Monthly Archives: April 2007

The Singing Ringing Tree

If you are old enough, you will remember the children’s horror story “The Singing Ringing Tree” from the 1960s. For some reason this water feature in the lake outside our office building always reminds me of it. Advertisements

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"Rock and Reel" at The After Dark

The After Dark club is still going but is no longer a regular haven for local bands looking for a stage and instead caters for clubbers with regular club nights. Partly because of this and also due to the local … Continue reading

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The Poles are coming!

The Poles are definitely on the move and changes are popping up all around Reading. First we noticed a lot more cars with Polish plates (after at first struggling to remember whether PL meant Portugal or Poland), like these: Then … Continue reading

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Tonight, Matthew, I’m going to be David Hodo from Village People…

Taking decent flash photographs of reflective materials is VERY difficult!

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All change…

Today I’ve applied for a new role within Microsoft, something I haven’t done for nearly 11 years. Way back in the summer of ’96 I was interested in becoming a web editor in the Africa/India/Middle East division although I did … Continue reading

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Microsoft Building 5

Had a guided tour of Microsoft’s soon-to-be finished Building 5 on Thames Valley Park. As you’d expect, it looks very similar to the previous 4 as most of the differences are around hidden things like energy efficiency and health & … Continue reading

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Would the owner of car registration MOJ 381X please …

Bit of a mystery – what was the burnt-out car doing across the road from our house? Closer inspection showed that the trees above the car were untouched so the fire must have been set and extinguished somewhere else. The … Continue reading

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