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  • Marlowe, Manthelan, Mûres

    Avec mon chien Marlowe, un matin nous avons fait une boucle de 5,5km autour de Manthelan. C’est la saison des mûres. J’en ai profité pour en cueillir pendant que Marlowe faisait son Jason Bourne… Tout ça avec une très jolie chanson de Camélia Jordana, “Colonel Chagrin”. Cliquez ici pour regarder la vidéo. With my dog…

  • A Gift for Marlowe – Un Cadeau pour Marlowe

    Marlowe receives a gift in the post from an anonymous admirer: a beautiful 1929 book of poems about dogs and masters. To thank the anonymous benefactor, Vlad recites a couple of poems from the book. That’s about it, though the poems are really quite touching if you’re sentimentally predisposed to adoring dogs – I mean…

  • A Nice Cuppa Tea…

    Who doesn’t like a nice cuppa tea? In his role as Tea Inspector, Vlad explains the six golden rules for making a good cup of tea, argues for the superiority of loose tea over teabags, recommends the best biscuits for dunking in tea, calls on the good offices of his official Tea Tester and inspects…

  • I was Bikejoring, and I never knew it!

    In an earlier post, I sang the praises of the Trixie Biker Set which allows a dog to run alongside its owner’s cycle on the road. I use this every day, and in fact for long stretches I do not need to pedal because Marlowe is essentially pulling me along. It came as something of…

  • Badgers Bike Squad in the Footsteps of a Renaissance Genius

    A particularly Badgerish day on which, starting from Valençay in the Berry, we followed Badger Po’s route on the clue-trail of Leonardo da Vinci, heading north for Romorantin, the capital of Sologne, where we enjoyed an excellent lunch, and then back. We were four: Badger X-files, Badger President, Badger Coach and Badger Po. Rather too…

  • A Morning in Poole, Dorset

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016. A few impressions of life in and around Poole, Dorset: click HERE for my little video!

  • Dawn Cycle Ride

     I took a break from drafting my paper on semiclassical Virasoro symmetry of the quantum gravity S-matrix and Low’s subleading soft theorem as a symmetry of QED to provide a few moving images from my early morning cycle ride in Touraine, Tuesday August 9 2016. Click here.     

  • The Wooden Cow

    In the little village of Sepmes in Touraine, there is a carpentry workshop where a number of people are making a wooden cow. With a few CPCL pals, I visited to watch them at at their labours. CLICK HERE for a little video of the work in progress.  

  • Love and Mercy (2014)

    The world is divided between those who love the Beach Boys and those who love the Beach Boys – and perhaps don’t want to admit it? Love and Mercy (2014) is all about Brian Wilson, the genius behind the falsetto wunderkinder. The true story of how they hit on the falsetto route to celebrity is…

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

    It’s curious that despite the huge technological strides cinema has taken in its relatively short history, some of the greatest films are still the earliest – the work of Dreyer, Eisenstein, Hitchcock, Dozhenko, Chaplin, Keaton, amongst others. I particularly adore early documentaries like Man With A Movie Camera (1929) and Berlin, Symphony of a Great…