Some people on Twitter just cannot contain themselves to 140 characters. Here's a selection of some of their writings from their own blogs. Like Twitter, it's a mash up of the deeply personal to highly whimsical, with some great creative & visual art thrown in as well. Hope you enjoy it.

One Chance on My Opinion About Things

Strong resemblance to Billy Elliott at the start, but I think this is intentional and mostly due to Julie Walters playing Paul Potts’ mother. This film, about a boy growing up in England where it is frowned upon having a dream of becoming an opera singer, can’t make up its mind, it seems. It says […]

The Umbrella Academy on My Opinion About Things

Though the trailer got me into it, after a few episodes I still can’t say it has got me hooked on it. Putting stars like Mary J Blige and Ellen Page in front so at least there are some recognisable faces in there…it’s weird. It tries to be Tarantino-like, at certain points, I noticed. Except […]

Transports of Delight: Why I love buses.. on Carol Hedges


Before I reached 60, I never used buses....

50/50 on My Opinion About Things

With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Angelica Huston, Bryce Dallas Howard, Serge Houde and others. A young man who hears of a his sudden cancer diagnosis, is facing this with factors he can no longer deal with. His girlfriend is bitchy selfishly and perfectly portrayed as such by Bryce Dallas Howard (I only seem […]

Holocaust: on Carol Hedges


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Sneeuw/Snow on My Opinion About Things

Het is geweldig spul. Tenminste, als je er alleen maar naar hoeft te kijken en in de gelegenheid bent om ermee te spelen. Rollen, sneeuwballen gooien, sneeuwelven maken, gewoon kijken hoe het mooi op wat voor uitzicht dan ook ligt: ik kan er eindeloos naar kijken. Ik kan het zeer aanraden. Plus, het is zo […]

Infected on knowingkimberly

Now if you’re of a delicate disposition you may want to skip this post altogether. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

My friend Ryan has an infected finger. He has no idea how it happened. Maybe a cat scratched it. They’re very scratchy. Anyway his finger was swollen, painful, hot to touch, pus – the works!

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purely formed. on Basement of my Brain

there is poetry

that wakes me before dawn,

purely formed:

trembling on my lips,

ready for flight

but I do not need to write.

instead, I turn towards your warmth

and breathe the words softly

onto your sleeping skin

and, half-waking, you reach for me,

newborn words kiss...

Willem Elsschot, Kaas on My Opinion About Things

Van de week kreeg ik dit boek in m’n handen geschoven van m’n vader. Een dunnetje, daar niet van, maar nog bezig in m’n Michelle Obama, dus het kwam er maar niet van om het te lezen. Goed, het eerste hoofdstukje dan. Dat was geen moment te vroeg, m’n vader vroeg me er onmiddellijk naar. […]

The Friday Five on World of Moose

An assortment of stuff from the beginning of 2019 1. Berlin

We went to Berlin and it was rather wonderful.

Though hard to pick the best bits to recommend, we loved wandering around our neighbourhood Prenzlauer Berg, eating Lebanese food in...

Not Tupperware on knowingkimberly

Recently I helped a dear friend move house. It wasn’t under easy circumstances, her husband had just been involved in a horrific traffic accident and was in hospital so she was trying to do it all on her own. Two weeks before Christmas. With a baby. Not. Fun. Times.

Anyway I ended up taking some of her stuff home with me to save her having to worry about it. This included clearing the fridge/freezer, paperwork to shred, some...

Spark joy on knowingkimberly

Happy New Year everyone. This is belated because I’ve been laid up with the lurgy for several days. Pretty much had every type of cold and flu symptom in succession since the end of December. You’d think I’d have lost loads of weight but that’s the sneaky thing about lurgies, you have to eat all the leftover Christmas goodies just to survive.

Now I don’t know about you but my house goes...

Food review: Greggs vegan sausage roll on oxguin.net

Having been outraged at Brexit, foreign wars and the collapse of public services last year, it was good to get my teeth into a new controversial topic for 2019 - the Greggs vegan sausage roll.

So Greggs, the UK's favourite baked food on the go food outlet (excluding cake shops, obvs), have launched a vegan sausage roll...

Bird Box on My Opinion About Things

With Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Trevante Rhodes, Vivien Lyra Blair,Julian Edwards and others. Bird Box bares a strong resemblance to The Happening, except this seems like the aftermath of if. Because of the timehops, it still is like The Happening though. Sandra Bullock is Malorie, a pregnant artist, who has such serious doubt about actually […]

2018. Well you have been pretty amazing. on My progress and recovery from Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

Well my bloglets. What a year it has been. I’m trying to remember how I felt when I wasn’t me. And it’s so hard. The memory is amazing. Eradicating what it can’t hold on to enable you to move forward. I have felt like me, truly me for the longest since I was 21. 13 years ago. 
Christmas since my diagnosis has always been very emotional for me. I have always cried and it hasn’t been happy tears. It’s been tears of overload. Of not being...

Dicte on My Opinion About Things

Dicte is a good serie if you’re looking for interesting background stories. Unfortunately none of them are truly that realistic, and Dicte can be very much of a bitch. Not in the sense that it’s obviously immediately though. She does things and you’re like ‘wtf?! I wouldn’t exactly approve of such an action from any […]

Collateral Beauty on My Opinion About Things

With Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Naomi Harris, Keira Knightley, Michael Pena and Jacob Latimore. Don’t feel like watching the standard Christmas Carol? Watch this one instead. It is The Christmas Carol in a modern version. This is the first Will Smith film I’ve seen in a while that I was moved […]

Angela’s Christmas on My Opinion About Things

Very cute, short little Christmas story. Because of its start, it reminded me instantly of Frank McCourt’s Angela. Also because it’s clearly an Irish story. It’s mostly a nice film for smaller children because it’s only 30 minutes. Not too long for quickly distracted minds there. Still, the film is quite dark. Understandable, as it’s […]

Open Source Illustration: 1 page of drawings, 100 Variations on Nor

Open Source Art Means Nothing Is Ever Done.

Here is one page of scanned line drawings. File freely available for download + re-use. Infinite variations and re-combinations.
My personal aim is to work towards 100 variations, which I will post on Mastodon as they emerge. Feel free to use...

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them on My Opinion About Things

With Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrel, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Katherine Watson and many others. A bit of a dark followup of the Harry Potter series, and technically it’s a prequel, of course. Then again, perfect casting of Eddie Redmayne. He gives the part of Newt Scacander just the bit of humanity, the bit of clumsiness […]

The Saturday Six on World of Moose

Some stuff from this week:

 

1. David O’Doherty

We went to see David O'Doherty with his vintage Casio keyboard in his show 'You Have To Laugh' and we did.

You should go too. Tour dates are here 

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Painted Portrait (gift voucher) on Nor

Gift voucher for one hand-painted, colour portrait on plywood board. You choose the sitter, and we will arrange the sitting/s. (The painting shown is an example only.)
Your gift voucher is beautifully printed on A5 coated card and comes in a gold envelope ready to present as a gift if desired. The blank voucher will be posted to you, or as a gift directly to the recipient. If you'd like the voucher posted as a gift to the recipient,...

Sketch Portrait (gift voucher) on Nor

Gift voucher for one hand-drawn, black & white sketch portrait on A4 paper. You choose the sitter, and we will arrange the sitting. (The drawing shown is an example only.)
Your gift voucher is beautifully printed on A5 coated card and comes in a gold envelope ready to present as a gift if desired. The blank voucher will be posted to you, or as a gift directly to the recipient. If you'd like the voucher posted as a gift to the...

The Friday Five on World of Moose

Our highlights from this week are: 1. Offbeat ephemera and typographic curiosities

We received our copy of Anthony Burrill's Look & See, its a "personal selection of offbeat ephemera and typographic curiosities." It's the debut publication from ...