a-poet-and-other-things said: I’m sorry, jacket and tie but an untucked shirt: the eight deadly sin

He’s from Brighton though so it’s okay. Right? I wouldn’t go untucked with a jacket, personally.

Gary & Pete from The Big Allotment Challenge

Oh my goodness. Only friends but boosting my enjoyment of this programme somewhat. 

(Source: BBC)

I’m using Instagram again. @norfolkadam


Chagford, Devon across Fields by Walter Sickert, 1915

Chagford, Devon across Fields by Walter Sickert, 1915

I actually don’t know who Roger Whittaker is, I’m guessing it’s not the 78 year-old easy listening musician. 

Anonymous asked:

Have you ever considered being not so predictable in your travel writing? Every post about places, architecture and cityscapes are far too blatantly Pevsner guides regurgitation- everybody does it. It is tiresome to say the very least. Kind regards, Roger Whittaker.

Hi Roger, thanks for the feedback and for being honest. I can see what you mean, I write these posts and I always worry they can be quite dull but I’m not sure I know how to write with fewer strictures without being hugely florid. I need to shake off the shackles of ‘I went to point A and saw thing B and it was “pevsner quote”’.

In my defence there is as much regurgitation of Betjeman and others as there is of Pevsner. I’m still young, still developing my opinions and terminology so often it is much easier to agree with writers I admire than it is to really think independently.

I’ll try and be less crushingly dull for you in the future.

An iPhone I may have but I’m still stuck at work until gone 8 on a sunny Bank Holiday.

An iPhone I may have but I’m still stuck at work until gone 8 on a sunny Bank Holiday.

I bought an iPhone this morning. I wanted a new phone and my contract was up for renewal so, there we have it.

The good news is that I can now do all the things people with good phones do like Instagram and Snapchat and FaceTime. Am I entering a new era of narcissism? I hope not but maybe.


last.fm

So, last.fm has been surreptitiously recording my musical tastes since May 2008 on all my computers and MP3 players and it’s just clicked over the 60,000 songs mark so I thought I’d look back and see what the summation of six years of music looks like. 
I think what I’ve revealed is that my music taste is as middle-of-the-road indie pop and that when I find an artist or band I like I tend to stick with them. No bands you’ve never heard of, nothing I ripped of 6music, no live albums or bootlegs. Nothing that would shock the readers of NME. Although I no longer listen to much Ben Folds and my love for Coldplay’s Viva la Vida album has long passed it’s still a pretty accurate reflection of my taste.
Maybe it’s depressing that my musical taste and range has changed little since I was 17 or maybe it’s fine. Maybe I’m just not that into music. Are you allowed to be not really into music in this day and age? 

last.fm

So, last.fm has been surreptitiously recording my musical tastes since May 2008 on all my computers and MP3 players and it’s just clicked over the 60,000 songs mark so I thought I’d look back and see what the summation of six years of music looks like. 

I think what I’ve revealed is that my music taste is as middle-of-the-road indie pop and that when I find an artist or band I like I tend to stick with them. No bands you’ve never heard of, nothing I ripped of 6music, no live albums or bootlegs. Nothing that would shock the readers of NME. Although I no longer listen to much Ben Folds and my love for Coldplay’s Viva la Vida album has long passed it’s still a pretty accurate reflection of my taste.

Maybe it’s depressing that my musical taste and range has changed little since I was 17 or maybe it’s fine. Maybe I’m just not that into music. Are you allowed to be not really into music in this day and age? 


Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Hampshire

There’s no way your weekend is going to be as exciting as mine. With the in-laws too.
Genuinely quite looking forward to it.

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Hampshire

There’s no way your weekend is going to be as exciting as mine. With the in-laws too.

Genuinely quite looking forward to it.