Thursday, 3 February 2011

Alottments. And TLN.

My thanks to Naomi Sachs for the following:
It's well worth looking at the work of TLN while you're there. Very very interesting. More to follow, with photographs.

On Blogging.

Recently a friend bemoaned the lack of postings on my blog. I admit it, I'm an infrequent blogger (loath that word). Perhaps blog activity is a barometer that reflects the rest of ones life. Or, that sometimes there doesn't seem to be anything going on that's worth putting on a blog.
Not so.
I came across some photographs on Flickr the other day, while I was researching something. The person who had posted them has put a caption alongside to the effect that he didn't know who would be interested in the images, he was just going through the motions. 'Au contraire' as Del Boy might say. So, in that vein, here are some images taken yesterday, that I can't imagine anyone would be interested in. I even question why I took them.......

Phone me, if you can remember the number.

Remember when you had, in your brain, before auto dialing, countless phone numbers. How do you split up a number?

This is my work one: 07976 402 891. That's how I break it up. How off putting when I see it broken up 0797 6402 891 or any other countless variations.

Like wise, London Numbers. 0208 852 6636. Yes? Or should it be 020 8852 6636? Or, are there more important things to worry about?

Read on

Whilst I'm on books. Below is a new book by an unknown author. More to follow, but it's nice to see what a novel looks like before the publishers get their hands on it. And when they do, if they use one of my photographs on the cover all the better.

Crime Pays

Crime writers are well paid, goes the saying. I'm not a big devourer of crime (or mystery as it's known in America). Most of the exposure I get to fictional crime is via tv shows. In Oxford there can be up to ten murders a day when either Morse or Lewis are on shift. Someone ought to have a look at halving the crime rate there by suspending those two. Better perhaps to read the work of:
Mark Billingham, Val McDermid and Stephen Booth.