Saturday, November 06, 2004

Cider weekend

The good Rev Simon and myslef took a trip recently to the Forest of Dean, where we crushed and pressed apples and drank some of last years' produce. Twas a great weekend, and there should be a cider party round ours in about October '05. Menatime, I've got some snaps sitting on this page. You can find some of Simon's here, and Calvin, another scrumpy adventurer has posted some here (beware of the long drop toilet photo on this one...he's a plumber, so has no natural sense of replulsion towards this kind of stuff).

Tuesday, November 02, 2004


Check this page out up close (pref with a hangover)

PS "Any minute now", (new CD) rox.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Turner Prize and James Memorial

Last night Steve, Hannah and I went to the launch of The Turner Prize (The UK's most prestigious and high profile modern art prize, ).

As part of his submission, one of the finalists, Jeremy Deller has erected different memorials to a group of people at places signifigant to them around the country. One of the people he has erected a memorial to is James. The memorial consists of a plastic sillouhette of a bike and a paque that have been attached to a pole near the spot where James was knocked off his bike on Essex Road in North London. Other parts of Jeremy's show include:

* Two video presentations, one being a comment piece shot in Texas ("Memory Bucket"), the other a doco about a parade he organised in Spain.

* A wall chart tracing the connection between brass band and acid house music.

For those of you in the UK, make sure you get along to see the exhibition. It's on at the Tate Britain from today until December 23. For those who can't make it, Steve has put some pictures I took at the launch last night up on the Deter website. If you're on dialup, there are some low res versions here.

Monday, October 18, 2004

We had an election, well kinda sorta

Well, the forces of evil have increased their majority in the sunburnt country. Despite best efforts of all and sundry, the ALP suffered what the press have called a "train wreck" election defeat. Well, now Australia will have to bear the brunt of an all powerful conservative government. Howard is now Menzies.

I co-ordinated the campaign for the ALP UK Society, with the able assistance of a fantastic team. If London reflected the mood of the country, it'd be the Latham Labor Government about to be sworn in. Unfortunately, it didn't reflect the mood of the country at all. Amazing what looking at the place from the outside does to you.

Anyhow, there's some random pix from the UK Campaign here and here. Simon took some photos at the joint ALP/Green (yes, we'd rather be with them than Family First, preference cutters!) election count party that was held in Soho. His snaps are right about here.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Canoeing in Sweden

Well, last weekend saw a bunch of misfits jet off to sunny southern Sweden to join the Karlskrona posse for a spot of canoeing over three days or so.

The SERENITY was amazing. Not to mention the risotto.

Nick & Pernilla have posted some great snaps here.

My photos (from a disposable camera..dubious quality) are here.

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Steve's got worms

Steve has got a new page dedicated to the progress of his wormery, located on the Trelawney Estate, which is not in Cornwall. The worm site's gonna be a slow burner.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004


Welcome to Euroblather, the blog. About time I started to get a central location for all my photos, etc. Hopefully this will now occur.

Anyhow, for Pix of the recent Danny & Aurelie Wedding super-extravaganza, clickez-vous right here

For pix of my Franco road trip leading up the wedding, go right here.

Here's my general photo album.

And here is , a site the ALP UK Society has just launched aimed at making sure Australian expats vote to get out Howard in the upcoming election. Double check your enrolment (and pass the address around) NOW. This election's gonna be close, and very important.

More to come as I get the time. Cheers for now, SP