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The Shipping Forecast

Saturday, September 25th, 2004

Every night, just before I drift off to sleep, I listen to BBC Radio 4 and, in particular, the Shipping Forecast. It is meant to provide the latest weather information to all the ships at sea in the waters surrounding the British Isles. But I think it’s safe to say that most people who listen [...]

That's (not) me in the corner …

Wednesday, September 15th, 2004

It’s Michael Stipe on stage at the Hammersmith Apollo last night. After listening to their music for going on 20 years, I finally got to see R.E.M. play live. I was lucky enough to get a ticket for the Make Trade Fair charity concert. It was the first time they’ve played the Apollo (formerly the [...]

The adventure begins

Monday, September 13th, 2004

Charlie in his school uniform, shortly before setting off for his first day of “big school”. Still not yet five years old, he begins what will likely be 18 years of full-time education. Good luck, Charlie Angus Ridey! We know you’ll have lots of fun, make many new friends, learn all about the world, and [...]

Protected: Larger than life

Monday, September 13th, 2004

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