blogroll – uncrate

a favourite gadget site of mine – sometimes with really unnecessary stuff, uncrate collects that all together in one good place. Its provided inspiration for birthdays, silly ideas for new camper vans and much more…

the oktoberfest poster 2018 selected

while I’ve been busy on a big project at work – the managed to announce the oktoberfest poster for 2018

Nice poster highlighting the blue skies bavaria is known for – but I gotta say I prefer third place.

15 years

Last week – before I could present my latest project update at work I got presented with my golden pointee for 15 years of service at the company.

I never really I thought I would be in a company that long – but the work, the challenges and the fun have kept me going. 15 sits pretty well alongside 10 & 5 right?

Prom 35 – John Wilson conducts Oklahoma!

Every prom season I take a look to see what the John Wilson and his orchestra will be offering and this years performance of Oklahoma was superb.

A well chosen cast including Belinda Lang & comedian Marcus Brigstocke supported the orchestra fantastically. The sounds from both the singers and orchestra was wonderfully rich – full of life and energy. A few dodgy american accents but that can be forgiven for the skills of the singers.

My one small downside – we were sat in the Grand Tier box 39 which was right in line with the front of the stage. This meant acoustics of the snare drum were bad. The sound was returning from the back wall to my ears a few milliseconds behind everything else. Annoying for parts with loud snare – but otherwise fine.

As usual an excellent evening with John Wilson and his Orchestra. Will be back again next year I hope.

Oklahoma @ BBC Proms

If you have access to BBC IPlayer – Prom 35 Oklahoma