Category Archives: Culture

The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto

Last Friday was National Martini Day. As my social networks filled with pictures of beautiful martinis, I turned to this book to get me through my martini-less state.It’s a quick read and I’m not entirely sure that I agree with … Continue reading

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High Society at the Old Vic

I haven’t been to a lot of theatre this year. It’s expensive and I don’t have a lot of money. But we are going to see High Society in August. I was umming and ahhing about it. High Society is a … Continue reading

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Library Love

Before Christmas, I finally got my act together and prompted by the knowledge that I was going to severely restrict my book buying this year, I re-joined the library. Although the primary reason was selfish, I also wanted to show … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day

On Sunday, Oli (and his gaelic football club) were in the St Patrick’s Day Parade. It makes me laugh, ’cause my Dad didn’t encourage us to do anything Irish at all (and Ma isn’t) but Ben and Lu’s next door … Continue reading

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Christmas Radio

I love BBC radio and I really love BBC radio at Christmas. Here are the things I’m looking forward to over Christ Brain of Britain, Brain of Brains – starts 22 December 2014 I love Brain of Britain (and Russell Davies), … Continue reading

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Daniel Buren at The Baltic

More holiday photos. Everytime I go to Newcastle, I end up at the Baltic. There’s always something interesting on and it’s just the right size, big enough to have something I want to see and small enough that I don’t … Continue reading

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Timewaster

The BBC comes in for a huge amount of flak, according to critics it is both too liberal and to conservative. It pays people too much, the license fee is too expensive and so on. It’s the British way to complain … Continue reading

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