Category: Observations

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Over-Competitive Mentor

I have spent the last few months progressing with the paintwork on a Necron army (for Warhammer 40K). The army is my sons; but, I have been painting miniatures for a looooong time, so I wanted to take the opportunity to pass on some knowledge. So, I had set him to filing and gluing duties…
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June 30, 2008 0

Storm Front: The Dresden Files

Sometimes I manage to finish reading a book (rather than meandering off on to something else half way through), and I should finish ‘Storm Front‘, the first of the Dresden Files, in the next day (exhaustion permitting). I like Jim Butcher’s writing and I allowed my imagination to connect names with faces from the TV…
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March 6, 2008 0

Chicken Done?

Watched “Hugh’s Chicken Run” last night (the first of three programmes about organically reared poultry versus the intensively farmed variety) and I fear I may never eat supermarket chicken again. I know when I eat meat I eat something that lived and breathed not too long ago, but how that animal lived and died matter…
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January 8, 2008 0

Quiet Night In

I spent the night in with my family, eating good food and playing board games. I did not become uncomfortably hot, claustrophobic, or drunk. I did not get stepped on, spilled on, or jabbed in the ribs. I did not hanker after a kebab or find myself pissing against a wall in a shop doorway.…
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January 1, 2008 0

Nigella On Top

Nigella Lawson seems to have a lot to answer for. Aside from being a kitchen tease and a bit of a MILF, she has set the country a-racing to try something different with a bit of gammon. There can’t possibly be any other good reason why I found myself wandering past the jam section of…
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December 21, 2007 0

Glow Cat

I noticed the cover of a paper had a story concerning South Korean scientists creating a trio of cats that glow red under ultraviolet light. Apparently, this breakthrough means a great deal to medical science. Creating clone cats that glow in the dark offers medicine the chance to experiment on curing human diseases. Um… because…
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December 13, 2007 0

Accidents + Curiosity = Congestion

Driving provides a thoroughly wretched barrier between home and work. I could enjoy my day far easier if not for the 90 minute plus commute (that can balloon to around 4 hours or more on a bad day). In a world struggling to cling on to the environment, where the atmosphere grows thin and thicker…
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December 10, 2007 0

Random Acts of Kindness

My wife was shopping in Tesco. There was usual daytime traffic at the tills, so people were waiting with hair-trigger patience to get scanned through and out. My wife was in line just behind an elderly man who had a tiny gathering of basic items in his basket. He was frail and slightly dishevelled looking,…
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April 4, 2004 0