A few weeks ago I did something I haven’t done for a while and had a wander around the British Museum. I rather enjoyed coming across this serious dude.
Apparently, he is the Garuda, a legendary bird-like being. In Hindu mythology he is associated with the god Vishnu acting as a vehicle or mount, and symbolises royal power and martial prowess. In Buddhist mythology the Garuda are a enormous intelligent birds that are enemies of the snake spirits called Nagas. This statue is from Tibet, where it seems Garudas aren’t beings you’d want to mess with.
Here is a gallery of a few photos I took at the Luton Carnival on the 28th May 2018.
You can see more photos here.
I have signed the People’s Vote Petition to demand a vote on the Brexit deal. We, the people, have the democratic right to determine our own future: https://www.peoples-vote.uk/petition #PeoplesVote
In the Eric Morecambe Suite for an 80th birthday party – and we’ve just won the quiz!
I’m joining the #peoplesvotemarch today. Can’t stand idle when so much is at risk.
Well that’s the first time I’ve been drinking in a pub and it’s caught on fire! Really hope no ones been hurt.
Just noticed that I haven’t posted anything since the 1st of January. Er – been busy…
Earlier this month my good friend Lucy Watt asked me to play some tunes at her 40th birthday party. The timings of the evening (and because lots of people were lightweights and left before 12) meant I didn’t really get to play what I’d prepared. But rather than it going to waste, I have put together a Spotify playlist:
OK, Last Jedi: bit of a mess but a v. enjoyable one. Some great set pieces. But more homily than epic.