Archive for August, 2003

Parallel Dining

Friday, August 29th, 2003

We’ve been for the ‘official menu tasting’ tonight, at Deans Place, our wedding venue. As they knew our menu choices in advance, the food was already prepared. Consequently the service was alarmingly fast – I think I’ve waited longer for a cheese burger than for the entire waiting time put together tonight. This sounds great, […]

Keeping Up

Thursday, August 28th, 2003

Since my last post, it’s been a busy 7 days. We’ve had a bank holiday spent decorating, a bathroom refit to prepare for, a night out clubbing, and a decent restaurant pizza. So, although it’s my intention to make updates two or three times a week, sometimes that just isn’t possible. Sorry if you’ve been […]


Friday, August 22nd, 2003

As with every expensive purchase I have ever made, when I bought Lara her engagement ring I did my research. This is such a male trait, I find it amusing. Somewhere on the xx chromosome must be a gene whose principle phenotype is standing around in WHSmith, reading magazines with a ? in the title. […]

Wedding accommodation

Wednesday, August 20th, 2003

The following places to stay are all lifted from a leaflet produced by the local Alfriston Tourist Board (ADAPTT). You can further info and general news on what’s going on in Sussex at the Sussex Country website. Listings are reproduced verbatim. Chestnuts High Street. Open all Year 01323 870 298 Merebank En-suite facilities, peaceful location. […]


Wednesday, August 20th, 2003

This week’s New Scientist includes an interesting feature on the anthropology of Celebrity. Apparently, it all boils down to the human tendency to copy successful behaviours: Prestige is unique to humans … we seem to be the only [animals] which freely confer status on the grounds of perceived merit. In the ancestral environment, prestigious individuals […]

Bug Tracking

Tuesday, August 19th, 2003

On a site maintenance tip, many thanks to those who have pointed out bad links and broken page layouts: gold stars are on their way. I think that constantly flipping files between my laptop and home machine is not conducive to good site health – the problems are not my fault at all 😉 Keep […]

B-Ball & BBQ

Monday, August 18th, 2003

First, a quick shout to Roger and Jenny for a great BBQ yesterday. Great sausages, company, football, and gaff. Photo: Roger & Jenny at the controls, at a previous barbeque last month. Before the BBQ we went down to the seafront to catch some hoop-action at the Basketball tournament. It turned out to be Streetball […]

Fatality at Purley Oaks

Thursday, August 14th, 2003

After work this evening my colleagues and I went round the corner to Babushka’s on Caledonian Road, for their new upstairs bar launch. Mind-bogglingly, this comprised not only of a free bar, but also decent waitress service and copious canapés. I love finger food (and culinary assonance), and as per usual, ate well beyond the […]

Heat Stupor

Tuesday, August 12th, 2003

I’m getting stuck into a new Graduate recruitment project for Tesco. The beginning of a site build is exciting, but also taxing. There’s so much to plan and think about that the HTML equivalent of writers block can set in. The hot weather doesn’t exactly help with the mental gymnastics either. Our offices are in […]


Sunday, August 10th, 2003

I very much like this date for several reasons. First of all, it’s close. We will have been engaged for just over 6 months by the time the big day comes around, which means only 6 months of planning, agonising, talking, and allowing it to take over our lives. It also means that I don’t […]