Friday, January 30, 2004

Perhaps a eBay item 2980180592 (Ends Jan-22-04 13:07:54 PST) - PFHT Pet Foil Hat Technology STOP BRAIN SCANS would help calm Tara down a bit!

How very romantic - HEART SHAPED POTATO

Thursday, January 29, 2004

The 50 Book Challenge sounds like good idea to me!

I like the bit where they ask the Nobel Institute if they are a member of a human rights organisation. Human rights groups are complicit in murder, says Trimble

Well I got home ok last night with only an hours delay. My good boots weren't much use at walking on the the inch of ice that is still coating the footpaths and roads in Cambridge. Treacherous stuff. But I managed to get home without falling over which is good and today I'm flaunting the dress codes and wearing my hiking boots to work!

Ian however did not have such a good journey. His train broke down closer to London than to Cambridge and none of the attempts to restart it worked. Apparently the emergency electricity on the trains only lasts a couple of hours and after than you get to sit in the cold and the dark. Lucky enough he had bought emergency provisions and there was a nice japenese chap sharing his sake so at least he had something to eat and drink. He arrived home around one. His dinner had been in the proverbial oven a very long time.

Oh and I saw John today. He was going up the escalators at KingsX while I was going down. We shouted hellos as we passed.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Thunder and lightning and snow! That can't be right!

Ah, Cambridge not looking so pretty now. Looks like the snow is falling again.

I don't know why but someone has taken a lot of time to scan things being squished.

Going to start implementing the comments now. Things might get a bit strange here for a while.

Ian's birthday was yesterday so we stayed in our favourite Travelodge near Kings Cross and when into Covent Garden for our dinner. We went to Cafe Pacifico and had some lovely food and cocktails.

And then on the way back to the hotel it started snowing. Very pretty, if Kings Cross can ever be called pretty.

Snowy today. Not here in London though there have been a few flurrys and the tubes have ground to a halt.

It looks like the snow is sticking in Cambridge though

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Tomorrow lunchtime, if I'm not suffering too much after Ian's birthday night out, I'm going to set this blog up so that you can add comments to the posts.

This may lead to some problems. Who knows. So if this blog or the comments stop working let me know.

It should all be straight forward enough. The comment form will have fields for email and website but they aren't mandatory. And I think you have to refresh the main blog screen (it'll all become clear when you see this up and running I hope) to see an updated comment count.

Then after that I'm setting up a blog for Mum. Now all I have to do is think of what to call it!

There's always a chance that you might want to know what rating your life would have if it were a film. Ok, its unlikely and to be honest these questions dont really cover big parts of your life (I'm guess the blood, guts and gore of operating theatres would make your life very unsuitable for children!).

But anyway, I ran my life through and got a certificate 15 which mostly relates to the amount of swearing I do!

My life has been rated:
Click to find out your rating!
See what your rating is!

Now obviously I am at work so I can't be spending the day doing the 11 Plus Tests but I had a go at English Practice Test 1 and got 7 out of 10. Oh dear.

Monday, January 26, 2004

Heres a filum for all you Cuba holidayers to look out for - Guevara family hails Redford film.

Now here's a real unhealthy diet.

Saturday, January 24, 2004

I love the sales

Shoes I bought today to go with the red skirts that Ian and Mum bought me for Xmas.

And a new pair of casual trousers from Fat Face. I'd link to their website but at the moment it is slower than a slug.

I love book tokens.

Books I bought today:

The Ionian Mission - Patrick O'Brian
The Well of Lost Plots - Jasper Fforde
The Man Who Ate Everything - Jeffrey Steingarten
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things - Jon McGregor

The cheese I bought today (did I mention I was trying to lose weight, never mind) is an Irish cheese called Gubbeen. Utterly wonderful.

The cheese is semi-hard. Harder at the rind and softer towards the middle. It has tiny bubbles in it.

The Gubbeen website is one of those annoying ones that don't let you link to individual pages. But worth a look is the 'How to keep Gubbeen' page. A wealth of information and reassurence for those of us who cut the worst off mouldy cheese and eat whats left.

Friday, January 23, 2004

In the post to mum, some day soon, will be a slightly used copy of Books: Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution: The No-hunger, Luxurious Weight Loss Plan That Really Works!. It seemed easier just to buy it second hand from Amazon then and there.

Someone elses blog. Don't read it if you already feel a bit peckish!

Happy Chinese New Year! Its the Year of the Monkey.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Sittingbourne must be a really sweet place to live even the criminals have a conscience. Guilt-ridden robbers return cash

Theres always been news about the travellers up in Cottenham and I cant remember any of it being good. But now that the Irish travellers have arrived we seem to be replacing that news with memories of the heady old days when the English travellers would fix your pots and pans and lived on baked hedgehog. Irish influx on agenda

Monday, January 19, 2004

Now it seems it time to get ready for St Paddy's day. The internet is already filling up with some choice outfits to help you blend in at the celebrations! ST. PATRICKS DAY SWEATER JACKET

Look a hot tub that requires no plumbing! And you could barbeque on the wood burning bit! bookofjoe: Dutchtub

Baz, Ian's Who Wants to be a Millionaire friend, and his wife Sarah had their baby on Sunday. Lots of excitment.

Friday, January 16, 2004

WW points so far today: 37.5

And thats only lunch!

And then big pizza dinner didnt help.

I have no will power.

Nigel and Lou are away off to travel round the world on Sunday so I went out for a long lunch with Nigel to Carnevale. Oh I have eaten way too much. Todays WW points score should be very amusing. I must go and calculate the damage now!

Thursday, January 15, 2004

If you ever need to ask a question about a book. Or if you think you can answer someone elses. I Love Books

WW points today 15.5

Not a funny website but packed with good up to date links. Notes of Northern Ireland politics and culture

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

WW points: 18.5

Something to always make you feel good about the clothes you own - Ugly Dresses. Or perhaps annoyed if you find something in here that you do own :-)

Mr. Sausage Hunting in the Highlands

Sunday, January 11, 2004

New set of photos scanned in.

Friday, January 09, 2004

So let me get this right. We're sending all the participants in the Drumcree dispute to South Africa for a visit in the hopes that the'll all make friends with each other?

There are saunas in police stations?

Sometimes Ian's bank needs to be a bit more careful about its product names SPUNKY

Thursday, January 08, 2004

A cookbook for those days of exsitential despair.

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Going to get my hair cut tonight at The Parlour. I think I might splash out on a facial to help recover from the wear and tear of Xmas.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

High Till Speak Norn Iron

Sunday, January 04, 2004

Photos from last summer. They were taken in colour but somehow black and white just suited them better.

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Thursday, January 01, 2004

We hate nigel and louise. This is where they're stay on one of their stops on their years travelling. Not exactly roughing it as you can see!
Vietnam Resort