miranda

Miranda

Our daughter Miranda was born at 0947GMT on 24th February 2005 by Caesarean section. She weighed 2.86kg or 6lb 5oz and was 54cm long.

More details to come! For now go and see the pics! It’s hard typing one handed because the most beautiful girl in the world is asleep on your shoulder!

quietness

february has been rather quiet round here hasn’t it? this is because february has been anything but quiet in real life.

we got totally stressed out by our house buyers pulling out at about the very last second as we were about to agree a completion date. not good.

i have a ton of knitting to photograph, more soon.

i have something else happening that i’m trying to avoid being totally stressed about. watch this space!

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

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1989 Booker Prize winner from Darren’s bookshelves by an author who had managed to completely evade my notice. This reminds me a) that Darren’s got some really good stuff I should read, b) that books that win prizes are sometimes very good indeed and I should try more of them and c) that I should search out new authors more often.


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Borrowed.

Trick Shot by David Hunt

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I didn’t enjoy this nearly as much as the first book featuring Kay Farrow. It’s taken me a long time to get around to reading it. I’m like that sometimes when it comes to sequels to books I’ve liked a lot. It’s by no means a bad book it just didn’t capture my imagination like The Magician’s Tale did. In this one Kay gets caught up following up on what her elderly photography mentor Maddy was up to before her untimely death.


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Purchased on 15th November 2002.

Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age by Duncan Watts

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A look at the maths behind the idea that there are ‘six degreees of separation’ and other networking theories. Interesting stuff and I like the fact that the author is not afraid to include plenty of graphs to illustrate his ideas, popular science books that insist on using only words drive me nuts.


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Borrowed.

The Cryptographer by Tobias Hill

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In the beginning I liked the style of this book and the fact that I was finding a story that revolves around an Inland Revenue tax inspector interesting amused me too. As the book went on though I didn’t find the plot to be gripping enough and the elegance I found in the writing was really just because it’s written in the present tense. Not a bad book but not enough to make me look the author out again.


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Borrowed.