Monthly Archives: December 2001

Rescued from a long-dead blog

Today’s achievement: getting the decorations up. However, er, no christmas cards were sent from this address…

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Rescued from a long-dead blog

Today’s culinary success: cooking 1.3 kilos of wild boar in the microwave. Our ordinary oven is pretty unreliable, but I was able to improvise using a recipe for cooking gammon steak. After ten minutes on full power, and forty on … Continue reading

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Rescued from a long-dead blog

Today’s superb TV programme: Omnibus on BBC2, talking about Tolkien. I have to confess I was moved to tears by a) the archive film of the man himself talking about his writing; b) Terry Pratchett talking about his influence and … Continue reading

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Rescued from a long-dead blog

Today’s internet activism 1: Goading euro-sceptics on talk.politics.european-union.Today’s internet activism 2: fine-tuning our anti-spam literature for MEPs in an email to George Mills.Today’s real-life activism: Slavica Milacic called from Montenegro. I’d seen in B92 that she is part of the … Continue reading

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First blog attempt

My first attempt at blogging lasted from late December 2001 to mid-March 2002. I’ve rescued the entries and put them on-line here.

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Christmas 2001

(Backdated entry, obviously) Dear All,Once again our Christmas preparations are running decidedly late.  In fact I’ve forgotten what it’s like to have everything posted in time, although I’m sure I did experience pre-Christmas readiness at some point, probably while at … Continue reading

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