Lazing on a Saturday afternoon

Dog fed, walked and asleep. Don't ever let an amateur tell you that having a puppy isn't hard work. Currently lying on the sofa watching old Doctor Who - the Shakespeare one - and tossing out various endings for a short story I wrote on the train this week that features ladybirds and Starsky and Hutch. 

In my line of fire this week, I bought a copy of Dear Life by Alice Munro which is excellent, started listening to the audiobook of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven written/read by Slipknot's Corey Taylor - also excellent - and can also highly recommend Isle Of Noises by Daniel Rachel which is a book of interviews with 'Great British Songwriters'. I haven't read all if it by any means but those that I have so far (Jimmy Page, Bryan Ferry and Lily Allen) are effortless. Rachel really knows his stuff from the ground up and Picador have done a great job on making it something that had to be bought rather than downloaded.

Damn you Picador. I was really making progress this week...

As you totally won't notice for another few days because we're all locked up behind a password here I've moved site host, servers and all manner of other things. It's been refreshing to say the least. Wordpress is lauded the world over as the best blogging platform around but time moves on and there are new sheriffs in town - all rather dependent on what you hope to achieve. There's nothing particularly wrong with wordpress but man, it's got complex over there. All I need is a platform that's slick and that works properly. Thus: welcome to squarespace where things rock hard and best of all, their iPhone app for blogging within your own house is absolutely flawless.

Game on.

Sion Smith