I went to Record Store Day 2010

Picture Rough Trade with Magic Numbers playing in front of shop

I attended Record Store Day at Rough Trade West, in Notting Hill W11, yesterday.

Pictured are The Magic Numbers playing a fantastic set outside the shop.

WordCamp UK 2010 logo version 3

WordCamp UK 2010 logo version 3

Version 3 of the WordCamp UK 2010 logo has been produced following feedback from WordPress users.

This follows on from versions 1 and 2.

Jonathan Harris, who also produced the previous versions, has radically rethought the logo in the light of comments made on the WordCamp UK mailing list.

Many thanks to Jonathan for a fantastic design, inspired by Factory Records graphics.

In my view this is the final version that will appear on all WordCamp 2010 related material.

The sun sets over the river

Picture of sun setting over the Thames from Blackfriars Bridge

The view from Blackfriars Bridge 1928 13 April 2010.

Blue thunder

Picture of front of blue sports car

Fantastic car seen off Askew Road W12 earlier today.

Picture of rear of blue sports car

A sunny day in Trafalgar Square

Picture taken in Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square 10 April 2010.

I went to the world’s largest international real ale festival – in Acton!

Picture of The Red Lion and Pineapple pub

I attended the Wetherspoon Spring Real Ale Festival at The Red Lion and Pineapple in Acton, West London, last Friday.

Picture of pint and Wetherspoons Spring 2010 Real Ale Festival programme

The Festival, which is running at selected Wetherspoon pubs, is featuring up to 50 ales and continues until 25 April 2010.

Some of the ales were new and brewed exclusively for the festival, [FB] below, whilst a few were by international brewers but specially brewed in the UK [IB], to complement the imported beers [I].

A few others were resurrection ales brewed for the festival [RA] – in other words beers that have not been produced for some time.

Full details are given in the festival programme [3MB PDF]

Here’s the drinks I sampled, along with marks out of ten:

Picture of Nick Carroll and Chris Collier

Pictured are fellow drinkers Nick Carroll and Chris Collier.

WordCamp UK 2010 logo version 2

WordCamp UK 2010 logo version 2

Version 2 of the WordCamp UK 2010 logo has been produced by Jonathan Harris following feedback from WordPress users.

Many said the use of “10” in the previous version could be misinterpreted as meaning this is the tenth WordCamp UK – we’re not there yet – this year’s event will be the third!

Therefore, to clarify this point, “2010” has been used.