Category Archives: Entertainment

Making Tea

Here’s a 1941 guide to Making Tea, just in case you’ve forgotten how. And remember, don’t store your tea next to the cheese!


Size of things to come?

The picture below shows the new ‘fat seats’ specially laid on in the Brazilian underground stations for the more obese commuter. Could these appear on the Tube?

Size of things to come?

Size of things to come?


Full story at The Metro website

Sick Music

Sick Music

Sick Music

Sick Music – This is Hospital Records’ brand new compilation of new tunes from some of their top dnb artists, including London Elektricity, Mistabishi, Nu:Tone, Cyantific, Danny Byrd and loads of others.


Downloaded it today from Amazon MP3 site, its a great listen, highly recommended. A nice mix of some old skool jungle sounds with some bang up to date sounds, a real cross-section of whats out there in the drum and bass scene.


Classic betting story…

Some greyhounds, yesterday

Some greyhounds, yesterday

The punters who thought they couldn’t lose:

Nothing to do with London really, but made me laugh!

Open air cinema in London – updated – Film4 Summer Screen 2009


Film4 Summer Screen – Somerset House

Open air cinema at Somerset House will run from 30 July – 8 August 2009

Got the email with all the films/dates/times today, so here’s the details:-

Thu 30/07/09
Broken Embraces (15) Find Tickets
Fri 31/07/09
Alien/Poltergeist (18) Find Tickets
Sat 01/08/09
West Side Story (PG) Find Tickets
Sun 02/08/09
Slumdog Millionaire (15) Find Tickets
Mon 03/08/09
The Shawshank Redemption (15) Find Tickets
Tue 04/08/09
Wings of Desire (15) Find Tickets
Wed 05/08/09
Don’t Look Now (18) Find Tickets
Thu 06/08/09
Strangers on a Train (PG) Find Tickets
Fri 07/08/09
Cool Hand Luke/Road House (18) Find Tickets
Sat 08/08/09
Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)



The Scoop – Free open air cinema at The Scoop, alongside City Hall – starts again in September 2009. The lineup includes Slumdog Millionaire, The Usual Suspects, For A Few Dollars More and Mamma Mia – something for everyone then!  Full details at

Some other interesting (but not open air) cinema venues in and around SE1 are:-

Roxy Bar and Screen    Shortwave Cinema



 Open Air Cinema, Somerset House


Updated – 3 June 2008 – Got the lineup through in the email today, not a bad lineup, if not all that inspiring, but a couple of classics.

Pick of the bunch for me are Leon, Scarface and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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One annoying thing is that tickets are through Ticketmaster, who want to charge service charge/booking fee of 4.50 on a 12.50 ticket price, taking the total to 17 quid! I won’t be paying these shysters this fee – managed to pick them up from the Somerset House ticket office, without any booking fee.

Updated – 2 June2008 – Found that there will be open air cinema at Somerset House, as in previous years, no details on their website yet, but should receive info via their email newsletter. The site is at
In previous years there’s been a DJ then the film and a lineup of classics and new cinema. From the photo from previous year, it looks awesome.

Having enjoyed this in the past in Zurich and Barcelona, I thought I’d check out what was available.

So far, not much, but I did track down a series of films being shown at The Scoop, which is near City Hall. First good one is on Friday 6 June – The Usual Suspects.

Good news is that its free, on first come, first served basis and there’s a BBQ and bar.

Derby & Oaks wkend

2009 Derby

Mick Kinane’s dreams have come true, as he again rode a Derby winner home, this time Sea The Stars, who won in excellent fashion. Before the off, Sea The Stars had the composed look of a top class horse and potential Derby winner. He lived up to that and all the praise heaped on him recently. The only worries about him were would he stay the full 1m4f having won the 1,000 Guineas, the 1m Classic. But he proved to have the distance and won easily in the end, coming in at 11/4 as 2nd favourite.

2nd place went to Fame and Glory, who went off favourite after lots of heavy money went in on him, including several 100k bets at the course.

According to the BBC coverage Irish bookie Paddy Power lost around 2m on Sea The Stars win.

Full report at Racing Post site.

2009 Oaks

Jamie Spencer rode home the 9/4 Favourite Sariska to win the Oaks. In second place was Midday, at 5/1.

Analysis at Racing Post site.

Wembley Cup, Spurs, Barcelona, Celtic, Al Ahly – Updated

Updated 3 June 2009

Approximate match times now published:-

17:15  Celtic FC v Al Ahly
20:00  Tottenham Hotspur v FC Barcelona
13:15  FC Barcelona v Al Ahly
16:00  Tottenham Hotspur v Celtic FC
By the way, congratulations to Barça on winning the Champions League, fantastic performance and fantastic result. Even though I support Barça, I too was carried away by the UK media, thinking Man Utd would be too strong for them. But, apart from the first 8 mins or so, it was almost total domination by Barça, especially Xavi and Iniesta. Fantastic first season for Pep Guardiola too, what an amazing start to the management game for him – treble in first season!


Got my tickets today for this tournament taking place in July at Wembley. Awesome lineup – my 3 favourite teams!

It takes place over the weekend of 24-26 July 2009 at Wembley Stadium.

On Friday 24th, there’s Spurs v Barcelona and Celtic v Al Ahly.

Then on Sunday 26th there’s Spurs v Celtic and Barcelona v Al Ahly.

Tickets can be bought for the games or a weekend ticket for the whole lot.

Check out the website at