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Elections are over

Tony Blair and the Labour party won another landslide during last Thursday’s elections. Voter turnout was considered low at 59% (wouldn’t that be a record in the US?). Here in…

We’ve moved

On Friday the 1st of June we moved from our company-provided flat in Bracknell into our own place in Maidenhead! It’s so nice to have our own place with plenty…

Jerry Springer is spending summer in England

Jerry, who was actually born in London during the war, has returned to spend a summer hosting a British version of the failed American quiz show Greed (what, Chuck Woolery…

Golden Goal

(noun) Sudden-death overtime is a relatively new introduction into the world of football (soccer), where “extra time” used to be played in full, occasionally allowing both teams to score thereby…

A visit to the V & A

Last Sunday Kim and I took the train into the city and paid a visit to the Victoria and Albert museum. Known locally as the V & A, the museum…

So here it is

I finally did it. I got a crude automated system up and running. Let me know what you think of the design and usability. Suggestions are always welcome. Someday soon…

Blenheim Palace

Today we drove about ninety minutes from Bracknell and spent some time touring the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The palace, the current home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, sits…

First trip into London

We spent our first Saturday in the country by wandering around London. It was supposed to be sunny all day, but that changed and we left to come home a…

Stonehenge and Bath

We did a little road trip one Saturday out to Stonehenge and the old English city of Bath. Stonehenge was cool, but because of foot and mouth much of the…

Nessie and the Swedes

Watching TV news the other day we learned that there is a group of Swedish scientists currently scanning Loch Ness with high-end sonar looking for the famous monster. They have…