Out in Bahrain: Red Bull X-Fighters Jams

Too many times I’ve caught myself saying, there’s never anything to do in Bahrain. There’s never anything on. In my defence, coming from London, that’s sort of true. But, feels like things are changing in Bahrain.

Take this for example – for the first time ever, the Red Bull X-Fighters came to Bahrain for a couple of nights. Now we almost didn’t make this, due to an epic dust storm that took over the entire island. Though, thankfully due to said dust storm, the night these guys were performing was pushed back, and we could make it!

Never have I seen any of this sort of stuff live. Casually perused events if they’re on TV or watched a few YouTube videos, so I’m not what you’d call a fan. Though I think it’s fucking amazing what these guys do. And when’s the next time I’m going to be able to see some guy do a superman in the air while riding a bike? Continue reading Out in Bahrain: Red Bull X-Fighters Jams

Project 365: February & March Recap

Since coming back from holiday, it’s taken me a while to settle back into my blogging routine. Would you believe that I had written most of my blog posts back in January, and just queued them all up? I must have been on something!

I’ve been enjoying ‘not needing’ to blog. But beginning to miss this place. And what better way to get back into some sort of blogging routine, than with a Project 365 recap?

It’s April. The last recap I did was for January. So, this’ll be for February and March. And rather than all the photos, I’m being choosy and just picking some of my favourites. If you do want to check out all the photos so far they’re up at my Google+ photo album, and I post some sporadically to my instagram. When I remember.

Without further ado, here’s February and March’s highlights. (In reverse order. Because.) Continue reading Project 365: February & March Recap

Nutshell Film Review: All Is Lost

All is Lost
All Is Lost: Don’t go sailing on your own.

All time is lost! I really was trying to keep myself awake while watching All Is Lost. But I was nodding off pretty furiously. Put this down to a combination of actually being tired, but mostly trying to maintain some level of concentration on a film that had nothing drawing me into it.

Watching Robert Redford bob around on the sea for just shy of two hours while every stranded-at-sea cliché is thrown at him got a little tiresome. I was okay with most of the clichés but then they just had to throw a shark in there. Well, a few sharks.

I get it. At the end he had to think he had lost everything to save himself. I get it. There was no feeling one way or another as to the outcome of Robert Redford’s character.

Save your time, watch Cast Away instead. Which is longer. But better.

America in Photos

Struggling to really figure out how to start this post on my holiday to America. It’s been a couple of weeks since returning from the States and feels like memories of the holiday are already starting to get a little bit blurry.

I had an amazing, if a little exhausting, time. Not one moment was spared. We, perhaps, had a couple of hours one afternoon where we truly were doing nothing. But other than that, every single day in the full two weeks were spent doing something or another. (If we were in Portland, that “doing something” was one of two things – eating or drinking.)

So rather than some long-winded tale, how about some sort of photo story? I’ve posted a few photos of the trip on my Instagram, but here there are a few more than I’ll be posting here. (Warning, there are a LOT of images behind this cut – so the page may take a little while to load.) Continue reading America in Photos

Nutshell Film Review: The Equalizer

The Equalizer

The Equalizer was a TV show I grew up watching. I grew up watching in the sense that I have vague memories of sneaking out of bed, sitting on the stairs while I listened for the theme of The Equalizer to kick in. Mum and dad would always know I’d be there, so they’d call after me and I’d be sitting on the sofa with them watching this show.

I don’t actually remember watching an episode, but I remember this. Only this. It’s a story my mum and dad will tell people too. Edward Woodward – The Equalizer! Continue reading Nutshell Film Review: The Equalizer