Andy's blog

This blog is about my private thoughts, but you can read it if you want, but you've been warned!.
Shia LaBeouf’s Butt

Shia LaBeouf’s Butt

Wed January 2015 - Expression

I’ve never liked Transformers, always finding it way to bombastic, too loud, to many cuts - in fact there are only cuts - it’s sort of dumb, but not in a clever way like Pacific Rim… no it’s just dumb - like American Sniper dumb (the American Psycho of our time).  I also never liked Shia LaBeouf either but I’m not sure why.  I d...

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The Weight of a Soul

The Weight of a Soul

Thu January 2015 - Expression

I got an email last night which I want to share.  It made me almost cry, both for what it said, and because it meant more to me than the writer could ever have known. If you’ve ever spent more than a day looking at my tweets, or reading between the lines on my blog, then you’ll guess things have been tough for a while.  I admit most...

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Dick in a Toaster

Dick in a Toaster

Wed January 2015 - Expression

First off I have no idea what kind of projects you’re thinking off, or who you are.  If you’re talking about getting a kayak and paddling to Australia from Germany, or doing all the alpine peaks over 4000 metres in a year, well that sounds normal to me, while if you want to make a skin suit out of dead people…. well maybe you’ve come t...

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Nav Paranoia

Nav Paranoia

Tue January 2015 - Technique

We are in the season of the lost, the season where all climbers dust of their compass’s, unfold mouldy maps, and try and remember how to get from A to B, secretly praying the weather stay clear, so they can get back from B to A at the end of it! Good navigation in tough environments is about many things, but for me the one thing that is often le...

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To be a pro

To be a pro

Mon January 2015 - Expression

I can remember once sitting in a pub in Hull with my old mate ‘Wayne the fireman’, talking about people I’d met recently, passing on stories they’d passed on to me, people who’s lives were the type of lives that other people wrote books about (and some of them had done).  Half way through a story about Jon Turk kayaking to Alaska fro...

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