Monthly Archives: November 2007

And the bear’s name is…

6°C, clear. "A British teacher has been found guilty in Sudan of insulting religion after she allowed her primary school class to name a teddy bear Muhammad." –BBCIt strikes me that that government could do with a law that prohibits … Continue reading

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Y-generation

9°C, grey, still. Inset: Staff training session included an exercise in answering the question " what are the main differences between contemporary teenagers and those of the 1980s & 90s? Primarily, it was an exercise in involvment in generating ideas … Continue reading

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Muhammad

9°C, dull all over. Sunset about ½ way through the afternoon. Brain police: BBC story: my question is- why didn’t the thought police arrest the children? "Twenty out of the 23 children chose Muhammad as their favourite name." for  teddy-bear…after … Continue reading

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Nine Kestrels

8°C, cloudy, light NE winds. C=60.5 miles nine in one ride, remarkable. The winter bike is handling perfectly, it’s not been that good for years! But I am anxious about a ripple in the paint on the top-tube. It could … Continue reading

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Is it really?

3°C, grey & rain threatening Woke up not really believing it is actually my birthday; the confusion is- it isn’t raining. I have more iPods now than I did yesterday, the previous figure stood at none. saturday is definitely the … Continue reading

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Snowman

7°C, Snow, slushy though. Thaw: it seemed to melt as fast as it fell, but still someone near here built an amazingly good snowman.Good enough to take a picture of.

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very November

4°C, heavy rain, windy too. No cycling. It’s getting worse, as the average height of british men increases, the average length of trousers in the shops gets shorter. The longest ones M&S do now is 33", it used to be 35". … Continue reading

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Orange skimmed rooftops

6°C, cold, still and misty. C=4×21 miles This week has been good for cycling, despite very cold air, -3°C some mornings. Both mornings and evenings (which now happen in Mid-afternoon) have seen colourful sunset/rises. Routine makes it feel like "Groundhog … Continue reading

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Remembrance

12°C, clouds. Wind abating. C=53 miles. Riding out across the Sittles farm estate, I heard what sounded like Opera, drifting across fields from the north. Curiosity drew me into the Alrewas Arboretum where a grand Remembrance Sunday event was held. … Continue reading

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Bioshock

13°C, dead-calm & clear. Pripyat & Zones of Exclusion was delivered today. Large format photographs of Chernobyl and Pripyat city. Gorgeous book.   http://img.photobucket.com/remix/player.swf?videoURL=http://vidmg.photobucket.com/albums/v411/EssieP/STALKER/0836fa1f.pbr&hostname=streammg.photobucket.comthis could be quite a good feature to play with, the stock music is rather bland, & it’s … Continue reading

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