• Fandom,  Updates

    Social(s)

    I’m on wandering.shop, enjoying it well enough now that there are actual people on it – I had created an account a while back but only poked my nose in now and then as it was pretty quiet. It has a lot of potential, though I guess unsurprisingly it has the reverse issues of Twitter in a lot of ways. If the birdsite is a huge for-profit corporation, with all the problems and opportunities that entails, mastodon is a bunch of small volunteer-run groups. Which is great in theory, but someone compared their experience with dealing with HOAs and…. that’s…

  • Film

    Yes Chef!

    We went to see The Menu yesterday and really loved it. Dark, tense, very funny, and the perfect cast. There’s a few minor bits that don’t gel (sorry) but it’d make a great triple bill with the Benoit Blanc films.…

  • Fandom,  Updates

    Out and about

    Moving up to Newcastle has meant a lot more going out and doing things. Partly because we’re no longer in the process of finding a house and moving across the country, of course, but really mostly because there is so…

  • Conventions,  Travel

    Chicago, etc

    Not a proper con report, but a roundup of highlights; Arriving at 3am and losing a day of touristing due to American Airlines being trash, but still getting to ride the L because it runs all night. Good breakfasts at…

  • Updates

    The Great British Queue

    It’s the weekend before the Queen’s funeral, so we get a bank holiday, but everything is closed. Just getting back in the groove of things after a few weeks of non-stop. Orlando, which was very hot and humid. Short version:…

  • Updates

    Jubilee Weekend

    Nearly three months at the new place and enjoying the long weekend. The garden is good, the house is fit for visitors and we’ve had a few, which still feels novel. We’ve done well so far at exploring the toon,…

  • Updates

    Year of the Tiger

    Well, that’s a lot to live up to, and speaking as a Rabbit, a little intimidating. But with a big move underway and hopefully lots of good changes to go with it, it feels promising all the same. Current distractions…

  • Updates

    Seasons end

    It’s been a cold January, mostly spent tidying up from of the holiday season chaos at work (it’s always slow but messy over December) and looking forward to the imminent move to Newcastle. It might be the new year, but…

  • Updates

    Goodbye 2021

    Just a few hours left to the year. Low key plans again of course, delivery sushi and then Alison Scott’s around-the-world NYE Zoom, which was good fun last year. We have some sake left, and sparkling wine from Valencia We…

  • Family,  Updates

    Xmas at the Coxon’s

    Back from the Coxon family home, where we had a relatively small but still very nice Christmas. We played Sushi Go, got some quality time with Alfie the cat, who is getting cuddly in his old age, and we watched…