Thursday, June 30, 2005


Ah, Sharon has put up the nice photo of us all in London here. I hope she doesn't put up too many more!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

First Holy Communion

They know how to dress up a child for holy communion in Spain. Specially the boys. Would you prefer to be dressed up as an admiral or as a general.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Orange Checklist

I think I'm going to read all the Orange long list books. No good reason. I just like making lists.

Latest book read: Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

Long List 2005

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
The Great Stink by Clare Clark
Escape Routes for Beginners by Kira Cochrane
Billie Morgan by Joolz Denby
The Zigzag Way by Anita Desai
Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey
It So Happens by Patricia Ferguson
Away from You by Melanie Finn
Old Filth by Jane Gardam
The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee
Nelson's Daughter by Miranda Hearn
Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill
The Mammoth Cheese by Sheri Holman
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
Black Dirt by Nell Leyshon
The Remedy by Michelle Lovric
Liars and Saints by Maile Meloy
The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The River by Tricia Wastvedt (Viking)

Long List 2004

Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
The Sari Shop by Rupa Bajwa
Kith and Kin by Stevie Davies
State of Happiness by Stella Duffy
The Flood by Maggie Gee
The Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall
The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
A Visit from Voltaire: A Comic Novel by Dinah Lee Küng
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Gilgamesh by Joan London
The Internationals by Sarah May
Love by Toni Morrison
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Ice Road by Gillian Slovo
The Colour by Rose Tremain
The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler

Friday, June 17, 2005

The People - a photoset on Flickr

The People is a great set of photos of Northern Ireland. The Relief of Derry shot is definitely worth looking out for.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Up the OXO Tower

So, to make it amusing again, I'm going to count the number of times that Stuart tells his 'Did he take you up the OXO tower' gag. And no, if you don't get the joke I'm not explaining. Visit the office, Stuart will explain. Possibly using a range of euphemisms that you have never heard before - if you're lucky.

Up The OXO Tower Count: 1


So I did some personality test that was emailed to me and looked up the result. Hey thats nothing like me. I mean, really, does this sound like me at all ...

Precise about their descriptions, INTPs will often correct others (or be sorely tempted to) if the shade of meaning is a bit off. While annoying to the less concise, this fine discrimination ability gives INTPs so inclined a natural advantage as, for example, grammarians and linguists.

INTPs are relatively easy-going and amenable to most anything until their principles are violated, about which they may become outspoken and inflexible. They prefer to return, however, to a reserved albeit benign ambiance, not wishing to make spectacles of themselves.

Flickr Album of Cambridge

I have become slightly obsessed with Flickr this last month or so. And now there is a nice application that makes an virtual album of photos from a flickr account.

Here are my photos of Cambridge.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Singing benches let loose in city

Singing benches let loose in city!

We do have a busker that gets into one of the bins on Bridge St and plays the guitar. I wonder if he'll be able to duet with these.

Monday, June 06, 2005

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). The trailer looks pretty. It could replace Lord of the Rings as the Christmas cinema outing.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Ice cream sellers still at mercy of punt touts

CEN News : City Edition : Ice cream sellers still at mercy of punt touts