Saturday, 28 June 2014

Silent Running

It's summer and its raining! Having come inside to seek shelter from the wet I've stumbled onto a screening of a classic Charlie Chaplin movie here at the South Bank. An unexpected but pleasurable surprise.

I used to watch these at the weekend as a kid when TV consisted of 3 channels and used to switch off for a break with only a test card left on the screen.

If I try and show the kids one of these silent black and white movies, they would think the telly was broken! I used feel very sorry for the 'Little Tramp' he never got the girl and tried to elevate himself out of his social situation. I am sure Chaplin was trying to make some sort of comment on depression era society. His character certainly made him a wealthy man!

Monday, 9 June 2014

New hangout

Hi everyone if you are still out there, the change from working part-time to full time had taken its toll and this blog has been neglected some what.

But my social life had improved and last week I went along to a hotel show around for the newly opened Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, its part if the Firmdale chain, so lots quirky designed rooms by Kit Kemp, great customer care and a bonus for central London: beautiful covered roof terrace and a great basement stuffed full of entertainment including bowling alley, screening rooms, spa, bars etc.

This is going to be my new favourite hangout after work!