Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fancy Rowing Across 3 Oceans – Singlehandedly?

That’s what British adventurer Roz Savage is doing. I came across her name for the first time a few weeks ago when I was reading The Crossing, Ben Fogle and James Cracknell’s book of their journey rowing in the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Obligatory Post On The Royal Wedding

Like most people, I sat down to watch the Royal Wedding this morning. I started watching around 10 am, by which point the coverage had been going on for 2 hours already. I have no idea what they showed. It … Continue reading

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Last Day To Apply For Olympics Tickets

I finally got around to applying for Olympics tickets yesterday. In the end I went for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, 3 or four athletics events, one swimming event and one basketball event. I quite like basketball but that was … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Invention Of Lying

This film takes place in a world where no one lies. It’s part of their world – they have no word for ‘truth’ or ‘lie’ because those concepts do not exist. No one can say something which isn’t true and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Down Under, by Bill Bryson

You know what you’re getting with a Bill Bryson book: easy to read, funny, interesting and above all, fantastic story-telling. Bryson’s great affection for Australia and Australians is obvious throughout the book. He travelled round Australia over several trips, visiting … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Adele

I’m not what you would call an Adele fan, as such. I don’t own either of her albums and have never been to one of her shows. I like what music of hers I’ve heard (Chasing Pavements, Hometown Glory, To … Continue reading

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To LOL Or Not To LOL

‘LOL’ has just been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Unless you are an internet n00b (see what I did there?) of the highest order, you’ll know that it stands for ‘Laugh Out Loud’. It’s used online and in texts … Continue reading

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Dartmouth Holiday

South Devon 2011, a set on Flickr. Just got back from a family holiday in Dartmouth, South Devon. It was great to get away and for the most part we were pretty lucky with the weather! We drove all around … Continue reading

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