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Monthly Archive for December, 2008

For each year since I first got an iPod I’ve kept a playlist of my songs of the year. The rules are simple: they don’t have to be new songs or anything, just something I’ve heard that year that’s reminded me of some event or that I’ve just loved and listened to a lot. For [...]

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this is terrible!

From The Guardian
Gerrard is a big fan of Phil Collins and counts the singer’s greatest hits as his favourite album.
Oh Stevie! Say it ain’t so…

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getting better

Well we got 10cms new snow since I last posted and more is forecast for Boxing Day and the weekend so things are looking up. But there are still nasties (not far) under the snow as my beloved skis will attest: they are in the shop as we speak getting a big hole in the [...]

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It may surprise some of you UK-type folks to know that Canadians can’t all take a White Christmas for granted. You’ll be forgetting that the country is 3000 miles wide so a certain amout of variety could be expected even when they do call themselves the Great White North. So it is with quite some [...]

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brrr

It’s been mighty cold this weekend, probably the coldest since I’ve been out here. After the winter storm warning for Friday night and Saturday we had an extreme windchill warning for Sunday night and Monday morning: windchill in the -40 area was forecast!

I didn’t leave the house at all on Saturday. Those podcasts won’t listen [...]

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Mabyn Ellis

I received the sad, but not unexpected, news this morning that my mother’s elder sister Mabyn passed away today. It was a peaceful end to a joyful life and my thoughts are with my cousins at the loss of their mother. I also find it sad because I’ve lost another connection to my own mother.
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first amendment area

I saw this on our walk in Muirwoods:

It struck me as odd. Surely the whole of the USA is a first amendment area? Can anyone illuminate me? Anyway we refrained from establishing a religion so that we were in full compliance.

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the city by the bay

Calgary is currently hunkering down for a serious blast of winter. Snow has been falling, temperatures have been plummeting and the daytime high today is set for -23C! Seems amazing then that last weekend I was enjoying some Californian sunshine with my friends Jez and Rani in San Francisco. I’d last seen this glamorous couple [...]

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