I went to the Green Man Hwyl 2014

Picture of Hwyl 2014 wristband

On Saturday 1 March 2014 I went to the Green Man Hwyl 2014.

Christina, Des and myself have been to the Green Man Festival every year since 2011, and it was therefore logical we attended the Hwyl, held to celebrate Saint David’s Day, at the Cecil Sharp House in Camden Town.

Picture of BBC Radiophonic Workshop

The event started at 1400, and we spent a disproportionate amount of time in the basement ‘refectory’ near the bar (!), but also visited the outside (very) miniature recreation of the Green Man Festival.

The main hall accommodated the bands – headlined by the most excellent BBC Radiophonic Workshop (pictured), consisting of members of the former BBC department that was Kraftwerk before Kraftwerk existed.

Ubuntu is ten years old

Graphic of Ubuntu timeline

Ubuntu is ten years old in 2014.

Graphic from OMG! Ubuntu!

Carrbrook Bowling Green

Picture of Carrbrook Bowling Green

Carrbrook Bowling Green, at 1539 on 11 January 2014.

Buckton Castle

Picture of Buckton Castle

Buckton Castle near Carrbrook, at 1523 on 11 January 2014.

My primary school

Picture of my old school

The former Saint James Buckton Vale Primary School buidling (now a private house), my old alma mata, in Carrbrook, at 1521 on 11 January 2014.

Welcome to Carrbrook

Picture of Carrbrook sign

Carrbrook sign, at 1521 on 11 January 2014.

I saw Gravity

Still fron the brilliant film Gravity

I saw Gravity (in 3D of course) on the evening of Thursday 20 February 2014.

My one word review: astonishing!

I went to the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2014

Wide shot picture of Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2014

I attended the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2014 which is being held, slightly surrealistically, in the middle of the Velodrome at the National Cycling Centre.

Picture of Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2014 bar

On my visit on Wednesday 22 January 2014 I sampled many fine ales, including beers from Marble, JW Lees and Joseph Holt.

The festival runs until 25 January 2014.