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.

Status at July 01, 2018 at 12:03PM

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

Status at June 30, 2018 at 05:13PM

In the Eric Morecambe Suite for an 80th birthday party – and we’ve just won the quiz!

Status at June 23, 2018 at 12:00PM

I’m joining the #peoplesvotemarch today. Can’t stand idle when so much is at risk.

Status at June 22, 2018 at 08:29PM

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.

Status at February 21, 2018 at 12:34PM

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:

Status at December 23, 2017 at 08:16PM

OK, Last Jedi: bit of a mess but a v. enjoyable one. Some great set pieces. But more homily than epic.