nikgreen

is a dabbler in the dark arts of geekery. He enjoys many different types of music and film, especially those that seem to bore or confuse his wife and children. Sometimes he takes photos.


Stockholm

Stockholm
For as long as I can remember Sarah has had an obsession with Scandinavia and in particular Scandinavian design. So our 10th wedding anniversary was the perfect excuse to visit Stockholm for a weekend. Staying at the Hellstens Malmgård hotel in western Södermalm and using the rather excellent Metro (the… Read more »

Bobbles Reggae Mix #1

Bobbles Reggae Mix #1
I've been thinking about music quite a lot lately since the launch of Apple Music. I had hoped it would seamlessly slot into my life and replace Spotify, but as a later post will outline, it would appear the first release has some way to go. One of the things… Read more »

Unable to connect to the Internet

Unable to connect to the Internet
Sometimes you come across things that make you smile even though the contributing factor is born out of frustration. The other night I was on my laptop when the wifi dropped out and Google Chrome displayed it's standard Unable to connect to the Internet screen. Out of frustration I hit… Read more »

Plugs - the frustration of hotel plug sockets

Plugs - the frustration of hotel plug sockets
I recently wrote about my plugs as part of my Travel Kit, which leads me to think about plugs and in particular plugs in hotel rooms. One thing that constantly frustrates me on my travels is the lack of plugs in hotel rooms, but in particular hotels that refuse to… Read more »

Travel Kit

Travel Kit
Travel Kit Over the past year I’ve done a fair bit of travelling around the UK and Ireland, Europe and as far as the US. On each journey I try to travel as light as possible. In some ways this has become a bit of an obsession, removing any… Read more »

Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor, MI
we sharpen knives sidewalk #1 sidewalk #2 sidewalk #3 fleetwood diner cigarette break bins `` `` Hydrant Lena#1 Lena #2 stars & stripes main street Cadillac Eldorado #1 Cadillac Eldorado #3 Pickup Michigan Theatre #1 State Theatre #1 Michigan University Dancing on the Streets #1 Dancing on the Streets #2 Dancing… Read more »

Kid Creole & The Coconuts

Kid Creole & The Coconuts
It may have been raining for most of the evening but nothing was going to stop Kid Creole & the Coconuts from bringing his sunshine to Vamos! Festival in Newcastle. Vamos Summer Party! Le Parody Le Parody & Nik Bar Talk V Line Dancing British Summer Time Grey Tapes through… Read more »

Alvvays - Adult Diversion

Alvvays - Adult Diversion
Some bands make tunes which are just so wonderfully jangly and joyful you can't help but smile. The Alvvays are such a band and this one of them.… Read more »

Brandon Street Night Market @ Canal Mills

Brandon Street Night Market @ Canal Mills
Canal Mills is a nightclub/arts venue housed in an old furniture warehouse just outside Leeds city centre. In addition to hosting club nights and bands, they also on occasion host the Brandon Street Night Market, a changing collection of street food vendors, craft beers and music. The latest was… Read more »

Unboxing Video (with style)

Unboxing Video (with style)
I must confess to have never really seen the point of making'unboxing' videos for your new shiny, shiny devices, but if you do find yourself taken with this compulsion then please watch this one first and and ask if you can do something as good or better. If the answer… Read more »

Syracuse Trip

Syracuse Trip
My second work trip to the US and this time Syracuse in up-state New York. QR #1 QR #2 Rite Aid Fire Escape Park Vacant City Hall The Mission State Tower Downtown #1 Downtown #2 Downtown #3 The Gem #1 The Gem #2 Penfield Stairs Elevator Room P1 #1 Elevator… Read more »

Manchester

Manchester
Once again I am playing chaperone/taxi with my wife, whilst stepdaughter and friend dive around a moshpit to some loud tatooed punk-pop band. This time it is at Manchester Academy, so after a bite to eat down the Curry Mile time for a few photos. curve bridge #1 bridge… Read more »

London

London
Working in London a couple of days last week, I had an hour or so to kill before my train back to Leeds so thought I'd spend the time hanging around Kings Cross station taking some photos. waiting lost in a moment roof red jacket #1 red jacket #2 heels… Read more »

Copenhagen

Copenhagen
I do quite a bit of travelling with work, but this was my first time in Copenhagen. Working at DTU (Danish Technical University) was a good laugh with a great bunch of people. The evenings unfortunately were bitterly cold and wet when I visited, so not two many photographs, but… Read more »

Brussels

Brussels
Quick two-day work trip to Brussels. Mostly raining but managed to get out and about in the evenings and take the new camera for a spin meringue square try me shop plazier selfie gallerie waterloo bronze delirium villa vincent… Read more »

FACT mix 406 - Mark Pritchard (Part 1 & 2)

FACT mix 406 - Mark Pritchard (Part 1 & 2)
Sometimes you just need to kick back to the sounds that meant so much as a teenager.… Read more »
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