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Monday, April 25th, 2016
3:22 pm
Hello there!
Hello Livejournal! I haven't seen you in a while.
So what have I been up to in the last few years?
I've got a new sweatshirt, which is quite exciting, and went to a lovely wedding at the weekend.
kas X
Sunday, August 28th, 2011
1:44 pm
The letter "J"
I've just realised that the names of all fictional captains begin with the letter "J":

- JAMES T Kirk (Star Trek Original)
- JEAN-Luc Picard (Star Trek TNG)
- Kathryn JANEWAY (Star Trek Voryager)
- JONATHAN Archer (Star Trek Enterprise)
- A slight deviation, but BenJAMIN Sisco (Star Trek DS9)
- JOHN Sheridan (Babylon 5)
- JACK Sinclair (Babylon 5)
- JACK O'Neill (Stargate SG-1)
- JOHN Shepherd (Stargate Atlantis)
- JACK Sparrow (Pirates)

Is the letter "J" a letter of leadership and power?
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
5:32 pm
Today I had planned to go to a meeting in Richmond. With the idiotic wisdom of someone who knows she has no sense of direction, I decided to cut across Wimbledon Common on my bicycle.

I was then lost on the Common for a period of one and a half hours.

I was eventually saved through recognition of a path I had run along from the rugby club. I found my way back to the rugby club, and from there to home. The whole Richmond meeting idea had to be abandoned for there was no way to get to Richmond :(

I conclude that the only way out of Wimbledon Common is via the rugby club. There must be one other way in as I didn't enter via the rugby club, but that must be the only way out for if there were another one, I'd have been able to find it in an hour and a half, wouldn't I?
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
6:29 pm
Journal error
Why can't I see my own journal? Are you reading this because I'm not :(( ?
6:28 pm
The banana test
Sunday, May 15th, 2011
2:13 pm
WRFC v The Base Elements
We have in our possession various videos taken during the course of Andy's and my wedding celebrations. Five of these contain musical performances. Oh good, you may say, some recordings of the Base Elements during their inaugural gig, or perhaps of some of the many excellent mucisicans who performed during the ceremony.

But in fact, not one of the video contributors chose to shoot these superior musicians. Instead, in all their glory, are the Wimbledon Ladies Rugby Team performing: "Don't Stop Believin'" (obviously a favoured rendition to that performed earlier in the evening by the Base Elements), "Sweet Child of Mine" and "On the Common".

So the results are in:

The Base Elements 0
Friday, March 11th, 2011
10:50 am
Poetry Corner
The Water Fights

Can a river outdo the sea
In trying to be the greatest?
The sea grows angry
Fights the river
And floods the river out.

Now the river is the greatest
After that fierce fight
Ships and ferries
Fishermen's boats
Sail on rivers now.

Then sudenly the stream joins in
Decides to challenge the river
The river surges
Draining it
With the outgrowing tide.

Now the stream is the greatest
After that large fight
Ships and ferries
Fishermen's boats
Sail on streams now.

Now the rain thinks a lot
Doesn't like things as they are
Starts to pour
Washes away
The stream and river and sea.
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
7:09 pm
Poetry Corner
Make use of the snow
That's glittering bright
In the nice sunshine
And by the light of the moon.

Play with the snow
Or clear it away
Do what you want
In your own garden.

The wind is howling
Through the trees
The birds are fleeing
Because of the cold.

The snow is a white sheet
That makes you cold
We'll all throw snowballs
Until we get soaking wet.

There is a blizzard
There's too much snow
It is too deep
And so we can't get to school.



It is so cold
It is such fun
Enjoy it all
The trees are like skeletons
In the morning dew
People throw snowballs
Bu that won't upset you!
4:58 pm
Elm Hillympics
I was just sorting through my grandmother's old hairdryers, and I've come across the scoresheets from the great 1992 Elm Hillympics.

It is a fascinating glimpse of history. A few extracts for your pleasure:

Alexander: GOLD

Daddy: GOLD
No other entrants

Nanny: Gold
Olivia: Silver
Mummy: Bronze

Olivia and Mummy: GOLD
Nanny and Alexander: ELIMINATED on account of cheating

Daddy: GOLD
Mummy and Olivia: SILVER

No results posted

Cancelled due to lack of competitors

I think I should pass this on to Boris and the 2012 Olympics committee for a few ideas of sports to consider.
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
11:37 pm
I've just put a poster of Hugh Laurie above my bed. But I haven't used much blue tack in the hope that tomorrow morning I can update my Facebook status to say that Hugh Laurie fell on me in the night.
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
9:20 am
Poor Ziggy
Ziggy has died already :( She was only three weeks old.

Now I have Gushi. She is female, unlike the other Gushi.
Saturday, December 25th, 2010
1:39 pm
Merry Christmas Livejournalers!

Here Christmas is full of earrings and sausages.

Friday, November 12th, 2010
8:21 pm
courier new
In a New York moment, as I was setting off for the airport, I realised that I had left my luggage in the car of a friend who was now on her way to a whisky festival.

The subject line is misleading, as in the end no courier new was needed, as Elmari kindly rushed back to deliver the luggage (without stopping off to buy a book on the way).

Sunday, November 7th, 2010
4:12 pm
Lions and biscuits
Today I have been cuddling lions and watching a nice warthog family on a Sunday afternoon walk.

In other news, I still haven't finished my packet of biscuits.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
6:37 pm
Biscuit riddle.
There is an alternative explanation to my packet of biscuits having an infinite number of biscuits in it. It could be that my appetite is less fewer smaller in South Africa. But that just seems so unlikely.
Sunday, October 31st, 2010
12:42 pm
Here in South Africa, they have packets of ginger nuts which last for an infinite amount of time! Well, at least one packet anyway. I've never found even one in the UK.
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
6:18 pm
Splishy splashy, come on!
I think I'm going to start with Black Books, as I just happen to have a bottle of red wine on me. (On me, sir?)
Sunday, October 17th, 2010
10:26 am
Writer's Block: Past the expiration date
What's in your refrigerator right now?

Two packets of cheese that have gone off
A miniature bottle of white wine
A half-drunk box of apple juice
Someone else's bottle of water
Friday, October 15th, 2010
7:26 pm
A different way to use Skype
I could see but not hear Daddy and he could hear but not see me. So I did the out-loud talking and Daddy held up bits of paper with messages written on them :))

Meanwhile, Mummy AIMed me.

Isn't communication great?
9:01 am
I've just discovered Marmite in the hotel!

I haven't had any, but the thought of it being there makes me happy :)

UPDATE: 16/10/10 - I've just eaten some Marmite! I love Marmite!
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