18 Feb 2010

It's a blue, bright blue, Saturday.

I went to Scotland for a few days. It was beautiful. Sometimes the sea and the sky were the same color and you couldn't tell which was which, like the vanishing point.


  1. Oh, brave new world...

    I've read hundreds of blogs and profiles since I started adding my two penn'orth last month. Yours is one of the best.

    The bit of Hamlet I can recite is 'Tis now the very witching time of night etc.' I used to work in a theatre and knew several RSC actors. Katy Stephens was quite a close friend. I believe she made a bit of a splash a couple of years ago. I've lost touch with her now.

    So, I'm going to follow your blog, if you don't mind. Make it good!

  2. By the way, I meant to add...

    I do hope you manage to go through life without ever getting a proper job. There's enough wealth in this culture to keep the brighter thinkers thinking brightly, and not forcing them onto a treadmill. Unless, that is, you manage to find a job you love doing, and that allows you to do it as you see fit. There aren't many of those.

    Oddly enough, it's communist Russia that fascinates me. I think it's something to do with the richness of conflict, tension and paradox within a human community that is torn between the past and the present. Have you seen the film Citizen X?

  3. It's the 20th February. NOW it's Saturday. The sky is blue in dear old Derbyshire. Much of the rest of the view is still white.

  4. Hello :)
    It's really very lovely to get feedback on my blog - mainly because I never really think anyone is reading it! It's particularly nice that you singled mine out - although I'm not overly sure why. I'm interested in how you came across me, by the way?
    Thankyou for your support over not getting a proper job - I find quite a lot of people feel the same way :)
    I've never seen Citizen X, is it good? I get to study communist Russia next year for my A2 Level history - I'm very much looking forward to it.
    I really hope I don't dissapoint!

  5. Citizen X is a modern classic, in my opinion. It's ostensibly a murder mystery, based on an actual serial killer - and it pulls no punches. But it's also about the political constraints in small town, communist Russia. Of all the films I like set in pre-glasnost Russia (The Russia House, Gorky Park, the Harry Palmer films,) I think this is the best. It also stars Stephen Rea, one of my favourite actors.