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April 2008

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One Year On

I’ve been feeling a bit sad and miserable and disjointed all day. Ordinarily I would say it was just the effect of the torrential rain and grim skies. I’ve also been worrying about whether I’m going to get everything done…

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The day after the weekend before

1. Firstly, happy birthday to my brother. 2. It’s a gorgeous, sunny day today; bright and warm and nice. Just the kind of day to have a nice bicycle ride into work. Well, that was the plan. I was near…

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Bluebells and Trees

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Icelanders in the Forest

Firstly, two facts. Emma’s Grannie was given a bird ‘feeding station’ for Christmas, and I have admired it ever since. Yesterday I saw it again, and decided I wanted to give one to my parents. It is also my parent’s…

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Goodbye Grandpa

Funerals are odd things. In some strange, mixed up way, I’ve been looking forward to today. I think that it is because of Grannie’s funeral two and a half years ago. Although it was sad, and upsetting, she was old,…

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Lies, Lies and Deception

So it seems that I’m still not that good at handling people who lie to me. In this particular instance, the culprit is just about anyone who works at WHSmith. The photo albums that I like using (black, adhesive leaves,…

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Deceitful

Yesterday I had a weird phone call from the agency who previously employed me. They were following up on a call I’d had with one of their colleagues last week (not that I remember this call, but I think it…

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Happy Anniversary!

Today is the Emma’s and my one year anniversary†. One year ago today, I cycled into Bicester for our first date in Pizza Express, and she saw my blue eyes as they whizzed past. Who’d have thought that one year…

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Shrunken heads and Good Deeds

As Emma and I had promised each other we headed back into Oxford after (a leisurely) breakfast and made our way back to the Natural History and Pitt Rivers museums. Losing ourselves for a couple of hours or more amongst…

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One year on…

Today, it was brought home to us, how completely and utterly unlike last April this April is. Last year, at this time we were bathing in gorgeous and warm sunny weather and the bluebells were already out. I know this…

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Family Lunch in Fareham

Today is the day of the Jefferys Family outing down to Fareham for lunch with step-grandmother and Uncle Colin and Aunty Jill who are over from America. We have a nice lunch in a nicer than I remember it, Fareham,…

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Going up London Town

After last night’s Friday night out in Ealing it was back into London today to stock up on Vietnamese goodies at the Asian supermarket in Wembley. In the end we came away with more than intended but you can’t pass…

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Ealing Comedy

Just for a change, I headed down to Emma’s on a Friday night for this weekend and we headed on into London. You what? Thomas, going for a Friday night out in London? Are pigs now flying? In Ealing we…

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The housing market conundrum

The housing market does seem to be a bit stuffed just at the moment. This is not ideal, particularly if one is trying to sell one’s house in order to buy something bigger with your girlfriend and wife-to-be. So wouldn’t…

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Tweets for Today

10:27 Thomas is seeing the world in black & white. Don’t worry, my eyesight isn’t failing, I’m just learning how to cross-hatch the world… 🙂 # Bleated on behalf of Thomas by LoudTwitter

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Inspired!

1. There was an exhibition of etchings in the foyer to the theatre last night, and it made me remember how much I love printmaking. I began to dream again of the ‘print room’ that could be should we be…

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The White Darkness

I’ve just been woken up by Emma, all bouncy and excited at the window. Its snowing! Proper, blizzard-type snow that is lying thick across the town and garden; it’s just so beautiful. We stand there for ages looking at it….

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Twists and Turns

1. Emma surprised me by arriving early on Saturday morning and we headed into Thame to get in some shopping for the weekend. Passing briefly through the market square we discover that there was a French market in town. We…

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Once Upon a Time in the North

There are some books that you cannot wait for. I needed to go into town anyway and collect some more inserts for my photo albums. It wouldn’t have been right not to buy Philip Pullman’s new book, Once Upon a…

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