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.

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 


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 ...

The Tardy Friday Five on World of Moose

Yes it's Saturday but here are a few titbits from our week for you.   1. Acoustic Anomalies & Echo Locations

After I tweeted about how a good echo is a small pleasure people tweeted me places with special acoustics. 

I have collected them together here 

2. Porridge...

The Balad of Buster Scruggs on My Opinion About Things

With a starloaded cast, this series of stories is a very intruiging one. Though it starts indeed with The Balad of Buster Scruggs, it continues with other ones. The Coen brothers have known how to tell the stories very well. The first one, of Buster Scruggs, reminded me of House of Cards (the giving attention […]

#meToo and ricidulous matters on My Opinion About Things

This week I stumbled upon a stunning story, where a lawyer had pleaded how the way the rape victim was dressed, got him to think: she wants ‘it’. I come from the Netherlands, where this type of nonsense was settled years ago in court, when a judge simply stated, that even if the victim was […]

The Friday Five on World of Moose

Bits and bobs from this week  1. Freudian Slippers cartoon in the current Private Eye


Hand drawn version available from here 

2. Local news - Farage in Exmouth...

We Zijn Weer Thuis on My Opinion About Things

Ge-wel-dige serie van Wim T. Schippers, waar ik als kind, toen het voor het eerst zag, welsiswaar nog niet de helft begreep, maar het al wel heel leuk vond. Toen het op dvd uitkwam, bedacht ik me geen moment. Volgens wikipedia: De weduwe Nel van der Hoed-Smulders (Truus Dekker) beschikt over een fortuin, een aantal […]

The Friday Five on World of Moose

Five things we hope you'll find interesting 1. The 'multiocular o'

This wikipedia article about the 'multiocular o' in Cyrillic script is always enjoyable, and the source of the googly eyes in my twitter display name.


2. A thread of small joys continues.

The latest addition: “Watching a couple of deer across a stubbled...

The Verb with Ian McMillan on World of Moose

The Verb

I recently had the pleasure (and honour) of appearing on BBC Radio 3’s excellent programme about poetry and words, The Verb. The show is hosted by the poet Ian McMillan who I have admired since enjoying his visits to the Mark & Lard Show on Radio 1 in the 1990s. If you don’t catch Ian at one of the many events he pops up at all across the country his twitter feed is a delight, in particular his early morning strolls...

Wanderlust on My Opinion About Things

With Toni Colette, Steven Mackintosh, Zawe Ashton, Emma D’Arcy and many others. I’d read that Wanderlust could have easily been a spinoff of sorts of Love Actually. After watching it, I can’t quite confirm this. It’s far too American for this to be true. It’s far too unfunny. They’ve kept far too many unnecessary, dull […]

Titanic on My Opinion About Things

The boat sinks. The End

AH Cranberry light drink on My Opinion About Things

Omdat mijn gewone recept (AH Cranberry classic drink) op was, en ik dan maar voor het goedkoopste alternatief ging, kwam deze keuze uit de bus. Light. Ach, het smaakt toch allemaal hetzelfde, dacht ik. Mis. Dit drankje heeft namelijk een vermindering aan suikers op het menu staan en dit zodanig met aspartaam proberen te compenseren […]

#meToo Sexual abuse survivors on My Opinion About Things

Given the many comments I’ve read about any type of bully who claims not having abused anyone and their bystanders going ‘why didn’t s/he report it when it happened then, eh?’ because to a bully, this is apparently the only way to  ‘proof’ that anyone is stating a lie as soon as they say ‘I […]

Django Unchained on My Opinion About Things

This film by Tarantino is with, amongst others, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo diCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Waltz and Kerry Washington. Unusually long, this film nearly takes 3 hours (?!). It is different from former works of Tarantino that I’ve seen, because this has nothing to do with the fantasy of Tarantino running wild. Yes, there’s […]

Timeless on My Opinion About Things

With Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Sakina Jaffrey, Claudia Doumit and many others. To be fair, the background storyline of this series is quite weak -bastard Flynn (excellent part of Goran Visnjic) has found out the government has invented a timemachine and is trying to change history with it. Lucy, Wyatt and […]

The Haunting of Hill House on My Opinion About Things

With Henry Thomas, Michiel Huisman, Annabeth Gish and so many others. A proper thrilling series. If you liked American Horror Show this might be less your alley, given the lack of amounts of blood, but it truly is a good thriller. It strongly reminds me of the House of Spirits by Isabel Allende, it has […]

Still me! on My progress and recovery from Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

Well my wonderful bloglets,

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted on here. Although this seems to be a theme. Now that I write for an American company and it has to be unique stuff for them, I write loads for them and neglect here. But. Not today!

So I still feel like me and it’s FUCKING AMAZING! I am also genuinely thinking about going running again! I just have to be careful as I do a lot of dog walking, I...

Boogschieten/Shooting a bow on My Opinion About Things

Op het idee gebracht door diverse vrienden die ik dat al eens had zien doen op foto’s, had ik besloten dat ik dit als verjaarscadeau wilde. Dat liet m’n man zich geen tweede keer zeggen. Een oud schermmaatje van hem, Michiel Fritz, bleek lid te zijn van een boogschietclub. Hij kon ons beiden wel instrueren. […]

What If on My Opinion About Things

Daniel Radcliffe, Mackenzie Davis, Zoe Kazan, Rafe Spall, Adam Driver and many others. With a cast that consists of players you’ve seen on Black Mirror, Harry Potter and It’s Complicated, it’s good enough to stick around. I do believe they had to, as some of the dialogue really, really doesn’t make any normal sense. And […]

Oh, Jenbee, don’t be a clot… on Wild Writes

The needle slips into the vein in the crook of my right arm, a pinching sensation, then there’s nothing until, when flicked accidentally, the pain is like the needle: small, slim, silver, sharp. I had a blood test on Wednesday and now I am waiting for the results. This is not a new phenomenon for me but this time, I thought, that I would write about it. I thought that maybe someone might find it useful if they’re going through...

Aaaaaaaand I'm BACK!! on My progress and recovery from Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

Well Bloglets,

I know it's been a while.....

So.  You won't believe it.  A HAPPY ME!!!  I know.  A rarity.  I'm fully aware of that.  It's just a fucker that it mainly happens when I'm off treatment, which as you all well know is not often and not for long.

I thought I had better document it before it went and I'm miserable and whingy again.  Because I know how much you all love...