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Still European

Published in life, notes.

Today we finally, properly leave the European Union, and I’m still sad and angry and frustrated about it. Brexit was sold by liars to people who had no idea what they were voting for. Successive British governments failed to make the benefits of EU membership clear to the British people; instead, there was a constant […]

Radio retro

Published in notes, radio.

One of the few good things about pandemic lockdown for me was that it gave me more time to think about radio shows, and more time to practice making them. Consequently, I spent quite a lot of time thinking about radio this year. I wrote a short piece about it. I’ve still got much to […]

Radio retro

Up and down again

Published in photo diary, walking.

K and I went for a lockdown-appropriate walk around some bits of Bath, basically repeating my mostly up and mostly down walk from a while back. Bath Abbey is all lit up for the festive season, in a variety of bright colours, including PINK.

Up and down again

Unreel #17 – 2020 retrospective

Published in radio.

Broadcast date: 28 December 2020 Listen again. Spotify playlist. Baby it’s you, by London Grammar Hostages, by The Howl & The Hum Tried to tell me something, by Wesley Gonzalez Arpeggi, by Kelly Lee Owens Held down, by Laura Marling Final days, by Michael Kiwanuka House music all night long, by JARV IS Beautiful boy, […]

Tab clear-out

Published in web.

In Sweden they have “clothes swapping day” and I think we should copy that idea immediately How to subscribe to a YouTube channel via RSS (the “paste the channel URL into your RSS reader” tip works in NetNewsWire) Comic Mono, a monospaced iteration of Comic Sans How to make a simple website with a single […]

Mainly moss

Published in photography.

Went for a walk, looking for something to photograph. Found a variety of mosses.

Mainly moss

Twinkly lights in Bath

Published in photography.

Twinkly lights in Bath

70s singalong special

Published in radio.

Broadcast date: 24 December 2020 Listen again. Spotify playlist. A festive one-off show I recorded because it seemed like a good idea. The mic settings were a bit off so, keep expectations low. September, by Earth Wind & Fire Hot stuff, by Donna Summer So lonely, by The Police Radio, radio by Elvis Costello & […]

70s singalong special

Festive decs

Published in life.

We’ve toned down our festive decorations this year. Less bling, less pizazz; mainly just greenery from the garden, some candles, and a small scattering of baubles in appropriate places.

Festive decs

Unreel #16 – Unfestive

Published in radio.

A seasonal special, playing the Christmas songs you hear less often. Broadcast date: 21 December 2020 Listen again. Spotify playlist. Hark the herald angels sing (live), The Fall Just like Christmas, Low Rill rill, Sleigh Bells Taking down the tree, Tracey Thorn & Green Gartside O come O come Emmanuel, Sufjan Stevens Frosty the snowman, […]

Unreel #16 – Unfestive
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