Monthly Archives: July 2008

Busy Bees

After a Springwatch program a few years ago, we bought a bee home (which we could have made, admittedly). We hadn’t seen much active until this year when I noticed inside one of the bamboo tubes making crunching noises. A … Continue reading

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Off to Morrisons

As part of my job I sometimes get to travel to a range of exotic destinations to see customers or attend technical events. Istanbul, Copenhagen, Stokholm … Bradford. The city does, though, look nice in the centre with some new … Continue reading

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Rock Band Rocks

I really love playing Rock Band but I wish my little finger could handle the strain. Half an hour of blue-note mashing definitely leaves it sore. Maybe I’ll have to learn to play left-handed just to give the poor digit … Continue reading

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Xbox support – solving problems through deterrent

A couple of weeks ago I wanted to redeem a 4200 point card on Xbox Live. Simple enough – scratch the card and type the code in – but XBL kept saying “no, check the code, dummy”. Being faced with … Continue reading

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A big fan of rooftops

Strolling out of Kensington Olympia Station you can’t fail to see these on the skyline. But whose are they? And why are they there? Google Earth (or Live Maps, if you will) seems to label the building as Plum Bar … Continue reading

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All change in London

Strolling from the train station to the training centre, I’m looking for things that are out of the ordinary. Here’s a recycled methodist church – I hope the old congregation didn’t take the change lying down. And the last remnant … Continue reading

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What on Earth is an Adzuki and Edamame Bean salad?

Always on the look out for weird and wonderful stuff in Waitrose, especially if there is a Red Sticker that shows it’s reduced-to-clear (and therefore now affordable to mere mortals like myself) so I snapped up an Adzuki and Edamame … Continue reading

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Amphibian relocation scheme

During the bagging up of all the garden waste from the last few years, we managing to find (and not step on) five frogs, three toads and a newt. Hopefully that was ALL of them and there aren’t any in … Continue reading

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The garden as never seen before

Well, not for a couple of years anyway. Unfortunately I didn’t take a “BEFORE” picture. Basically there was a huge mound of wood, branches and twigs which had accumulated since the fence last blew down, the front garden tree was … Continue reading

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Imaginative Cooking

I was leafing through Sue’s copy of Psychologies (one of those magazines with lots of articles on self-help that you would think could help both sexes but is firmly marketed at women) and found a little list for an “Imagination … Continue reading

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