Monthly Archives: July 2010

The latest instalment

I found out some more Drewe stuff today. It even includes Shakespeare! Sort of. According to the Transactions of the Devonshire Association, after a boozy night at the Dolphin Inn in 1611, Edward Drewe and his brother John may have … Continue reading

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Finally!

OK, it has taken me quite a while and lots of agricultural labourers but I have finally found an ancestor of some great note. And I’ve even (sort of) been to his house! In 1542, in Killerton, Devon, Thomas Drewe … Continue reading

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All for a laugh

I had a Talking Newspaper date today (12-4). We were reading the Haslemere papers and what a dire lot of news stories we had! Peter, the presenter, claimed it was the dullest newspaper he had EVER read. He wasn’t wrong. … Continue reading

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Olympic gold

Yesterday the BBC news was all about the new Olympic stadium. It was exactly two years before the opening ceremony so they were looking at how it’s all going. Everyone is cheerful that it is all on schedule. There were … Continue reading

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Testing day

I spent most of today running test scripts against online databases for my dissertation. Truly dull. And to cap it off, Nicktor is not coming over tonight. So I’ll have to run some more test scripts. One light, however. A … Continue reading

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Lead makes you dead

I left Mirinda to work at home today as I left for the Science Museum for my Monday volunteering. It’s been so long since my first day that I’d completely forgotten what I was supposed to be doing so I … Continue reading

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Moving Day

We have moved Mirinda into her new flat. I have to say that this has been the most painless move EVER. Though it took a little longer than both of us thought it would. This is mostly because of Transport … Continue reading

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A new flat for Mirinda

Yes, we completed today. The Canary Wharf flat is now ours. Well, the bank’s really but you know what I mean. We were originally going to move Mirinda in on Wednesday but it was all too exciting and we couldn’t … Continue reading

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Black Box

I read with interest today (in The Times) that the inventor of the Black Box Flight Recorder died on Monday. He really had to work hard to get anyone to buy into the idea but he really believed it was … Continue reading

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No more Saw to see

Last night, being a Tuesday and seeing as Nicktor decided to stop his jaunting around Europe for a bit, was a Nicktor Night. He promised me a surprise. His text message said I would be excited. I thought, maybe, he’d … Continue reading

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