Monthly Archives: January 2012

Duck and cover

This morning I was de-icing the car when I could hear honking in the distance, towards the lake. The sound became louder until a pair of geese glided into view and landed … on the roof of our house and … Continue reading

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But … it’s round…

I had to buy one of these from Waitrose. It’s a courgette … but it’s round! It looks like someone took a normal courgette and started inflating it. Will make a great ratatouille.

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Neverwhere

Being a great fan of Neil Gaiman, attending a theatrical interpretation of the Neverwhere TV series.

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Adam Ant – that’s another box ticked

Sub89 is a decent venue – nice and central with a constant stream of small bands, both local and more well-known. Tonight is Adam Ant and the Good, the Mad and the Lovely Posse and the place has eventually sold … Continue reading

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Which item of world-renowned graffiti could set you back two million Euros?

A couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to be allowed to help out at TechEd in Berlin when the city was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the wall coming down. Like any tourist, I purchased some fragments of … Continue reading

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Is Wikipedia useful? I’ll sleep on it.

Back in the mid-80s when I was unemployed and single, I used to have the following sleep pattern: Stay awake to 5am (listening to Swansea Sound as Radio 1 had closed down at midnight) Go to sleep Wake up late … Continue reading

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I just want some sushi rice

In the Woodley Waitrose there is a set of shelves for rice – very convenient for anybody requiring rice. They have pudding rice, basmati rice (oh so many different types), risotto rice (again of many kinds), paella rice, Thai fragrant … Continue reading

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Christmas at the office

This was all the decorations until today – one oversized bauble and a USB Christmas tree, both supplied by me. At least the tree was appropriate to an IT company. Other Christmas traditions didn’t fare much better – no Secret … Continue reading

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Christmas DVDs

My loving parents asked me what I wanted for Christmas so I went for some DVDs that: looked entertaining  were recent didn’t cost much which meant: Dead Snow (cert 18) Monsters (cert 12) It’s still holiday time so I’m watching … Continue reading

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