Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Too late for Xmas this year but I think I'll try to track down one of these for my birthday ... or some other indeterminate excuse to buy stuff occasion.
Brew and Go!

Friday, December 19, 2003

Heres a calendar for next year!

Wonderful. For criminals who are wracked with guilt but cant be bothered going all the way to the police station. Citizen's Self-Arrest Form

I think we may have to go and see this.

The reviewers says: "But now it is over, finished, kaput. Now, at long last, we can move on." Which is alright for him to say but what are we going to do for entertainment next Xmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2003

My boss Bill is torturing us by reading recipes out like this one from Green & Black's chocolate makers.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Phew, at last a doll to put in Barbies maximum security holding camp.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Louise and Nigel ended up picking a very plain camper van. I preferred the wildly coloured ones myself. But apparently cost and practicality wins if you're spending days in a big minibus!

And tonight Ian and I are going to see New Model Army. Should be fun. We're going to stay over in the new Travelodge" near KingsX.

Strange fruit of the day.

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Big shop today! I was forced, forced I tell you to buy new skirts.

This one for the work Xmas do and probably Xmas Eve. I need to get some heels and fishnets for this one. black skirt

And this one for Xmas day ribbon skirt
I already have the shoes and hosiery for this.

Friday, December 12, 2003

Yes, it is Friday afternoon. But we are working very hard while looking at online toy shops. Honest guv.

Something for your inner Frankenstein

Scroll down to the stirrer!

Gadgets to please your inner chef

I know using your mobile phone when you're driving is illegal but how about typing?

Arkon Resources, Inc. - Laptop and Notebook Accessories

Thursday, December 11, 2003

I think tonight that Nigel, Louise and I will be going to K10 for our dinner. This will be the third time we try to get to K10. The other two times we have been stuck in the nearest All Bar One.

Theres always a chance that Ian might make it out as well but he's so busy at the moment its even more scary than usual. Poor thing.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Its not foggy now but Mum was right about the fog this morning.
foggy station

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

My friends Nigel and Louise are traveling round Australia for months. We hate them. But at least they'll be conspicuous in one of these. Unique Campers for Backpacking Australia - Wicked Campers

Monday, December 08, 2003

Too late to get things delivered from the states for Xmas now but I'm bookmarking this website for next year.

Lord of the Rings - almost

Nut roast alternative No #1

Saturday, December 06, 2003

If you were a real fan of Lord of the Rings you must own these.
Actually Ken looks quite tasty!

Friday, December 05, 2003

Working from home today. Ah, coding in pjs, this is the life! Of course the office does have the advantage of plaster on the walls.

Yesterdays office:

Todays office:

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Toren Tumble Bears

Commuter du jour:

Commuter du jour

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Oh, looks like the papers have gotten a hold of the cunning scheme to not have an Englishman win this year.

Bid to rig BBC sport award - www.theage.com.au

Big celebrations! Our local grocery shop (home of the KitiKat curry mix) has won an award.

National win is spice of life for food store
THE owner of a Cambridge store is celebrating after being named neighbourhood retailer of the year at a national awards ceremony.

Abdul Arain, 38, said it was an honour for his Al-Amin store in Mill Road, Cambridge, to be given the award by Asian Trader magazine.

Mr Arain said: "It's down to the hard work of all the people who work here and the support of our family. It's a blessing from the Almighty.

"We feel we look after our community. I am one of the few people who genuinely enjoys going to work. The people I work with and who frequent the shop are a delight."

Mr Arain said reps from a supplier had asked customers to back a nomination for the store.

A mystery customer from Asian Trader then visited the store and spoke to staff and customers.

Mr Arain said: "When they came I didn't know who they were. Subsequently they made an appointment to talk to us."

The store, which is dubbed the melting pot of cuisine and culture, sells ingredients from around the world and customers can watch demonstrations by culinary experts.

It made an impression with the judges and won the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane.

Mr Arain said: "It's quite an achievement and we are delighted."

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Injury News: My big paper cup full of coffee somehow imploded on the way back to work at lunchtime.

Now while there was a definite element of humour in the way the coffee fountained into the air I am just here to fish for sympathy as it wasn't so funny to find myself with a handful of scalding water. Ouch. And ouch again.

Oh and more sympathy required cause its not nearly bad enough to stop me from typing and send me home. Damn.

Monday, December 01, 2003

In case you ever want your sentances automatically illustrated

Went to see Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) last night. Well, a huge amount of character information, specially Maturins, was left out and the plot was lifted from a number of the the Aubrey/Maturin books but if you liked the books it was worth seeing for the ships alone.

And although they didn't have Aubrey attempting to speak french (always amusing in the books) they did at least insure that he had a number of puns.

The next poet laureate surely :-) Ada Cottage - Creative Writing

Good News: Emmet and Christine have had their baby. A wee girl called Hannah.

Well I'm horrified! My wonderful picture of shoes didnt win the competition. This months theme is Life's Pleasures. I'd best go get some "glamour" shots of Ian then.

Fujifilm - Fuji Photo Film Europe GmbH