Monthly Archives: October 2007

Friday Snippets

It’s been AGES since I did one of these quick wrap-up posts, so here goes:

  • Chicken Out, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s campaign for increased awareness of where our chickens come from gives some food for thought(!). There’s some nice recipes too plus this one on the River Cottage site.
  • still with food, the River Cottage site has a great local food finder.
  • R.E.M. have their first ever official live album out with some tantalising tracks on there.
  • Stereogum are celebrating R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People album being 15 years old, with a free and downloadable album of covers called Drive XV. There’s a lot of comment and interesting stuff attached to the tracks including comment from Mike Mills, R.E.M.’s bassist. Well worth the listen.
  • if you’ve ever wondered what happens at the Edinburgh Rat Race, you can now find out thanks to a nice DVD by DreamTeamTV (or by asking someone who recorded it from TV a few weeks ago 😉 ). I’m in it for at least half a second.  Dates for the 2008 races in Bristol, Edinburgh and London are now on the site, with some new events promised to be announced soon.
  • according to Tom, the International Space Station should be visible with the naked eye tonight over Edinburgh. Here’s the full detail. Enter your own location to see when it will be flying over you.

Time to get out of work and enjoy the weekend!

Things To Do

My good friend James is here from Grenoble, but the Ankle Curse has taken hold and his is duffed up.  Any ideas on what we could do tomorrow?  James is originally from Fife, so knows the whole area very well.  I’ll have a car, so travelling isn’t a problem.

Somehow I’ve messed up leaving comments at the moment, so please drop me a mail if you have an idea!

Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered

I read this book on holiday after accidentally buying it, thinking it was about actually doing yoga, but easily.  Anyway, Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered wends it’s way through a few different genres, at times straight travelogue at times Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.  Worth a read, and I’m planning to pick up some of Geoff Dyer‘s other books.

Viva España


Originally uploaded by martinlittle

Just back from a fantastic week with Hazel’s family in Javea on the Costa Blanca. Apart from the first day when it absolutely poured, we had fantastic weather, great food and a lot of fun.

It was really nice to totally switch off, do some reading and enjoy the sunshine … before heading on to the London Rat Race.