Tweets on 2008-07-25

  • Poring over OS maps getting ready for tomorrow’s canoeing trip. #
  • @artesea River canoeing not sea canoeing 🙂 #
  • Sitting in the garden with a v hot cat on my lap. #
  • Lighting the barbecue for the third time this week. #
  • Having disturbing thoughts about herds of @jamesgraham-ses sweeping majestically across the plain #

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Mosaic meme

My creation

An excuse to spend time looking things up on Flickr and seeing where the whim takes you! The meme comes thanks to birthday boy Thermalsatsuma, and some of the photos in mine are… only loosely linked to the keyword.

If you want to play too, type your answer to each of the questions below into a Flickr search. Using only the first page, choose your favorite image, then copy and paste each of the URL’s into the mosaic maker (3 columns, 4 rows). Leave a comment if you play, so i can have a peek.

The questions:

1. What is your first name? (Alex)
2. What is your favorite food? (Chocolate)
3. What high school did you attend? (“Bishop Hereford Bluecoat”)
4. What is your favorite color? (Green)
5. Who is your celebrity crush? (Robert Sean Leonard)
6. Favorite drink? (Coffee)
7. Dream vacation? (Peru)
8. Favorite dessert? (Cheesecake)
9. What do you want to be when you grow up? (Retired)
10. What do you love most in life? (Beards)
11. One word to describe you. (Cluttered)
12. Your Flickr name. (Niles)

Tweets on 2008-07-24

  • Watching two small boys get excited about a huge sunflower #
  • @willhowells and the sack of grain, don’t forget the sack of grain! #
  • Having a quick look at Park Life in Melbourne Park and thinking it would probably be more fun if I was 5. #
  • Mini-eggs – EPIC QUAIL! (what is this bizarre thing everyone was doing yesterday?) #
  • Council House clock just struck 8! It’s actually 2pm! #
  • Grrr: people’s messages on voicemail when they get their own numbers wrong, so you can’t phone back. #
  • Eating surplus end of term chocolates kindly donated by teacher friend who’d made herself sick. #
  • Drizzling crumbled Fortekor over tinned cat food #
  • Realising I’ve spent two hours on the internet without actually looking up what I turned the computer on for. #
  • @libdemjo would that I were that organised! #

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It’s been ages since I blogged properly, although the twitter feed does seem to be working well at posting something interesting most days (and is probably better than actually following the feed, since I do use it quite a lot)

Over the last few days I have been uploading my holiday pics to Flickr, and there are a few sets for your perusal: Munich, May Camping, and Polo.

I intend to pick out some of the best, or the ones with stories, over the coming days/weeks/decades/when I get time and inclination.

Tweets on 2008-07-21

  • Oh my, what beautiful weather today. And weird dreams. One about Jan sales in Debenhams and one… #
  • Blimey, solar panel is recording temps of 145 degrees! #
  • Inspecting Notts County football ground. #
  • Well, it all looks safe enough, but, really, how would I know?! #
  • …about people talking when they were supposed to be singing “Christ is made a sure foundation” #
  • Finally lighting bbq after full hour of inserting slot a into groove b with flange channel outermost #
  • @jonxyz intense. I was always intense as a child. Did you bring the bedrolls? #

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Tweets on 2008-07-19

  • @Meryl_F where’s that? #
  • Plans to make Black Forest Gateau coming screeching to a halt at lack of tinned cherries in supermarket. #
  • @libdemjo I don’t like stoning fresh ones, and there wouldn’t be any syrup for moistening the sponge. #
  • Going through the ritual of preheating the oven and lining a cake tin. #
  • In the kitchen making a cake while my husband builds a rose arch. V heteronormative. #
  • This is, however, one badass cake. Block and a half of butter, practically whole tub cocoa… #
  • Questions being asked re why we don’t appear to be making Cat Forest Gateau – or indeed addressing imminent cat starvation. #

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