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I am married to Spiderbaby and live in Banbury, Oxfordshire after eight years living in the USA and Sweden. I am working and training as a clinical scientist for the NHS in Oxford.


There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )





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Now I'm free I almost miss the old place. Almost.
5th Oct 2005, 14:10   | tags:,

Hello! So I take it you've got a phone again now? Or is this a scan/old photo?

I like the second shot... Never ending greenhouse!

How're things going? Oh! Have you heard from Andy recently? Not spoken to him in months; has he moved to Sheffield yet???

5th Oct 2005, 18:38

crickson says:

No, still no phone. I've reserved a SE W800 from Orange but it won't arrive for a couple of weeks - the SE W800 seems to be a hit.

I've taken my 3 phone back to the shop and told them to keep it after they messed up a repair/exchange for the fifth time in three weeks.

I still have the loan phone they gave me which I will return when I get a new phone and have transferred my number across.

The subtext (?) of the pictures is a sense of infinity, the neverending drudgery of work. See, I can be arty ; )

I have had phone calls from both Andy and Aaron in the last few days. Aaron is going to Oz to work for 6 months and has said he'd drop by in Leeds tomorrow. Andy has just moved to Sheffield and is still sorting himself out, but hopefully I'll see him soonish. Also, Tor is coming up to see Goldfrapp on tues, so hopefully I'll see them all at least once before christmas.

6th Oct 2005, 11:00

Heather says:

Work? Drudgery? Never!

7th Oct 2005, 12:54

Oooo... I like the arty context. That should have been the title! Don't talk to me about the never ending drugery of work. I've got to run a whole load of tumour samples over the next few months, and worked out today that it's 120-Southern blots-worth. Ergh. My friend Kim met Ed Southern at the Lasker prize ceremony and got his autograph. I probably would have decked him.

Good to find out the gossip on Aaron. How did you get in touch with him? I've emailed a few times, but as per usual he's fallen off the radar.

So you're getting a snazzy new w800. Cool! I would quite like one of 'em, but seeing as I've got a new 750 coming, and that North America still seems to be in the mobilephone dark ages, I think I'll not be buying one.

Enjoy the Goldfrapp concert!

7th Oct 2005, 23:38

crickson says:

As far as I could tell, the 750 and the 800 are just about the same. Th e 800 has more memory and all that walkman bollocks, but I can't see it replacing my dinky iPod. The main reason for going for it over the 750 was the colour (funkier!) and the salesman said they were having a few problems with the 750's software which would be sorted out for the 800 - but maybe he was just trying to sell me a slightly more expensive phone.

Saw Aaron on thursday - was supposed to meet with him on friday but the replacement phone 3 gave me has died now and I can't get to my phone book. I dug an old number for Aaron out of my computer but could only get voicemail, so maybe he isn't using that number anymore. I didn't find him, anyway. But it was nice to meet Caroline, his new girlfriend. Hopefully Tor will be able to raise him before they go to Oz.

I saw Ed Southern in Leeds a couple of years ago. He invented arrays too, the bast*rd.

8th Oct 2005, 13:47

Helen says:

Freedom, highday, highday, freedom!

18th Oct 2005, 19:02

crickson says:

If you say so... I'm thinking more along the lines of:

Unemployment! Depression! Sick of working on my own at home for no money! Someone, please give me a job and a chance at more of a social life!

19th Oct 2005, 12:26

Helen says:

I suppose so. Sort of wishing I didn't have a job right now (getting up in the dark, no fun, I'd like to hibernate please), but I'd cry a lot if it was taken away.

I just wish they'd pay me. That might give me a bit more of an incentive. I've been there 6 weeks almost.

19th Oct 2005, 18:40

Crickson> I know that feeling. Were you getting paid in your writing up year though? I spent about 10 months without a paycheck, then had to scrape enough to pay 2 months rent and relocate to a new country :o( Kinda wish I had some sterling in my account when I moved here seeing as the exchange rate's so good.

Helen> You've not been paid in 6 weeks? That's a bit rubbish. On the plus side you should get a nice pile of cash when you do get paid! I hate getting up in the dark. It's going to be wet, dark and miserable here until February... I'm running out of things to blog :o(

19th Oct 2005, 19:57

Helen says:

I need my new camera phone for inspiration : )

19th Oct 2005, 22:27

crickson says:

So do I. Have dug out my old T610 in the meantime.

20th Oct 2005, 10:14

yeah, I guess the new camera will inspire me more too. You'll have to blog the camera when you get it Helen; that way I'll know mine is on the way (Canadian postal service is terrible, so I fully expect it to take at least a week longer than yours).

20th Oct 2005, 20:26