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Week notes 2020-12

That’s David Hockney and his dog, Ruby, sat in his garden in Normandy where he’s been painting the blossom in his back garden and dispensing wisdom like this: “We have lost touch with nature rather foolishly as we are a part of it, not outside it. This will in time be over and then what? […]

Week notes 2020-11

Above, Kermit doing Talking Heads, for no other reason than it’s fantastic and joyful and daft. I wrote a blog post last week. Honestly I did. Then I closed my browser without saving the draft, and lost all but the next two bullet points. Oh well. There are other things to worry about right now. […]

Week notes 2020-10

This week marks three years since my wife went into hospital with an abcess on her brain, and two years since I decided to start seeing a therapist (these two events are not unrelated). In a few weeks I’ll stop seeing a therapist. I can honestly say it’s been one of the most positive and […]

Week notes 2020-09

The classic 90s Canadian sketch show The Kids in the Hall is coming back! This is exciting new for me becasue, when it first aired in the UK, I would sit in the dining room of my childhood home, watching the show on a tiny ‘portable’ TV that sat on my parent’s dresser (while they […]

Week notes 2020-08

Above, David Byrne (67!) performing “Once in a Lifetime” on SNL. It’s going to take a lot to convince me that there is a more inspiring person in the world than David Byrne right now. Week notes are late this week because Nina is still away, I am being a single dad to Buster, and […]

Week notes 2020-07

Above, LIFT, a film by Marc Isaacs, “who set himself up in a London elevator and slowly wins the trust of the residents, creating a humorous and moving portrait of a vertical community.” I adore films like this. Nina has left for the States with work. She’s gone for nearly two weeks, so it’s just […]

Week notes 2020-06

If I’m honest, this week has all about one man: Jack Reacher. I’ve been aware of Lee Child’s slightly cartoonish (and maybe more than slightly outdated) protagonist ever since Tom Cruise was hilariously miscast in a couple of films. But I’ve never read one of the books (I only just found out Child is British […]

Week notes 2020-05

Oh how I can relate to that (not the bra bit, obviously). A bit of a video special this week but before we get to that, a couple of wordy, ready things: Definitely my favourite thing of the week, from a website I’ve spent way too much money at over the years: Oi Polloi’s In […]

Week notes 2020-04

It has been a relatively hard week this week. The week started on Monday morning, just after 4am, when I was woken by the sound of barking and whining from the kitchen, and came downstairs to find Buster had…. well his new diet wasn’t agreeing with him, let’s just leave it at that. Two days […]

Week notes 2020-03

View this post on Instagram Say hello to Buster. He’s a rescue dog all the way from Romania who made his way to South East London this past weekend. He’s settling in nicely and yeah we’re both totally besotted. 🐕 A post shared by Rob Hinchcliffe (@hinchcliffe) on Jan 14, 2020 at 11:43am PST That’s […]