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August 2013 Blog Posts (5)

A Visit to the House of Commons

Watching the British MPs debate a proposed military action into Syria in the House of Commons last night, I was reminded of a visit Daughter and I took to the Houses of Parliament a few weeks ago. I've always wanted to go, mainly because of my first degree.

When I first moved to the UK, I was in the process of writing a thesis…

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Added by Helena Halme on August 30, 2013 at 18:08 — 2 Comments

Second Childhood, zoos and the cinema of the ridiculous

I had a day yesterday which was very much a reversion to my childhood, made up of a trip to the zoo and seeing the Lone Ranger at the pictures.

The zoo was very much a part of my childhood as we lived for a while in Camden Town and Regent's Park was not much more than a walk away. Of course that was a long time ago before Lord Snowdon's aviary had been built, and the polar bear's…

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Added by Adrian Essex on August 22, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Pub crawl in Crouch End

On a complete spur of the moment, the Englishman and I decided to go on a pub crawl last night. He'd been going on and on about the fact that I'd not finished The Knowledge (this self-imposed task involves visiting every pub in the area) and thought last night was good as any to finally achieve my goal. 

But in order to finish the task, first we needed to…
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Added by Helena Halme on August 11, 2013 at 19:26 — 3 Comments

Structural Engineer needed!

Hello there,

I am an artist working on a project for a sculpture/seating configuration.  I need to discuss the basic design with regard to the structure, I would like to meet with a working or retired Structural Engineer as soon as possible, I live in N8.  

I can be contacted here or on duschkascott@live.co.uk.  

Thank you.

Duschka Scott

Added by Duschka Scott on August 9, 2013 at 10:31 — 1 Comment

A mysterious type of mobile phone fraud

I can’t be sure if this story of a stolen identity will bring any one any benefit especially as it’s not over yet, but I’ll recount it anyway for my own cathartic purposes, and perhaps someone reading will be able to help me as I still don’t understand the scam.

A week ago on Friday (28th July 2013) I arrived home to find a card from ParcelForce through the front door. Slightly surprising as I was not expecting a parcel, and my daughters, who sometimes use me as a poste…

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Added by Adrian Essex on August 5, 2013 at 22:49 — 1 Comment

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