• Conventions

    Chores

    I have a bunch of art stuff to do as convention season is here, so I’ve applied for my passport, registered my postal vote, painted the downstairs hall, and planted some berry bushes in the garden.

  • Conventions

    British!

    As of a couple of days ago I’m officially British. The ceremony was a bit long but nice overall, there was piper and a harpist and a couple of speeches. The mayor confirmed we are also Geordies, so I’ll have…

  • Fandom,  Food and Drink,  Travel

    We went to London and saw some culture! Despite the strikes on Friday we had a smooth trip to Croydon to the stay at Fishlifter Manor, where we were greeted by a very welcome dhansak. Saturday we headed to the…

  • Film,  Food and Drink,  Updates

    In the ear

    One of the nice things about working from home is that I can listen to stuff all day; music, audiobooks, podcasts. I’m not consistent in my habits, usually the end and beginning of the year are when I’m best at…

  • Food and Drink

    Catmass

    One Wednesday I had lunch at the new Spanish tapas place in Grainger market, after getting a roscón from their shop, it has a limited but solid menu and they plan to open in the mornings to do churros, so…

  • Film,  Updates

    Obligatory New Year’s Post

    2023, so far so good. We ended the old year with friends, drinks, food, boardgames, and a movie, then started the new year with much the same. Appropriately the movie for the closing year was a rewatch, Logan Lucky in…

  • 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…

  • 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…