No internet at home so sneakily spewing this out at work! I got this from my pal Trish. 1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?Competed in a kickboxing tournament (v. unsuccessfully), went on the telly, became a UK citizen, grew tomatoes and salad leaves, bought a house. 2. Did you Read More
Recently Sister Rhi and I went to a Cupcake Decorating workshop at The Make Lounge in London. The teacher came armed with two boxes of cupcakes and what must have been at least six litres of buttercream in a gigantic plastic tub. I'd not beheld a sight so beautiful since the mega Nutella of 2006. Read More
Exciting but terrifying news: Dr G and I have purchased a house. Bloody hell. The happy dance of home ownership is somewhat restricted by the little financial shackles clamped round our ankles. I remember the days when a grown-up purchase was just a vibrator or a litre of very cheapest vodka. It's a great place; Read More
Today I officially became a British citizen! I attended a ceremony at Dunfermline City Chambers, mouthing the words to God Save The Queen while seagulls squabbled outside. The Provost told us new inductees that we should be "proud of our achievement". But obtaining citizenship is not so much an achievement as a display of endurance Read More
I was moseying around Picardy, France earlier this week for a work trip. This warning sign in front of a bouncy castle was my personal highlight.
Wonder how many dogs wander alone into this shop to buy a spatula only to have the lady shout at them, “Didn’t you READ the SIGN?!”
I spent Sunday afternoon curled up on the couch, bowled over by cold and fever… or perhaps just the agony of Australia getting slaughtered by England in the cricket. ME: I hate losing to England! GARETH: Well, now you know what it's like to be Scottish! ME: Yeah but, we actually had a chance!
Things might look a bit weird today as I'm switching domain hosts. Hopefully I'll be done with all this geeky bollocks soon!
This chap in our neighbourhood has a ingenious way of dealing with his sloping yard. Or does everyone keep their lawnmower on a lead? I'd not seen it before… UPDATE: A dude on Flickr tells me Mowers On String are hella common. I plead ignorance as someone who's previously always lived in flat places