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An Interesting Week

It's been an interesting week. I've spent most of it revamping the departmental intranet site and worrying about where I will work once my attachment in my current department finishes next week. Thankfully it looks lke I finally have a permanent position in the works so on the 18th I'll join a new department as a Designer although my paperwork saying that I'm employed there might take a while to catch up.

The only day this week that I didn't have to do website design was yesterday when I was due in central London for a forum held in the Victoria Plaza. Everyone already knows what happened in London yesterday so I won't reiterate but as someone caught on the (very extreme) edges of what happened it was a weird day. I got on the train at Bristol about 09:00 and was due into Paddington about 10:30. Just before Didcot Parkway the Train Manager gave a message on the tannoy that it looked like Paddinton had been closed and therefore the train may be terminating at Reading (the stop before Paddington). We didn't really know what was going on but people around me with mobiles after a short while started to say there had been explosions in London and that they may have be terrorist acts.

Things You'd Love to Say Out Loud at Work

From a forwarded email - attribution unknown.

  1. I can see your point, but I still think you're full of shit.
  2. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.
  3. How about never? Is never good for you?
  4. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
  5. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.
  6. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.
  7. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.
  8. I don't work here. I'm a consultant.
  9. It sounds like English, but I can't understand a damn word you're saying.

Oldbury to Littleton Walk

I picked up the Evening Post's Summer Special on Friday containing 20 guided walks around the Bristol area. Despite the drizzly rain yesterday I decided to go out with my camera and explore the Olbury to Littleton Walk.

Avon Gorge and the Downs

I decided to go walking yasterday around the Gorge and the Downs hoping to catch some interesting photos or at least learn a bit more about using my camera.

Some More Images in the Gallery

Phew! I've added a few more images to the image gallery and spring cleaned some of the 'Oh my God! How did I not realise this was so blurred?!' images off of my hard drive.

Abstract Light

Abstract LightAbstract Light

I've been playing around with some images that I took a while ago of light reflections onto my lounge room wall through the window. Whilst the final result isn't the most interesting of images I do like the way you can see streaks of light in the image where the reflection was bouncing around as it was alternatively blocked and unblocked by the movement of the trees in the wind. Due to the light levels in the room at the time everything came out very grey so I've cheated slightly and livened things up with some colour washes.

Let me know what you think and how it could be better.

New Car

I finally have it! Today I picked up my new car.

My New CarMy New Car

Happy Birthday 'Pat from Canvey'!

Happy birthday mum! I'll give you a phone call later tonght but for now, happy birthday! Hope you have a good day. Kat xxx.

The Mind of Steven Write

This is from a forwarded email I got at the beginning of last year. I thought that it was cool and it's been in my inbox ever since. Now I've archived it here I guess that I can now delete it....

Mayapple Weather - We no Longer Believe in Miracles, We Rely on Them EP

Mayapple Weather's We No Longer Believe In Miracles, We Rely On Them EP is a short set but well worth a listen. The production quality is very good and the tunes and lyrics catchy. I would buy this album if it were available which I guess is probably one of the best compliments you can give an album.

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