Tag Archive for 'London'

Making a statement

So my efforts to resurrect my blogging career failed miserably. I have an excuse though – I’ve been busy buying my first house. I’ve decided this is the one and only time I’m going to do such a thing. Not only have I found it incredibly stressful, it’s turned me into a bit of a […]

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How to lose friends back home

Apparently it’s 11 degrees in London today and cloudy with rain later. Nottingham’s got it a balmy 10 degrees, but with full winter sunshine. It’s a hard life, innit? Share: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on […]

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A taste of India

It’s my last weekend in the Big Smoke before I head off on my Nuffield travels to India, so my friend Fuzz decided to ease me into Indian culture with a visit to Wembley. Wembley, I learned yesterday, is a bit of an Indian enclave in north London. It’s full of sari shops, proper Indian […]

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Fishy way for the media to make dosh

Gob of the Wash is in London at the moment for the Chelsea Flower Show, so we’ve been going out to play in the evenings to take advantage of his escape from Lincolnshire. We both have a fairly silly sense of humour, so last night we went to Leicester Square to watch Richard Herring record […]

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Tired grump

Usually when I come into the office having had three hours sleep and feeling like I’ve been thwacked around the head with a sledgehammer, there’s been beer and loud music involved the night before. Having looked forward to the election for weeks, it was kinda disappointing that the biggest excitement of staying up til 4am […]

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Thank you, Icelandic Volcano

The sun’s out so I’m sitting on my balcony to write this. I’ve resisted the ‘typing in a bikini’ method of work apparently favoured by a certain Farmplan worker – my balcony overlooks a communal garden, I don’t want to scare the kids. It seems the nice weather’s brought everyone out this weekend. Gob of […]

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Packing it all in

So tomorrow my Nuffield Adventure begins. I’m heading the whole mile and a half down the road from Chez Stocks to the Farmers Club, where I’ll meet the 20 or so other people from the UK who have been selected as Nuffield Scholars and spend the next three days getting to know them. I’m excited, […]

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Spilling the beans on badgers

I went to a media briefing at the Science and Media Centre in London on Monday, but I wasn’t allowed to tell you about because it was under embargo (which means I would’ve been chased by angry scientists with clip boards had I spilled the beans). Anyway, the boffins had called us there to talk […]

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On Shakey’s Ground

My favourite Lincolnshire delphinium-grower was in town with his grandma today, so I met them both for a spot of breakfast. It being the Southbank, it was impossible to buy a simple bacon buttie, so instead we feasted on croissants, Gruyère, scrambled eggs and prosciutto, plus coffee that came in handle-less cups (apparently it’s now […]

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