Tuesday, May 31, 2005

George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows

George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows is kind of, almost, sort of finished! Hurrah!

Friday, May 27, 2005

Guinness Ice Lolly

Guinness Ice Lolly - this is what we need for todays weather.


Today it is summer.

And I am at work.

And Ian has the day off.

There is something not quite right about that.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The trailers for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe have started to come out.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Cheshire Cheese

Peter and Pat were over from the states so we had a big meal out last night at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet St.

The Rhubarb Compendium

The Rhubarb Compendium, all you ever wanted to know about rhubarb.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Wild horse herd returns to fens

Wild horse herd returns to fens.

Little Polish ponies roaming the fens. Sounds very cute.

Monday, May 16, 2005


PostSecret is compulsive and disturbing reading.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Educating Eve

Look its Dr Reeve!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Digital Needle - A Virtual Gramophone

Digital Needle - A Virtual Gramophone

Monday, May 09, 2005


My photo of a rare Icelandic Shark Fin has been flickrzened.

Whats flickrzened you may ask? Good question. I shall have to find out myself!

Sunday, May 08, 2005


So, yes, we did mean to go to Tesco today. We haven't shopped since before going to holiday and our food supplies are running low. Well, perhaps not low as we have cupboards full of tinned food. But almost no fresh veg.

But it was raining. And then there was hail. And then we decided that we could just shop on line and get it delivered during the week. So we made a cup of tea and stayed in.

Now the sun has come out and we have no food. Perhaps this is the time to make a quick dash to the Al-Amin for milk.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

The Eyre Affair

The latest Thursday Next book is out and so I'm rereading the first three. Here's a useful crib sheet - Jon Brierley's Notes for Non-Brits.

Friday, May 06, 2005

What I did in my Summer Holidays


We spent a night in Malaga, three nights in Granada and four in Nerja.

Malaga turned out to be really pretty. A lovely old bit of town and a
big old fort thingy on a hill in the centre of town. The fort was
closed by the time we arrive but we walked to the top of the hill and
watched the sunset anyway. Big full moon glistening down on the sea
and the town all lit up with twinkley lights.

Granada is a great town. Lots of history and a beautiful old town
with plenty of churchs, mosques and ancient baths. Little windy
cobbled streets that look like a well laden donkey couldnt fit down
them that the wee buses still seem to manage. And the Al Alhambra.
We spent a full day from eight in the morning (I know, I know, buy
tickets months to a year in advance and avoid the early morning
queueing) until about five in the evening wandering round its palaces
and gardens and forts. Those boys really like a fountain, thats for
sure. Stunning buildings, stunning gardens.

Nerja, god love it, is a Costa del Sol touristy town. A quiet one
granted but thats all it is. We spent our time asleep or lying on the
beach. We did plan to go on a day trip or at least to go the Nerja
Cave but no. Lounging around was the order of the day. We did
snorkle once and I saw five small fish but that was it. It did have a
great selection or ice cream shops and was a perfect place to be to
watch the Chelsea matches!


Cambridge swings

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Pillow for hayfever girls

Pillow for fragile girls

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Election party cocktails

Your election party pack courtesy of the BBC.