Monthly Archives: September 2011

Changing Of The Guard

Changing Of The Guard, a set on Flickr. I recently spent a couple of days in London with my brother. I went down primarily because we were going to see a gig (I’ll have to blog about that seperately) but … Continue reading

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The Southern Lights From Space

In this part of the world, the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are very famous. Less people know that the Southern Hemisphere has its own celestial light show, the Southern Lights or Aurora Australis. The BBC website has a video of … Continue reading

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Kind Of Awesome: Foo Fighters vs Westboro Baptist Church

For some reason, the lunatics in the Westboro Baptist Church decided to picket a recent gig by the Foo Fighters. If you don’t know who the Westboro Baptist Church are, they’re a group so right-wing they make Margaret Thatcher look … Continue reading

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Kind Of Awesome: Base Jumping As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Base jumping, as you may know, is jumping off tall buildings with a parachute. You are, therefore, much closer to the ground when you pull the cord then you are with skydiving or parachuting. Hence the increased thrill, I suppose. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel

You’ve probably heard of Wolf Hall. It won the Booker Prize in 2009 and I’ve only just got around to reading it! Wolf Hall is a historical novel following the fortunes of Thomas Cromwell as he serves first Cardinal Wolsey … Continue reading

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Rugby World Cup: England 13 – 9 Argentina

England’s World Cup campaign got off to a shaky start with a tightly-fought victory over Argentina, who came third at the 2007 World Cup. This was always going to be a difficult match and to be honest, I’m not entirely … Continue reading

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Kind Of Awesome: Four Chords

I stumbled across this video the other day. This is a group of musical comics (Antipodean, by their accents) called Axis of Awesome. They’ve made a video to a song called ‘Four Chords’ which references multiple songs written around the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Best Cities In The World To Live In

Every year, the Global Liveability Survey ranks various world cities on their ‘liveability’ which consists of categories such as infrastructure, healthcare and education. This year, Vancouver has been knocked off the top spot for the first time in nearly a … Continue reading

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