All work, no play

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OK, let me just get this out of the road up front. I enjoy my Work. I enjoy the Work part of it, I enjoy the people (mostly), I enjoy the challenges, the thinking processes, the bigger picture planning and the day to day detail that I need to attend to. I get frustrated from…

On baking and Harry Potter

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A nothing weekend started with a wonderful meal on Friday night, courtesy of my parents. Well they didn’t cook it, but they did pay. If you are ever near Bothwell, I thoroughly and highly recommend The Grapevine. Has yet to fail us. Saturday morning started early, with plans of heading into Glasgow to see just…

I know I'm busy when…

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I start to lose focus. I was going to write up a post about why I think this happens and how generally ‘meh’ I’m feeling about.. well.. everything, right now, but I can’t even manage that. I’m not unhappy, just tired. I think. I wonder if it’s just because I’ve not been for a run…

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The Goblet of Fire

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Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic Finally got some free time today and nipped to the cinema to catch the latest Harry Potter movie. Bloody glad we did too! From the opening credits to the closing scenes this is a dark movie, much darker than the previous movie and all the better for…

The Half-Blood Prince

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Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling Those of you who’ve never read any of the Harry Potter books should scroll on down to the next post. Although I will suggest you give them a try, they’re quite good fun, dead easy to read, and are a good way to unwind without having…

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Wizardly

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I am fated. It seems that I’m not allowed to read the Harry Potter books without having the endings, the “BIG SECRETS”, revealed to me before I’ve read the books. The previous book was spoiled by a friend who didn’t realise I hadn’t read it yet, she was mortified (bless) and I’m not allowed to…

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Book Count

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Well it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I’ve only got 38 books that I’ve not read. Mind you another one – The American Boy – should arrive today, then there’ll be Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and I’m sure I’ll pick up some more on Saturday when I drop off some old books…

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Wizard!

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Just back from watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Pretty good if you ask me. Although some of the younger actors need to be given a few more acting lessons… just as well Daniel Radcliffe (Harry) and Emma Watson (Hermione) are up to the job. Of course it DOES miss out a lot…

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Prisoner of Azkaban

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban First off, I think this is the best of the Harry Potter movies so far. It’s nicely dark and mysterious and to me reflects the qualities of the book. The direction is excellent, as is the editing, this is a smooth movie to watch with the scenes flowing…

2 to go

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2 weeks today I’ll be at the Fracture clinic to be ‘assessed’. Regardless I’ll be telling them to get this bloody resin cast off my leg as it is slowly driving me mad. Of course there is an upside, although as Louise hasn’t yet allowed me to get a little bell so I can summon…

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Gollum gets an Oscar

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The rise of ‘synthespians’ takes a look at the growing trend and acceptance of computer generated characters. Gollum (Lord of the Rings), Dobby (an elf in Harry Potter), Yoda (Star Wars), etc.

Resolved

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Still here. Still having ISP hassles. Can’t believe it’s almost December, past the initial Harry Potter rush ( advance screening for us!), and past some family issues. Still stuck a bit with nothing much progressing, and already putting things off until the New Year (by which time I will no doubt find another excuse). To…

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