Monthly Archives: Dec 2010


4°C, grey, with traces of fog. Running a trial of the newest Norton Internet Security suite. Nothing had changed over the years- it still slows the laptop down appallingly. At this rate, my patience will run out before the trial … Continue reading

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+5C, same fog. Tilda Swinton plays a slightly different role in Julia. I liked this one, despite the rather frantic endless feeling of peril. Go and see it. Chronic Tendonitis: says the doctor. It’s worse right now, because, I think, … Continue reading

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the unwashed

3°C, fog. My cold continues to worsen. BBC: “Its survey of 2,170 people aged 16 to 25 revealed almost half had problems such as self-harm and insomnia” news story of the day. This is so typical, there is no comparison … Continue reading

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This is not happening

+2°C, fog & rain I have a cold, but it’s my precious holiday. Damn

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20th, best make a start then

-6°C, It’s the 20th today, a good time to start christmas shopping you must agree. Icy roads are mitigating, certainly no trip to Birmingham this year. Oh, and this December is said to be the harshest for a century! No … Continue reading

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3rd snow

-7°C, brighter, snow is setting harder. Christmas Carol service at St. Pauls in Brum last night. Very nice, as was the German market. Forecast says “vewy fwozen with vewy heavy snowfalls with a bweeze picking up”. the streets of Birmingham … Continue reading

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Goodbye Captain

-1°C, snow. Don Van Vliet Died this week. It sounds like a cliché, but I harbour the feeling that I grew up with his music. Though he gave up the music business a long time ago to concentrate on painting, … Continue reading

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Snow events

Snow, rather heavy. -1°C will drop to -4° End of term, end of Mazda 6,start of a big rest. How nice to get the old faithful back; they’ve done a grand job on it. Despite liking some things about the … Continue reading

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Here we go again

3 to -4°C Grey grey. White, white, now dark & hard hard ice. Minus 5 tonight. Only one day to go, but I tire past  the point of suspecting an oncoming cold. Is this all there is?

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Arctic Blarst

4C, thin clouds. Bad weather is rolling over the horizon, an ‘icy blarst’ say the weather reporters. Probably no more cycling this week. This seems to be all I post about these days, blame excessive workload for that. There is … Continue reading

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