Guten Abend!

It is the 9th of December and I have received my first Christmas card. And some excellent stationery from a Twitter friend which I shall enjoy using. I might even have a comedy idea or two to write on the notepad. You never know your luck.

So, the Name Louise’s Tree Kangaroo Daemon competition fell on its nondescript face so I’m going to have to name him myself. I am taking this very seriously and will report back anon.

I have managed to buy myself a plethora of Christmas presents. There’s no money left to buy anyone else anything. Sorry. I do have the partial excuse that I was given a £20 Amazon voucher for joining Love Film. My exciting prezzies include the complete box set of Star Trek Original Series films (something I have wanted for YEARS). It, in turn, includes a very interesting interview with Shatner, Nimoy, Frakes, Stewart and Goldberg. Very interesting indeed. I have also invested in a few books one of which, annoyingly, is stuck in my letter box. Which means I need to invest in a key… Santa?

Looks like I might be going to a book launch (not my book) in the near to middling future. That will be exciting and irrationally scary.

Mach’s gut!



Letters of Note

I discovered this website not so long ago and it is fascinating: www.lettersofnote.com

As the name suggests, it’s a collection of letters that may be interesting to someone, you, perhaps.

Here is an example of one of the letters:

“February 12, 1950

Dear Mr. Marcus:

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. The striving to free oneself from this delusion is the one issue of true religion. Not to nourish the delusion but to try to overcome it is the way to reach the attainable measure of peace of mind.

With my best wishes,
sincerely yours,

Albert Einstein”

You can pledge for a book of the letters over at Unbound (the crowd funding site for books) which I intend to do once I have a bit of spare cash.

I have already pledged for the Warhorses of Letters book which, if Tall Tales and the Radio 4 show are anything to go by, should be fun. There’s a website for this here. The notebook thing is very cool, if illegible.