Month: April 2003

News

Guantanamo Bay

As we learn that the Americans have caputered Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi deputy prime minister, we must begin to wonder where in the world...

Politics

Sugar

Well I used a tablespoon and a half of it today in my (very successful) first attempt at breadmaking, but I need to ensure that I...

Music

Music Collector

I’ve just returned to a program that I first got interested in a couple of years ago – Music Collector. The idea is that it...

Misc

Breadmaking

OK – I bit the bullet. I bought a breadmaker – a ridiculously cheap breadmaker. I got it from Woolies for �19.99....

Media

American TV to Iraq

Just watched an entertaining piece about US efforts to present themselves to the Iraqis by rebroadcasting American news programming locally...

Books

The White Lioness

I read this whilst studiously avoiding The Guardian’s review last Saturday, when I saw “Reviewers of thrillers usually remain...

Sport

Arsenal

I’ve managed to avoid talking too much about Arsenal recently. It’s half-time just now, with Arsenal still drawing...

Books

Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

This was a wonderful book, that I’ve been looking forward to since it came out in hardback last year. I was a bit uncertain when I...

News

The Aftermath of Iraq

I simply don’t understand why it’s happening. I can understand a good deal of the looting of public buildings, palaces and the...

Misc

Harry Bowie

And another small piece of news is the fact that I have a new nephew! Bobby and particularly Becky have just had a new baby. He was born...