Month: June 2010

June 8, 2010
I was walking past Denmark Street, when I saw a 6 neck guitar in the window of Macari’s. That’s right, 6 necks. I took a picture of it, but the reflection off the window made it useless. However, there is a good picture of it here

June 8, 2010
To anyone who I have looked strangely or yawned at when they have been raving about their iPhone, Nokia N97 or Blackberry. I’ve always thought it odd to get that passionate about a phone – after all, all you need it to do is make calls, and perhaps send texts. What’s the big deal?

My employer has just switched mobile contracts, and as a sweetener, we have all received HTC Desires.

June 5, 2010
The first Booker Prize winner I ever tried to read was Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner. I didn’t get on with it, and although it is a very short book, I believe I didn’t even bother to finish it. Since then, I have read a few of the winners, and a few of the short-listed, picking books that I think I would like. Many times, I have been right, and as a result, authors like Roddy Doyle, Ian McEwan and Pat Barker found their way onto my shelves.

I am currently half way through Wolf Hall, and I am so pleased I bought it – every page is a delight. Retelling the story surrounding Henry VIII and his desire to marry Anne Boleyn, and the political and church intrigue that results; our hero is Thomas Cromwell, whose nemesis is Thomas More, opponent to Reformation and persecutor of heretics.

June 4, 2010
Before I got the boiler moved to the loft, I had a new hatch and ladder installed by the Attic and Loft Company.

Now they have just finished stage 2 of the job, having reinsulated and boarded the entire loft. As a result, I now have 36 square metres of empty storage space.