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Monday, 28 February 2011


'na, M and I went to see True Grit last week. Enjoyed it. The Coens are creating a bit of a backlog of Americana - True Grit, O Brother where art thou?, Millers Crossing, The Hudsucker Proxy.

Beautifully shot it carries straight on from No country for old men - sadly Roger Deakins got snubbed again at last nights awards.

Was the Kings Speech worth its awards -possibly in a pretty poor year for cinema. Yes I enjoyed it but felt it went a little for the easy laughs - if it didnt have a historical background I have to say it wouldnt mean a thing.

Ooh fore I forget - guy in supermarket at the weekend buys a Jason Statham box set. Oh boy...

Well have to wait and see where we go from here - Rango hopefully...

Sunday, 20 February 2011

The times they are a -changin'

Well things are speeding up. The flat will shortly be on the market. The agents been round, taken photos, contracts have been signed, A solicitor has been appointed, househunting should commence next week and wever starting looking at mortgages.

say hello to the next 15 years of disappearing paychecks. We shall see. At the moment there certainly doesnt seem to be an awful lotg of property around. Theres no way that were going to be able to afford to live in cambridge. Im hoping that were going to be able to afford to live within a bike commute of the centre - 5 miles or so. Itll be needed because I dont think that Im going to be able to afford the £50 a month gym membership one Im paying out on the mortgage as well.

Do I have doubts? Of course its a big step and when we sort out the legalise well also be arranging the contingencies. What happens if...

In other newws a visit to Norway is imminent to see cousins Rebecca and Ed and Ive also got the OK to take an extended break this winter thanks to the somewhat fortuitous yuletime holidays.

In the meantime its back to a distinctly frigid Cambridge - cant wait for winter to end

Sunday, 13 February 2011

The revolution will be televised

I've been lucky enough to travel to both Tunisia and to Egypt. And both countries share much. A rich history. A colonial past. A brutal and oppresive dictatorship. Time will tell if they can both move forward to a future that the people of both nations deserve, one where the will of the people(even if it doesn't cue neatly with the wishes of the West) is heard and represented.

The world has been stunned by the tenacity and courage of the protesters in Tahrir Square.

Hopefully there are a few interior ministry guys sitting somewhere nervously looking over their shoulders, a few generals sitting in their gilded palaces making sure that their private jet is fuelled and ready to go.

So where next? Syria? Iran? Saudi Arabia? Quite a sweepstake isnt it?

Interesting to see mad mel on Question Time last week ramping up the Islamophobia to undermind the popular revolt in Cairo. Interesting also to see one of the protesters describe the uprising as "for all Egyptians, Muslim, Christian, Straight, Gay..."

More power to them...

Next up putting the flat on the market