Archives for 2011

…on living with a Lotus.

Today I sold my beloved Lotus Elise 111S (lovely Bell & Colvill who supplied it from new and serviced it for me ever since were kind enough to make me a good offer for it).  This is the first time for 11 years that I have not had a Lotus (prior to having the yellow 111S series 2 I had the blue Lotus […]

…on Redundancy and Opportunity.

On June 16th my position was made redundant (remember, it is always the job, not the person, which is made redundant) and so after 12.5 years there (23 years of regular employment in total through various companies since graduating) and so now, for the first time ever, I am officially (and unexpectedly) unemployed. It’s a …

…on The Royal Wedding.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were married at Westminster Abbey today. Members of The Royal Family including Her Majesty The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the service at the Abbey, along with around 1,900 guests.” – http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/ There can be few who were unaware […]

Kylie, O2 Arena, London

This was the first time I’ve seen Kylie in concert; I have heard many times that she puts on a great show, so I had high expectations, Kylie had a lot to live up to!
Did she succeed?

McFly, Wembley Arena, London

The UK leg of their Above The Noise tour reached Wembley on 1st April (originally scheduled to be the final date until other events necessitated the rescheduling of the first couple of dates), and also reached the computers, iPhones and iPads of many other McFly fans across the UK and around the world as this […]

Derren Brown, New Victoria Theatre, Woking

This won’t be a review of the gig in the conventional sense – pretty much the first thing Derren said when he came on stage, and the last thing he said before leaving it, was a plea to the audience to not divulge any of the happenings, and rightly so – the show works far […]

Russell Howard, O2 Arena, London

First gig of 2011, and it’s Russell Howard filling the 15,000 capacity O2 on his Right Here, Right Now tour (he filled the O2 for two nights, it turns out. Perhaps comedy really is the new rock’n’roll). You know, that blond Bristol-born comedian off the telly. I first became aware of him on Mock The […]