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I hope everyone had a good Halloween ... we did!!!
The shelvs in the kitchen have seemed grotty and horribly for ages, so I finally got around to recovering them =)

Just remind me to have the cupboard doors closed when we have an inspection on Thursday!!
I've always wondered this, but in every toilet (I always though it was just in the ladies but Tom informs me it's in the gents as well) on campus there's a small plaque with some poetry

"But, in chaste hearts uninfluenced by the power
Of outward change, there blooms a deathless flower,
That breathes on earth the air of paradise."

I've only just got around to finding out where it's from (yes, I know I've been on campus on and off for 7-8 years):


by: Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
This English translation of "Love's Justification" was composed by William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
(full text here:

The questions is, why??? Any thoughts?
OK back in work after a quick sojourn to Russia. I'd post pictures but my camera helpfully deleted all the ones from Moscow. Suffice to say Russia is very interesting when it isn't bombing people (not my fault!!) and on the whole much more pleasant then guidebooks would suggest - rain, wind, cabbage pie and minced fish dumplings aside.

Coming back I feel podgy and overweight (the dumplings I assume) so I'm looking at gyms in Stafford. Narrowed it down to 3 choices - the uni gym (close to work and some friends go there), Stafford gym - not exactly far and closer to the house) or the college.

Having brough some kit I embarked on a session at the leisure centre. If you've ever been baffled by the fitness lingo, I can explain to you what 'bodyjam' is anyway -It was rated 'All' and I had shiny new trainers to try out so i though I'd bite the bullet and go to something before I bottled out.

Effectively aerobics to hip-hop with added dance moves - which suit…
Yeah for another birthday.... ,
first cake....

and then new fish tank attire ...
... and NEW Fish!
Oh, and beer, curry and sims addons. :-)

Thank you everyone for your kind wishes and lovely presents.
Dear Uncle Olly, thank you very much for my new home, it's lovely to have room to swim in again. I'm looking forward to my new friends when mummy and daddy bring them home.

Lots of love, Vince the fish xx

We're going on holiday for a little bit (Wilts, South Coast and France). Not sure when I'll have chance to post photos so I've sketched out the next few days at least ;)

Take care and see you soon xx
Years ago Charlotte and I hosted a Buffy themed cocktail evening. Somewhere we posted up recipes, it was a good night.

This post on Kotaku reminded me of that (and then swiftly the brain ache that followed the next day)
Happy Anniversary to us!!!
Coming Soon .. my two loves combined :)

In other news, bank holiday has been great, Iron Man is an excellent film and the garden is looking pretty.
My students have spotted me in GTAIV

Allegedly I wield a mean shot gun .. or something!!
-Thanks to Kane for pointing this out
Look, It's sunny, and it feels like spring

What a good excuse to use those pretty biscuit cutters I brought in January
I want one
Barcelona!!here we come!!!
Is it wrong to be more then a little impressed with this Barbie Inspired Tarot Set?
Next The Muffcakes gig announced, and now you can be a fan on Facebook
Nia Got Bored ;)
Excellent flickr set