Friday, February 04, 2011

Forbidden Planet etc.

I am somewhat hung over today, which is wrong really, since it's my 50th today and the hangover should be tomorrow. However, we got invited to a gathering last night in remembrance of Victoria Petrie-Hay who, along with her husband Howard Chadwick, was someone we used to meet on our yearly visits to Peter Lavery in Hastings. Victoria died of lung cancer recently. We went along.

Every time I go into London I always check up with Forbidden Planet to see if they want any stock signed, and they usually do. They'll maybe be appearing on these pages or, if you're in the area you can pop in. Here I am signing their stock, followed by a picture of a couple of the reprobates who work there.



After that we wandered around London trying to find the Phoenix Artist's Club, finally locating it after a phone call to Peter. This was followed by a meal then an hour or so wait in a local pub before we went to the club. A good if slightly drunken time was had by all. Caroline told me that Richard Arnold was in the place, but my eyesight wasn't so great by then so I'm not sure if I saw him. Meanwhile here we both are hobnobbing with fantasy royalty in the form of Tanith Lee and John Kaiine.


That's all for now. I just want to doss about and sleep now.

12 comments:

Shaun said...

In other news, the ROBOT UPRISING HAS BEGUN! Be afraid, people! Be very afraid...

;)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/04/robot_cop_grenade_rampage/

Jay said...

Happy 50!

Mark said...

Happy Birthday Neal!

Nuno said...

Feliz aniversário, Neal! ;)

Martin Sommerfeld said...

Happy Birthday!

Disco Stu said...

The big five oh, a treat yet to be mine. Don't worry, yr still middle aged (as long as you live to be a hundred)Have a great day!!! 8)

BTW Tanith and John seem to be going for the total immersion author thing by the looks of em....perhaps an aug and some eyeliner for you?...bring you up to speed?

8)

Chrish said...

Hey man, congrats from Chris and Anna! Have a few raki's from us :):):)

Kirby Uber said...

Happy Birthday!

8)

Phil M said...

Happy birthday Neal, may you have many more

Bob Lock said...

A late, Happy Birthday, Neal!
Best
Bob

Spencer said...

A very late happy birthday :)
Better late than never though right?

Hitch said...

Happy birthday mate :)