I’m just getting back into my stride for Initforthehoney. Here’s 7 Good Things that happened in November. Fireworks at Alexandra Palace. Though it was a very blustery evening the fireworks were the very best I’ve ever seen. It’s especially nice to be in London for 5th November. It’s the second time I’ve gone up for fireworks displays. The previous one was at Blackheath in South … Continue reading November

7 Good Sheffield-centric Things

Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival Friday 19-Sunday 20th July. The city was en fête and in great sprits with the arrival of the Tramlines Festival taking place in venues across town as varied as an old warehouse, an art gallery and custom built stages in the park and outside city hall. Well organised, fun and really cheap. Long may it continue. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. A great day … Continue reading 7 Good Sheffield-centric Things

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7 Good LONDON Things

‘A Crisis of Brilliance’ at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Crossing London from leafy Crouch End to positively verdant and pastoral Dulwich took a while but we had the best ever view of Battersea Power Station and a fantastic lunch at the gallery. Weather awful but inside, a bright view of the bright young students at The Slade from 1912 and their journey from draughtsmen and … Continue reading 7 Good LONDON Things

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Sept Bonnes Choses

Here’s 7 Good Things, the French edition: Boulangeries and Patisseries on every street corner! You are my nemeses with your tantalising and beautiful edible displays. The best bread in the world is made in France. It’s artisanal and under €1. You can still buy excellent wine for under €3. Strangers wish you ‘good morning’, ‘have a good afternoon’ and ‘good evening’ all of the time. … Continue reading Sept Bonnes Choses

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Broadchurch Rhubarb Colin Cotterill’s ‘Grandad, there’s a head on the beach’. In fact all his Jimm Juree novels and his Dr Siri Paiboun novels.  Not long ’till Nice James Wong (The Homegrown Revolution) seeds sprouting in propagator. Surprise packages Fresh tagliatelle with smoked salmon. 8 minutes-boom!     Picture credits. Broadchurch/,,, Nice Prommenades Apartments. Continue reading 7 Good Things

7 Good Things

7 Good Things

Le Havre. A 2011 film by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki set in the French port town of Le Havre. A tale of community and compassion with an unusual Film Noire-esque atmosphere.  F.lux: Software which dims and colours your computer screen in the evening to reduce disruption to your circadian clock. Ian Rankin’s The Complaints. New character, D.I Malcolm Fox replaces Rebus for Rankin’s latest books featuring hardboiled Scottish detectives.  Set in … Continue reading 7 Good Things