The Highest Tide

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The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch The best books are free (although it’s only £4 on Amazon at the moment, click the link above) and after finishing the Nick Hornby I was casting around for another read when my Mum handed me this. The debut novel for Jim Lynch and not a bad one. Miles…

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A long way down

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A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby I’ve always enjoyed reading Nick Hornby books. By and large they are easy to read and I guess are considered ‘light reading’ by many. Regardless, his characterisation is usually spot on and in this book — the story of four strangers who meet by chance on the roof…

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The big empty space

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Ahhh yes, it’s that time again. Time of the month, or maybe week, hell it might even just be down to the time of day, regardless I find myself staring at the screen, staring at this big empty box. I have Blogger’s period. Hmmm that’s not the best mental image with which to start a…

Dumbing Down

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I have no idea which part of my brain starts these thoughts but sometimes I wish it would stop. The following is the result of a lot of hypothetical reasoning and is probably completely tosh. But if I don’t write this down I’ll go mental. Recently there has been a recurring thought rattling about in…

Product Marketing

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So, what do you do, as a blogger with ethics, when a company write to you to promote their product? Well, first of all you check out the product. Now, according to Sharon Dupont who contacted me, the product in question: provide[s] a simple Web 2.0 service that allows bloggers to include syndication feeds, like…

"Read me" by Anon.

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Girl with a one track mind has long been a favourite read, primarily because of her open and frank discussions of her sexual adventures and preferences (and mainly because of the wit and honesty with which she writes). Surprise, huh. After the boom in popularity of Belle de Jour —does anyone still read her blog?…

15 years

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Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of when some bloke, sorry SIR some bloke, published some files on an international network. Since then a lot has changed. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it mediocre, some of it, er, unmediocre. I first stumbled across the internet in my first job. After being…

Fresh Air

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Despite not sleeping well last night I was up and out in the garden early. A little bit of digging, raking and planting, a trip to the skip and I was done. All in time for lunch. Then I did nothing. Literally, nothing. I just sat in our back garden for about thirty minutes, watched…

T.F.I.F.

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Visited my father-in-law last night, he’s been here for a week now and seems to be filling his days. Not that he does much, he doesn’t really have any hobbies and he’s not the most social person so Louise was worried about him, sitting in a caravan park all day. But he seems to be…

Thief and nonsense

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Right, give it back. Come on, it’s not fair and it’s not right. It’s bad enough that I regularly lose little bits of it without you whipping all of it out from right under my nose. I mean, seriously, who the hell stole the past six months? One minute it’s January and the next… WHAM….

Sweat gets in your eyes

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Reluctantly crouched at the starting line, Engines pumping and thumping in time. The green light flashes, the flags goes up, Churning and burning, they yearn for the cup. They deftly manoeuver and muscle for rank, Fuel burning fast on an empty tank, Wreckless and wild they pour through the turns, Their prowess is potent and…

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Granny Watch

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So I visited my wee (and shrinking) Granny last night and I’m pleased as punch to report that she’s doing really well. She’s lucid, bright and yakked away for half an hour. Considering that only last week a ten minute chat was leaving her out of breath I’d say that’s a big improvement. Better still,…

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