These pictures show the first significant sunrise of the new year in Colliers Wood. The photographs were taken at around 7.30 am on Friday 27th February from my bedroom window. The sun actually had some reasonable warmth to it that day and, after a hard day at work, I was actually able to enjoy payday drinks in the garden for a while. Here's to the arrival of spring.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Okay, so I'm currently in Caffé Nero in Warwick. I'm home for the vast majority of half-term and thought I'd go find myself a nice little corner in a nice little cafe... with nice little baristas!
Anyway, I'm sat here at my MacBook and I'm listening into this group of ladies speaking. They are quite a bunch too. They are accompanied by two boys taking it turns to play on a Nintendo DS whilst they speak. The oldest lady is rather plump, has frizzy grey hair and is a clear 15-20 years older than the youngest of the other ladies. She seems pretty au fait with her technological gadgets and is possession of a notepad and a large A4 lever arch folder.
Of the other three ladies, there are two with dark hair and one blonde. One of the black haired ladies, the cuter, facially, of the two, also has a notepad and is intermittently jotting some notes down. She isn't saying a lot. Her other dark-haired companion is talking a lot, although in not as articulate a way than the blonde.
I am desperately trying to discern what they are plotting. After a couple of minutes of idle chit-chat about the blonde's new MacBook Air, they suddenly slipped seamlessly into talking in a more formal manner. A meeting had obviously been called and this was the point at which the Grey-haired lady was calling to order.
The main topic of conversation is 'The Introduction'. Note the use of the definite article 'the'. This is obviously an introduction that needs rigourous planning.
There are many mentions of doing a pastiche of Dom Joly's "Moblie Phone Sketch". There is also plenty of talk about the blonde's husband's technical abilities with iMovie, thus intimating that there is to be some kind of audiovisual aspect to this introduction.
So, we're about ten minutes into the discussion and "the Audience" has just been mentioned for the first time, along with 'Exam Week'.
What are they introducing though?