Sunday, April 23, 2006


I was inspired by all the London Marathon althetes today, and for the first time since the Bath Half Marathon in March I went out for a run. And... it was..... HARD!

I managed a slow 3km and then walked back. Hmmmm. Must try harder.

6 weeks to go until the Bath Race for Life (5km)

Jislaaik my china.

Friday, April 21, 2006


I wonder why the English shy away from celebrating old St George? It could be because he was a Roman soldier born in Turkey - but no one would know that. Or it could be that Nationalism is long dead in England? (Too much nationalism is certainly a bad thing - but a little wouldn't hurt?)

St Patrick's Day is widely celebrated by many English revellers who have little knowledge of St Patrick's work and writings on the denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish Christians, and St George wasn't a million miles off St Patrick's cause - fighting against the Romans and their torture of Christians.

I'll be celebrating on APRIL 23rd with a nice hot cup of tea (who'd have it any other way?), watching the London Marathon, while I form an imaginary, yet orderly, queue of one and congratulate myself on having such a fine view of the race.

Ja Ja dit is a snaakse plek, jong.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


I'm not sure if it's a case of leaving the bling bling world of a ginormous corporation for something smaller, but the APATHY around here is contagious. C'mon everyone - you can dooooo it!

It's a tough life being the only visionary..

Saturday, April 08, 2006


Hoorah! That Niles "Slippers" Madden did brilliantly today, and I am £60 richer.


Friday, April 07, 2006


Not only does the department we share with have a "virtual receptionist" called Shirley - but they've installed a web cam so that we don't have to hang around to show visitors the way in.

Maybe we don't need to turn up at all?


Thursday, April 06, 2006


I thought I was relatively well travelled. But according to this Visited Countries tool I have only travelled to 10% of the globe.

MUST try harder.

South Africa, Lesotho, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Andorra, Hungary, Italy, France, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, USA, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, Tobago, Grenada, Venezuela (Isla Margarita), Cuba, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Mexico (Cozumel Island)...