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Saturday, 11 October 2003
Les feuillage jaunissent

Master Park, Oxted

It was a pleasant autumn day in Oxted today. I took this photo on Master Park at about 15:30, facing north towards the church.  lil blue meanie went to a birthday party today - involving bowling and lunch. Afterwards she went to hang out in Master Park with her mates.  I was nagging her about going in warm clothes, etc. but really it was quite warm. It was about 18C at that time.

bluemeanie tells me she has been elected to the Surrey Youth Forum, as a representative of the Tandridge district. I think the forum consists of about 15 - 20 young people from across Surrey. Her first meeting is on Wednesday evening so perhaps we will hear more in due course.

flank sent me the following link which says that Mercury in fish is more dangerous than has recently been reported.  If you read to near the end of the article you will also see an interesting comment on the recent deaths during the heatwave in Europe.  Apparently air pollution is a big factor: this is noticable on a day-to-day, and city-to-city basis.

I spoke to dylan this week while he was in Paris.  He is doing a busabout tour of Europe.  He seems well and is enjoying it. On Thursday he sent a mail from Venice. He says Paris was ok, but got a bit boring after a few days after he had done everything he wanted to. He was raving about his latest stop:

venice however is just about the best place i could be right now and im sure rome will be the same. it is sooooooooooo beautiful here, it actually doesnt feel real walking over bridges and canals and seing the gondalas and being in st marco square with millions of pigeons and the beautiful old buildings and a small orchestra playing classical italian outside a cafe , its too amazing…and the food i cant even describe , but everyone thats been to italy knows

and

just had pistachio and banana ice cream and it was sooooooooooo good. will go on gondala this afternoon. (looking out for the scary little woman in the red rain coat).

I don’t understand this bit about the woman in the red rain coat - perhaps we are watching different movies, because the only one I can think of (the Hannibal Lector one) didn’t have a woman in a red rain coat. Did it?

Posted by bigblue on 11/10/2003 at 08:11 PM
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Tuesday, 07 October 2003
La verité, si je mens!

Vianden, Luxembourg

Here we go ... and here’s a recent photo from a day-trip to Vianden in Luxembourg.

Got this weblog up and running tonight.  Had a few problems. First I installed B2.  I didn’t like it too much - the look and feel was wrong, and I couldn’t easily delete my test posts.  This system should be better.  I’ll get around to enhancing the layout over time, but this is something that I can live with for now.

I don’t want to say much about the problems I have had with my webhost at this stage. Perhaps they were just teething problems.  If not, you will hear more from me about them in due course.

Posted by bigblue on 07/10/2003 at 11:47 PM
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