Christmas Spirit.

The alarm goes off and I slap it silent and swing my legs off the bed and sit up and sigh. Simon rubs my back and asks me what’s wrong and I say “Nothing, just tired.” The excuse of being tired deflects all kinds of emotionally inquisitive questions. It’s Sinterklaas, the 6th of December and … Continue reading Christmas Spirit.

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The Quest.

Call me Dave. That’s not my real name. You humans don’t have the tongue flexibility to pronounce it. Some years ago I became filled with doubt about the world. I questioned everything, even what I had been taught about our Gnome Saviour, Talpidae, the Digger of Souls. Scientific inquiry, being in its infancy in the … Continue reading The Quest.

Is John Williams more important to the Star Wars universe than Darth Vader? Thoughts on the #RogueOne trailer

Rogue One: A Star Wars story dropped a new trailer today. I loved it obviously. But. This will be the first Star Wars film without a John Williams score and this fact worries me. It's exciting that new stories are being told in this universe and new directors and composers will be able to make … Continue reading Is John Williams more important to the Star Wars universe than Darth Vader? Thoughts on the #RogueOne trailer

Patisserie Valerie. I wanted a view but all I could see was a spud-u-like. 

I sit and watch the city walk past the open fronted cafe inside a shopping centre. The antithesis of parisien cafe culture, it feels like Paris not one bit.  The people walking past have a lack of style, a negative chic, a hollow sense of glamour. It seems the very city itself disallows such extravagances … Continue reading Patisserie Valerie. I wanted a view but all I could see was a spud-u-like.