Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Books I Read in July

Total: 5 books.

The Reader (Bernhard Schlink)
Going Out (Scarlett Thomas)
Addition (Toni Jordan)
The WAG's Diary (Alison Kervin)
Sepulchre (Kate Mosse)

The Reader (17/07) was a reread. I think I may have read this a few times but I tend to forget I've read it when I see it on my shelf. I really should remember and put it onto BookMooch.

I acquired Going Out (16/07) from BookMooch after reading The End of Mr Y ('reviewed' here), this wasn't as good as that.

Bought at the same time as Nikita Lalwani's Gifted (as yet unread), I quite liked Addition (14/07), it wasn't quite as 'The Curious Incident'-y as I expected.

The WAG's Diary (11/07) was, as expected, not that great - it was a freebie with a magazine (probably Glamour). Made some Moocher happy when I mailed it as it was wishlisted.

I've been waiting for Sepulchre in paperback for ages! Bought it at Manchester Piccadilly (the upper WH Smith) and read this in early July. I liked this at least as much as Labyrinth.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008


I keep watching two white butterflies swirl around each other out the back - swirl is a good word but I'm not sure it's quite what butterflies actually do... still, you get the idea.

Also, I caught a butterfly inside today. It was stuck in Hobnob's kitchen and I thought a cat might get it so I trapped it in a glass and put it out the catflap - hurrah, saviour Saffy! I did think afterwards that I could have taken a picture but at the time I was too busy thinking about rescuing it :)

Monday, 21 July 2008

New camera!

I have a new camera!

Hehe :)

I think Hobnob has more camera skills than me, I am a bit too simple to know things - this is his self-portrait, my pictures are still a bit blurry.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Nearly There

On one bit of my project at least. I've mostly implemented RPC for my PICs - The remote bit works, I have a task going from one place to somewhere else which is lovely. Only thing is that nothing seems to happen when it gets to where it's going :(

Anyway, I'm giving up for today to go and get to Chancellors in time to eat before Guides and maybe do some write-up.

Also, Ewwww.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008


Today I have been to the doctors and to casualty and they have very kindly removed a tick from my leg - ew!

Ew, ew, ew, ew, ew. Ew.


In unrelated things, click here for a free razor! They make you supply an email address so make sure you don't mind it being spammed because I'm sure they will :)

Monday, 14 July 2008

Ear ache

I have ear ache, I had it yesterday too. It's weird, I can't remember ever having had ear ache (though I'm sure I did as a child) - I don't think I like it very much :(

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Back in the world!

Back from camp today, it's only been the weekend but I seem to have lots of email and excitement!

So, what's going on...

I've sold my eBay item, hurrah! £5.50 for a badge that cost me 20p isn't bad going :) Better post that soon with the books that I seem to have had mooched while I've been gone...

I've got three books to post: The Wags Diary (Book Mooch), Jesus Freaks (Read It, Swap It) and Slam (Book Mooch).

Kinder came second in Llangollen last week, they sang Ubi Caritas which I mostly like except the very middle bit which is just unnerving. It's a very technical song. They also sang To Agni which I've liked ever since I struggled over learning it for the CD when I was in choir. Llangollen Eisteddfod has a very cool new website that lets you watch videos of the performances which I have spent much of this evening doing... the Kinder one is here. It seems that one of the set pieces for the Junior competition was Badgers & Hedgehogs... I remember singing that as a far too old member of the Kinder Juniors :) The choir in second was that nice Welsh choir that I like.

I have mistakenly booked for 20 males to go to Switzerland in August next year :)

And probably some other things... I'm very tired :)

Monday, 7 July 2008


I just popped into town to get some change (I failed) and a few bit for camp (I succeeded) but everywhere seemed packed. Lots of people eveywhere, like Christmas shopping, a Saturday or a Bank Holiday. I even bumped into someone I know should have been at work... is there a new holiday I've never heard of?


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