Friday, 30 May 2014

Father's Day Inspiration

I got an email recently "Gift Inspiration for Father's Day - alcohol, experience days, tasty treats and so much more!" from the website

Seems there are many wonderful items to treat a Dad with: booze, cheese and cakes, headphones, razors and aftershave, TV memorabilia and.... summer dresses. Really?!?

Monday, 19 May 2014

King Of Monsters

Apparently since his last screen appearance, Godzilla has gained something of a double chin and put on a few pounds around the middle.

Still a fun and quite exciting film, mind you.

Sunday, 18 May 2014


Right now I am feeling very privileged to have gained rare access inside the grounds of the ruins of Reading Abbey. Because the ruins are largely unstable and Reading Borough Council currently don't have the funds to make them safe, this area is usually closed to the public. Here are a couple of images I took...

Friday, 16 May 2014

Playing Tourist

Sometimes it's good to be a tourist...

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Time To Leave The Euro(vision)

What is the point of the Eurovision Song Contest?

It seems to me that for many years it's not been about selecting the best tune or singer but more about voting along political lines, certain countries supporting their mates.

Since when was Russia part of Europe anyway?

Isn't it time the UK pulled the vast sum of money we contribute to this televisual farce each year and spent it on something worthwhile?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Black Iron Oxide Coil Pot Thing

As mentioned in previous postings (here, here, here and for good measure here) I have been working on a ceramic project of sorts. This evening I finally got to see it in all its glory and thought I might share some images.

In addition to the the Black Iron Oxide, I applied the following Stoneware glazes in varying proportions: Marbled Blue, Copper Red, Marbled Green and Red-Brown. Not necessarily to everyone's taste I know but I like it.  

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Where Did April Go?

5 April Charlton 0 - 1 Reading
8 April Bournemouth 3 - 1 Reading
14 April Reading 1 - 1 Leicester
18 April Wigan 3 - 0 Reading
22 April Reading 2 - 0 Middlesbough
26 April Doncaster 1-3 Reading
3 May Reading 2 - 2 Burnley

Looks like the Royals will have to settle for another season in the Championship.