October 20th, 2008


The top ten ciders

The Independent printed a list of the Top Ten Ciders in their paper on Thursday. It's actually much nicer looking in print than it is on the website. On the other hand, that's all I've got to link to, so that's what you get.

I've not tried only four of the ciders - Gwynt Y Ddraig's Orchard Gold, Riddenden's Strong Kentish Cider ("dry"), Cornish Orchards' Black and Gold Sparkling (yum!) and West Croft's "Janett's Jungle Juice," which sounds a bit frightening, more so because, er, it gets a best buy stamp.

Work was busy today. I made it to the gym, but could only go 20 minutes - it's not so much that I've lost muscle tone but I actually feel weak (lightheaded and overheated), with my heart hitting 150-155 bpm on the bike, which I couldn't make happen at all before tonyawinter's visit. What kind of health am I in, really? I hope I'm all better soon.
Queen Apple

Don't say I never invited you to anything

I get crap from arts organizations all of the time. It's fun reading for me: like looking at a travel company's brochures and imagining the places I could go. Except, well, it doesn't involve leaving London.

The recent batch had not just the Carlos Acosta and company show at ENO the end of July (eee!), but also this cool thing at the Battersea Arts Centre that I've just bought tickets to "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea:"

Using the aesthetic of silent film, a series of comic vignettes unfold in which the actresses interact seamlessly with antiquated animation accompanied by a charming, often eerie, piano score…

1927 have circumnavigated the globe in search of circus sideshow curiosities and silent films, noir night music and fine flapper dancers... step inside the devil’s mouth and join 1927 plus friends from foreign shores for the most inimitable theatrical event this year!

Along with some other shows I've scheduled tonight, I've booked this one for Saturday, December 6th, while my uncle is here. Tickets were 16 a pop. Anyone else care to join us? (Note that Tuesdays are pay what you can ... so if this sounds good, but you're skint, Tuesdays might be a good plan for you. Show runs through January 3rd.) For some reason it sounds to me like the kind of really cool thing that will sell out before you have a chance to blink ...