Yesterday was our 7th wedding anniversary and to celebrate we went to the Criterion Restaurant for an early dinner before seeing The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre. Opened in 1873, the restaurant is an amazing building. A long shoebox shaped hall that stretches back from Piccadilly Circus. Marble pillars flank huge mirrors that reflect

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New camera

I took a few photos on my shiny new Canon EOS 7D today.  It’s a pretty awesome camera but it’s going to take me a while to learn what all the buttons do.  I think I’m also going to need a bigger, faster memory card; it does a good machine gun impression when you hold

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Musical Tree

The other day I was thinking about music teachers and the idea occurred to me that you could trace your musical history like you could your family history. If you were to follow your teachers’ teachers back through time you would end up with something like a family tree, except it would be a musical

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The return of Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear returned from space on Sept. 11, aboard space shuttle Discovery’s STS-128 mission after 15 months aboard the International Space Station. His time on the orbiting laboratory will be celebrated in a ticker-tape parade together with his space station crewmates and former Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin on Oct. 2, at Walt Disney World

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Cool.  Just received notification my new t-shirts have shipped from Last Exit to Nowhere.  Can you recognise them without clicking through to the site?

Piping Wired

Love how there is now a UK version of Wired?  Hate how it doesn’t have Scott Brown or Steven Levy? I do. I mean, Warren Ellis is great and all but I miss my favourite regular writers from US Wired. Well now I’ve finally found a use for Yahoo Pipes, that cool but strangely pointless

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Tomorrow the British Grand Prix kicks off at Silverstone but last month we went to the most glamorous Grand Prix of them all; Monaco. We went with Jonathan and Louise who had managed to arrange for us to use a friend’s flat in Monaco-Ville for the week. Also known as La Rocher or ‘The Rock’,

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