Thursday, 28 January 2010

Watercolour Fun

Finished the short story I've been working on lately...not quite sure what to do with it yet, but we'll see.  I've also been drafting the letter I'll send to Three for all the problems they caused me, requesting they refund my train ticket. We'll see what happens.
Been having more fun with the watercolours, and have painted a couple of nice little things over the last couple of nights. So...enjoy...if you can...


Wednesday, 27 January 2010


Back in London now...good to be back, in a's always fun to be with my dad and often a shame to leave.  But i guess that's what growing up is about sometimes.  Had a chance to think a bit lately, and to be a bit more pro-active.  Found a website called which provides links to work and websites available to freelance writers.
Tonight I've also submitted a couple of my poems into competitions, and plan to send pieces of writing to further ones in the future.  It's something that I've realised that I have to do.
I've also picked up an interest in watercolours, thanks to an unused box that my dad had.  Been painting daffodils tonight. Need more practice I think, but I like both the colours that you can produce along with the ease of application.  It's quite fun actually.
That's it for now, but hopefully I'll have more news soon.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

As Seen On TV

Wow - it's been a while!  But there is a story, trust me.  In my last post I mentioned the loss of internet, and as a result I decided to upgrade my mobile broadband whilst also gaining a new, free netbook from Three.  Having ordered it, I waited at home for it to arrive, only for my dad to text to say it had been delivered to his address.  Turned out that Three hadn't changed my address properly, so i've been down in Cheddar again for a week.  I'm going to try to get the price of the fare back as compensation however.
While here I've taken advantage of having a television by watching Great Railway Journey's, with Michael Portillo, and on last Tuesday's episode he was in Cheddar (not that it's got a railway any more, but the Strawberry Line did used to pass through here).
During his stay, Michael interviewed one of my former teachers, Adrian Targett, in his home because famously many years ago a DNA test proved that he was related to a 10,000 year old skeleton (Cheddar Man) found in one of the caves here.  Here comes the interesting bit.
A few months ago my dad put in a bookcase and cabinet in Mr Targett's home...and he was interviewed right in front of it.  Below are a couple of screen shots taken from the programme (thanks to BBC i-player).
The first shows Mr Targett in front of his cabinet, the second is a close up.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Offline Antics

It's been a while since I posted.  When I returned from Sweden in the new year I found that I was suddenly unable to access the internet.  I've ruled out the service provider and the web browser and therefore it seems to be a problem with the computer itself.  I'm currently writing to you from an internet cafe.  It is extremely annoying to say the least - but hopefully a resolution is in the offing.
I had a wonderful time in sweden, and my girlfriend also returned with me to london for a week.  I am now missing her more than I can really say.  Weirdly it just seems to get harder to say goodbye.  Why is that?
The only problem I found with winter in sweden was the cold.  It got down to -27 on one day and there was always plenty of snow around.  I guess it's something that you would get used to.
Plan to attempt some writing this afternoon and hopefully the next time you hear from me it will be from the comfort of my own home.  I'll also try uploading photos then too.