Category Archives: Diary Entry

Retrospective posts, usually aimed at generating enormous surges of cloying nostalgia.

Shute Barrington

All my fans are always asking me for the recipe for Shute Barrington, despite the fact that I have carefully guarded its secret ever since I invented it around ten minutes ago. Finally I yield, super-fans! Do as you will. … Continue reading

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So Very Long 2017

Those of you who have been with me a while will know that I like to close each year by documenting some of my experiences in an oblique way that really has meaning only for myself. 2016 was full of … Continue reading

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A New Old Aspect

In a characteristically glacial way, things are looking up here at FaceOmeter towers. There’s a new writing collaboration which I’m quite keen on, I trekked over to West Wales so that I could watch the Dapper Swindler melting a cheese … Continue reading

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Enter the Jamsman

I’ve been fooling around with preserves lately. Don’t believe me? I have an instagram account solely for jam. It’s that serious. I moved house last year, and the new place came with a secret fruit garden. That is to say, … Continue reading

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Woodsmoke

Homebase tried to give me a parking ticket for parking legally at their shop in order to buy a wood-burning chimenea thing. The fact that they cancelled the charge and acknowledged their mistake says a lot about wood-burning chimeneas. Woodsmoke … Continue reading

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Moving WordPress Around

Oh? You mean you didn’t notice that this was a wordpress site? Yes, I’ve hidden it really well up until now, haven’t I? Instead of writing songs or playing shows or doing any of that overrated stuff, I decided to … Continue reading

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Fusion

Long-time readers will remember that as well as being the ultimate home for alt-folk/folkantifolk singer-songwriting, this is also a pioneering recipe blog. It’s been a while since I posted any of my gems, but I’ve just had a good 24hrs … Continue reading

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Writers Retreat

Carefully removing the wedding ribbon from the car, The Dapper Swindler and I leapt out of London for an entirely platonic Valentine’s Day Long Weekend in an isolated cabin on the Jurassic Coast. The day was gray, and the first … Continue reading

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Rebellious Subtitles

Like any good trekkie, I’ve turned the subtitles on for my fifth or sixth rewatch of Voyager so that I can be sure I’m not missing the spelling of any important names/people. There’s plenty of important ways in which subtitles … Continue reading

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So Very Long 2016

2016 was not an annus mirabilis for FaceOmeter, but that’s okay – it wasn’t an annus mirabilis for anyone else (nice) either. Given world events, it feels even more self-indulgent than usual to draw attention to the benighted progress of … Continue reading

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