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May 25, 2011 - No Comments!

Popcorn – salted

For me it's all about the small screen, home cinema (Blu-ray/Netflix) rules! The small screen experience is superior in quality, richer and far more emotive, blatantly comfortable and you're in charge! I have a penchant for fact based drama/ documentaries ranging from nature to man made conflicts. Below you will find in no particular order, my favourite material!

TV Series:

Planet Earth - artistic brilliance, excellence and perfection.

The Promise - eye opener, kudos Peter Kosminsky.

Mad Men - genius, genius and genius.

The Sopranos - genius, genius and genius.

Prison Break - genius, genius and genius.

The Mentalist - genius, genius and genius.

Fringe - genius, genius and Walter Bishop.

True Detective (Season 1) - genius, genius and genius.

Prison Playbook - genius, genius and genius.

The Expanse - genius, genius and genius.

Star Trek - Glorified Trekkie.

Sons of Anarchy - genius, genius and genius.

La casa de papel - genius, genius and genius.

Motion Picture:

Shawshank Redemption - a greatest of all time.

The Godfather (1,2,3) - a greatest of all time.

Police Story - god bless Jackie Chan.

Batteries Not Included - cinematic brilliance.

Papillon - Steve McQueen.

The Aviator - perfection.

Red Cliff - revolutionary.

Assembly - outstanding.

La Vie en Rose - a greatest of all time.

Dinner Rush - astonishing.

The Sting - a greatest of all time.

The Thomas Crown Affair - Steve McQueen.

Cool Hand Luke - Paul Newman.

April 28, 2011 - No Comments!

To read or not to read

My tendency is to mostly read autobiography material with reference to my heroes and individuals who inspire me. Fact based reading appeals to me more now but back in the day fiction ruled! Below you will find a list of my most compelling reads!

To kill a mocking bird - Harper Lee

A rose that grew from concrete - Tupac Shakur

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Struggle for Palestinian Civil Rights - Omar Barghouti

Gaza: Stay Human - Vittorio Arrigoni

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid - Jimmy Carter

Carlo Ancelotti: The Beautiful Games of an Ordinary Genius - Carlo Ancelotti, Alessandro Alciato

Brother in the land - Robert Swindells

Roll of thunder, hear my cry - Mildred D. Taylor

Of mice and men - John Steinbeck

Inside a thug's heart - Angela Ardis

The Bruce Lee story - Linda Lee, Tom Bleecker

The soul of a butterfly - Hana Yasmeen Ali

Tears for water - Alicia Keys

Herb Lubalin: art director, graphic designer and typographer - Gertrude Snyder, Alan Peckolick

March 23, 2011 - No Comments!


A dream come true, I watched my beloved Rossoneri at the truly magnificent and awe-inspiring San Siro Stadium! The occasion left me speechless and my camera on the verge of operational death!

March 23, 2011 - No Comments!

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers v Denver Broncos | London 31.10.10

Perfect game, perfect companion (my boy Dan) and perfect seats (bless you Miranda) all the action at our end! What a game: third string QB and a not so healthy Vernon Davis! Troy Smith and the inconvenient truth, Frank Gore do San Fran proud!

San Francisco 49ers 24 Denver Broncos 16

March 22, 2011 - No Comments!


The greatest game man has created, the greatest game you have played and the greatest game you've never experienced! David Braben, we want Elite 4 please!

The game of my Life: Elite: Dangerous - infinite kudos and thank you David Braben.