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Monthly Archives: August 2007

here is a sunset near helensburgh. i’ve got millions of landscape pictures from our trip up north, so just ignore them if you find them a bit tedious. i’ll try and spread them out a bit.
when you look at them, perhaps throw some iced water on your face and stand by an air-conditioner on full blow to get the true scottish effect

a few months ago i did a presentation at Russell Davies’ excellent interesting 2007conference. i enjoyed it immensely. and it’s now been posted on Russell’s blog
if you weren’t able to attend (or even if you did) you can now watch it here bigly
there’s a few minutes missing in the middle due to a tape change, which is quite nice as it makes the original ‘live’ version more exclusive !
thanks again to Russell for letting me present

Suvi from finland (a great place i visited a few years ago before i started the blog) sent me this excellent no trumpets sign. Suvi writes:
“I thought that you might like this photograph. I took it when we went to a holiday to Sharm el Sheik (Egypt) last Marsh. I called it “No Trumpet Playing”. When I saw this sign I thought about your bloq.”

i googled for ‘bank holiday activities‘ and the second suggestion was back to funkypancake. what are the chances of that ?
anyway, jane and i used our home-alone bank holiday saturday to go up to london to visit the photography exhibition at Tate Britain then go on a guided tour of the houses of parliament.
i go in to the houses of parliament for meetings quite regularly but it was excellent to do the tourist thing and understand some of the history of the place. it was also very cool to be able to stand (we weren’t allowed to sit) in both the house of lords and house of commons in amongst the famous seats.
probably not one for little kids, but if you’re having a grown up day out in london, definitely worth an hour of your time.

Anne from I like recommended i searched out this statue and it didn’t disappoint:
“Probably the one thing right up your street in Glasgow is the equestrian statue outside GOMA which always has a police cone on its head. On a good day both horse and rider are sporting one. I keep meaning to write that up for Nothing To See Here!”
thanks anne !

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