in my spare time
A brief exploration of tempo and anticipation. For Piano and Electronic Percussion.
meditationofmyheart.com is a free online database of liturgical music written by me and dedicated to the memory of my uncle, Melvyn Walton. Please help me get this project up and … Continue reading
I’m excited; personally, it feels very much like the third era of my life has started with Pope Francis. For me, JPII was The Pope. Then he died, and at … Continue reading
Dear Reader, Welcome to Movember. The following 30 days and nights will be dedicated by millions of men (mo bros) and women (mo sistas) across the globe toward two very … Continue reading
Ockham’s Razor ‘s new piece for aerial theatre, Not Until We Are Lost Somehow or other, I’ve ended up being (a very tiny) part of this show at the Nuffield … Continue reading
There are so many reasons why I love my home, Lancaster. It’s got that goldilocks just-the-right-size thing going on, and I could ponder the implications of this for endless paragraphs. … Continue reading
So, the music teaching site is now well on its way to finished-land. I made this pretty logo for it today and I’m rather quite chuffed with how it’s turned … Continue reading
Doctor Who? So, fans of twelfth century music might like to join me in a high five for Hildegard of Bingen who has been officially proclaimed as one of the … Continue reading
Today it is my birthday. Thanks, ma and pa for bringing me into the world; thanks also to Stepping Hill hospital for providing a suitable venue, and thanks to everyone … Continue reading
It seems I have awful skin. And a RED Walton nose.
So, I managed to lose 21 pounds; that’s 1 & 1/2 stone in about a month, then I started gaining weight again. I’ve had a few too many treats these … Continue reading
I’ve been dieting and exercising for one month now. I’ve lost 14.6 pounds. I’m not one for boasting, but this is friggin’ awesome.
You may remember this film I made last Autumn. Well, just for fun, I entered it into a fairly prestigious short film festival that was way beyond my scope. Any … Continue reading
I wrote this song for my amazing sisters. They are my best friends and a huge inspiration to me all the time. Thanks for being there, sibs. jX
Introducing my latest webular venture: james charles: sings & stuff. You may know that I’m quite fond of music; I especially love making music: singing, playing the ol’ joanna, picking … Continue reading
Yum. Absolutely yum… But… This week has been mental for meat consumption. I’ve quite probably eaten more meat since I started dieting than I have done since my degree. At … Continue reading
A somewhat scrumptious fakeaway this evening from the Hairy Dieter’s Recipe Book: Chicken Korma, which comes in at under 300 calories, not including rice. Delicious.
So, yesterday was Johnny’s stag do. I didn’t have breakfast because I was up most of the night before editing a video in preparation for said Stag do. Anyway, I … Continue reading
I filmed this in Williamson Park, Lancaster, on one of those gorgeous rainy days where just have to get out there and splash around in the puddles. My nephew Joe … Continue reading
Ailsa makes pizza every week or so, and it’s usually much bigger than this one…
Reblogged from something-about: The fabulous Hairy Bikers, Simon King and Dave Myers embark on a new journey and weight loss campaign; Hairy Dieters. In this series they have accepted their … Continue reading
With butter, about 400 calories. At The Cornish Bakery in Lancaster. That’s about an hour at the gym. Oh my.
So, the diet is going well! I’ve been on my new regime for a week now and I’ve: been calorie counting obsessively been discovering new recipes and food done purposeful … Continue reading
I am stuffed. This has been, by far, the biggest meal of my diet (one week done). We lunched at the lovely, vegetarian Whaletail Café in Lancaster (children have been … Continue reading
A delightful dinner this evening: stuffed vegetables – (1.25 portions) 416 kcal zingy yoghurt dressing – 10 kcal pear cider – (small glass) 66 kcal strawberries with yoghurt – 99 … Continue reading
My first bit of chocolate since the diet began; my first taste of scrumptious heaven this week. It was amazing. It was half a Kit Kat Chunky. It was amazing. It was amazing.
It was 124 calories, which is a very heavy snack, and it’ll mean cutting back on dinner this evening. It was worth it.
So, it’s my third day of following the Beck Diet Solution Programme. day 1: write down reasons to lose weight [CHECK] day 2: choose two diets (primary and backup) [CHECK] … Continue reading
So, another not-so-bad day for the old diet. I’ve had an amazing dinner: a low-g.i. veg currie with rice and naan and mango chutney and I even had a cupcake! … Continue reading
This is ancient. I made it in April 2010 for the opening post of my blog, clarinetfromscratch.blogspot.com – I had intended to teach myself the clarinet, and to vlog the … Continue reading
So, the diet is going well. And, hurray, my new recipe book hath arrived. I shall update ye with tried recipes. Many of them are meaty and I’m not much … Continue reading
So, on this Beck Diet Solution, you are given a task each day. Today, the first day of the course, I have to make an ‘Advantages Response Card’, which is … Continue reading
and yet I’ve already gone over my daily quota of calories. . .
So, I’ve started a diet. I’m only telling you because I need some accountability. So, prepare for some regular weight updatery. Here is where I am: 195.4 pounds Here is … Continue reading
I know; this is a school-related thing but I thought it worth sharing nevertheless. A colleague has left and we wrote a song. Here it is.
So, the packing of the house is well underway. We’ve filled two and half gazillion boxes with books and I’ve dismantled my beautiful wall of bookshelves. It took months to … Continue reading
So we had to do this whole pretend to be a patriot thing at work yesterday and wear the flag colours. But which flag? you rightly ask – they’re all … Continue reading
Why, oh why, oh why is there still no sign of any of Gabriel Garcia Marquez‘s (translated) novels making their way to the ebook market? Surely they would sell like … Continue reading
Ok, so, after all that, the piano ain’t goin’. Long story. Huzzah.
The piano is getting picked up today. We’re moving house soon and can’t take it with us, so we put it up on Freegle and someone snatched it up pretty … Continue reading
When we were teenagers, Tom Harrop and me knew this chap called Pixel Pete. This may or may not have been his real name. He made Java games, did Taekwondo … Continue reading