Book Crossing

Monday, March 10th, 2008

I've been journaling on my computer, rather than on this blog lately. I'm concerned about privacy, and I don't want to spill my life and secrets to everyone. But while listening to the Writing Show podcast today, I found out about something that I have to share: Book Crossing. It's like ...

Paranoid Nonsense

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

From The Sydney Morning Herald: "I personally think it's over-the-top paranoia to make you feel scared," said Anthony Miller, manager of the Museum of Sydney Cafe in Bridge Street, which was surrounded yesterday by wire fences, hordes of police and undercover officers. "On Monday an APEC security officer asked us to limit ...

By the Thames

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

Call me oversensitive but the last two words I want to hear in the same sentence are the words "Crypt" and "Cafe". The thought of sitting on a recycled church pew and drinking a cappuccino six feet above desiccated corpses puts me off my lunch entirely. But I must be ...

Green Park

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Spent the morning applying for jobs and recruiters, sending a fax to my bank in Australia, then I took the Tube to Oxford Circus to prove I had a UK passport to PFJ. What did I see right next to PFJ? It's Post Office Tower! (Now the BT Tower.) Last time I ...

Wallet stolen

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Sorry about the missed day of posting. My wallet was stolen out of my bag on Monday night, while I used my laptop at the Starbucks on Piccadilly Rd near my hotel. Everything was in my wallet - my hotel room key card, my security box receipt, my oyster card ...

Hampstead Heath Continued

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

I can download my e-mail but not send, it appears. Has anyone received an e-mail from me? So, what was I saying before I was so rudely interrupted by Starbucks closing yesterday? Let's see, yesterday I had hot chocolate and a chocolate tart at a wonderful shop at Hampstead, Paul Maison ...

Online at last

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

My e-mail is downloading. And downloading, and downloading...I must have 200 new e-mails by now. I finally managed to get wireless internet for my laptop - at a Starbucks for 5 pounds an hour or 45 pounds a month. London doesn't seem to have wireless ISPs, like Unwired in Sydney. ...