Category Archives: This and That

The Autumn Leaves, SPECTRE and the All Blacks.

   Autumn has arrived in Felsted. Earlier in the week Faye and I had somehow found an evening we were both free and booked a couple of online seats for SPECTRE which lived up to all my expectations for sheer … Continue reading

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MASS MAILINGS AND LEAKS.

   There has today been a data leak from an HIV clinic in Dean Street London. An 800 mass mailing was done rather than emails to individuals and, bearing in mind the sensitive nature of the mailing list, it is … Continue reading

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I do receive more than my fair share of rubbish.

I am a great admirer of Lucy Kellaway of the FT who awards prizes for incomprehensible prose. She is in a far better position than me to assess what is going on but I do feel I am receiving more … Continue reading

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China to crack down on exotic dancers at village funerals…..

(Reuters) – China will crack down on strippers who perform at rural funerals, the Ministry of Culture said on Thursday, taking aim at performances it described as illegal and which corrupt “social morals”. State media have said burlesque shows at some … Continue reading

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St James’s Square anti-theft measures

Motorcycle theft is reduced to zero in Westminster ‘hotspot’. Motorcycle thieves are now avoiding St James’s Square in London, thanks to a series of anti-theft initiatives. The Square was identified as one of four ‘hotspots’ for motorcycle theft by Westminster … Continue reading

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The Imitation Game

Saw The Imitation Game this evening. A brilliant and powerful film. Christopher Macgowan @chrismacgowan

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Tower of London

On Sunday evening I attended the very moving nightly ceremony at the Tower of London where names are read out of casualties from the First World War. Surrounded by a growing carpet of ceramic poppies and finished by the Last … Continue reading

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