Archive for December, 2006

Read these blogs!

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

I’ve just read an article by Neil Baker and consequently checked out his blog and an amazing blog from Iraq. Vist Neil’s blog and Zeyad’s blog. It is very exciting to see what people write given a bit of free publication. In his article in ‘Society Matters’ Neil asks whether blogging could lead to a […]

Days before Xmas

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Last day at work today! Looking forward to holiday fun and relaxation. I spent the weekend in Felixstowe attending an engagement party and looking at the sea. We stayed in a sweet little guest house with alleged sea views. Spent last night trying to cheer a friend up. It didn’t work but I managed to […]


Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Starting an Open University Psychology course at the end of January. I’m very excited because all the course books have arrived already. Then OU seems to have a very sensible approach to teaching. They tell you how to write essays, how to read actively and assume that you’re interested in your chosen subject. So different […]

Norma Rae

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

I watched Norma Rae the other day. It’s partly based on the life of Crystal Lee Sutton, a hardworking textile worker who helped to unionise the J. P Stevens factory she worked in. It’s a good film not least because it’s based on real people. The part where Norma Rae stands on table holding up […]


Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

The exhibition was actually really good and well worth a visit, although the bouncers on the door may be a bit off putting! Some of the work was really interesting – there was a model of a small boy with an amputated leg gazing into a vending machine which held proteolytic limbs that could be […]

Crazy mixed up world

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

It’s a beautiful sunny day outside and I haven’t left the house yet to find out how cold it is – so all in all it’s rather perfect! Keyvan and I are planning to go and see the work by Banksy and other artists that’s displayed on Oxford Street. The exhibition is entitled ‘Santa’s Ghetto’. […]

Golden light falling on old Oxford

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Visited Oxford today with Keyvan and his friend Mary. The light in the afternoon was perfect and golden, making photo taking a delight! We wandered down to the river before it got dark and saw a heron – which made me very excited! It wasn’t shy at all! Picture coming soon! We’ve just got back […]

New happenings and future dreams

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

I’ve just discovered Brian Piltin and Tramp Star! It’s got such a familiar sound – does anyone know what it’s reminding me of? I’m in London again, another week at work has flown by and I’m a little older. It’s been another busy week and those days of blogging daily have disappeared with the ink […]