Matt Dorey

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Envelopes containing swaps that have arrived in the post in recent days

Envelopes containing swaps that have arrived in the post in recent days. It is nice to get letters from all over the country, even if they do just contain a selection of panini stickers. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have used the sticker swapping website to share my swaps with people all […]

A Little Warning


A short warning to young people that they shouldn’t steal my posts for their essays. I’m flattered but they should work their books out for themselves.

Logitech K380 Review

Logitech K380 Review

A review of the Logitech K380 keyboard. I really like this portable bluetooth keyboard for windows and mac devices, it’s well made, useful and pleasant to use.

Texture Tuesday

My blogging buddy Lee has a weekly sequence of posts on her blog called Tuesdays of Texture. This week I thought I’d join in. Welcome to my texture Tuesday!

Playlist #14: A Capital Idea

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Here’s a Spotify playlist of songs with capital cities in their title. I like to build playlists like this as I can start from songs I know well like Little Dragon’s “Paris” (along with about a million other songs that have Paris in the title or are about Paris) and “London Calling”, and then cast […]

Euro 2016 Panini Stickers

Some thoughts about collecting panini stickers for the upcoming Euro 2016 football tournament. Includes use of the hypergeometric distribution!

festival of flowers 10

A gallery of pictures from the Festival of Flowers at Chichester Cathedral.

Some pictures from a walk at dusk to Hunston and back, via Whyke quarry and the Chichester canal.

Album Digest May 2016

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Album Digest May 2016 with albums from Radiohead, Parquet Courts, Brian Eno, and Mark Pritchard.

Werner Bischof: “Point of View” and “Helvetica”

The Elysée in Lausanne is currently staging two exhibitions of photography by Werner Bischof. “Point of View” explores his international work spanning the years 1945 to 1954, while “Helvetica” explores his earlier work while isolated from travel in Switzerland during the second world war.

Just a little preview for my upcoming post about the photography exhibitions I went to in Lausanne. This picture of a man returning from a day of painting the Golden Gate bridge was on the poster for the exhibition. It was also one of my favourites.

Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley

Cover of Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley

“Something Coming Through” is a science fiction novel set in the near future. A few years after a brief nuclear war known as “The Spasm”, humanity is introduced to an alien race known as the Jackaroo. The novel is funny, thoughtful, and politically charged. It’s also a very good read. The aliens have given humanity […]

Photo of the Weather Station in Sidlesham Reserve

The fine weather today makes me long for more. This is a photo of the weather station in the RSPB reserve near Birdham, taken on an equally fine (if colder) day back in March.

Album Digest, April 2016

Album Digest April 2016 Featured Image with covers of the albums discussed

A return for the album digest with albums by Pet Shop Boys, Underworld, Charlie Don’t Surf, and Leon Vynehall.

This afternoon I snapped this picture of a dandelion growing out of a wall. I took the photo in a rush and ended up with a bit of my jacket in the frame. I tried to retake the picture when I returned home the same way. By then, with it being a dandelion clock, its […]

“Behind” The Scenes

Ingrid snapped me snapping the bluebells. For sensitive souls, I also include a censored version!

Slindon, April 2016

Yesterday evening we went out to see the bluebells in Slindon, near Chichester. There are lots of places all over England with great carpets of bluebells, but at Slindon there is a route through the woods that allows you to suddenly stumble over them. The effect is marvellous and photos don’t really do it justice. […]

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2016

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Just before Easter Ingrid and I went to Lausanne in Switzerland for a few days. It was a much-needed break and my first trip out of the UK since I got back from South America.

Is this thing on?

New posts coming shortly. Promise. *Featured image is “Playlist” by Eco Dalla Luna, creative commons license.

The Orb – Alpine EP

A short review of The Orb’s new little EP “Alpine”.