Monthly Archives: September 2003

Back from travels

Much travelling in the last few days, over for now thank goodness. Monday last week in the Hague, seeing various foreign policy players. It was rather amusing because it was the day their foreign minister was appointed the new head … Continue reading

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26 April 1967

Last year, having hit 35, I did a web page about April 26. Desperate to stay awake today, I was googling people who shared my precise date and year of birth, and came up with a few obscure celebrities who … Continue reading

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Friendsreunited

Ooh, late night last night having dinner with big name Euro-politician, and then early morning caused by Bridget creating mess in the kitchen (which in my befuddled state I had left unlocked). Not surprisingly finding it difficult to get down … Continue reading

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Time Out

Enjoying a good hour or so of surfing on the ´net at a Viennese hotel where despite the rather minimal facilities they give guests free Web time. Catching up with Queen of Wands. It´s great, but a bit slow-moving, so … Continue reading

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Guardian website links to me!

I just discovered that the Guardian coverage of the Hugo awards cited my page on this year’s nominees! Bounce! Off to Austria now for a three-day staff meeting, topped and tailed by talks with OSCE diplomats.

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Rude messages and 100 best books

Someone just sent me a rude email about the web page where I compare the results of the BBC Big Read Best 100 Books with two other lists to spot which books made it to more than one of the … Continue reading

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Working away

Three major tasks to do for today and just one of them has been completed; it’s already 1730. But I managed a slightly strange lunch with a senior Finnish diplomat, and a cup of tea with the Speaker of the … Continue reading

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Why I write about bearded presidents

Someone emailed me to ask why I wrote this web page. I was inspired to do it during a visit to DC last October. I was having lunch at McCormick & Schmidt’s on K Street, where they have a full … Continue reading

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What I learnt on my holidays

My explorers account was stuffed for days with the Sobig virus. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith is very good. Even thinking about work makes me feel very tired. I had 950 unread emails in my inbox when I … Continue reading

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