Happy New Year (almost)

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It’s snowing. Again. It’s the middle of March and I’m getting really bored of this weather. That said, as ever, there are worse things that could be happening. Given the recent events in New Zealand and Japan it does feel somewhat churlish to complain about some snow. That said, life continues. Mum is doing really…

Best Banner Ever

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“THE BLOKE BEHIND ME CAN’T SEE” A teenager waves his placard about in the Australia v England Twenty20 match.

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What a lovely start to the day. Stepped out of the station onto a pavement strewn with litter, foodstuffs, bottles, wrappers, newpapers all trampled and matted underfoot. Very much like the aftermath of a big concert which, as it happens, was apt because the rubbish had been generated by a large queue of people all…

Time flies

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Met up with an ex-colleague last night for some drinks and can’t believe it’s been over a year since she headed off to Australia. In fact it turned into a bit of a re-union with Kirsten, Lesley Lindsay and Lelly all showing up as well. Half of last night’s company used to work for “the…

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Happy Anniversary

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35 years ago my parents stood before friends and family and said “I do”. 35 years on and if you ask either one if they still love each other, they’ll say the same thing. Now, apparently: traditional 35th wedding anniversary gifts have a theme of Coral, whereas a contemporary or modern 35th anniversary gift has…

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Pears

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Is it bad that, whilst I do commiserate with my mate and feel sorry for him, I’m still quietly gloating that the hard drive on his shiny widescreen iBook has gone phut? Anyway, if you do have an iBook, then watch out for some very obvious screen glitches/artefacts. Having seen it on Saturday I agreed…

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Sometimes…

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… I feel like just stopping. Ohh the temptation to leave that first sentence, sitting there alone, and hit that PUBLISH button is almost enough for me. But what then? A cry for help? A blogger in trouble? Apathy? Stress? Breakdown? Why? Why? Why? Or is it validation that is required. Please love me, please…

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Collision

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Da Vinci Code – Mona Lisa ~ Munch stolen. And I’ve just had the following books delivered:London Fields – Martin Amis ~ Murders in Twickenham (friends live there).Leaving Home – Garrison Keillor ~ Laura flies out to Australia today.Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges ~ Emmmm… not sure yet, but it must mean something… Funny old…

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Coming up

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Well the new boiler installation is almost done. New radiator is in the spare room (office), new valves on all the radiators, hot water tank gone from back bedroom, back boiler and ghastly fireplace gone from living room. Which has left a big hole in the wall. Now, I should point out that I’m not…

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PUB TIME

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It’s Friday, it’s 5 o’clock, what other excuse do you need? Well for us it’s the imminent departure of a colleague to the sunshine land of Australia. All the best Laura. Yes, I’ll repeat this when you officially finish on Tuesday (cocktails that night?) and of course on the 21st at your official leaving do……

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BleurghNot hugely hungover, but definitely not 100%. So far have spent day watching TV (Matrix Revisited extras) and Ireland beating Australia!Time for a snooze I think… or maybe a pizza… hmmmm

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Time stands still for no man

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Leia made me think about time. I can remember watching TV on 31st December 1999, watching New Zealand and Australia celebrate the new millenium. It was mid-day and slightly unnerving. As a measurement of global distances, time is often the method used. “Yeah L.A. is 9 hours ahead of us” “It’s a 14 hour flight,…

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Greener Grass

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Sun is shining (weather is sweet), makes you wanna move your dancin’ feet! Was musing to a friend that since I returned from San Francisco, I’m questioning why I would want to stay in Scotland. We had things MUCH better when we stayed down south (financially, socially, weatherly) but why limit it to England. America,…

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