Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Science of Sleep

Yesterday, Paula and myself went to see 'The Science of Sleep', a charming film written and directed by the wonderfully talented Michel Gondry who also directed 'Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind'. He also directed the 'Around the World' video for Daft Punk as well as videos for Chemical Brother & Massive Attack.

If you don't get to see it in the cinema definitely try to get it out on DVD, it is like a little massage for the heart.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Coffee is my life....

I did mean to post a pic of the La Marzocco, I'd love one at home but couldn't afford to turn it on for the electricity it uses to stay hot!

This is the store where I work....

Great store, great baristas, great customers.

Out with the old... in with the new...

In the very cute little Starbucks store where I work there was a La Marzocco 4 group coffee machine that made great coffee with a little care and attention.

All the barista's are excellent and know how to coax a great shot of espresso out of the machine.

But, it is a lot of work and when we have a huge queue in the morning of thirsty office commuters it's tiring and slow. Thankfully for our RSI it's been replaced and we are really quick now.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Late St. Patrick's Day post...

The photo is deliberately out of focus and not a result of the ingredients listed below:

Here are some of the perfect ingredients of for St. Patrick's Day.

A yummy pint of Guiness, the first of 2007.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Whre I get some of my work done.....

London being London and rent being what it is. I only have a little bit of space in the corner of our main room that I call my studio! Well it's really just a writing & production zone. Probably the best description.

At the moment I am still working on a track for Greg at 3rock which is almost finished. (well the first one is finished but there that's only 1/3 on the same theme)

After that I'm going to make a stab at getting some tracks together for this my own CD. If you are in GVC then you'll get a chance to hear them before everyone else as I'll probably use then in Church or home group.

More on that note to follow, I'm sure. Paula stylin it....

Here's P stylin' it in South Kensington with all the 'Chelsea Tractor' driving Yummy Mummy's

I know she's gonna love this pic, but hey she never reads this blog so I'm pretty safe.

(to be fair it was cold and raining)

If you are stuck for something to do whilst waiting to get into the the Kylie exhibition in the V&A, then head across the road to the Science Museum it was very good and we only go to see 1 floor. Don't go on the weekend unless you have to, cause it's full of kids, not a bad thing in it's self just you'; have to queue up for all the good stuff! Will defo head back there! Dad you'd love it.

Here's a pic of Babbage's Analytic Engine, one of the first mechanical computers, I'm thinking of upgrading, just not sure if I'll get it in carry on for my next gig!

I just remembered that didn't give away any more information.

We did head to see Kylie at the V&A and it was rather good. If are in the area it's worth a visit. There are free tickets available so either book them online (for a £2 booking fee) or pitch up early and get them. They seem to go quickly, they were all gone by lunch time on the Sunday we visited and we had to wait about for 2 hours for our time slot.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Ken & Val are in town

We're having a hectic weekend with Paula's parents in town. Yesterday we hit the East London Food festival.

Here's Ken the proud Oyster Card user at the bus stop yesterday before our whistle stop tour.

Today Val is heading to a day of lectures at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and the rest of us are heading to the V&A to see the exhibition of Kylie's Clothes.