Month: August 2008

August 23, 2008
Your result for The Director Who Films Your Life Test… Edward D. Wood, Jr. Your film will be 48% romantic, 28% comedy, 30% complex plot, and a $ 28 million budget.
August 22, 2008
Further to my earlier posting on this subject, it seems my complaints to Hozelock didn’t go unnoticed. A couple of days ago, I received another email from them, and today arrived a complementary water butt pump. At the moment, with my rearrangement, things aren’t going…

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August 8, 2008
I have just finished The Patron Saint of Plagues, a novel by Barth Anderson. Absolutely wonderful page-turner, a kind of futuristic medical techno-thriller, with touches of cyberpunk.
August 8, 2008
It’s been a while since I wrote about the garden, and things have moved along a bit – some good, some bad. The brassicas suffered terribly this year from the Cabbage White butterfly. Being a novice gardener, I had no idea the effect their caterpillars…

August 8, 2008
When electric/hybrid cars first started appearing, I said they would have to make them artificially noisy, so they wouldn’t increase the chance of road accidents. Seems Lotus agrees with me: The Independent: Introducing the hybrid you can hear “Lotus is developing technology that will put…

August 6, 2008
A couple of years ago, I used to go to The Acoustic Sessions, a monthly acoustic music club in nearby Barnack. Unfortunately, not many other local folk I know seemed interested in going along, and after a while, you get fed up of going on…

August 1, 2008
Unfortunately, this part of the trip wasn’t as successful as the movie. It turned out that Birmingham’s Science Museum is a lot more kiddie oriented than I expected, and young kiddie at that – I’d say in the 8-10 year old range. As such, there…

August 1, 2008
There’s not a lot I can say about this, that others haven’t already said. This was a Batman movie pretty much grounded in a real world Gotham City, in my opinion, unlike the fantasies that have gone before. Heath Ledger did steal the film, but…