Saturday, November 25, 2017

Recent Happiness Experiment

Thurs 23

Watching the clouds blow over against an azure sky (in back garden)

Writing up Cycle of Life proposal - thought up on walk down to bus stop

Deep talk with D

Fri 24

Driving through London at night listening to Any Questions

Lunch with N at Amici including chat with Maurizio

Finishing Reaction Time proposal to round off a productive work week

Friday, November 10, 2017

Happiness Experiment - York

Wed 8

Choral Evensong at York Minster - intercessionary (?) prayers for cathedral visitors

The driving enthusiasm of the Hyde Family Jam busking near The Shambles

Acquiring Osbourne's The Entertainer hardback at Minster Gate second-hand bookshop

Thurs 9

Watching docs at closed Yorkshire Museum at night at Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Evensong at York Minster from the wooden seats by the bossman

Reading in the late afternoon sun outside the Minster - Paper Towns

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Happiness Experiment - Belfast

WED 27th SEPT BELFAST

Porsche Boxter ride into the city

Early morning working in quiet as sun rose

Meeting with Richard Williams in cafe - long time connection with NIS

TUES 26TH

Docklands LR to City Airport in sunshine with glimpses of water

Showing Emma-R Proxy fine cut at her & Jonathan's place

Mentoring sesh with Roger at Carluccios St P

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Helsinki - Happiness Experiment

Sun 24/9/17 Helsinki - by the sea

Reading Paper Towns by the sparking sea

Working outside at a cafe by the sea with Ritva

Walking back to the hotel through the autumnal city listening to Van's Healing Game on my red ipod

Sat 23/9 Helsinki - on an island

Working in a room in the barracks building on the fortress island, working through from first principles

Walking round the island in the sunshine

Walking through the evening city guided by Ritva to the fine restaurant - cauliflower soup, pepper steak, berry granita

Fri 22/9 Helsinki - YLE

Watching A Date for Mad Mary on my hotel bed

Working on a big whiteboard at YLE working out strategy

Evening walk through docks to beach, listening to Brilliant Trees on way back

Thurs 21/9 - RCA

Spacious hotel room in Albertskatu overlooking the Alexander theatre

Teaching digital creativity at RCA Garden House

Lunch outdoors with Neville B

Friday, September 01, 2017

Happiness Experiment - Vienna

30/8/17

ORF
Terra Mater

Watching The Ivory Game at Terra Mater's villa

Dinner in gast garten with Doc Campus folk

Walk up from Hietzing to ORF in morning sun

31/8/17
ORF
The Third Man - Burg Kino
Prater

Watching The Third Man for first time in years in cinema in situ - followed directly by view of the Riesenrad

Walk in hot morning sunshine to Schiele's studio and death place down Hietzinger Hauptstrasse (then up to ORF)

Talking to Jon on the birth of his son from Viennese bus

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Happiness Experiment - Vienna

28/8/17

Vienna - Ferris Wheel, Prater; Walking tour of Jewish Vienna 1st

Doing Harry Lime on Wiener Riesenrad - EFA approved

Walking tour of Jewish Vienna culminating in Rachel Whiteread's bunker-library memorial

Evening drink in beer garden with Tom from ORF

29/8/17

Neulengbach

Finding and having exclusive time in Schiele's cell - contrast to 1984 - window glimpse

Visiting Schiele & Wally's neighbourhood outside of town in summer afternoon sun

Taking pride in the Kindertransport memorial in Westbahnhof thanking the British