The year that was 2009 – a summary

I felt a need to do a quick review of 2009 because it hasn’t been a bad year.  It’s mainly going to be pictures and links I think, but we’ll see what happens!  So, the year started rather quietly as always and (I think) I decorated our bedroom using some of my left over holiday days! As we moved in to February, we were hit by some major snow days which pretty much brought the country to a stand still!

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Home sweet home

We got back home yesterday after our Christmas visits. We had really enjoyable visits this Christmas but I must say, it’s good to be home! Yesterday we went and did a big food shop. I then did my customary cupboard and fridge clean before having a lovely long soak in the evening, accompanied by my January edition of Astronomy Now! Today has been uber rainy so aside from going and propping up a plant in the garden and going to

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Winter wildlife

We’ve just got back from a walk around Malden Manor and we saw a woodpecker tapping away in a tree! I love seeing exciting animals! It’s pretty nippy outside though. Not as cold as before Christmas but still nippy. Time for a nice cup of tea now 🙂

Why can’t the UK cope with snow?

We had snow last night. It settled. Today trains were delayed and people couldn’t get to work because of the roads being block. Being the sceptic that I am, I don’t think a lot of people tried. But even so, how is it that only 3-4 inches of snow can cause so much disruption?! I am not a massive fan of snow when I have to go places and do things. So, I was in a grump last night despite

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Less than perfect week

This week has been a bit of an odd one.  Last Saturday was the Fours Head of the River Race.  I had been training for that race for over two months and was really looking forward to it.  So, what happens, Friday afternoon, strong gales are predicted for Saturday.  On Saturdayh morning, Lou and I troop down to Hammersmith with kit bags rammed with kit to keep us warm and dry before, during and after.  On arrival the river looked

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Windows 7

I have Windows 7 – how very exciting!  I know many people don’t like Windows these days but I still quite like it.  It is said that Windows 7 is supposed to be a significant improvement on Vista too, especially in performance terms.  We shall see.  I already quite like though – not too different from Vista but the changes I have seen do make it better.   Last night was the Broxbourne Dinner Dance and it was such a

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If only…

There are too many things I would like to do. åÊNow, I know I harp on about lack of time on many occasion, but I mean it on a much larger scale this time. åÊThe reason I started thinking about this was a colleague was telling me about a his trip to Barcelona this weekend. åÊHaving a long standing love of Spain, I was immediately jealous and wanted to be there. åÊIt made me remember how at one point I

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Blogging

Sometimes I wonder over the purpose of a blog.  Not whether I should write one or not, but what I should write.  There were times, early on, where I just wrote about what I was upto etc etc.  Howeer, I then felt it should be more intellectual than that; an attempt at a profound discussion over something or t’other.  Only problem with that was, it easily turned in to a rant and I also never added blog entries becase I

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Really the best?

I have just started Reading ‘The Amateurs’ by David Halberstam (I’m on page 13!) and he quotes an American single sculler named Tiff Wood.åÊ “You could be on a championship eight which won all it’s races, but you still might only be the fiftieth-best oarsman in the country. åÊBut the single sculler is the beat, and everyone in the world of rowing knows it.” Anyway, this immediatey jumped out at me because I’m not sure it’s true. åÊPerhaps that is

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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