sunset

Feb. 20th, 2013 12:43 pm
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I done been blogging again.

I talked about books – ebook vs dead-tree and coffee

One day I'll work out how to automagically cross-post to here from there. In the meantime, if you'd be so kind as to do the clicky thing? There are footnotes and everything.
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Hello!

Just popped in to say hi. How are you all? You're looking splendid, as always. Is that a new haircut?


anyhoo, my 'read all the books in my house which I haven't yet read' challenge for 2013 continues apace. Just finished book #6 and am in the process of choosing book #7.

What was book #6, I hear you ask? It was London Falling, by Paul Cornell.

Yes, *that* Paul Cornell.

The book was fab - kind of a darker, nastier version of Ben Aaronovitch's equally excellent Rivers of London series - about a group of coppers who come up against a Big Supernatural Bad, that only they can see, and decide that they'll take it down in the only way they know how, by solid police work.

Great stuff, well written with some ace characters. Sets up well for a sequel too. Go read it.

Then, when you've read that, put your pre-orders in for Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls - it's out in May and is about a time-travelling serial killer and a girl who didn't die.

It's AWESOME.

If you can't wait until May, pick up Lauren's earlier book, Zoo City. Which is utterly brilliant too.

Right, off to choose book #7. TTFN!
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new blog post over at t'other blog. It's where it's all at, yo.

http://espressococo.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/serving-suggestions/
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A few photos from earlier this evening, at the announcement of the route of the two Yorkshire stages of le Tour de France 2014.

It was *cold*. I stood in the snow and sub-zero temperatures for 2 hours and loved it all. I'm *that* excited about le Tour hitting my home county. Looking forward to riding parts of the route when the weather warms up too!

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Hello

*waves*

Still not dead. Also still not King.

Hi. How the devil are you? It's been, like, FOREVER.

Oh, the moleskine thing? Still going, if anyone's interested. There's a list, somewhere...
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so, we picked up these little guys today

01 - January 2013
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Just booked tickets for Ed and I to go to a match in the Rugby League World Cup next year.

Ok, it's a year away. I had been looking at tickets in Headingley, and had lined up NZ vs Papau New Guinea, but realised it was a friday and there was no confirmed kick-off time. Whilst it'd be easy enough for me to get some time off if it was an afternoon/early evening kickoff, getting Ed out of school would be tricky.

so I looked for a saturday match, and there it was. England vs Ireland, in Huddersfield.

Sorted!  tickets were only £20 for me and a tenner for Ed. Bargain.
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Finally got round to writing up my thoughts on Skyfall. 
 
Spoilers abound, sort of. You have been warned.

http://espressococo.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/skyfall-a-spoilery-review/

I would love to know what you think of it.

Bond

Nov. 5th, 2012 01:21 pm
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The name's Bond. James Bond.




(via my Instagram: http://instagr.am/p/Rn1S4XKXdi/)
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Bond. Skyfall. Epic.

Daniel Craig *is* Bond. This film cements his position (imho) as *the* Bond.

You may argue with this. But you'd be wrong.

Javier Bardem is one of the best Bond villains in a long, long time.

All the requisite things are there. The cars, the exotic locations, the beautiful women.

Loved it.

Happy to discuss any and all of it, at length in the comments, so there may be spoilers in there.
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I think this year's NaNoWriMo[1] might have to be a homage to BondJamesBond.

I need a good villain name - I'm thinking female, as very few Bond stories feature a really good female villain, with the exception of Rosa Klebb[2] and possibly Elektra King[3].

I need a good name. And possibly a Dastardly Plot - I'm considering having her attempt to wipe out the world's coffee supply...


Suggestions onna postcard, to the usual address.




[1] oh god, am I really considering doing it again??
[2] though if memory serves, in the films she was part of SMERSH, and therefore technically part of Blofeld's gang
[3] not the best of Bond villains, though, was she?
[1]

who?

Oct. 1st, 2012 09:15 pm
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So. That was Angels in Manhattan.

here be spoilers )

guitar

Sep. 26th, 2012 06:17 pm
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I now appear to have a guitar

Eye eye.

Sep. 19th, 2012 10:14 pm
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Eye eye., originally uploaded by dakegra.

ahem...

Sep. 15th, 2012 02:27 pm
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No comment necessary...

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Or should that be atentacle?

Not Photoshopped...


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As of five minutes ago, I have been tweeted at by both Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer.

though Neil's tweet was months ago.


Still counts.


Where *is* everyone?

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