Monday, April 19, 2010

The Vote Now Show

Went to the recording of the Vote Now Show this evening- very funny! About to air or Radio 4. This was projected onto the wall-

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Things to Do while the planes are grounded

You have until 7 this evening to:

1. Fly kites at Heathrow, Gatwick etc
2. Listen to the birdsong at the London Wetlands Centre or kew Gardens (or any park near a flight path!)
3. Throw your windows open if you live under the landing path
4. Film an historical drama without worrying about planes messing up your sweeping sky shots.
5. Drag racing on the runways

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Cest fini!

And so our time in Dancevoir has come to and end and we're motoring north again.

Brent and I manged to get another ride in on Sunday, which started in the pouring rain but turned out delightful, and a lot shorter than Mondays 50 miler!

We made another four legged friend too, tho' there's no way this fella could get up to 25mph...

Here he is chatting up Brent.

While we were riding Leah and Helena tried to find some ingredients for dinner in Chaumont, but the French seem pretty set on being closed most of he afternoon. Thankfully the local shop had some pizza dough, which inspired Jim and myself to construct a pizza oven in the garden.... This consisted of some rocks to take up the heat on the inside, flanked by breezeblocks on the outside and as a ceiling. It turned out pretty good in the end so we lit a fire inside and stood back to let it do it's thing.

In the mean time a delicious tomato sauce was cooked up in the house, along with whatever other ingredients could be cobbled together. Jesse rolled the bases with the tonic water bottle (which caused it to explode later when Jim went to top up his G&T...) Once the fire had died down and we considered the temperature sufficient set to cooking the pizzas, each one taking about 2 minutes to oook- an they went down a treat, despite the charred bases...

There followed an evening of dancing, Lungie-Trungie and general merryment until the booze ran out (except for the bottles that Leah and I bought to take home and stubbornly refused to qwaf...) at which point we
Filtered away to bed.

We awoke to a beautiful srping morning, filled with birdsong (and some hammering from next door)...and without further ado we packed up our shizzle and hit the road.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Swapping manly stories

Round the open fire in Dancevoir

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50 mile first day ride in champaign!

Brent and I did a fifty mile ride round the champaign region yesterday to break our legs in, but maybe we just broke ourselves. The scenery and roads were amazing, but the persistant head wind reduced us to base emotions- including swearing at the sky!

The garmin satnav took us off road onto forestry tracks, where our highly strung road bikes had to be carried, and we picked up a friendly labrador that we discovered could run at 25 mph over a surprising distance...

We're staying in an amazing house in Dancevoir, which we would all move into at the drop of a hat. Here's the view from the garden.

After our seven hour ride a we settled into a good deal of wine and merryment and a delicious spag bol whipped up by Jim.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Went to see Alice in Wonderland last night, and the best bit of the cinematic experience was getting this snap of the hallway at Vue in the O2:

The film is pants.

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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Street art

Saw this on the floor on my way to buy dinner- pretty nice the way the letters are projected onto the floor.

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