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January 2006

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1995: Back to the Future…


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Why is it that whenever there’s anything half-decent to watch on tele, it clashes with something else good on tele? As has been aforementioned in these pages, tonight there is episode two of BBC1’s drama The Virgin Queen, ITV are…

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Yesterday’s News

Despite the mild annoyance of broken digiboxes and middle-of-the-night-pukings, yesterday was actually a good day. In the morning, I headed off to Abingdon for a spot of swimming. I upped my lap total to 44 lengths in c. 50 minutes,…

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Edit: shepline is semi-digital

Well it seems that my Digifusion box is faulty. I haven’t spoken to the helpline yet (‘cos they’re not open at weekends) but it’s definitely not behaving as it ought (my brother has a similar model so he’s been guiding…

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shepline goes digital


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My Digifusion box arrived today, and now, to complement the wireless internet access in my house, the abode is filled with a whole new set of digital channels. Just how many of them I’ll ever watch we have yet to…

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shepline [uncensored]

Search for shepline on Google China, and you will find that I am there, complete and uncensored. Does this mean that I am down with Chinese Government? Probably not by the time this post has been indexed and analysed… Current…

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Judd Voltage says Let’s Rock!

Sunday night will definitely be at date with Channel 4, and the new series of Rock School – 9pm and… …the second series of the programme in which wild man of rock Gene Simmons attempts to convert a group of…

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Gunnlaugr stands on the road above Hanna Katla Baldursdóttir’s family home, oblivious to the driving wind and rain. Below him, he watches the house, and the flames that burn within. 76,782 / 100,000 (76.8%) Current Mood: productive

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The energy question?

There isn’t really a question. Not only are gas and coal power stations choking the environment but we are running out of these non-renewable resources. We have to go nuclear. That said, it’s also not the whole answer. We have…

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Near death experience

Okay, maybe not ‘near death’, but a serious health and safety issue. There I was innocently having my lunch downstairs in the canteen today, someone had just left, and so I moved up the table by one seat, and minutes…

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Onto the closing straight…

With another 450 words written tonight, and a storm raging again, this time hiding the evil followers of a secretive god, I am within spittings distance of having just 1½ chapters more to write. Mind you that is still the…

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And another thing…

It’s occurred to me today, that, after the events of yesterday, I should feel really, really pleased with how I did. I’ve never ever done a formal presentation before (unless you count my lamitable attempts at college where I would…

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Page 222 and other stories

I have just eaten a very tasty yet simple hunter’s chicken stew or Jamie Oliver’s Pollo alla cacciatora. Last night, I was asleep by nine-thirty, I think because of my swimming earlier in the day… Today, I ahve been mixing…

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40 lenghs in 40 minutes … umm, ish…

Just been for a successful swim down at ye olde Abingtonian pool. First 20 lengths more or less continuous (just touching down and kicking off from the side at each end). Then another 10 – some of which were double…

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The February meme

The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but…

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BTCV Are Killing Their Own Holidays

Appalled by the drastic reduction in international conservation holidays on offer from BTCV for this year, I decided to take direct action and write a reasoned accound of my views. If the response I get isn’t acceptable I will forward…

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The signs of old, reborn

Where the light has radiated out from the box, there now shows an outline on the wall. And within the outline, more lines, words even; and symbols. “It’s Iceland.” Alice, head cocked to one side, looking at the dancing, glistening…

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The magic in the box

Previously on… 9th January 2006, at 11:24pm; the magic was with me. Conjured from boxes of carved bone and Black Death, Helen was creating magic and displaying power. But I had written my 500+ words, and it was a schoolnight,…

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