The Real African problem?

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The following was posted as a comment but I think it’s deserving of it’s own space – thanks to Hans for pulling together his thoughts, some of which I’d heard in isolation before, into a fascinating little article. Note that Hans wrote this, not me – I’ll pass on any comments about this to him,…

In a rut

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So much to talk about, so little inclination. Live 8 – the vitriol surrounding these concerts astounds me. Is it ideal? No. Is it part of a greater scheme that actually seems to be working? Yes. Sir Bob was on Jonathon Ross at the weekend, Jonathon asked him “why have the G8 countries done nothing?”,…

R.E.M.

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Whilst I remember, I have one spare ticket for this Saturday’s R.E.M. gig in Balloch on the shores of Loch Lomond, the venue is amazing, and if the sun is out it should be a great day. If you want the ticket, make me a (monetary) offer. P.S. You’ve only got a couple of days…

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Sorry Philip

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Do you dream every night? I think I do but as I awake the dream floats off into the light, disappearing from view, blurring into nothing and glimpses of the dream are all I can grab. I’ve stopped trying to remember them now, and it’s only the secondary dreams that I can recall, the ones…

Sin City

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Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic There’s only one thing that annoys me in the cinema more than a bad movie – and aside from inconsiderate people – it’s a mediocre movie that could have been a great movie. In saying that, even typing that sentence has me wondering if that’s true of…

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Mr and Mrs Smith

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Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic I’ve used this phrase to describe movies before and once again it’s apt, quite simply Mr and Mrs Smith is exactly what you expect. Two of the beautiful people turn up, make a movie, flirt, smile and indulge in some Hollywood style action. This is not a…

DVD Meme

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Lyle “tagged” me – what is with that anyway, so very American is it not? “Tag you’re it” I played TIG when I was a child, tee eye gee TIG! – so you get the joy of another meme. I have a love hate relationship with this. Love them cause the good ones can be…

So far…

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Gardening yesterday, had more planned for today but Mother Nature decided the plants needed watering. Typical. So we’re off to the cinema later so I can drool over Angelina Jolie and Louise can drool over Brad Pitt… and Angeline Jolie. In her own words it’s “great being a woman”. Personally I don’t think it’s fair…

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Summer

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Finally thoughts turn to summer as the sunshine holds and whilst it’s still a few weeks away the holiday is already beckoning. Of course there are some priorities to sort out, namely which books to take and what music to fill the iPod with. I’m driving down to Torquay on my own, Louise, her sister…

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Miscellany

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Tonight, Channel Four, 10.30pm (I think) Channel Five at 10pm. House. As previously mentioned. Worth a watch if you can get past Hugh’s American accent – his wonderfully acerbic character should help. ~ Road charges. According to the Beeb there seems only to be some “outrage” and on the whole this idea seems to be…

Beastly Beauty

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Whilst not everyone’s cup of tea I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed last night. It was intriguing to see how they would adapt the West End sized stage show for the relatively small King’s Theatre, but I have to say that bar some little glitches here and there, they pulled it off. Of course…

Moving

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Both a rather good song by Supergrass and something in which Louise and I have a fair amount of experience. Our current abode, our third purchase (alongside five rentals) is the longest we’ve stayed in one place and yes my feet are getting itchy. There is something quite enjoyable about packing your belongings, taking the…

Culture

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Well I guess I should mention the plans for this evening. Meeting up with my sister in Glasgow, where we’ll grab a drink (probably) before hooking up with Louise. The three of us will head to dinner – which reminds me I must check 5pm.co.uk for some pre-theatre deals – and then we’ll head to…

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Blip Brother

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Ahh yes, feeling better already, and I didn’t even make it outside.. yet.. just heading out now. But before that some news that has had me worrying for… ohh .. minutes at least. Yes I’ll admit that my desire to whore my blog, and my need for validation made me nominate myself for this years…

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Monotony

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Try as I might I’m currently trapped in an endless cycle. The same one many of you are. Work, home, dinner, sleep, breakfast, work… We holiday in at the beginning of next month, so the coming weekends will be spent saving money, so little respite there. My mood is, despite the sunny weather, on a…

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