31 May 2009

The RAF Museum - Henden

Only 15 - 20 minutes away from here by bus from Edgware, free admission, so I thought why not go. It's not very large, but is packed with planes from canvas gliders to Cold War jets. Along with the many RAF aircraft there were several American & German planes from WW2. Maybe a bit too packed, but that's normal for air museums. It's a good place to visit for 2/3 hours - maybe longer if your a real aviation anorak. I have only 2 points, there weren't many support vehicles & I feel they are just as important as the aircraft, though I suppose not as glamorous.

The other point - bring in your own soft drinks, as the 330ml cans of Pepsi I purchased cost £1.2o - each.

27 May 2009

On religion & it's hypocrasy

Just a short musing - When I was growing up, my dad was adamant that there were no such things as ghosts - then he would preach his Sunday sermons about the need to believe in the 'holy trinity of the Father, Son & The Holy Ghost.
No wonder I was confused.

24 May 2009

Recent movies

Week before last I saw the new 'Star Trek' movie at the Empire in Leicester Square. Loved the movie, but this isn't a review of the show, instead it's a review of the theatre.

It's a large theatre, with re- served, reclining seating and generally comfortable, except there isn't quite enough distance between rows. Things were fine until someone set in front of me and the back of their chair slammed painfully into my knees. As I also couldn't see well over their head, I asked the attendant if I could move to a more vacant area. I was allowed to do so and so most everything was fine. The only other issue I had was that there were 25 minutes of advertisements before finally getting to the film.

Yesterday I saw 'Coraline' at the Odeon in Camden. Entering the seating area was dodgy as it was very dark going up several steps, requiring me to feel my way along. Once I found my way to my seat, I dis- covered their chairs were stiff, straight and uncomfortable. The commercials at the beginning were thankfully not long (10 minutes total), but were very loud - twice as loud as the movie itself.
(Photo not from the Odeon)