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October 2013

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Wed, 13:44: #TheEndOfAllWorlds 5* review for story that is “less fantastical & more rooted in the real world as we recognize it” http://t.co/i5GLjfDapG Wed, 13:48: RT @JBHist: A history of Goblins for Halloween: http://t.co/OHYZuQciEP via @historybeagle I want a hair-cutting…

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Lost in the abyss

Lost in the abyss

I’ve been feeling a bit lost of late; awkward and altogether out of sorts. I’ve now Either out why this is. You see, I’m currently not writing, and this is not usual for me. You see I’m never not writing….

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Lost in the abyss

I’ve been feeling a bit lost of late; awkward and altogether out of sorts. I’ve now Either out why this is. You see, I’m currently not writing, and this is not usual for me. You see I’m never not writing….

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Tue, 13:26: Tr°s bien! I scored 9 out of a possible 10 in the All things #Asterix quiz http://t.co/FU1te1GQpJ Tue, 17:52: RT @JBHist: Remember to back up: a cautionary tale – http://t.co/88hF8r8a7R via @luciejones83 Tue, 21:14: A book about books:…

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A book about books

A book about books

Magical Tales: Myth, Legend, and Enchantment in Children’s Books edited by Diane Purkiss and Carolyne Larrington This was the accompanying catalogue to the brilliant Magical Books exhibition that has been running this year at Oxford’s Bodleian Library and has been every bit as enjoyable…

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A book about books

Magical Tales: Myth, Legend, and Enchantment in Children’s Books edited by Diane Purkiss and Carolyne Larrington This was the accompanying catalogue to the brilliant Magical Books exhibition that has been running this year at Oxford’s Bodleian Library and has been every bit as enjoyable…

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Mon, 16:40: White smoke? Does this mean that @oxford_brookes have elected a new Pope? @ Oxford Brookes University http://t.co/maaUAhA2BC Mon, 21:41: Moving on to look at King #Arthur I am forced to admit that much as I love those stories,…

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noticing

noticing

Back in the dim and distant days of 2004, Megan set up an email mailing list for things that people notice. By emailing a particular email address, it was a way that folk could tell us things you notice: strange…

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noticing

Back in the dim and distant days of 2004, Megan set up an email mailing list for things that people notice. By emailing a particular email address, it was a way that folk could tell us things you notice: strange…

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The calm after the storm

The calm after the storm

So, after much media hype the storm to end all storms (as it was billed) proved to be somewhat disapointing. It seems odd to say something that wasn’t as devastating as it could have been is disappointing. Please don’t think…

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The calm after the storm

So, after much media hype the storm to end all storms (as it was billed) proved to be somewhat disapointing. It seems odd to say something that wasn’t as devastating as it could have been is disappointing. Please don’t think…

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Sun, 17:24: RT @weathergil: Tonight’s #ukstorm is not a hurricane, nor a tornado, and did not originate in tropics. It’s a rapidly deepening mid-latitu… Sun, 21:18: RT @DylanThomas_100: If you missed it, here’s @neilhimself doing the opening lines of And…

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The pleasure of words

The pleasure of words

The original plan (ie. the plan that only came into being two days ago) for today would have seen us spending this morning with my mum and dad. But plans changed, and circumstances dictated that we suddenly had an entire…

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The pleasure of words

The original plan (ie. the plan that only came into being two days ago) for today would have seen us spending this morning with my mum and dad. But plans changed, and circumstances dictated that we suddenly had an entire…

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Sun, 11:34: The one problem with this book is that my To Read pile increases by about 4 every chapter… #readtolive https://t.co/5zUOIWZcLl

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Sat, 16:59: Salmon for starters… @ The Perch Inn http://t.co/WSXT7J8k4v Sat, 17:02: Salmon in muscle sauce footer mains… @ The Perch Inn http://t.co/sVNNieu5TH Sat, 17:28: “and the names are real, even where the characters are invented. A made-up name feels…

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Autumn walks

Autumn walks

After an early start to Saturday, giving the house a good clean, Emma and I headed out to Oxford just after midday to meet my Mum and Dad at The Perch Inn, Binsey – just on the edge of Port…

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Autumn walks

After an early start to Saturday, giving the house a good clean, Emma and I headed out to Oxford just after midday to meet my Mum and Dad at The Perch Inn, Binsey – just on the edge of Port…

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Fri, 18:10: “‘The best kind of book,’ said Barnaby, ‘is a magic book.’” Edgar Eager, ‘Seven-Day Magic’ Fri, 19:04: RT @JBHist: My grant application is done! Thank you to all lovely twitter folk who wished me good luck. Here’s some…

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Super-productive Friday

Super-productive Friday

I’ve had quite a productive week this week, working on a new version of one of our departmental websites. Whilst I’ve not been building it in the new content management system, I have been attempting to build it in such…

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