Hawkwind 4th June 2012


So having tucked into my Jubilee street party grub I made my way to Southampton (The Brook) to see the mighty Hawkwind for (maybe) the 26th time (I have lost track). Excellent support was provided by Huw Lloyd Langton (review here). I quite like the new album Onward (review here) and was looking forward to a... Continue Reading →

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Huw Lloyd Langton – 4th June 2012


Post street party Monday June 4th 2012 found me at The Brook in Southampton to see Hawkwind (reviewed here) supported by Huw Lloyd Langton. [NB my pictures of the gig are on Flickr here]. Huw came on stage around 8:30 and despite some technical problems (more later) gave a decent account of himself and naturally... Continue Reading →

Maylands Café


If you find yourself after a spot of grub in or near Hemel Hempstead (I often drop in when passing on the M1 - it is only five minutes detour) then the only place to go is the Maylands Café (1 Maylands Avenue). The picture here shows the staff being awarded a cheque for best... Continue Reading →

So I bought a Kobo touch!


Having worried about Kindle / tablet and gotten excited over the Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch I was disappointed that there would be no UK launch in the near future. WH Smiths then announced the UK launch of the Kobo Touch for Monday just gone so I cracked and bought one. The unit is solid enough, the... Continue Reading →

Castle Sandwich Bar, 54 Paul St EC2A 4LN


Summary A highly un-reconstructed breakfast / lunch stop dating from 1970 somewhere off the beaten track between Old Street and Barbican. This is another in a random series of reviews of cafés which the regular reader will be aware are something of a favourite of mine, for example in this posting in praise of the... Continue Reading →

Roberts Stream 83i review


Summary Yes it's just a piece of domestic technology but (as I will attempt to argue below) this is a deceptive little item that packs a punch and has been a very pleasing purchase. I think (coupled with some other key bits of technology (some of which are here) it can be part of another... Continue Reading →

Topfield 5800 PVR


Summary Sometimes you buy a bit of technology and wonder how you lived without it; you are taken to a new level in capability and would never do without again. In a bid to re-balance this blog towards its original aspirations I present my review of the Topfield 5800 PVR (or toppy as everyone calls... Continue Reading →

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