Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Airport Full Body Scanning

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

I always get stopped by airport security. Maybe it's because I'm small and blonde and don't look like I'd cause trouble. Whatever the reason, I've experienced every form of airport security, from bomb sniffing machines (I asked if he'd ever caught anyone, he said no) to metal detectors. On my ...

New Year

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

I'll be offline for a few days because I'm going up north to stay at a friend's beach house. Happy New Year everyone! :-)

Not surprising at all

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

You Are 100% Feminist You are a total feminist. This doesn't mean you're a man hater (in fact, you may be a man). You just think that men and women should be treated equally. It's a simple idea but somehow complicated for the world to put into action. Are You a Feminist? But I ...

I won NaNoWriMo 2007

Monday, November 26th, 2007

A message from NaNoWriMo staff: You Won! So it's official. Our word-counting robots have analyzed your November novel, and they've delivered their final, binding assessment: Winner. You did it! You did it! You did it! This was, without a doubt, one of the hardest years on record for NaNoWriMo participants. At some point in the ...

Big Blue

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Just changed Charlotte's Web over to a theme called Big Blue 01. It has widgets (which I setup for the theme dotdotdot yesterday) and a pleasant, easy-to-read balance between space and words. It also marks a blogging change. I'm not bothering with categories anymore. It's tags all the way ...

2108 Again

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Silhouette Of Lion Island Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Yewenyi, Belinda, c.j.b. and I walked down from West Head, down Resolute Track, to my geocache 2108 on Sunday. We took lots of photos. Here is Lion Island, from West Head. The sun ...

Easter Show 2007

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Went off to the Easter Show yesterday with Brian, Chris, Belinda and Fiona. I missed out last year, as I was in London at the time. Nothing much has changed at the Show, but it's one of those places you just have to visit, even if it's only once a ...

Tolkien Tree – Most found geocache in Australia for 2006

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Brian drew my attention to the Geotalk podcast, episode 5. Apparently, my geocache, Tolkien Tree, was the most found geocache in Australia for 2006!

Science Fiction Short Story Competition 2006

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

My short story, Wonder, a tale about scientists studying alien life, has been shortlisted for the Science Fiction Short Story Competition 2006. I'm thrilled!

Greenwich

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

Went to Greenwich today for the National Maritime Museum, but I found other interesting places. There aren't many original London pie shops left. They sell mash (packet mashed potato), pies, jellied eels and liquor (parsley sauce). I had a chicken and mushroom pie, gravy and mash. It wasn't bad, although ...

Kew Gardens

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Apologies about the delay in getting this up. There are more photos in this post than any other post I've made and they took some time to upload and organize. A whole week, in fact. I went to Kew Gardens last Sunday. *** In hindsight it wasn't a good idea to go ...

Robbed again

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

What did I do this Saturday? Well, I had to cancel my UK credit card again. I used my netbank this afternoon, the only way to view transactions, and I noticed a transaction for over 100 pounds that I hadn't made. Though my credit card was in my wallet, it ...

Tracky Dacks in Harrods

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

The Globe was closed for a dress rehearsal today so I didn't get my Shakespeare. I made up for the disappointment by going to the Tate Modern and seeing the stuff I hadn't see last time and taking one of the free tours, this one around the Surrealists. Love gallery ...

Regents Park

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Can you spot the Dickens novels in this memorial? It's near Baker Street Station. Had lunch at Eat and Two Veg again. Schnitzel with a cream sauce, spinach and chips. Delicious and completely vegetarian. Had Pinkus vegan lager, and that was delicious as well. I'd never thought of lager containing animal ...

Launch party

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Celebrated the launch of BlueBoomerang.com, Haymarket's new directory website, at a fabulous party at Debenham House, 8 Addison Road, London W14 8DJ. What a mansion! It was covered, inside and out, in opalescent blue-green tiles and it was utterly beautiful. The entrance hall was domed and had a ceiling covered ...

Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill and Baker Street

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

One last photo from last weekend. Here's a squirrel eating a pistachio in St James Park. Now to this weekend. Went out to a pub called The Old Fire House on Friday night with work friends. Old is right, they have a memorial to the victims of the Great Fire of ...

Galleries

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Sorry I haven't been posting every day. I work full time now. I'm up at 6.45am and I get back from work around 7 or later. It's a long commute and going out afterwards with work friends or food shopping makes me later. I spent Saturday at the National Portrait Gallery ...

Persistent suitor

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

Just got back from a frustrating session of geocaching. I had a pleasant 2.5km walk through East Ham, towards one of the Greenway geocaches. I got to within 4 metres of the caches and I was about to start searching the ivy bush mentioned in the geocache hint when: "Hi! What's ...

Birthday

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

In a very nice gesture, considering I've only worked there since the 17th of May, I got a chocolate cake, and a card signed by everyone at work for my birthday today. Then everyone sang Happy Birthday, and bought me drinks at the Queens Head. I (and everyone else) took lots ...

Fox in the garden

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

You don't expect a fox in the garden at 9am on a Sunday morning, particularly if your garden is a postage stamp sized thing full of weeds in the middle of East Ham. I happened to be looking out my window, at the sunny day outside (why couldn't it have ...