New Years with Toby and Gigi

Toby and Gigi in Brighton

This year Helen and I are spending New Years with Toby and Gigi who are over from Geneva. Yesterday we went for a long walk – 17km – on the South Downs. It was a misty, windy day – not altogether pleasant! Afterwards we went out to dinner at Bus Stop, a Caribbean restaurant in Brighton. The food was absolutely delicious!


Romeo and Juliet at the Troxy

Last night Helen’s choir – Some Voices – performed Romeo and Juliet at the Troxy in Limehouse. It was a superb show – really atmospheric and the music was excellent!

The show was based on Baz Luhrmann’s version of Romeo and Juliet. The audience was divided into the Montagues and the Capulets. The Montagues were wearing Hawaiian shirts – surf-casual dress. The Capulets were wearing red and black, with a more formal Spanish gangster look. We filed in to the Troxy in different queues depending on whether we were Capulets or Montagues.

The choir sung songs based on the movie and there were actors and dancers performing key scenes. It was a true spectacle!

Graduate Statistician

I just had my application approved for Graduate Statistician at the Royal Statistical Society. I have been thinking about volunteering as a statistician to a charity – apparently charities have a need for statisticians!