Weekender

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This weekend we have mostly been: Visiting garden centres and buying plants (4 for £10!) Cutting grass, planting plants, weeding etc etc Trying not to remember Saturday would have been Louise’s Mum’s birthday Eating a delicious Thai curry – made from scratch by my talented wife Watching Spirited Away – wonderfully animated, imaginative and totally…

Friends will be Friends

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One simple fact is indisputable; I don’t see my friends often enough. Granted one spends a large amount of the year in other countries and one lives in London, but the other two live and work nearby and there is no excuse other than the usual “time flies” nonsense… which isn’t as much an excuse…

Best Spam Ever?

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OK, this is a little long but for once it’s not complete jibberish or a request for money, nor will my penis grow larger and I won’t become rich overnight. No no, this spam is about vampires. Yes. Vampires. Apparently there is a group (collective term anyone?) of vampires hanging around in Tottenham. Google suggests…

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Impact

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There is a call centre near my office and every evening as I walk to the train station I partake in the “I’ll go left” waltz with many of the people heading to the call centre for the back shift. Last night, however, was a little bit different. As I turned the corner at the…

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Home again, home again…

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Writing this entry from my parents’ house. So, back from sunny Devon where we had a glorious time. Thoughts, photos and whatnot will follow in a couple of days. What did we miss whilst we were away? My sister graduated and can now add the letters B.A. after her name, dead chuffed and very proud…

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Ahoy!

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This week I will mostly be working like a person who has several project deadlines fast approaching. Next week I will mostly be working like a person who has several project deadlines looming that week. Expect some very disjointed ramblings then as typically, whilst I actually enjoy working to deadline (helps keep me focussed), I…

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Lutonian

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I have to admit that I was a bit mystified when I read about this in the paper this morning. Luton, the town, ran an online poll to find the “Greatest Words Ever Spoken” with the results published today (although the poll still appears to be open). Apparently the winner would be inscribed on a…

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Knit One

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Imagine my surprise this morning when, upon tuning into BBC Breakfast, I was confronted with the site of people sitting at a table on London Bridge and they were knitting. Cue “sound bite” from one of the artists (I use the term artist as presented in the piece): “I like the political aspect of knitting,…

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No luck required

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My sister-in-law Claire, despite her protestations, is a wonderful person. If I didn’t already have a wonderful sister then she would easily adopt that status (dropping the slightly off putting ‘in-law’ status seems much more personal). She is a single mother of four, and is currently back at college and hoping to get one place…

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Read in Spain

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I’m trying to keep track of the books I read this year, just to see.. er.. how many I read or something. Anyway, I started the year with three books on the go – Lazy Ways to Make a Living, London Fields, and Snow Falling on Cedars. Despite that I read the following whilst on…

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4×4

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Not sure exactly what is was but I caught the end of some ‘environmental’ segment on BBC News this morning. A family had undertaken several pledges to try and improve their energy use, they’d lagged pipes, insulated the loft, realised that turning off electrical appliances would save them money, even installed a few solar panels…

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SLR-less shyness

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Late-night shopping last night, so Louise came into Glasgow to meet me after work (she was held up because the police had closed London Road, but NOT because of anything traffic related. So why? Heard nothing else about this but we did spot three police officers stopping random cars near George Square, most odd. I…

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Knackered

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Only problem with working over the weekend, well ONE of the problems with working over the weekend, is just how tired it makes you. No respite at all. Of course I’ve got a bloody cheek to say I’m knackered, it’s not like I’ve run 26 miles 385 yards* today (I’ve barely walked further than to…

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RSI Sunday

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Can’t be bothered looking this up… but can RSI manifest itself in your shoulder? My right shoulder has been killing me for days, ibuprofen helps, and it only started when I started doing extra hours at work (and home!). It’s making watching the London Marathon are real pain… 😉

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No Photos

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One advantage of driving about at 3 a.m., or than the fact there are hardly any other cars on the road, is seeing things you wouldn’t normally. Like the 3 young foxes playing on the grass verge, or the weather. Yes, the weather. Driving back to Dumbarton we came across a fog bank, hovering about…

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