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A dreamy mild November

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

It’s been a remarkably mild November. The fireworks on Midsummer Common on the 5th were of course lovely. Kate and I avoided the crowds quite successfully and still got a super view. We even managed to get a drink, though not a seat, afterwards in the Free Press. We had the second ever meeting of […]

July brings a short shory and the shortest ferry ride

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

July in England has been somewhat grey and not particularly inspiring. I did manage to write my first short story in about two years and have just put it up on Amazon in Kindle format. Buy it here for an extortionate price and get all 784 words of it! I spent the rest of the […]

Cambridge – Saturday 9th July

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

A very pleasant day spent punting from St John’s College to The Doubletree – yes we did get to push our punt up the rollers – that was the best bit. We saw the EDL march and ignored it. Surrounded by police the you could really only see some England flags poking above the helmets […]

It will be all white on the night

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

On Thursday night the most amazing snow fell and in the morning we woke up to the Christmas card snow scene. It is a powdery, sparkling kind of snow that is fantastic to look at but pretty tough to cycle to work through. Of course when we got to work yesterday we were all full […]

Frozen solid

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

I had a truly exciting moment when on the 29th we walked out to the woods behind the Botanical Gardens only to find the lakes and ponds frozen over and people ice skating and playing ice hockey. Utterly amazing. I’ve never seen a lake frozen over before. We had to go and stand on it […]

New gloves and geekdom

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

I now have new rainproof gloves. I believe they are also windproof and they are certainly extremely warm. They have clearly been designed to go with an astronaut suit so they have the added value of inflexibility and hugeness. Now I will cycle in more comfort than ever. I have been spending some quality geek […]

A website is almost remade

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Well after a grueling few days I’m closer to launching Dad’s new and improved website. The website is looking alright and after I transfer the domain name and it’s got it’s own special webspace then I’ll be making you all have a look at it and begging for constructive feedback. We spent a few happy […]

Library Lookup

Monday, June 16th, 2008

All K’s hard work has finally paid off and he has launched the first working version of his library look up website. Although the project isn’t finished you can now use it to search for libraries in London. Hopefully it will expanded one day to cover the entire UK. So if you’re looking for a […]

George Bush denied the right to hear that people are angry in Britain

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

I’m currently watching the news about George Bush’s arrival at Downing Street and am disappointed but not surprised at the size of the anti-Bush/war/American foreign policy demonstration. According to the news the demonstrators are nowhere near Downing Street, instead held back by large police lines, and therefore unlikely to be seen or heard by Bush. […]

The cruelty of captivity

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

I walked up to and around some of Slottsskogen yesterday evening. I came across the birdhouse or Fågelhuset to discover a variety of birds as well as some Humboldt penguins which are pretty much an endangered species. I wandered up the hill to find the rest of the zoo. It’s completely free and you can […]