Archive for November, 2010

First snow in Cambridge November 2010

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The first snow has snown! It was a weekend of white frost and icy breath and apparently the temperature fell to -7.6% at one point. Cambridge is preparing itself this year and there are to be quad bike snow ploughs at the train station. I just hope they clear the cycle paths – last year […]

Swamp Truck – Weird name – Awesome band

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Spent a very pleasant day eating cucumber sandwiches and supping tomato soup with K who was up in Cambridge for the day. Met up with Nic in the evening and we ended up in the Portland Arms birthday celebrating with Andy from Swamp Truck and the rest of the band. Someone get these guys some […]

Time at the Fitz: Dr Winifred Lamb and the Shahnameh

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Darkness creeps in at four o’clock everyday and I really wouldn’t mind hibernating around about now. Yoga was tough on Monday evening – fun at the time but afterwards the aches kick in! We had a new teacher – Paula – who had a very fluid style and we moved from position to position as […]

Lunctime talks at the Fitz

Friday, November 19th, 2010

I have had a super week cycling to the FitzWilliam for their lunchtime talks. On Tuesday I went to panel discussion in gallery 3 at the FitzWilliam which focused on sculpture and commerce. Chaired by Tom Flynn the panellists Nick Turvey, Timothy Potts, Adriana Turpin and Josh Lilley were all discussing if art had sold […]

The students are revolting

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Over 50 000 students congregated in London today to protest against the massive increase in tuition fees. And what a protest it was – just like those heady days in January 2009 when over 30 universities were occupied by students protesting the Israeli attacks on Palestine. The demonstration walked along the Embankment to Tate Britain […]

Peppermintpatty’s Papercraft

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

I’ve just been checking out Karin’s creatively crafty blog. She made a host of beautiful cards and other things which you can see on Peppermintpatty’s Papercraft. The latest and most exciting news is that she will be guest designing for Arkivet – a papercraft shop in Gothenburg.