May 2006


episode 1
here’s my first official podcast. it’s not as good as the demo one, but i’m sure i’ll learn how to use the software eventually !
video podcast
ipod version (9.4MB): m4v ipod version (use quicktime or itunes to play)
mp4 version (7.4MB): mp4 version for windows (use quicktime)
wmv version (3MB):windows media player version
let me know if you have any problems playing them.

stodge fest

i went out for a stodge-fest with Big Eye and Richard last night. i had a great square orchard pudding with piles of mash and sausages (and a little pot of gravy plonked in the middle)



we had a family discussion about names recently and esther questioned whether ‘Gertie’ could be a boys name as well as a girls name. Jane said “no, it’s short for Gertrude so it can’ t be a boys name”.
So i added that i though it could be a boy’s name as it’s also short for ‘Gertrand’. Jane looked at me puzzled and asked for an example.
“Gertrand Russell” i replied, very pleased with myself. Esther even went to get the book of names to see if i was right.
about 10 minutes later i realised it was Bertrand and not Gertrand and i felt a bit silly (for a change).
and then, a day or two later, i walked back Gertrand’s old house.


i had some parma ham and melon at Cafe Uno in Henley yesterday. it came with just a teeny weeny bit of ham and black bits on the melon. just in case you were interested. a small amount of ham is a hamlet