Status Quo – 1999

Here’s an interview I did with Status Quo in April 1999 at The Star and Garter in Manchester. It was part of a pub tour they were doing to promote their new album called Under The Influence. The local media had been invited along to talk to Franics Rossi and Rick Parfitt. I waited pateienly for my turn…

This past week (15 January 2017)

Here are a few photographs from my week. I finally got round to watching Star Wars Rouge One at Cinema City in Norwich. It was a late (for me) showing, starting at 8.45 – or perhaps closer to 9.15 by the time all the adverts and trailers finished. I enjoyed the film and no matter…

Limited Edition

There are a number of signs outside City Hall in Norwich which say ‘Advanced Warning – Road Closed 28th December‘. Now THAT is advanced warning. I keep meaning to take a picture of one of them but find myself distracted by my outrage. I thought that perhaps they might have been waiting until Twelfth Night to remove them, but…

Coffee and me

I’ve bought a coffee machine. I know. The guy who drinks nothing but tea (and alcoholic beverages obviously) has bought a coffee machine. Apparently this coffee machine does everything, apart from make tea. You name the coffee type, it does it. Latte, Flat White, Espresso, um, some others. It comes with a recipe book of…

Winter garden

A cold winter’s morning in Norwich and there’s a light crunching under foot as I walk across the lawn – or what passes for a lawn. I’m hoping the noise I can hear is frost. When I say ‘lawn’, it’s more like a carpet of rotting Sycamore leaves with an additional layer of those helicopter seed pods…

Is this your stick?

I’ve never been a great lover of New Year’s Eve. I think it must be something to do with having to work every December 31st in my teenage years at a posh hotel where we had to do everything we could to make sure everyone was having the best of times. I look back on it…