Monthly Archives: September 2006

beware the political advisor who says “blogging will save your bacon”

Gideon Rachman takes a look at politicians who blog and he’s not that impressed: Political advisers around the world are clearly giving the same advice to their bosses. Blogging is meant to let politicians communicate directly with voters in a folksy … Continue reading

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blogging for labour

Jon Cruddas is standing to be deputy leader of the Labour Party.  He’s got himself a blog to set out what he’s about and says: This is my first time as a blogger, and I am not going to pretend that … Continue reading

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Lamb with Muslim Mediterranean Marinade, Rice with Pine Nuts and Raisins, and Broccoli

Lamb with Muslim Mediterranean Marinade, Rice with Pine Nuts and Raisins, and Broccoli Originally uploaded by Andrew K Brown. Again drawing on the Moro and Casa Moro cookbooks. This time we didn’t have any fresh coriander (for the marinade) or … Continue reading

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is it nearly christmas?

My sister just sent me this photo of where I’ll be spending Christmas.  She’s a cruel woman. Countdown to Christmas.

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spinning and blogging

I have to say that I don’t read Iain Dale’s blog (although I have left a comment there) – and I’m sure he doesn’t read mine – so almost all the stuff I see about him is filtered through what … Continue reading

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nursery, diversity and adhd

Here’s Rachel Ragg – who apparently used to teach in a university – on the causes of ADHD in the Telegraph: “It may very well be that ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder] stems from a culture in which young children are stuck … Continue reading

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red in tooth and claw

You Are 24% Capitalist, 76% Socialist You tend to be quite wary of businesses, especially big business. While you know that corporations have their place, you tend to support small, locally owned shops. As far as the rich go, you … Continue reading

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how to be an effective evil genius

How to Destroy the Earth With a Coffee Can: OK, so you’ve decided that you want to destroy the Earth this Saturday. Good. Let’s begin by understanding why it hasn’t been done already and what you’ll need to do before … Continue reading

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10,000 galaxies far, far away

Go watch this. Then go read about it here. (via the nonist)

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ashes fever

It looks like the Australian media are building up a nice head of steam for the start of the Ashes tour this winter. (If anyone knows how to get You Tube onto a Wordpress blog then do let me know.) Having grown up … Continue reading

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