Posted in Updates on Saturday 22nd June 2002 at 12:00am

In some respects, its been a productive week. Set about making work, um... 'work' for want of a better word, and largely did so. Got quite a bit done, and managed to retain and even enjoy a positive attitude for more than a couple of days. Managed to sell a bunch of books and the laptop on eBay, but in the process found a bunch of books to buy. Swings and roundabouts as they say. Was surprised to find myself feeling British and even somewhat emotional at the end of Simon Schama's "History of Britain" - and oddly, George Orwell came back to haunt me at the end of this week, on discovering a rather fine essay by Orwell on Gissing. Hard to imagine how someone already almost fifty years in his grave when Orwell wrote can become so strangely important to me 99 years after his death. However, there was a darker undercurrent to this week - about realising that you can't always get what you want, and that having an alternative is always a good idea. I didn't. Don't let yourself fall into the same trap.



I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.

I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.

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