Well I have yet another very tiring week commuting from London to Oxford, now with the added pressure of looking for a place to live after work. And this without a car or much familiarity with the layout of Oxford. Have pity on me. Saw a couple this week and one might be good, but a bit expensive. The good news is that there is an art studio come up for rent and i am going tomorrow (my day off) to have a look. Maybe I will get a studio before I have anywhere to live.

Came down with the inevitable man cold at the end of last week which meant I had to cancel seeing the Gang of Fourwith Billy on Friday night. Read his blog to hear all about it.

Had a nice weekend in Milton Keynes visiting a friend. My first time there and it really is a new town and the MK Dons (formerly Wimbledon Football Club) really do play at the Hockey Stadium. And the town is surprisingly aesthetic in layout and design. Very Pan-europeoan. Still struggling with my cold, so will not go on and on. Getting strong urges to draw, but I need to concentrate my efforts on getting settled. Should get back to Hastings next weekend, where I must update the website a bit, and put up all the last works of 2004 which have only appeared on the blog pages.

If any of my new students are reading this, make sure you get the chance to read up about and have a look at the new show at the Saatchi Gallery The Triumph of Painting. An interesting review in todays Observer