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June 2009

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My Day on Number One Court

It was an early start and blissfully fresh, as we set off for Wimbledon. Arriving in the car park we had a bacon butty whilst reading until the gates were open and it was time to wander down the road…

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Momentary Relief

Finally we get rain; not much rain but some rain. I got the washing in, and then returned to the patio, outstretched my arms and felt the large, warm, droplets of water on my face. Bliss! It’s enough to make…

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Off To Otmoor

When Em and I joined the RSPB at the far off Glenborrowdale Natural History Centre, we discovered that we had a bird reserve right on our doorstep. If truth be told I knew that there was ‘something’ in the Otmoor…

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What a depressing state of affairs… :-

When even former Booker and Nobel Prize winning authors are turned down (if with alternative names) for publication with the infamous, and pretty much standard, reply from major London literary agencies; “Having considered your material, we do not feel, we…

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Back to the old stomping ground (almost)

I’ve just had an interview for rolling 2 month contract scarilly close to my old Cowley stomping ground – like spitting distance close. For the first time ever I was actually a few minutes late for the interview. I had…

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Harvesting Nature’s Crops

I know it’s late, but I’ve just finished up making batch 2 of elderflower sorbet. This morning I headed out early for a walk over to Bure Park in a hunt for elderflower. I found loads, and filled a bagful,…

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Once more unto the jobsworth centre

Today was the day for my annual pilgrimage into Oxford to pay visitations to the line of beauocracy for my pound of flesh (or 60-something pounds a week). In an effort to make the effort of getting into Oxford a…

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Productivity vs. Uselessness

In the morning I got stuck into painting some more of the garage – by degrees I will get there – before a bit more Wimbledon over lunch, and through the afternoon. It’s awkward though, before the wedding I coped…

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Cooking On Cold

Tonight’s meal – a barbeque – was a bit later than originally intended. I had had a productively and pleasingly busy day, first painting some of the garage (after an aborted quest to find a mallet and a need to…

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The Gardening Loot

Of our wedding gifts we had £80 of gardening vouchers and some money towards our honeymoon. One of the things that we did buy on honeymoon was a print of the loch on which we stayed in Scotland from an…

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The Time Was When

09:49:40 has photos – lots of photos – in a box in front of him… 🙂 09:50:36 …umm … 1118 photos to be precise! 13:38:44 likes it so much when people don’t call you when they do (not) 13:39:38 likes…

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The Time Was When

09:49:40 has photos – lots of photos – in a box in front of him… 🙂 09:50:36 …umm … 1118 photos to be precise! 13:38:44 likes it so much when people don’t call you when they do (not) 13:39:38 likes…

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The Waiting Game

I’m not a big fan of telephone interviews at the best of times. I’m even less a fan of late telephone interviews. Today’s was scheduled for 2.30pm and I was sitting, waiting with both the landline and the mobile waiting….

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Declaration of Interest

Just had a phone call from the University of Buckingham. I’m on the longlist for their IT Support Officer role and they would like to conduct a telephone interview with me tomorrow at 2.30pm. I declared my mild aspergers to…

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That Monday Morning Feeling

Last night wasn’t a good night for me. I woke up at 2 o’clock with aches and pains and feeling a bit sick. I did manage to doze a little bit in the morning, but when I got up for…

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