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“There’s no magic to it…”

The point, the bit I live for, is the rare moment of satisfaction when a smell or a quality of sadness comes into perfect verbal focus. That’s how my family know the day has gone well: I have a lightness which comes from the absence of panic, the knowledge that, for once, I did what I’m best at doing.

I was much relieved to realise that the first paragraph of Charlotte Mendelson’s ‘My Writing Day’ entry for the Guardian was a wind-up. On the other hand, the final paragraph, quoted above, feels perfectly genuine.


““Is that the Doctor?””


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That moment when you get a phone call from a person standing on the same street as you, but when they were in a different body, on another planet, in a different time

A LEGO® recreation of the penultimate scene in ‘Deep Breath’, Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who debut

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“Please tell me I didn’t get old”
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“I don’t think that I’m a hugging person now.”
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The ‘making of ’

#dioramafriday


“Ooh, you’ve got a dinosaur too!”


Deep Breath 01 - DInosaur on the Thames (Modified)

Model built with Mecabricks and rendered in Blender (larger version)

A silly LEGO® model I made of the pre-credits scene from Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who debut. I would have liked to have added fog, lighting effects and depth of field but Blender is mind-bendingly complicated and has an extremely steep learning curve.

Oh, and the TARDIS should probably have slime on it.

#dioramafriday


My micro life: 10:42pm, 12 April 2016

Chris Miles can currently be seen in the middle distance of the little-known Hieronymous Bosch triptych ‘Waiting for the 86 tram’.


My micro life: 6:35pm, 9 April 2016

My favourite light and appetising pop star is Peter Entrée.


My micro life: 9:09pm, 24 March 2016

I reckon even George Clooney forgets he was once Batman.


My micro life: 9:52pm, 23 March 2016

I have reluctantly accepted that I’ve reached a stage in my life in which I no longer know what different iPads there are.


My micro life: 10:25pm, 18 March 2016

I have, in the course of this evening, been forced — by circumstances beyond my control — to broaden my definition of ‘chocolate’.


My micro life: 1:05pm, 16 March 2016

My favourite column in ‘Mermaid’s Weekly’ is ‘Mere Mermale’.


My micro life: 9:46am, 10 March 2016

‘Sound of Kubaz informant notifying Empire of presence of droids at Mos Eisley’ has become my signature morning fart.


My micro life: 9:25am, 7 March 2016

Decided not to run for the train so as to spare its passengers from being in close quarters with a hyperventilating man-shaped blancmange.


My micro life: 10:51am, 5 March 2016

It’s muggier out there than the mug showfloor at Muggy Meg ‘Crazy For Mugs’ Muggleton’s Mug Emporium.


My micro life: 9:50am, 4 March 2016

Always the bridesmaid, never the brideshousekeeper.


My micro life: 9:28am, 3 March 2016

Wanted to cross the road before the green signal but there was a guide dog in training next to me and I didn’t want to give it bad habits.


My micro life: 3:56pm, 2 March 2016

This oil bath* is going to feel so good. (* water shower)


My micro life: 4:51pm, 22 February 2016

Just saw a golfer employing the services of a self-propelling buggy. Just removing literally the only strenuous part of golfing there.


My micro life: 2:14pm, 19 February 2016

I wish I’d remembered, prior to going in for a big cuddle with him, that my dog had earlier today enjoyed a bit of a nosh on some chunder.


My micro life: 9:27am, 18 February 2016

It’s almost as though with each release of Internet Explorer the team at Microsoft reads a different 62% of the current CSS specification.


A non-exhaustive list of my problematic Daves

  • Dave Chauvinist
  • Dave Animal Cruelty
  • Dave Gun Lobbyist

My micro life: 8:45pm, 20 January 2016

From an earnest business conversation overheard on the 86 tram: “There are many ice-cream tribes in the ice-cream universe.”