Saturday, May 30, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
My tastes are pretty lowbrow. I'm not a big theatre goer, and have only ever been to the Opera on a couple of occasions. To be honest I wasn't really looking forward to seeing Romeo and Juliet last Saturday, especially as we had the 2 girls with us.
Well, I really enjoyed it. Largely because I vaguely knew the story and because the Globe itself is a fantastic venue. It helped that the weather was nice and there was lots of sword fights, music and dancing to keep my attention. The girls liked it too. Great thing to see on a Summer's evening.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 08, 2009
Funny Business Books
A similar book that I enjoyed was Matt Beaumont's e . This was written several years ago, before Blackberries when we were just discovering the joys of email. Its focuses on the life of an advertising agency who are pitching for the Coca Cola account and the emails that fly between the people who work there. Really funny.
I can also highly recommend anything written by a friend of mine Guy Browning. He used to write a column called Office Politics, which became a book. All the characters seemed to be based on people we worked with at our old agency Added Value. Check out Weak at the Top, too.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Just back from a weekend in Derby. Apparently Archie Gemmill buys an ice cream off my dad and my auntie most weekends at Markeaton Park.
He was a phenomenal player - one of Derby's greatest. He's probably best remembered for this fantastic goal for Scotland vs Holland in the 1978 World Cup. This even got a mention in the film Trainspotting.