"A word on the spot is worth a cartload of recollections"
James Maggs, Southwold diarist 1797-1890

Friday, 30 December 2011

Street food in Kolkata

Here's a mad and beautiful little gem from Mongo Denoon and the ok catering success.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Dry-tooling at the Westway

Last night we participated in a Fig Four dry tooling competition at the Westway. Nick's friend Ramon had signed us up to take part. Somehow we'd got the impression that this was just a bit of fun and that plenty of the participants were, like us, new to dry-tooling. So our hearts sank yesterday when we read on the Westway website that the competition would feature "elite climbers" and take place on the "super-steep" outside wall. Gulp. The less said about my attempt the better, a complete debacle. Nick did much better. Here's a clip of his first go. Ramon and others climbed superbly. As Nick put it, our effort compared with Ramon's was like watching Rotherham play Barcelona.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Roller-skating Santas

Not quite sure what these two were up to, but they made me smile.