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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

In lovely London...
In lovely London...



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Off to London... hey ho.



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Rough and tuff, hard and tuff, rougher than rough, tuffer than tuff...



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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The old man with parking obsession is not happy - someone is in his spot... He's examining every car in the street, been out there an hour..



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Feel like I'm swimming through mud today. A wide river of mud. With muddy crocodiles. And rocks. Rocks covered in mud. And it smells a bit..



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Monday, September 28, 2009

Nothing like a walk around a graveyard in the pissing rain to enthuse you for the afternoon's work.



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People under my window discussing 'ow time flies' and 'aye, I remember im when ee were this big'. Considering shouting at them to move on...



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Your brain has just finished installing important updates. Would you like to restart your life now?



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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oh dear, this laptop is unhappy....
Oh dear, this laptop is unhappy....



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Friday, September 25, 2009

Girl in front of me in the shop bought lucozade, condoms and chapstick. Good night in, that.



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Falafel Verdict: 7/10. Needs better pitta and pickled chillis, but not bad!
Falafel Verdict: 7/10. Needs better pitta and pickled chillis, but not bad!



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The fabled falafel stall!
The fabled falafel stall!



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Staring at the splash of blood on the kitchen ceiling and sighing.



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Is it the weekend yet? (Please lie if required)



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Thursday, September 24, 2009

I love it when Americans want to talk on the phone, or start doing business at 4pm our time... No! Get up earlier!



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Spent lunchtime painting my windows. You'd think such a productive act would leave me with a satisfied glow.. But no, I just smell of paint.



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Thursday is turning out to be depressingly busy...



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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

When faced with an approaching, dull, working afternoon, look nonchalant until it gets close, then trip it up and kick it repeatedly...



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Computer! Coffee, hot, with a dash of rum. And play some nice music. Heating up 2 degrees, and lower the lights. Yes, that's better. *sigh*



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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Grey day, damp, chilly, half asleep, computer buzzing, unread email waits, coffee already finished... Right: lights! kettle! itunes! action!



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Monday, September 21, 2009

Was going to spend lunch hour painting the window frames. Old clothes - check, ladder - check, paint and brushes - check, rain - check...



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Alingan Bajis recipe

Published a recipe for Alingan Bhajis

http://www.ralpharama.co.uk/item.php?itemid=659&page=Alingan+Bajis+recipe

These cheese and potato bhajis are a popular snack in north-west India. They are very easy to make and hard to get wrong! Best served with chilli sauce, chutney, curd or yoghurt.





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Despite not having a heavy weekend to recover from, I feel equally numb. So the question is - why take it easy if Monday is always as tough?



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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Going to the all day, all night jazz festival at the Gergson... bloody t9



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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Made some Alingan Bajis. excellent! :)
Made some Alingan Bajis. excellent! :)



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Friday, September 18, 2009

Time... for wine...



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Left overs for lunch...
Left overs for lunch...



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Listening to jazz. I must be ill.



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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cooking chimichangas, wine helps :)
Cooking chimichangas, wine helps :)



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Yakiudon lunch
Yakiudon lunch



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Hungry. Thinking of having a kind of Yaki Udon for lunch - fry up some big fat udon noodles in thick soy (and I add chilli ;)



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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Eating seaweed soup with steamed dumplings, then off to watch Mesrine at the Dukes.



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#it My sunset pic from the other night, I forgot to upload it.
#it My sunset pic from the other night, I forgot to upload it.



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Small sandwich for lunch: quorn bacon, cheese, hummus and chilli sauce. mmm, healthy.
Small sandwich for lunch: quorn bacon, cheese, hummus and chilli sauce. mmm, healthy.



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Thinking of lunch. A little too much perhaps. Pasties, pies and pizzas spin in fractal paisley patterns when I close my eyes...



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Found the Bourbons. Currently dunking them into my morning mocha. They last for 6 seconds before beginning to lose structural integrity.



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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I don't even like Crunchies, but have just eaten one - the only instant-food I could find in the house, after failing to locate the Bourbons



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One project down, only a dozen to go... :(



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A beautiful day here in Lancaster!



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Monday, September 14, 2009

Disruptive day. The people on the roof distract me...



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Saturday, September 12, 2009

All the girls are playing with guns. unusual night...



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Speechless.



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Friday, September 11, 2009

Amazing Lancaster sunset.



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Bit rough today. Perhaps it was all the wine I drank last night and the late night?



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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lunch of quality...
Lunch of quality...



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People annoy me.



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Cut a struggling hoverfly free from an old cobweb, spent 5 mins carefully untangling its legs & wings. It flew straight into Nimba the cat..



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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Walked face-first into big spider's web in the garden, then minutes later threw my coffee in the air when I felt something moving my in hair



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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

A day of fiddling with data - shuffling excel to sql - pressed ctrl-v a thousand times already... :(



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Monday, September 07, 2009

Argh! The letters between y and [ n my keybard have sted wrkng :( *sgh* ff t C wrld then...



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The iTunes shuffle feature is not random. Either that or my computer just wants me to listen to the same bloody dozen songs forever.



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I sued to do all my best, cleverest work in the mornings... Something seems to have changed...



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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Lazy Sunday....



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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Dark side of the line... :)
Dark side of the line... :)



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Off to see a double bill of Freaks then Antichrist with the twisted film club at the Dukes... Happy days.



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making damson gin, be ready for Xmas :)
making damson gin, be ready for Xmas :)



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Friday, September 04, 2009

At story slam, at storey. Prepared to be, well, I'm not sure what really.



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The entire company, apart from us home workers, has gone on a picnic for the afternoon. So... I'm supposed to stay in and work?! o_O



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Contemplating lunch... I'm thinking that a sausage and egg sandwich with brown sauce might do the trick?



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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Is about to go into a video meeting... Should probably put some clothes on.



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Excellent curry lunch...
Excellent curry lunch...



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For a short week it's feeling extremely long so far...



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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

First day back at work finished, thank god, and at least some typing-related neurons are still intact.



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Spent all bloody morning on the bloody phone. I hate talking on the phone. What a waste of time. The weather? THE WEATHER!? Rant, rant.



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Happy to find 5 new Facebook friend requests waiting for me after Solfest :)



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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

On holiday today, pottering, dithering, relaxing, recovering...