Donkey on the Edge

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Lots on - little time

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Well, it’s the 6th of April(!) I haven’t posted in weeks and my mom has just sent me a note to see what’s up, so I thought I’d better post. Well, I’ve been struggling to get a number of things sorted out at once. There was quite a lot of organising to do on the first team pumpernickle Dakar training session. Ben flew over from Washington DC just to experience the fun of falling off a wet dirtbike into a nice cushion of gooey Welsh mud. I joined him in muddiness (falling off four times in as many minutes) on the weekend of the 31st March. Actually, Ben did incredibly well - he had never gone off-road before, and he gobbled up all the challenges (including the river crossing that I missed) with elan. I’ve had years of mucking about in the dirt, so can’t really claim any special credit for not falling off.

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Lesbian barbecue

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Nicki’s friend Julie (who has produced two chilun) says “breastfeeding is worse than a sado-masochistic lesbian barbecue” - I shudder…

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Meme alert

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Ok, does meme have two ems? (as in memme, not mememe) - not sure about that one. Just came a cross one of them in the making (well ok, not a meme exactly). Perhaps a new form of haiku. Apple have started shipping ipods (www.apple.com/ipod/) with laser engraving and the Apple online store has a facility for testing your engraving.

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Google

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It amazes me that the phrase “Wireless applications are not dead” only returns one result (a rambling piece I wrote on wml pop clients and so on). Of course without the quotes you get a lot more…

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Bathroom

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Sophie and Nadinne are recent art school graduates who have moved from their first few jobs to set up on their own as interior designers. They are designing and contracting our bathroom and things are looking up - they’re great. Nadinne came round the house yesterday to take photos and discuss every surface at length with Nick. My fingers are crossed, but it looks like we’re finally on to a winner.

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I haven’t read a hifi mag in 15 years

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Remember when we were all obsessed with ‘rumble’ and balancing our tone-arms? As a teenager, I religiously kept up to date on all the latest hifi technology. Hours lost lusting for some brushed aluminum box…

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National childbirth trust

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Just got back from our first class. Wow, just like in the movies. More about this later, but nice people and good instructor called Akiko - class at her house in Cricklewood…

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My friend Sally and her relationship

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Now I’ve been dying to write about this as poor old Sal is going through the most horrendous shitty nasty messy relationship thing right now and I have a lot of thoughts on the matter.

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Kitchen and bathroom designers

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On the bathroom designer front, we’ve been seeing some more designers. Very multifaceted bunch really. We’ve also started talking to specifically female designers as Nicki is going to be spending a lot of time talking to them, the last thing she needs is some pushy man dissing her ass.

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