Monthly Archives: June 2010

The time was when

  • 23:13 has just been for my (now) weekly evening stroll around the block with a cup of dried biscuits and a torch… #
  • 23:15 (contd.) Only to have certain errant puss cat come in through the cat flap whilst I was ou?! #
  • 12:58 is erasing people… #
  • 21:07 is amused to discover that not only is my Dad to be Dad CBE but that he is entitled to apply for a coat of arms!! #
  • 21:45 is thinking of essential components: oars, fish, sheep, books, maybe a trumpet, and somehing that signifies climate change… #coatofarms #

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The time was when

  • 23:58 has had a very nice evening by the Thames in sunny Abingdon, helping to celebrate Claire and Neil’s wedding. Congrats to Claire and Neil! #
  • 16:23 apparently there’s a football match of some sort on this afternoon. I’m sitting outside (orbeit in the shade) writing and reviewing photos. #
  • 16:23 has signed up to graze.com for weekly tastiness… 🙂 #
  • 17:15 wonders what the resale value is of those car flags now? Its not even as if you can reuse them if Andy Murray gets to the final next weekend #

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The Magic of Weddings

I’ve had a very nice evening, helping to celebrate Claire and Neil’s wedding. We arrived in Abingdon about 7 o’clock for the evening part of the reception and Claire, looking beautiful in her wedding dress, leapt up to greet us when we stepped out onto the terrace with our drinks. A little later we were joined by my fellow ‘upper-wind’ players Rachel and Lucy and we had a very nice evening chatting and eating a very fine barbeque dinner, and one of the best cakes I think I’ve tasted.

Claire and Neil's wedding

Whilst Emma and I sat and admired the grounds, beautifully set just on the banks of the Thames, I found myself getting ideas for Mr Tumnal’s story. It makes perfect sense for their to be a scene, sometime after Kathryn and Louis split up, for Louis to be attend a wedding – here I’m thinking it should be Tom and Polly’s wedding – and for Louis to be sat on a bench in the grounds talking with his partner, Amanda. Across the lawn meanwhile his friends see Louis sat on the bench apparently talking to himself. How the lives unfold, nice… 🙂

The time was when

  • 10:54 is suitably impressed by the new interactive Tube map… traintimes.org.uk:81/map/tube/ #
  • 15:33 doesn’t know if uni support staff count as public service employees, but it allowed me to sub, so I made my BIG idea: bit.ly/9frYgk #
  • 16:25 : and they’re back… 65/65 and counting #wimbledon #tennis #
  • 16:32 thinks that we could yet be hear for some time longer: 66/67… #
  • 16:56 : and 11 hours and 5 minutes later, its over… #wimbledon #tennis #

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The time was when

  • 23:03 is confused that feeding the seagulls in Aldeburgh has a max fine of £2500, whilst driving along the sea wall at Lowestoft is only £50?! #
  • 16:40 thinks that its very nice of them to have a football game this afternoon. It’s keeping the roads nice and clear… (so far at least!) #
  • 20:44 has seen in Suffolk this week 2 Little Owls, Hobby, Marsh Harriers, Lapwings, Avocets, Plovers, Curlews, Teal, Little Grebe (@EmmaEShepherd) #
  • 21:06 thinks he wants Mahut to win… (not that I know either of them from adam…) #
  • 21:07 : Ace at Match Point, 58/59…? I think we might be here for sometime… #
  • 21:19 now has 1,285 books in my library… 🙂 #

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The time was when

  • 17:17 has had a very nice day at the WWT London wetland centre. Saw lots of new birds, and took way too many photographs… 🙂 #
  • 21:40 RT Same here! 🙂 @EmmaEShepherd @wwtlondon Had a brilliant day thankyou Jamie. One to remember forever. Will definitely be back. #

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The time was when

  • 07:57 has checked the Gibbswatch webcams and little nests are doing just fine… #
  • 10:42 can’t quite believe that my Dad is in the birthday honours!! Does this mean I have to kneel before him now… oh, I did anyway, right… #
  • 10:43 : page 15, fourth down from top… for services to science… news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/11_06_10queensbirthdayhons.pdf #
  • 22:52 has had a brilliant non-football evening playing in @abingdonconcert’s latest concert… #

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