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All Roads Lead to Cake

Diary – September 29th 2009

Diary – September 29th 2009

Woah! It’s not that I haven’t been writing, to the contrary, more than ever, but a lot has been going so I’ve not had a chance to update the journal. Business is quiet to say the least, almost non-existent except for the few clients that rely on me more than ever. The downturn is definitely […]

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Movie – Dorian Gray

Movie – Dorian Gray

Dark. Very dark. It reminds me of the disappointment I felt after the last Batman movie; then, I was expecting comic hero kiddie humour and less mafia style violence. This time I was expecting more of the famous Wilde witticisms and I just get the dark side of Oscar set in the gloomiest part of […]

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Diary – September 16th 2009

Diary – September 16th 2009

Bloomingdale bag watch: 2 One small blue one yesterday on the wrong side of Broad Street. One small brown one today. Complete I feel a little lighter today. I submitted the article I have been working on for the magazine competition. Exactly 900 words written after the third idea worked and many, many edits ensued. […]

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Book – Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett

Book – Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett

To be clear, I only picked up this book after visiting Bletchley Park. Until then I was unaware of Ian Fleming’s involvement in the war. I did have an inkling that he was part of the Robert Fleming banking dynasty so my assumption that he was an upper class playboy with nothing better to do […]

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Movie – Julie & Julia

Movie – Julie & Julia

I wrote about not having heard of Julia Child before but this doesn’t stop me from wanting to see this film. Any film about food is at least worth considering. I still don’t know much about Julia Child, other than her husband worked for the US Embassy and so they were posted to Paris in […]

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Bloomingdale Bag Watch (part of on occasional series)

Bloomingdale Bag Watch (part of on occasional series)

They must have been on holiday – in New York – but the Bloomingdale bag ladies are back in Birmingham! I just saw the lady who has the large blue shopper bag on the wrong side of Broad Street. I diverted to Costa at Brindley Place today even though I may just have made it […]

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Prime Ministers response to Alan Turing petition

Prime Ministers response to Alan Turing petition

Thank you for signing this petition. The Prime Minister has written a response. Please read below. Prime Minister: 2009 has been a year of deep reflection a chance for Britain, as a nation, to commemorate the profound debts we owe to those who came before. A unique combination of anniversaries and events have stirred in […]

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The Brilliant Craig Ferguson

The Brilliant Craig Ferguson

Gosh I miss America! Share the love…

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Diary Boyfriends Visit P5: The Fond Farewell (September 1st 2009)

Diary Boyfriends Visit P5: The Fond Farewell (September 1st 2009)

London Part Two Monday is an early start with me getting some work done before taking the car back first thing. This was the only time we spent apart in the whole 2 weeks, not counting the odd moments we’d be in different rooms when I had work to do or when I watched Match […]

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Guess the film

Guess the film

How many can you get right from just the poster? http://bit.ly/3Ie2xg Share the love…

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