Month: January 2009

January 30, 2009

I had to make a business trip to Liverpool this week, and had an evening to kill. I was fortunate to wonder along to the Liverpool 1 Odeon, just as Seven Pounds was about to start. I don’t want to say too much about it,…

January 23, 2009
January 21, 2009

On the 16th of May 2008 the High Court ruled that MPs’ expenses must be published under the Freedom of Information Act. As a result, the Government has come up with a draft Freedom of Information (Parliament) Order 2009, which is being voted on tomorrow.…

January 21, 2009

Have just discovered that the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Little Shop of Horrors, which received excellent reviews, is due to go on tour during 2009. So far, the closest it comes to here is Cambridge, from March 9 to March 14. I saw a…

January 19, 2009

For the past couple of years, I have celebrated my birthday by doing a show in London with my mum. This year we were joined by my brother, Steve (who has a birthday 6 days later) and his wife Sue. This year’s show was Wicked,…

January 14, 2009

Every now and then, a friend asks "so when are you coming onto LiveJournal?", and seems to be surprised to hear I already have a blog running, on Blogger. The question then turns into "so when are you going to move it over to LiveJournal?"…

January 7, 2009

Eating Well – A Diet Blog: January 7, 2009 6:03 P.M. Weight: 358.0 lbs. Last year, I was taking a small vegetable box from River Nene Organic Vegetables, once a fortnight, which pretty much sorted me out for vegetables. Then my garden started sprouting food,…

January 6, 2009


No, it is not a sequel to Jim Carrey’s movie, although it is almost as funny.

While I was away for the holidays, my CPAP mask split. Fortunately it happened towards the end of the holiday, and I managed to make a running repair, which got me through the last couple of days. I keep a couple spare at home, so once I got back, I was fine.

However, I’ll now use it as an opportunity to rant about the medical supplies industry in the UK.

January 6, 2009

Eating Well – A Diet Blog:January 6, 2009 6:50 P.M. Weight: 359.6 lbs. I’ve been asked to help out on percussion for some friends who are playing a gig in February. Thinking back, it has been over a year since I last played the drums.…

January 6, 2009

Eating Well – A Diet Blog:January 6, 2009 12:08 P.M. Weight: 359.6 lbs. Things were going fairly well in 2008, until I went on holiday in September. I was not net-connected while away, so just decided to ‘eat sensibly’, and not worry about SYD. However,…