Albums that Changed My Life Part 3 – Neil McCaw

The Cult, Love (1985) Poole Arts Centre. November 1985. My first ever gig (apart from ‘Holiday on Ice’ that my Nan took my to when I was 10). And it was gorgeous. Unlike anything the world had ever seen (or so I thought). The music was so loud and the crowd so energetic that the …

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Single of the week: Week beginning 22/02/10 – Christian Sturgess

One of the fastest ever singles released in the UK (just five hours after the live duet), Florence Welch’s duet with fellow Brit winner Dizzee Rascal has certainly taken the country by storm. Lyrics from Dizzee’s hit ‘Holiday’ feature over the soft harps and tones from Florence’s cover of ‘You Got The Love’ hence their …

The Creative Gardener VII – Mel Morton

As we head into the final week of the semester, and with less than two weeks remaining until Christmas, I thought I would do something a little different in the garden this week. Something special. Particularly as the weather today is a rare December treat consisting of pale blue skies and warmer temperatures. If it …

The Creative Gardener VI – Mel Morton

This afternoon, wrapped in several layers of clothing to keep the cold out, which makes me look as if I’m about to leave the lunar module for a walk on the moon, rather than popping outdoors for a spot of gardening, I braved the cold. We’ve been without central heating these past couple of weeks …

The Creative Gardener V – Mel Morton

It’s hard to believe that it’s Friday again, and that we’ve reached the end of yet another week, in a year dwindling away from us and heading towards its grand finale. Leaving in the fading footsteps of what was November, the disconcerting thought that each day, each remaining week is slipping through our fingers like …

The Creative Gardener IV – Mel Morton

This afternoon, having survived last week’s ‘brushing away’ of deadly mushrooms, I wander in to the back garden where birds twitter their discontent at me, for disturbing their daily forage for food. It’s chilly out, although the weather is glorious, with streaks of sunlight bursting through the graying blue sky. A welcome relief after the …