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Aug 22, 2006
So, why no journal entries for a while? Well, I've been a wee bit busy...
In the last year I've produced two brand spanking new websites (not on my own obviously) and one beautiful little daughter (ditto... although I can claim credit for most of the hard work on that one!)
Not bad, eh?
A national sporting triumph... and a small personal achievement
Aug 8, 2005
In honour of England's heroic victory over Australia in the second Ashes Test, I've made a small gesture of my own: I've submitted my first entry to the Guide (cricket-related, naturally).
I'm very excited. And rather proud.
Cricket but no tv
Aug 5, 2005
So, it's 2nd Test, Day 2 and England look like they're doing ok. We made 407 yesterday and have taken 3 wickets this morning (yay! )
So what's the problem?
Well, despite the fact that there are televisions all round my office, I can't watch the cricket as they're all tuned to news channels. Obviously, this is what they're intended to be used for but wouldn't it be nice to keep an eye on our boys?
I didn't get to watch Wimbledon either.
Meet Harry Lime...
Jul 29, 2005
We've acquired a new pet.
Last night, the Other Half got home to find a Lime Hawk-Moth caterpillar attached to his cricket bag. (OH turns out to be alarmingly well informed about caterpillars and moths. Should I be concerned by this?)
We've now established the little chap in a box in the kitchen and have fetched him a good selection of lime leaves to munch/sleep on.
So what would a Graham Greene fan like OH nickname a Lime Hawk-Moth? Why, Harry Lime, of course!
London feeling nervous?
Jul 28, 2005
Three weeks after the first London bomb attacks, and just one week after the second attempts, I wasn't entirely surprised by the heavy police presence at train and tube stations this morning.
It seems I'm not alone. One rather revealing conversation overhead on my way in to work:
"Loads of police around this morning."
"Well, it's Thursday, isn't it?"
"Yes, but it'll be next week, won't it? It's every other Thursday."
There seems to be an expectation by Londoners that there will be more attacks. We negate the fear by making light of it. By discussing the likelihood of a terror attack in the same way as discussing the likelihood of a thunderstorm, you take away its power to intimidate. Bravo, London!
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