and well-executed false front-cover advertising feature.  On the same day that the actual lead news story is about 2 French biochemistry students being stabbed over 200 times in their South London flat, the advertising feature was for …

S’alright? S’ALRIGHT!

Two things tend to spring to mind when I hear the word “ventriloquist”: 1) the ancient art of making one’s voice appear like it’s coming from somewhere other than where it is. 2) a prat wearing a bow tie systematically and creepily grinning at an audience while the lips move …

Safety first.

We had a fire drill this morning – not the regular weekly test of the fire alarm, which seems to serve little purpose other than to train us further into a state of ignoring the sound of the fire alarm.  This was a proper drill, complete with building evacuation & …