Friday, 31 July 2009
The finale of "All that jazz" with Roy Sheider and Ben Vereen. Posted this as I've been talking to folks and too few know the film. This is a dream sequence so it's a bit spacy. The film was choreographed by Bob Fosse and the dancing throughout is amazing
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Monday, 27 July 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
Good evening Mr and Mrs America and all ships at sea, the candidate is taking the country by storm!
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
I've been playing with http://bighugelabs.com/ which I picked up from a tweet last night. Here's my first stab at a motivational poster from one of my images. I'm probably not destined for a life as a motivational poster designer but I think it's a neat tool and I'm sure will be of use to someone at some time.
Monday, 20 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Congratulations to Patrick who collected his BA (Hons) Music on Tuesday. He's still useless at recognising AC/DC lyrics or listing winners of the Eurovision Song Contest but I blame Nottingham University - obviously they are dumbing down. I can only hope doing a Masters will fill in these crucial gaps in his musical education.
Congratulations to Sam who collects her BA (Hons) in Linguistics this coming week. Because she has wanderlust she's heading off to yet another university for Masters.
Congratulations to Caz for passing her first year with a First. I'm sure Emma has also done something wonderful but there was no mention - her French is coming along well though.
These folk are members of the residential school team at Sussex so if anyone is in the area make sure you say "well done!". And congratulations to all the people who attended week one - staff and students - it was a jolly week.
Friday, 17 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
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Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Some famous Shakespearean bits that aren't famous enough: I hope this helps anyone who might be considering the Humanities.
Note on the last posting. It's well know that there is a relationship between genius and the dark beverage from Dublin. In fact they ran an advertising campaign to that effect - Pure Genius. Less well known is the relationship between Guinness and the work of The Bard. Eagle-eyed readers might question how he managed to get hold of any, having been around a few years before the first natural Guinness springs were discovered on the banks of the Liffy but let not that stand in thy way paltroon!
Some famous Shakespearean bits that aren't famous enough:
I hope this helps anyone who might be considering the Humanities.
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
Heading off for resi school soon. Students start arriving tomorrow lunchtime by which we'll have had meetings and briefings and wandered the campus putting up signs and checking wheelchair access and all the other things that happen underneath to make the swan swim serenley on.
So in the immortal words of AC/DC; For those about to rock - we salute you!
Just has to deal with my first comment spam in ages. It was on a posting from 2005 which dealt with some Dylan-related musings. Now I've got this song going through my head; not a bad way to start the day :-)
So how does it feel? How does it feel? To be on your own, with no direction home, like a complete unknown...........
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
I took some photos while wandering round Maidstone today. Most are pubs and the route is mainly the length of Upper and Lower Stone Street, Gabriel's Hill and the High Street. If anyone wishes to see the architectural majesty of the county town of Kent hit the Flickr set (it also includes three older shots).
Monday, 6 July 2009
Under the yew tree in Loose graveyard. Church House in the background. Took this a few weeks ago and tonight found out that someone famous is in this graveyard; the Reverend Richard Boys was chaplain of St Helena when Napoleon was there.
Posted by Nogbad at 19:32:00
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Friday, 3 July 2009
For those who have seen the tweets about beer and the photos I thought I'd just explain what it's all about.
Paul, Phil and I worked together 20 years ago, at that time we were auditors with Berni Inns. For the last few years we've got together to watch some cricket. We've visited Canterbury, Scarborough and Horsham in the past - Phil and Paul are cricket fans and have been doing this for far longer but I muscled in to lower the tone. The venue is planned at the start of the year when the fixture list is released; we aim for somewhere pretty with decent beer and we've now added the "Third Day Trip". The only fixed part of the format is that we park on arrival and don't use our cars until it's time to leave and that determines how far from the ground we can stay. The "Third Day Trip" started last year when we jumped on a train and visited Bognor and Arundel and this year we went to Minehead.
Best pint is a harder call because there are so many to chose from but I think it's the Nutcracker from Cotleigh, a local brewer. We enjoyed that in the Castle Green in Taunton.
Best meal (not too many to pick from) was fish, chips and mushy peas in a lovely place in Minehead.
The service on the West Somerset Railway is nothing short of excellent and I can't remember the last time I went anywhere with such happy and welcoming staff (many are volunteers). Well worth a visit and some lovely countryside on the journey.
If anyone wants to see the rest of the photos they are on Flickr.
Next year? Well we're going to see where Lancashire might play any away games but that's not big deal - I'm sure we'll find something to do wherever we end up.
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Just a brief note about photos. If they are sent using Moby Pictures they seem to take an age to arrive here - some never do. If the time looks skewed check the timestamp on the picture (if the photo was taken with the phone). I recognise that the number of people who are interested in that is terribly low but I want to make sure that we've got this stuff right :-)
Posted by Nogbad at 08:14:00