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September 2004

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40 in 45

That’s the number of lengths I did tonight in that many minutes – four blocks of ten, more or less non-stop – so I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself. I could probably have swam 50, but you know, one doesn’t…

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A day in the sun…

After yesterday’s cycle rides, today, which was even better: hotter and sunnier, I took myself off to Cliveden to attack and destroy some mean old envading laurel bushes with the local National Trust Volunteer group. After the whole day out…

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failing to notice famous people…

I drove to the Park’n’Ride at the north of Oxford today, from where I would cycle into town. On my way down, my route takes me past the edge of Kidlington where Virgin boss, Richard Branson lives. I passed several…

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The essence of the thing…

I have now have a 1000 word opener for Flyht and for Blood & Fire, I even have a 200 word appreciation of Diana Wynne Jones. All I need now is a 350 word synopsis for each. And herein I…

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Diana Wynne Jones: An Appreciation

For some, it is Charmed Life that stands out as their favourite book by this acclaimed author. Certainly the world of Crestomanci, either as boy or magician, is an enticing one, however, for me the book that stands out as…

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