Honens piano competition with Jon Kimura Parker

Honens piano competition with Jon Kimura Parker

Another real treat recently. My friend Jenn works with the Honens International Piano Competition and they wanted something…different…as part of their VIP donor appreciation nights. Long story short, I got to work with the marvellous Jon Kimura Parker, one...
Magic with Alan Doyle

Magic with Alan Doyle

A week or so ago I was at home trying to install some kitchen cabinets and swearing a lot when a text message came through from a friend of mine, Fiona. She was spending the day with the wonderful Alan Doyle (formerly of Great Big Sea) and they were having coffee just...
GCHQ Quiz Book

GCHQ Quiz Book

My wife knows me well. I’ve never really been one to sit for extended periods and work through puzzle books but she recently found a book put together by staff at GCHQ – the British government communications and intelligence office, perhaps better...
Winter projects

Winter projects

December is over and the Christmas rush is done for another year, but this is no time for slowing down. All those little fix-it, create-that, make-this, tidy-up projects have to get done. Shelves of magic stuff get rearranged and god forbid I find a sale on plastic...