Sunday, November 02, 2008



 I hope everyone had a good Halloween ... we did!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Spelling bee: Bad at spelling? Could be your genes

I'm thinking of priting out the article and putting it up by my pc in work....

Sunday, August 31, 2008


The shelvs in the kitchen have seemed grotty and horribly for ages, so I finally got around to recovering them =)

Just remind me to have the cupboard doors closed when we have an inspection on Thursday!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I've always wondered this, but in every toilet (I always though it was just in the ladies but Tom informs me it's in the gents as well) on campus there's a small plaque with some poetry

"But, in chaste hearts uninfluenced by the power
Of outward change, there blooms a deathless flower,
That breathes on earth the air of paradise."

I've only just got around to finding out where it's from (yes, I know I've been on campus on and off for 7-8 years):

LOVE'S JUSTIFICATION

by: Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
This English translation of "Love's Justification" was composed by William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
(full text here: http://www.poetry-archive.com/b/loves_justification.html)

The questions is, why??? Any thoughts?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

OK back in work after a quick sojourn to Russia. I'd post pictures but my camera helpfully deleted all the ones from Moscow. Suffice to say Russia is very interesting when it isn't bombing people (not my fault!!) and on the whole much more pleasant then guidebooks would suggest - rain, wind, cabbage pie and minced fish dumplings aside.

Coming back I feel podgy and overweight (the dumplings I assume) so I'm looking at gyms in Stafford. Narrowed it down to 3 choices - the uni gym (close to work and some friends go there), Stafford gym - not exactly far and closer to the house) or the college.

Having brough some kit I embarked on a session at the leisure centre. If you've ever been baffled by the fitness lingo, I can explain to you what 'bodyjam' is anyway -It was rated 'All' and I had shiny new trainers to try out so i though I'd bite the bullet and go to something before I bottled out.

Effectively aerobics to hip-hop with added dance moves - which suited me because the only consistent exercise I ever did as a kid was dance. I didn't collapse, didn't have to stop mid way (although I still get left and right horribly confused) and actually I feel pretty good - so I'm either fitter then I thought I was - considering I cycle and walk everywhere this might be the case, or it was pitched much lower then I thought. Slight strange to have a bouncy woman with a scandinavian accent yell 'scoopity scoop' over a hip hop track about blasting ho's and shooting puppies.

I'm going to try a 'Salsa Aerobics' class tomorrow, and sort out my induction for the gym forthwith.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Yeah for another birthday.... ,
first cake....

and then new fish tank attire ...
... and NEW Fish!
Oh, and beer, curry and sims addons. :-)

Thank you everyone for your kind wishes and lovely presents.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Dear Uncle Olly, thank you very much for my new home, it's lovely to have room to swim in again. I'm looking forward to my new friends when mummy and daddy bring them home.

Lots of love, Vince the fish xx


Saturday, June 14, 2008

We're going on holiday for a little bit (Wilts, South Coast and France). Not sure when I'll have chance to post photos so I've sketched out the next few days at least ;)


Take care and see you soon xx

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Years ago Charlotte and I hosted a Buffy themed cocktail evening. Somewhere we posted up recipes, it was a good night.

This post on Kotaku reminded me of that (and then swiftly the brain ache that followed the next day)

http://scrollbar.dk/events/20080509.Final.Fantasy.Night/

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Anniversary to us!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Finally somewhere to publish my theory on the dystopian world of Super Ted:
The Journal of Cartoon Over-analyzations

Monday, May 05, 2008


Coming Soon .. my two loves combined :)

In other news, bank holiday has been great, Iron Man is an excellent film and the garden is looking pretty.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My students have spotted me in GTAIV



Allegedly I wield a mean shot gun .. or something!!
-Thanks to Kane for pointing this out

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Look, It's sunny, and it feels like spring

What a good excuse to use those pretty biscuit cutters I brought in January

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Barcelona!!here we come!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Is it wrong to be more then a little impressed with this Barbie Inspired Tarot Set?

Next The Muffcakes gig announced, and now you can be a fan on Facebook
Just a test

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008