Upcoming ISTC Events

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Organised under the ISTC, we hope you can join us for these events which are complimentary and open to all. London Group, Adobe Offices, Regent’s Park Sponsored by Adobe What: The Potential of using Video in Technical Communication When: Friday April 30th, 13:30 – 16:30 Followed by Drinks Reception and Finger Buffet hosted by Adobe…

I was in London

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And there I met some people I know, and some I don’t know, and hobnobbed with celebrities (not really), and ate and drank and walked about a lot and even went and stood in a big black box that was very very dark indeed. The main reason I was in London was to attend a…

Hit and Run (and party)

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I must be getting old, life seems to be speeding up. I remember thinking, yesterday, that I should really post something here and I’ve only just realised that wasn’t yesterday it was Monday, which is four days ago. Bad blogger! Work (capital W) continues to suck a lot of my energy but I’m still enjoying…

Drink!

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I had an appointment with the nurse this morning, to get my blood pressure checked. Currently at 147/71 which I’m quite happy with. The second number is the important one, it’s down from 86 at the previous reading, and as I started with 196/122 (eek!) then it seems the pills and exercise and trying to…

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One & Other

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I know what I like. It’s a phrase I use quite often when discussing art, mainly because it’s not an area I’m all that familiar with having never really studied it other than the odd wander round a gallery or two. I’m quite open to most forms of art, and I’ll happily wander round an…

It's hard

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Listening to the news on the way to work this morning, some chav sounding lassie from some London suburb or other was bemoaning the fact that she found it hard not to bunk off school. Yes, that’s right. She wasn’t finding it hard to attend school just hard not to bunk off at least once…

The Black Album by Hanif Kureishi

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Part of me thinks I’ve read The Buddha of Suburbia, part of me doubts it very much, and a quiet part of me, which knows better, points out that it was probably White Teeth by Zadie Smith or the unending London Fields by Martin Amis. The comparison is all I’m looking for which is particularly…

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Tastebuds

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For lunch today, whilst the cars drone round the F1 circuit in Bahrain and millions of weary runners plod their way over the finishing line of the London Marathon, I will be having Raisin and Cinnamon bagels, lightly toasted. On said bagels I’ll put some salad cream and some thin slices of chicken. Apparently this…

Animals on the Underground

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This is one of those silly things that seem to grab my attention from time to time. I’m a bit smitten with this, but not entirely sure why… Back in 1998, Paul Middlewick was staring at the tube map during his daily journey home from work when he discovered an elephant hidden in the shape…

What is art?

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During a Saturday afternoon wander in London, joining the throng of tourists meandering along the river, I decided to head to the Tate Modern. It’s been some years since I’d been there (Anish Kappor’s Marsyas was the installation at the time) and my art tastes veer towards that end of the scale so I do…

Been and went and done it

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I spent the weekend in London and have a posts garnered from a rather wonderful weekend. Here’s the first one: Friday evening, a pub in London, and a gathering of bloggers. What can I say, a great night in the company of smart, funny people. I’ve been blogging for a while now, and over that…

London Calling – Take 2

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Back from Spain, unpacked and back into the routine. The next few weeks will be busy, preparing for a new kitchen, finishing off a website (two on the go at the moment) as well as a few other things that have cropped up in our absence that need dealt with. However, before all that and…

London Calling

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On Friday the 15th of February I will be flying to London, I’m only there for a couple of days and I’ll be attending a birthday party on the Saturday night. That does mean that I have, at present, Friday night free. So, my London-based blogging friends, are you about? Fancy a social gathering? I’ll…

Grand Plans

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Speaking to my Mum on the phone earlier, we both discussed the need to have a “good clear out”, something we’ll be forced into next month as we are getting a new kitchen fitted. What better time to declutter one room and try and build some momentum to carry into others. As we are getting…

All at once

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Funny how it happens, call it coincidence, call it fate, call it pain in the arse timing, but why ohh why ohh WHY do these things happen?! I’ve been invited to a birthday party, and I’d really like to go. Unfortunately it’s in London and, on the day in question, I’ll be in Spain. I’m…