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Well actually have been back a few days, but not been updating for a little, had friday off with S so generally we have been chilling and enjoying the very hot weather. Little walks to nice pubs, that sort of thing, very good for the mind body and soul.

Have had a visitor to the site from Costa Rica *waves*. Also some search engine went mental yesterday looking through the site. Was coming about every half hour

So in summary, course was very useful, definitely got a lot out of it. Will be interested to see when I get chance to use it, but I know I will at some stage

In a post 9-11 world, there is much around us that has changed. We read stories of incredible possible attacks, whole cultures are oppressed, war has been fought against our wills. And yet I feel that possibly the most incideous change that has taken place has been the collapse of the television advertising market, to the extent that the majority of the adverts we now see are for loans, insurance, and worse of all, mobile phone ringtones. If you want a job voicing over a mobile phone ad, it is a legal requirement that you should have a voice that makes children cry, heckles raise, dogs bark, cats caterwall. In esscence, a voice that not even a mother could love. I yearn for major companies to invest in advertising again.

More than a feeling

Have got a connection in the hotel room, so hopefully will be posting the past two days up soon. Course is going fine, am starting to learn how to create stuff in Lotus Notes. I am starting to think I can now.

Sort of holed up in a hotel room tonight, will get to go out on the town the next couple of nights, so its not as sad as it might seem. Bit tired tonight, have been lost in London twice in two days. Which is a total record for me.

It is coming to the end of Big Brother. I really wasn’t going to watch this one, which would have been a shame, as it has been the best one every. Just evil and nasty in a very hilarious way.

New page, new way

So I am writing this whilst rattling along the M40 on the Oxford Tube bus. I bloody love technology! Travelling into London to do my course. Feel a little weird because this is going to be the longest I have been away from S since before we were married I think. We’ll survive, but I’d just far rather be with her than not, which to my mind is a very good thing to think.

All exciting because I am staying in a new hotel in London, around the Barbican area. Don’t know that bit of London that well, but I’m sure I will learn it all soon enough. Just stopped at Hillingdon if you want to keep track of things.

Ooohh, in the past day or so we had a vistor to the site from Costa Rica *waves*. Been a little while since we had a new country to add to the list.

Spent some of yesterday downloading bad ringtones for my phone. I think the worst one was “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath, poor production quality frankly. I might well go with “Da Funk” by Daft Punk as my tone of choice for now.

Few hours later, set up in my hotel room, watching boxing and relaxing. Going to have myself a very sensible nights sleep, so I am bright and bushy for my course tomorrow. Makes a change that. Going to learn how to design lotus notes stuff. I think it shouldn’t be too tought with a bit of luck.

Need to have a rethink this week about the writing. Have stalled on the current project for a couple of weeks, I suspect because it just isn’t a great idea. I think I need to note down some new ideas for stories, plot them out a bit more this time, then do my character studies, and take it from there. I liked some of the characters I wrote before, but the idea was a bit weak.