Archive for February, 2008

John Stammers

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

I only have two weeks left of my poetry class and I’m feeling very sad about it. John Stammers is an interesting teacher and a good poet so it’s been an honour to attend his class. So good in fact that I might have to go back to City Lit for more of their quality […]

Free poetry readings at Somerset House

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

If you happen to be in London on Friday or indeed selected Fridays over the next few of months it might be worth going to Somerset House for one of their free poetry readings. Dates and poets are listed. Somerset House is great place to go between 10 and 2 on a Monday because The […]

Popular demand

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

As popular demand dictates so I must blog!! I seem to have been very busy over the last couple of weeks. I have indulged in a stream of visitors namely Mum, Will and Rich and in an abundance of museum visits. I have been patronising the British Museum, The National Gallery, The V&A and the […]

Serendipity and evolution

Friday, February 8th, 2008

I’ve just had the pleasure of reading George Monbiot’s thoughts on careers. It’s quite a good article and particularly nice to read if you haven’t taken a traditional career choice route and you’re feeling like a bit of failure. It’s interesting that he says that people encourage you not to specialise in journalism because I’ve […]

Eagleton, Amis and Dawkins

Friday, February 8th, 2008

I’m saddened to see that Terry Eagleton faces the sack possibly because of his public argument with Martin Amis. Amis it appears made a rather nasty comment post 11th September: “There’s a definite urge – don’t you have it? – to say, ‘The Muslim community will have to suffer until it gets its house in […]

Flipping pancakes

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

I tootled off to watch The Verb being recorded on Friday night. It was all quite exciting and something I would suggest you do if you’re around London. The tickets are free which is nice. I then spent a very pleasant Saturday in Chiswick. I popped into Maison Blanc for a delicious breakfast/lunch moment. It’s […]

The Cooperative Bank Rocks

Friday, February 1st, 2008

The Cooperative Bank rock. Apparently in 2005/2006 they turned away £10 million of profit because it compromised their ethical code. It’s hard to imagine a bank with any kind of principles but it’s refreshing to feel that the Coop is trying. Without change in the banking world there is too some extent little hope for […]