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Finally got our wedding pictures. Here they are, all of them!



Goldring GR2

I’ve been enjoying one of these little beauties for some time now. Not so much media player as furniture. It’s had the surprising side effect of introducing me to a little known thing called ‘music’.

Music seems to have first appeared around 1971, and remained fashionable for about another 30 years. We have a lot in common.

Technological advances have unfortunately signified the end of these particular long players, and the advent of remote control has led to “so-called” innovations such as fast forward and shuffle-mode.

More effective than a week of yoga and breathing through a straw, a double side of vinyl will slow you down so much your evening will stretch in front of you like a long fortnight. Having experienced Dark Side of the Moon without the benefit of either shuffle or fast forward, it is indeed better than a two week spa break with colonic irrigation.

india october 2007

India. Beautiful.

Two weeks in India and I managed to read a book! And a big book with lots of words in it at that: The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand. It’s only taken me 7 years to get around to reading this big boy. And this Objectivism malarkey… genius. Well worth the wait!

Pakeezah. Watched this on the plane home. Kind of a slow start, but lovely in places, even if singing and dancing is for girls.

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