snapshots and observations

Thursday, 14 August 2014

more catching up









more iphone nonsense as i play catch up

a few photos of myself and robocat a few weeks ago.
i think i showed you some proper pics from this day but these as you can see are phone versions.
i downloaded a self-timer app for my phone a few weeks ago and it rattles off a 
few frames so you're more or less guaranteed to get a good pic.









what i mean is, a pic where you're not blinking.










when i first saw this frame i thought i was getting a bit fresh or something.
but no... that's not my hand around her waist.

no. my hand was in her back pocket !

what ?










turning my back on the young lady. how very rude of me.










poor thing. i don't think she really ever got the hang of me forever wanting to take
photos of myself.










and bless her, trying out a few different looks while i stay the same in every single frame.










a couple of weeks after the photos, robocat went for a little holiday to portugal.
when she came back she texted me to say she'd brought me a gift back from lisbon.

a few days later she came over to the towers and gave me this...
a catapult with a fox carved into it.

perfect !







Wednesday, 13 August 2014

up to date








ok i know the previous few posts 
( or the next few if you're reading this first )
have been a bit poor. a bit rushed and
not that amusing, but now i'm up to date.

so... back to normal ( i hope )



a post i put together for #camotuesday a little while ago.
this was a special effort as it was all nonsense i'd bought in tokyo.
the camo swim shorts will have to wait until january to be debuted
and the camo football is likely to stay on a shelf here at the towers
rather than be kicked about but the rest are getting used straight away.










oh dear.

i dug these coins out to get ready for england's campaign at the world cup in brasil.
i was sure england would do well. i'm not saying i thought they'd win, but i also didn't
think they would get knocked out after two games.










breakfast at whitfield towers a few weeks ago.
as you can see, my flat white making skills have not improved that much
recently but it all tasted good.










a couple of bottles of juice i don't think i'd ever want to drink even if i was
as my nan used to say...
"as thirsty as a cat"










once again, this is a little while ago.
i went to see a mo wax exhibition at the south bank.
it was smallish but i thought it was pretty good.










i do think this was futura's finest hour.










this was a massive canvas. i still have no idea why i didn't get mrs w to take a photo of me
standing in front of it looking miserable.










these never made it past the sample stage.
shame i guess but i'm not sure dunks are for me anyway.










wow !
not bad.










some great little canvases on show.
lots of artwork from the psyence fiction album.










and look who was there chatting on stage and doing a q&a
dj shadow.










grrr !
i hate seeing people put their feet up on bus seats.
nice union jack socks. skate chucks and maybe even a nice bag,
but grrr !










i do like these dogs.
i always think they are going to speak though.










this was advertised as battenberg, which is my number one cake of all time.
( if you're interested, lemon drizzle is my second choice and victoria sponge
is my third favourite )

i think this is a bit of a maverick battenberg. for one thing the green marzipan instead of yellow. plus it's constructed in a 3x3 format instead of the tradition 2x2.

however in the interested of science i bought a slice and wolfed it down on no time.

it was pretty nice.










some glasses at the monocle cafe.
i don't like ginger beer but i like ginger hair.
i like the whistling lemon very much.
looks like he's wearing converse chuck taylor's too.










oh my word.
this was fantastic.
remember the first england game in the world cup ?
england v italy with phil neville debuting as a commentator.
the twitter backlash !
in fairness it was more entertaining watching twitter than watching the game.










me looking more uncomfortable than miserable at kkchq










breakfast in leicester










the usual suspects










a factory in leicester...
i'll say no more for now, but i'll be saying a lot about it pretty soon.










and inside the factory in leicester.


right. i'll really say no more this time.





more iphone nonsense from tokyo









as i struggle to catch up with my backlog of photos to show you
here are a few more iphone snaps from tokyo.

the first n7 sticker i ever used in tokyo.
this has been in place on a bridge over meiji dori now for maybe three years.
it's the bridge that is next to atmos and it's on the other side of the road from atmos.
just saying...










outside a coffee shop waiting for it to open on sunday.
on the plus side they had their wifi on so i was able to ponce about
on instagram while i was waiting for the barista to turn up.










go-go curry was my dining experience of choice.
i was told by agent "y" that 5 is a lucky number in japan
and 'go' is japanese for '5'
so go-go is 5 twice.
double lucky.

so on each 5th, 15th and 25th of the month, because the day has a '5' in it
they give away a voucher to each diner for free food or upgraded food
on the next visit.










the yellowy stuff is shredded cabbage. not cheese.










i asked for mine without cabbage but with extra cheese.
so it's chicken katsu, rice, curry sauce and cheese.










some n7 stickers near to omotesando koffee.










i thought this was a beautiful logo so i took a photo.
now a few months later i can't remember what it was the logo of.
hmmm...










it was soon to be father's day.
i was thinking about buying this mug for myself.










i also thought about buying a heap of socks...
but i didn't.







sneakers at the abc mart in shibuya










right. there's a bit of a long story about converse in japan.
i won't bore you with it now but to get to the punchline
there are lots of strange converse available there that you can't buy anywhere 
else in the world.
simpsons chucks... not for me but kind of interesting.










i bought the top pair here.
chambray jack purcells with red, white and blue tongue and heel tabs.
great price too.










oh !










what the what ?!










er...











is there any chance ?










not for me, but quite interesting.










some rummy old adidas on sale too.
denim with a hessian outsole.










at last... some af-1's
nothing here to tempt me though.










more af-1's but once again i was not tempted.










i thought about these.
but not for long.










i thought about the black / volt colour way of these for a little while.
i figured they'd be like slippers almost.
what's with that headphone cable thing though ?


anyway, i didn't buy them.














beer in shibuya









in shibuya theres a little row of tiny pubs.
pubs that have space inside for 4 or 5 people.
i went for a couple of beers with agent "y"










what a great little boozer










supposedly they do food too.

i swear it was one of the best pubs i've ever been in.

honestly, if you're ever in shibuya i would recommend this place.

it's kind of under a bridge and there is a row of maybe ten of these little pubs on one side and ten on the other.