Monthly Archives: November 2012

Speed boat

The first steam turbine driven ship was the Turbinia, built by Parsons Marine Turbine Company back in 1894. Charles Parsons (eventually a Sir) designed the engine and the boat and created the company in order to manufacture the engines for … Continue reading

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Pew back

It was a race against the clock. Darren and Lorna had to get to Victoria station, via the Tube, by 11pm. At Highbury and Islington Tube station, they raced down the corridors, bustling the slower movers out of the way. … Continue reading

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The trip that sucked

Mirinda has asked that I remind her about how awful her trip back from the conference was yesterday, given it’s a yearly event. Hopefully this post will help. The main problem (among quite a few that irritate and annoy her) … Continue reading

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The unavoidable

Today was all about tax. This year, the tax people have decided we need to self assess. Fortunately it can be done online. Actually, it’s easier to do it online AND the tax return can be sent in later…so you … Continue reading

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Pirates rule!

I was up very early this morning. Partly because the poodles decided I’d had enough sleep but mostly because I had to get the tagine on for lunch with Suzanne and Rafi. The Moroccan equivalent of a casserole, a tagine … Continue reading

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Blinding white

Basically, a day spent inside. The rain didn’t let up, just drizzled all day. Of course, I went shopping first thing and Mirinda went to guitar class, but that was about it. Mirinda spent a large part of the day … Continue reading

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Arrows of love

The wonderful statue of Eve has been moved from the sculpture gallery at the V&A. It’s one of my favourites and will be sadly missed. I noticed it straight away as it’s been replaced by a rather wonderful statue of … Continue reading

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Poodles and powerpoints

Last night, Day-z had a fit of the vomits. It was ghastly. As Mirinda said, from the safety of the phone, it’s like having charge of a baby. Subsequently Day-z was a bit sad and sorry for herself all night. … Continue reading

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The end of the cathode ray

Today I went up to the flat in order to meet someone who, for a little greasing of the palm, would remove the old TV and never bring it back. Before leaving for town, I sent Nicktor off to work … Continue reading

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More bulbs

Nicktor has decided to get as many Nicktor Nights in before December 7 as is humanly possible. He missed last week because of something unimportant (school career advice for the kids) but was determined to make tonight, even though he … Continue reading

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