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Most people…

....would consider an afternoon spent on the sofa watching Star Trek I, II and III a waste of time. That's why I'm not like most people. I have a couple more days of freedom before I start my excellent new job, and I'm determined to chill out and relax...my way. Tonight, I'll have an M&S ...

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Who’s running Transport for London?

And just how drunk are they? Seriously. First they shut down the East London Line. Fine, I can see the logic. They're going to upgrade it and link to other (albeit shitty) locations. Then they cancel the replacement bus service, which didn't cross the river in any case. You'll be familiar with this, I have ...

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Does Gordon need a geography lesson?

Gordon Brown (British PM, for those of you reading from abroad) has an opinion piece in this morning's Telegraph. You can read the full article here. It's all about how great the Union is and how secessionists in Scotland and Wales would, given the chance, tear the Union asunder and burn down our houses (I added that ...

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What’s in a name?

Well, rather a lot if you're Greek. There's an excellent piece in today's Guardian about the spat between Greece and Macedonia (or "Former Yugoslave Republic of Macedonia" as it's being forced to call itself). Aside from the opinon piece by Mark Tran, the comments from readers are really illuminating. Yes, there are a few rants, ...

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Today’s rotten weather…

...reminded me of this video clip recorded last month. This is a jet trying to land at London City Airport. Ouch. I'm flying to Paris from here on Wednesday... hope the weather calms down before then... For those of you unfamiliar with City, it's based in London's docklands and the runway is surrounded by the ...

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The Macbook has landed!

Hurrah! My MacBook arrived the other day. Luckily, it was delivered just after I had left for the office (my better half took receipt), otherwise there would have been a real danger of me never making it to the office at all! I'm really pleased with it...no surprise there. I can really notice the speed ...

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An afternoon of Rugby…

So, Ireland got hammered by Wales at Croke Park in Dublin. A disappointing game, with some disappointingly dirty play on both sides - at least the referee was on top of things and handed out the appropriate yellow cards. To add insult to injury, Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll was badly injured and ruled out of next ...

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Rowan Williams – genius?

I honestly can't decide if Rowan Williams - the Archbishop of Canterbury - is inspired or high on crack. Today's papers are apoplectic that he suggested the introduction of Sharia law in the UK might help to reduce community discord. You can read more on this here, here and here. I have to say, when ...