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Note to self: Always remember to thank the person whose photo you’ve used

Posted on 1 September 2012 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

As mentioned before, I release most of my photos through a Creative Commons license. This means I allow people to re-use my photos as long as they credit me, and if someone ammends or alters the photo in anyway, the revised photo is released under the same license.

Goodness knows how many of them are used but every now and then someone posts a comment on the flickr page to say that they've used one of my photos for some reason. Telling people that you've used their photo is a nice thing to do and something I do myself when I use someone elses photo.

Or at least, I try to do...

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Options for publishing your own e-book

Posted on 14 May 2012 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

As you may know, I've published some e-books. Well recently a friend asked me what options there were to do it. So I laid them out for them.

And then I thought I'd share it with you all. Because, well, why not?

So there's various ways of publishing your own e-book. And here some of them. Everything here is very much focused on UK based authors.

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Bloke of Leisure and Gentlemen who Lunch

Posted on 12 October 2011 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

We’re making great strides towards gender equality in many areas, but sometimes it’s the little things that show us just how far we’ve still got to go.

Bill Oddie’s Great Bird Race Game

Posted on 13 September 2011 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Having decided between a off road jeep or a sports car (I wonder which of those environmentally friendly options Bill Oddie uses on his own bird watching adventures) you drive around the board between different habitats in order to spot different birds.

National Trust branding: instantly recognisable, 50 years later

Posted on 31 August 2011 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Earlier this year I was in the Lake District, climbing Black Fell. And at the top of the hill was a trig point. Attached to that trig point was a sign. A sign with a logo. The National Trust logo.

A change in Creative Commons license for my photos

Posted on 24 August 2011 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I recently made a small but significant change over on flickr. I changed my Creative Commons licenses on all my photos.

The new tent

Posted on 16 April 2011 in Life, Walking (2 comments)

It’s now less than two months to go until my final day at the BBC, which is daunting. However it’s also exciting as it’s less than two months until my final day at the BBC! For that means that my trip to walk the Southern Upland Way is drawing ever nearer.

The First Royalty Cheque

Posted on 8 April 2011 in Life (4 comments)

Last summer I had an idea. As well as writing up my trip walking Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk, why not make a downloadable version available as well, sold for Amazon Kindle? Today, the first royalty cheque arrived.

Hello. I’m in an advert.

Posted on 23 February 2011 in Life, Television (1 comment)

Hello. I’m a woman, in an advert. You can tell I’m a woman because I’m wearing a dress. Or maybe a skirt. But not trousers. Because women don’t wear trousers. And certainly not jeans. Women don’t wear such clothes. Only someone who doesn’t care about their appearance would look so bad.c

The never getting things done

Posted on 10 February 2011 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I have a slight worry that I’m turning in to one of those people who starts projects and then never finishes them. You know the kind. You start with lofty ambitions, kick it all off and then, somewhere down the line, get distracted and never finish.

The best photograph I’ve ever taken

Posted on 15 November 2010 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Over my life I have taken thousands and thousands of photographs. As I type I have 6,570 uploaded to my flickr account, and given I tend to only upload around one out of four photos I take, clearly I’ve taken a fair few.

Trawling my top ten photos (on flickr anyway)

Posted on 26 September 2010 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’ve had a camera since I was probably seven or eight or something like that, but it was digital photography that really got me started because it ended the depressing cycle of me taking photos, sending them off to be developed, getting them back and flicking through them only to find them all badly framed, out of focus or full of those annoying stickers saying “boy do you suck at that this big time dude…” All of a sudden I could take good photographs, frame them correctly, and best of all, experiment.

Christmas

Posted on 25 December 2009 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Snow? At Christmas? Barking!

The post Cumbria Way facial hair

Posted on 12 October 2009 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

It seems like months since I was up North walking the Cumbria Way, which to be fair it was. However the vagaries of normal life meant that ultimately I didn’t get round to writing all the blog posts I meant to about my time up there - especially as I ended up writing a plethora of articles about London at the same time. Still when you’ve got blog posts to write, why not write them even if it is far too late after the event! Especially when one of the things I didn’t get round to blogging about was facial hair!

No post

Posted on 17 September 2009 in Life, London (No comments yet - be the first!)

If you’ve been following the Daily Links you’ll know that there’s been serious problems with the mail in Wimbledon thanks to Royal Mail deciding to “modernise”.

Snowthing like hapiness

Posted on 3 February 2009 in Life, London (No comments yet - be the first!)

The recent snow is certainly bringing a fair amount of joy to the UK. And maybe it’s time to pop outside and enjoy it whilst I can.

Snow

Posted on 4 December 2008 in Life, London (1 comment)

There’s not many times when I don’t feel a pang, a wish to live outside London. But there’s a regular one, round about this time of year.

When feeling a little under the weather…

Posted on 19 November 2008 in Life (1 comment)

…cheer yourself up with a nice photo.

Gyms - motivation and calories

Posted on 20 September 2008 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

It’s coming up for three years since I joined the gym, which is conveniently located a mere five minute walk from our house. And I’ve been a regular visitor ever since, with a target of going 3 times a week to either work out or swim.

Hope for the North

Posted on 13 August 2008 in Life, London (4 comments)

The story today that a think tank believes some Northern cities are beyond revival and that those living there should move to the South East is one that fills me with some interesting conflicting emotions.

Remember the physical before we regret it

Posted on 5 July 2008 in Life (2 comments)

I like technology. Technology is cool. I like the convenience of my MP3 player. My photos have never been better since I got a digital camera so that I can see what I’ve taken, and improve instantly. My PVR hoovers up TV programmes and gives them to me in a nice menu.

Forgetting about, but not being forgotten about

Posted on 16 May 2008 in Life (2 comments)

Like the world and his giddy aunt, I’m on Facebook. And for various reasons, I’m rather hidden on it - if you don’t know me, you won’t find my picture; you can’t see my friends list. You can find me, but you can’t find much out about me.

Spell checking in web browsers

Posted on 8 April 2008 in Life (6 comments)

Occasionally I’ve dug up some old post from three or four years ago and re-read it. And noticed something slightly depressing - how awful my spelling is.

Penguins everywhere

Posted on 1 April 2008 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

First I find out that Linux Format is available in Greek and Russian, but now the BBC tell me that there are penguins that fly!

Packaging Madness

Posted on 23 February 2008 in Life (3 comments)

A fantastic piece of packaging came my way today.

Lazy, Lazy, Lazy!

Posted on 22 January 2008 in Life (1 comment)

Why walk when you can get the lift a whole one flight of stairs?

I Knead the Bread

Posted on 29 December 2007 in Life (3 comments)

I never really liked the standard white sliced. Too factory-made, too plastic. Bland, boring, soggy. A far cry from what our neighbours across the channel do where popping to the bakery for a fresh baguette is a standard thing.

Coffin’ heckers like

Posted on 8 December 2007 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Anyone watching Have I Got News For You last night might remember a picture involving a coffin at a bus stop…

The Evil Andrew Bowden

Posted on 5 November 2007 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Thanks to Google’s email alerts, the first known litterary Andrew Bowden has been found - by which I mean a character in a short story.

I come from Hyde. Does this mean I’m in a coma?

Posted on 29 September 2007 in Life (2 comments)

I know, I know. I’m about twenty years behind everyone else. For whatever reason, I didn’t watch Life On Mars when it was first broadcast. In fact it completely passed me by until series two started being promoted. And it looked tempting, but I didn’t want to come into it mid way through.

Britain still imperial

Posted on 11 September 2007 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Is a hundred years after it was first mooted, enough time to wait for us to finally go totally metric?

Bods in competition fixing scandal!

Posted on 19 July 2007 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

In light of the press field day over fake competition SCANDALS!, I would like to publicly announce my own involvement with competition rigging.

And they wonder why we don’t like post offices

Posted on 15 July 2007 in Life (1 comment)

Last year I successfully managed to order about £200 worth of Norwegian Krone via the Post Office website, and then pick it up at the Post Office branch in the building next door to where I work. This year I can’t order anything online to pick up anything at the very same branch…

Constant Craving

Posted on 23 June 2007 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

One of the few reasons I continue to tolerate a lengthy commute to White City every morning, is that it gives me plenty of time to read - something I confess to rarely doing at home.

Don’t want to ‘alarm’ you…

Posted on 14 May 2007 in Life (5 comments)

As we wheeled our suitcases back towards our little house after spending time up north at Christmas, I suddenly realised something about the area we live in. To make sure, I looked up and down the street. Yep, I was right. There was something distinctly missing from almost every house. A burglar alarm.

Life Sucks!

Posted on 1 May 2007 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

For some reason, being off work ill makes me do the funniest of things.

Hello again

Posted on 16 April 2007 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I wonder how many blog posts out there start with some mutterings about the poster being sorry about the lack of posts, and that they’ve been a bit busy of late with all manner of exciting or maybe dull things.

Keep TalkTalking - There’s No Bill!

Posted on 12 March 2007 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I was having a ponder the other day and realised I hadn’t had a phone bill for some time. Well, about four months. This is actually quite odd as it used to be every month. So I headed off to my phone supplier to see if I could spot anything odd.

The F-Word - the end of an era

Posted on 12 February 2007 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Late last night, Catherine announced to the world that she was standing down as day to day editor of The F-Word.

It snows in Britain - EXCLUSIVE!

Posted on 8 February 2007 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Yep, it’s been snowing, which for the news means sending countless reporters out into the middle of nowhere to get cold to report on the fact that schools are closed and roads are slippery.

One Day In History

Posted on 17 October 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Regular readers might notice a difference in style for this entry. This is because this entry was originally written for One Day In History - an attempt to capture one days life of many, many people, and store that data in the British Library for future generations. That One Day is today, 17 October 2006. If you’re interested in contributing to the archive about your 17 October, don’t worry - it’s not too late! You can do so until the end of October, via their website.

Back, Hey I’m Back, Yes I’m Back

Posted on 6 September 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

So hello. Here I am back again - it’s been a while since I last posted, partly because I was just really busy early August (I have an email backlog a mile long) and partly because Catherine and myself were on holiday in Norway.

Water, Water, (Not) Everywhere…

Posted on 1 August 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Tucked away in a corner of the BBC News website recently was a little story about how Thames Water were thanking people for saving water during the current water problems. Apparently demand dropped by 176 million litres a day in June.

After all that serious stuff, let’s get back to the vacuous posts

Posted on 23 July 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Pringles when they’re broken, are just no where near as satisfying to eat.

Merton - Nelson, abbey ruins and a great big dockoff evil tower

Posted on 19 June 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

When I lived in Ealing, it was hard to miss the impact the town had had on the world. The white painted brickwork of Ealing Studios were there every time I walked down St. Mary’s Road. It’s taken me some time (well two years in the area), and I’ve been slowly but surely discovering more and more about where I live now - Merton - whose secrets are a bit more hidden.

FYR Macedonia

Posted on 22 May 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

So what to do when you’re off work with a dodgy stomach? Well there was only one option. Find out just why it’s the “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. Well it’s the kind of lightweight, fluffy task that my brain can cope with on such a day.

Knee

Posted on 8 April 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

As problems go, it’s not the end of the world. Just a mild annoyance that sometimes you don’t want.

Make It Pink

Posted on 6 April 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

When I got my first job in production almost three years ago, I jokingly told my developer colleagues that I’d be coming back to make their life a misery by constantly changing my mind on things, and going in half way through a project and demand “make it pink!”.

Pedantic Point

Posted on 1 April 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Heard on a TV advert yesterday for the Race for Life…

Spherey

Posted on 1 March 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Is it possible to look at Spherey and not feel happy? I think not.

Shovelling

Posted on 17 February 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Ever had one of those days where you just feel like your shovelling crap from one pile to another.

Another Andrew Bowden

Posted on 11 February 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Funnily enough, I’m not one of the leading lights in the old right-wing, pro-Tory Biased BBC. Whilst I can foam at the mouth, I can’t do it to the same level as those guys (it’s an outrage etc etc)

Entry 555

Posted on 9 January 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

This is entry number 555, one of many entries made in the three and a half years this site has been going. (Three and a half years? Doesn’t time fly?)

Weights and Colds

Posted on 4 January 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Not long after returning to London post Christmas, Catherine got a stinking cold. On Monday, I ended up with it. Doesn’t seem as bad as hers - I haven’t been bad enough to take time off work - but it seems to help if I don’t think too much, and I don’t exactly have a lot of energy which makes burning off the quite frankly ridiculous half a stone of weight that I put on at Christmas, a little hard.

New Years Eve

Posted on 31 December 2005 in Life, London (No comments yet - be the first!)

Whoever you are, wherever you are, best wishes to you all, and remember - drink responsibly, certainly don’t get unlicensed minicabs home, and most of all remember that quadruple vodkas are never a good idea.

Festive Tooth

Posted on 29 December 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

When you have a temporary filling, it’s a good to avoid eating anything from a box of Thorntons scrummy Original Toffee. It’s an even better idea to not forget that you can’t chew on said toffee, on the right side of your mouth.

Happy Christmas

Posted on 22 December 2005 in Life, London, Pubs (No comments yet - be the first!)

So I’ve been in a pub before now where a brass band turned up playing carols, but never have I been in a pub where they brought a nonchelant sheep, a petrified looking pony and a vicar who lead an informal carol service. Well until tonight anyway!

Christmas Decorations

Posted on 19 December 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

If you’re not reading this in a newsreader then you may notice that the Christmas lights have gone up here at Bods’s Blog. I finally decided that I felt festive enough to put a little bit of reddish pixie dust on the old site, although it was a close run thing.

Another Boring Post About Teeth

Posted on 12 December 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Vaguely tedious moaning about dental work.

Priorities

Posted on 30 November 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

So it’s a week off for me. And Catherine’s off too. And we haven’t exactly done much, bar eating out at lunch a few times, and me going to the gym a lot.

Doctors

Posted on 8 November 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’ve had a bit of a sore arm all day thanks to the annual flu jab, which I got from the doctors last night. I say annual - in reality it’s the first one I’ve had in about four years as I keep forgetting, which usually results in being told off by my doctor. As I’m asthmatic, they seem to think these things are vaguely important.

Paying For Time

Posted on 12 October 2005 in Life, London, Transport (No comments yet - be the first!)

A discussion in the canteen recently involved around one of my colleagues saying about how he is less inclined to do DIY and more inclined to get someone in to do things - it’s about balancing up how much your free time is worth in comparison to the cost of getting someone in.

Thanks

Posted on 22 September 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

So I’d like to say a big thank you to the person who, at some point, walked to the end of my drive, lifted up the purple recycling box, removed the green recycling box from underneath it, took out a newspaper and some other bits of paper from the green box, put them in the purple box, put the purple box back, and then scarpered with my green recycling box.

Hurray Hedgehog

Posted on 14 September 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I seem to recall recently, hearing a report on Today about how hedgehogs are becoming rarer. I’ve certainly never seen one. Foxes yes, Hedgehogs no. Until tonight.

Hello Again

Posted on 29 August 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

You may be pondering why I have been strangely quiet for the last eleven days. Or you may not. Hey, why should you?

Extreme Danger Hiking

Posted on 7 August 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Hiking past nice signs warning of extreme danger due to guns is nice.

Is She, Isn’t She…

Posted on 27 July 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Train is very busy. People are left on the platform. You notice a woman stood next to you. Her belly looks slightly big. You cautiously attempt to look at her face just to make sure she’s not just well built. She could be pregnant. It could just be the way she’s standing due to her grabbing on to the rail. You’re just not sure.

Namedropping

Posted on 27 July 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Yesterday I walked past Chris Langham on my way to the canteen. Cool!

Albino Peacock

Posted on 17 July 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Peacocks. They’re pretty impressive creatures with their fancy plumage - their tail feather display designed to woo and impress the peahens. So I naturally couldn’t help but wonder how much luck this albino peacock has.

Micronotwave

Posted on 30 June 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Microwaves aren’t particularly hard. You get a temperature setting and a time setting. Doddle. Dead easy. You pick your temperature and you pick your time. Any old muppet could cope with that. Now imagine you are presented with a

Aim and Shoot

Posted on 29 June 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Brighton was the first big test for the new digital camera, which we’d been merely pottering around with until then.

Holiday!

Posted on 23 June 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

A couple of weeks ago I realised that not only was it June, but I’d had a whole of three days off work in the first five months of the year. And one of those was taken so I could do tourist stuff with my mother, so wasn’t exactly a carefree day of leisure.

Applicant

Posted on 19 June 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Some time ago the BBC redid it’s jobs site, and it’s rather handy cos you can save all your details on the site. Once you’ve inputted all your data in the first time, you can re-use it (and edit it if desired).

Heat

Posted on 19 June 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I don’t do this weather. I melt. Slowly and surely.

Alas Poor Toric, I Knew Him Well

Posted on 16 June 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Sorry, you can blame Kirk for that title, but today the torric contact lens went back. Well actually not the original - I gave up on that pretty quickly - but a second type of torric contact lens.

Oh To See! To See!

Posted on 7 June 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Bar a brief dalliance with them on Saturday when I had a trip to the opticians, I’ve not worn my contact lenses for almost a week, whilst I wait for another type of lens to appear, for me to try.

To Toric or Not To Toric

Posted on 1 June 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

After visiting the opticians the other day, I was given a new toric lens to try and counter the affects of a minor astigmatism in my eye. Or that’s the theory. In practise, it seems to have made the problems I’ve been having with eye strain recently have just got ten times worse.

Bye Bye Billboards

Posted on 20 April 2005 in Life, Politics and Government (No comments yet - be the first!)

Just under a month ago, I mentioned the errection of two large, metal billboards on a small patch of grass right outside Colliers Wood tube station, next to the Brown and Root Tower. And now I write again.

Red Nose Day

Posted on 11 March 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Can you just say that again?

Posted on 17 February 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

One of the comments I’ve heard a lot of the last few days is "you sound terrible. Go home and put your feet up". Which is ironic given that overall, I’m feeling fine - it’s just that I’ve completely lost my voice!

Note to self…

Posted on 14 February 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Always remember that trying to contact verbally with someone on the phone is pretty fuitile when you have lost your voice and can’t particularly make yourself be understood very well even when someone is stood right in front of you, yet alone at the other end of a crackily phone line.

Silence

Posted on 14 February 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Just when things seemed to be getting better… I have now lost my voice. Oh and a bit of my tooth has disappeared.

Cough Cough, Splutter Splutter Argh

Posted on 13 February 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’ve tried to keep things on a usual level without descending into becoming moaning and winging but I’m afraid I’m having difficulty now. It’s been a week since this bug started attacking me and to be blunt, I’ve had enough.

Things I Dislike

Posted on 8 February 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Some things I currently dislike.

Just Another Drone

Posted on 10 January 2005 in Life, Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

In a few weeks time I will sadly no longer be making the trog to work up to the delightful Bush House. For us in New Media, this delightful location in the heart of London’s west end will just be a distant memory, for we’re moving to the less glamorous White City.

The times, they are a changin’

Posted on 30 December 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I have to say I don’t recognise much in Manchester on the rare occasions when I go back - and what I do recognise has often changed. Finally saw the new look Hacienda - now sadly converted to flats and surrounded by lots of buildings full of glass and chrome. But whilst the city centre is looking sprucer by the visit, it’s not always true of elsewhere in the city.

Off Work Serenity 2

Posted on 21 December 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I think it says something about me. If I write down and tell someone that I can’t be bothered to do something, I then go and do it.

Off Work Serenity

Posted on 21 December 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I suppose I should be doing something useful with my day, but to be frank, I’m not sure I can be bothered.

Mobile Usability

Posted on 13 December 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

The other weeked a red phone symbol started flashing on the display of my phone. Danger, danger? Or Voicemail voicemail?

Going Postal In London

Posted on 19 November 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

There’s something I have to ask. Why is it that postmen in London just leave stuff on your doorstep?

Flu, Chicken Soup and ADSL

Posted on 1 October 2004 in Computers, Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Well I guess Chicken Soup can’t solve every problem which is why I spent most of yesterday and part of today, in bed with flu.

Chicken Soup

Posted on 29 September 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

The problem with autumn is that the illnesses begin to arrive.

Leaving Ealing

Posted on 25 May 2004 in House, Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Just a few days before we get hold of the keys… We’re not moving in straight away - but waiting until the following weekend but it’s getting… well exciting that finally we’ll have it, but sad as well.

Chugging ‘ell

Posted on 27 April 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

It’s been 17 months since I wrote about the bibbed brigade of direct debit collecting charity nuisances and today I finally found out what the masses are aparantly calling them. But chuggers doesn’t describe them well enough for my liking. I much prefer "annoying <insert swearword here>.

Tooth…

Posted on 7 April 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

So I’m chomping on a mint and part of my tooth falls out. That’s not particularly fair is it?

Ain’t Never Going to be predictable?

Posted on 15 March 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Sometimes I wonder if I’m too predictable.

Standing on the corner with two dogs

Posted on 7 March 2004 in Entertainment, Life, London (No comments yet - be the first!)

Whilst at Borough Market yesterday, Catherine spotted Sue Perkins - probably best known as one half of comedy double act Mel and Sue, and less well known as host of Radio 4’s The 99p Challenge.

Catherine in The Guardian #3

Posted on 30 January 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

With Hutton, Dyke and phone problems, I almost forgot about Catherine being in the Guardian again yesterday, with some brief views on Sex And The City.

Dental Woe

Posted on 19 January 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Five fillings down, and a crack appears…

Housing Hangups

Posted on 18 November 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Last week was hardly my idea of a relaxing week of work I must confess. Instead of sitting down and relaxing, we spent most of our week walking down road after road in an attempt to find a area where we could buy a house.

The Lift Game

Posted on 13 November 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Top game to play - I guarantee this will be a laugh. All you need is a lift - any lift will do…

Property Slide

Posted on 11 November 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Weeks off work are supposed to be relaxing. Which is why we’re trogging round South London looking for potential places to buy a house.

Visit The Dentist Regularly

Posted on 30 October 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

After a four year gap, a broken filling meant I really had to go to the dentist again.

Post Strike

Posted on 29 October 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

It’s been getting on for a week since the postman visited the front door of Bods Towers, thanks to a raft of unofficial strikes that have hit London.

Cough cough, splutter splutter.

Posted on 18 October 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I work for five days a week. I get two off to relax and enjoy myself. So why is it I always fall ill at weekend?

Mailing Lists….

Posted on 14 October 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

…sometimes I wonder why I bother

A Woman To Watch

Posted on 30 September 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

My other half has now been declared one of 50 women to watch by the Guardian.

Home Alone

Posted on 4 September 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

What’s the worst thing about having the flat to yourself?

Friendship by Blog

Posted on 22 August 2003 in Internet, Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Wendy has a new MP3 player, and Paul and Andrew C can only communicate by the power of blog entries. And Mark Radcliffe has been to Ashton a few times. And does anyone actually read this rubbish?

Fame, Grease and a deposit

Posted on 8 August 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

So here I am. I live in a flat. Next door lives quite a famous blogger. Yes. He of MovableBlag.com. Yes. He of the big time famous dude. I say lives as that’s not quite true. In fact it’s false as he moved out the other week.

Ealing Graffiti

Posted on 3 August 2003 in Life, London (No comments yet - be the first!)

A quality piece of graphitti is spotted near Waitrose.

Catherine in The Guardian

Posted on 31 July 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

An article by my other half, Catherine, purveyor of contemporary feminism over at The F-Word was in the Guardian today.

In The Way

Posted on 29 July 2003 in Life, London (No comments yet - be the first!)

Wendy put it better than I could ever do. "Lesson #1 of London - wherever you are, you are IN THE WAY."

Hyde - a town in the news.

Posted on 15 July 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Hyde has now become linked with serial killings. It’s very odd to see your home town seen that way.

Charity

Posted on 12 September 2002 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Will you PLEASE stop hassling me every day to fill out direct debit forms!

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