Happy birthday to me and other great news 1

Happy birthday to me and other great news
I wouldn’t typically put it as openly as the above, but hey, it’s my birthday, that’s nice, and I finally seem to have learned in recent years that you don’t get anything unless you put yourself out there a bit and let people know what is what So, it’s another birthday, with of course many ...

Oscars Eve 2014

Oscars Eve 2014
  I’ve often written about the Oscars in the past, and haven’t said much about it this year. So now, on the night before the big show, here’s some thoughts on this year’s crop of movies that are nominated: Best Picture I’ve seen three out of the nine nominees this year — Gravity, American Hustle ...

“New ” gaming journalism and the C64

Been thinking about this on and off for a long time, but it’s really come to mind this morning as I listened and interacted with another Digital Writer’s Festival panel, this time on games journalism. I put in a few questions and I learned a lot, but it got me thinking again about for me ...

Digital Writer’s Festival action

I’ve been greatly enjoying the Digital Writer’s Festival this week, and have closely followed and questioned in a number of panels. Very simply, it’s like being at a festival without having to travel. Using Twitter and Google Hangouts I’ve posed questions to publishers, writers and other figures and been able to get a lot out ...

On creativity and the early stages of the creative process

Yes, I think this may just be where I am. Hopefully a fair way through it, but not out of it yet. From a talk by Ira Glass. THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Hold Steady new song

Hold Steady new song
I don’t care what anyone else thinks, I don’t care if it’s cool, not cool or somewhere in between, but The Hold Steady are my favourite band and they have been for quite a few years now. And after a four year hiatus, they’re back with a new song! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Welcome to 2014

Don’t look back, always look forward… Haven’t blogged a lot recently, been quite busy just doing regular stuff, and I even have a few posts that are sitting in drafts that may or may not get finished. Plans for the year of course, some writing, some business, some keeping my current job (more on that ...

Nelson Mandela

From http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/10/1261556/-Nelson-Mandela-R-I-P Remembering Mandela’s words and deeds. There’s been a lot said about the passing of the great man this week of course, so I had to add something. The image about from DailyKos really highlights some of the great things he’s said, and some of the obvious reasons why he will always be remembered. What ...

The Day of the Doctor

The Day of the Doctor
Early start this morning for this big 50th anniversary show. We have a terrible ABC picture so it wasn’t the most perfect circumstance to watch, but it was exciting to be up for it anyway, knowing we were watching at the same time as millions of others in the world. We watched it for a ...

Happy birthday Ben!

Happy birthday Ben!
In our busy November of birthdays, baby Ben is the final player…. and now he’s a big two-year-old! Happy birthday Ben! You’re walking so well, eating so well, talking more, doing more and having as much fun as you can ever have. You’re a Thomas fan and a Wiggles far, and everything you watch with ...
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