Archive for January, 2006

What is the agenda?

Limitations to freedom of speech.
Extended detention without charge.
The proposal for identity cards.
Trial without jury.
The curtailment to demonstrate within central London.
The misuse of the Terrorism Act.

Text machine

Originally uploaded by Frizzworld.

And we all thought texting was a new thing.

Middle East

What to think about Hamas and those elections? Stuart Hughes (producer for BBC News) is doing a podcast to go along with his blog from the region. [found on bowblog]


I’ve got a gmail account courtesy of a stranger I had the cheek to ask at work today. Thank you S, very nice to meet you.

Lovely evening yesterday for M’s birthday…second day of great conversation and CBB catch up. Just missed seeing B though, which was a shame.


So ideas were in short supply and the scarf was unpicked, but the conversation was not and was very stimulating, and N I’m sure some B**ing did take place, but naturally only in the most friendly way. And yes Celebrity did come up.

I’ve learnt that if someone sends you an angry email you should acknowledge their anger before trying to deflate the situation – one to remember as N was feeling annoyed that no one seemed to believe she was angry.

Started a green scarf – picture to follow when I’ve progressed a bit further, but I have a dilemma, I only have one ball of yarn (bought in the states), so I don’t know if I’m going to have enough to finish it, I guess a trip to John Lewis to find a colour to match it with might be needed, although it’s such a lovely green, I think i’d rather just have a very short scarf.

The evening ended standing outside looking at a jumping Saturn through some Binoculars.


Now stands for Before Celebrity – taken from Ali Smith, whose book The Accidental I’ve just started reading. T will be pleased, she gave it to me as a present some time ago and has been patiently waiting to borrow it back ever since.

Missed yoga… not good, I am becoming a lost cause there.

Am off now to do some knitting… at a Stitch and Bitch or a Knitting Circle (a generational thing). I was hoping someone would be able to teach me how to do cable stitch, but I didn’t get it together to buy the special needle you need. I’ll take the scarf I haven’t touched for a while, in the hope that someone there can save me from unpicking it and turn it into something beautiful, although I think that it might also be a lost cause.


The great British public has voted Chantelle (a non-celebrity) the winner of Celebrity Big Brother. What does this mean – a kick up the teeth to the idea of celebrity? Are we saying that now we are all celebrities or we think we are, or deserve to be? Or a ‘we are just fed up’ with all the so called celebrity we have to put up with, from the broadsheets to ‘celebrity magazines’. Or simply that British thing of supporting the underdog, I’ll go with the latter, she survived all those ego’s, that’s pretty good going.

Tiles 1

Originally uploaded by Frizzworld.
I’m becoming more observant – here are some tube platform tiles I noticed yesterday. Aliens using the escalators?


Go on do the Red thing

Soft focus

I am watching the strangest film on Five (well it’s on in the background)… Ladies Room (1999) a strange mixture of women in purgatory (a white room), with flashbacks. The cast includes Lorraine Bracco the shrink from the Sopranos, John Malkovich, Greta Scacchi and Molly Parker. Strange ethereal music and soft focus, very 1980’s time warp? And all because I can’t find the control for the digi box.

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