Alan and the Circus

On Tuesday night we attended a Circus event on the Southbank. Called Sequins and Sawdust it was a Circus with a story – kind of like a Cirque du Soleil performance done by students without most of the extreme feats of strength and agility. It was good, the actors/performers all seemed to be really enjoying […]


Saturday just gone I made my way into London town and exited the tube at Tottenham Court Road station. From there I walked briskly towards the Forbidden Planet store on Bloomsbury and upon arrival joined the tail of the line snaking it’s way from the back entrance. We were all queuing for a chance to […]

He directs movies

After work today I headed down to the Forbidden Planet store to have a nose around and also to check out the queue for the evenings signing session by Guillermo del Toro. Guillermo has directed a number of movies I have liked (Mimic, Blade II, Hellboy) and was in London promoting his new movie Pan’s […]

Fours years later

Last night we did manage to see Robin Hobb and have her sign her latest book ‘Shaman’s Crossing’ (which for the record I am underwhelmed by). Robin was friendly enough though not as chatty as Terry Brooks earlier in the day. Robin Hobb at Forbidden Planet We were third in line so were out quite […]

…and today in London town

I’ve had a busy day today. This morning Angela Palmer left the company after 7 years and I have been busy taking photos of various work people for the last week. Simon had an idea to fill an A3 presentation portfolio with peoples photos and each person also signed their best wishes to Angela. I […]

Maybe next time

I got to Tottenham Court Road and walked down towards Forbidden Planet at around 4pm, the signing was meant to start at 5pm. A while back I went to a Terry Pratchett signing at Forbidden Planet and ended up in a line for two hours. The line when I got there yesterday was about three […]

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