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Monday, January 30, 2006

Where's Rhiannon?

Kind of like "Where's Wally?", but you can play it on your computer...see where Rhiannon has gone this week, and then use the "+" or "-" buttons to zoom in or out on the oldest girl.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Rhiannon's Birthday Party - at the Hard Rock Cafe


We took Rhiannon and a few friends to the Hard Rock Cafe for her birthday. The highlight was a great face painter who brought out Carys's strange side.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Big Brother's Post Modernist Dream Comes True



This week we have come back to Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother to watch with glee as George Galloway and Denis Rodman fell by the wayside, but now BB has even topped that as Chantelle, a promo girl from Essex beats the real celebrities to win the title and become a real star. See the Guardian for the post-modernist take on it all, and MediaGuardian for how she has a Max Clifford contract lined up.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

My Birthday


For my birthday lunch, we went for a meal to Ferrari's Brasserie in Balham High Road.


Kristen and my Mum with Imogen.


Rhiannon and Henry share an iPod.


Peter is having a good time.


And at the end of an exciting day, it's just too much for my Dad and Imogen

Monday, January 16, 2006

Birthday Notes - Got a new turntable!




Last night I put together my new turntable that Jane bought me for Christmas. It is a Pro-Ject Debut III in matt black and is a bit of a serious (but budget) turntable - you almost have to dismantle it to change speed, because you actually re-position the drive belt! The guy in Richer Sounds told me this prevents any silly speed change mechanism from polluting the pure drive motor and impacting on the solid sound...or something.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Last FM,The Last Radio station you'll ever need?

This site is very cool and fun.When you sign up it tracks what music you listen to and after a while links you to "neighbours" who listen to similar music. The idea is that you can find stuff that they listen to that you like. It will even stream a radio station to you made up of what your "neighbours" listen to. My user page is at http://www.last.fm/user/richard63/