Archive for October, 2007

For The Love of Pumpkin

Friday, October 26th, 2007

I don’t really celebrate Halloween as such. It isn’t much of a festival, despite the commercial multitudes trying to turn it into one. However, I have a couple of Halloween parties coming up, so I thought I’d best be prepared.

Skull Pumpkin

I made an ordinary pumpkin lantern out of my first pumpkin and enjoyed making it so much that I thought I’d turn the spare pumpkin into something more elaborate.

This site has plenty of instructions on how to do this. I used their skull pattern (obviously) to make mine.

In case you’re wondering where the title of this article came from, you can click here.

Mobile Clubbing Weekend

Monday, October 15th, 2007

It’s been a busy weekend. I’ve been out for each of the last four nights and each of those nights has involved loud music and staying out late.

Mobile Clubbing - Tate Modern

This picture is from Friday’s Mobile Clubbing event which was held at Tate Modern.

Mobile Clubbing is a bizarre experience which involves turning up at a pre-arranged time and place (pre-arranged via the internet, of course!) and dancing to your personal stereo, along with a horde of strangers. The Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern was a perfect venue for this. Even the artwork currently on display conveniently allows plenty of room for people to dance around in the open space.

And speaking of the “artwork” … I guess it is pretty much obligatory for me to offer my comment. Being fair, the hall was very busy when I got there, so I couldn’t really take in the awesome wonder of a hole in the ground all at once. Being realistic, though, it is a hole in the ground. Neat idea with the name, though - Shibboleth. Only this time I think the Shibboleth is meant to flush out pretentious art critics and not the Ephraimites.

And that was just the start of the weekend clubbing experience …


Thorpe Park (Again!)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Sometimes it seems like you just can’t keep me away from Thorpe Park. You can read about previous visits here and here.

First off, here’s the obligatory rollercoaster picture:

Adrian on Flying Fish Coaster

Flying Fish isn’t the wildest ride in the park, so I was able to get a couple of on-ride shots like this taken at arm’s length. It isn’t the best picture in the world, but I include it for historic reasons. It is the first picture of me for a couple of years where I don’t have a moustache. Haven’t decided if I’m going to stay that way yet.

This trip to Thorpe Park was a bit of an experiment…