A busy weekend of listening to my new shipment from Amazon.

Paul Weller: As Is Now - I liked his last one which was an album of covers but now he has returned from his songwriting break with a punchy and rocking affair.

Texas: Red Book - I thought their last few studio albums were a bit luke warm as I much prefer their Southside and Rick's Road albums. This one though does hit the spot for me. The collaboration with Paul Buchannan from the Blue Nile is great as well.

Nine Horses (David Sylvian collaboration): Snow Borne Sorne - As with Texas, his last couple of albums were not as easily accessible but this definitely brings him back to the fore. A much fuller album lyrically and sonically.

The Observer seem to like it and have awarded it 5 stars.

Gild House offices for rentThe building where I am working will shortly have serviced office spaces being made available  for renting. The whole block has many techonology and Internet based companies working there and is getting to be a small hotbed of innovative IT businesses in Bournemouth.

There will be a mixture of small and medium sized rooms. Internet connectivity should be easily accessible through wireless gateways.

Gild House is on Norwich Avenue West which isn't too far a walk into town or Westbourne and is a minute or two's drive from the Wessex Way. So, very handy in many respects.

Web site now available: www.gildhouse.co.uk

Budweiser
Couple of large ones in Prague
Just got back from visiting Prague which was brilliant. Apart from the graffiti on some walls, the buildings and architecture were both magnificent and beautiful. Feet are now aching with all the walking about although the tram system was cheap enough to skoot around the place.

The food and drink were very good and excellent value, if you didn't drink in Irish/English bars. Kathryn did have to have her cider fix for the day!

Link to Photographs of Prague

I'd really recommend the place and I loved the dark beer. Fantastic.

Review to come when I get some time.

This is me mate Duncan's next bar that has just opened recently in Jesmond. I thought I would drop in seeing as he was getting the drinks in all night. You don't have to be up-yourself to drink here. Cool hangout for people to take in a few beers and listen to the live band playing jazz-funk or some tunes by the DJ.

Decor is retro-chic with chairs, settees, lampshades and brik-brak dating all the way back to the 70's and 80's. I even saw one of the brown spiky clocks that used to adorn our house.

Mr Lynch web site

Cream DVDManaged to catch the last part of their reunion concert. I am going to have to get the DVD so I can watch it all from start to finish. Form what I saw, Clapton, Baker and Bruce were on top form. it also shows that drugs and alcohol can take their effect on your looks. Clapton looks the freshest and healthiest of them all.

Never too sure on drum solos but what the heck, 30-odd years since the last time they played, we'll let them off.

Click for DVD of Cream playing at the Albert Hall