I like the gnarled, knotted roots on this old tree that have risen above the ground.
We went up to London by coach and returned today. I used to get coaches a lot as a student, and back in the 90s Victoria coach station smelt a lot of wee. It’s been spruced up a bit since then.
Went to the Tate Modern today, here we approach it across the Millennium bridge
Daughter and I went to Chepstow Races today. It was a grey, miserable day, and not the sunny day at the races that I’m sure they had anticipated. Still it was good fun. We didn’t come out up on the day.
This is parked in our village. Scooby would not approve
Lunch in Yo Sushi! (do not forget the exclamation mark) with daughter today. I have offered to take her to a ‘proper’ japanese restaurant but it lacks the primary appeal of Yo Sushi, namely conveyer belts.
Pip decided that it was too horrible outside to do much, and best to curl up on the sofa. I think she used the phrase “chillaxing” whatever that means.
Went into Cardiff Library early to get some books for my history MA. This is the sculpture [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliance_(sculpture)]Alliance[/url], seen from the 4th floor. Apparently it rises with the tide, I hadn’t realised that.
Today was a sad day – after 19 years together my wife & I separated. This room had some furniture removed, and suddenly felt very empty. Being a husband has been a core part of my identity for a long time so it leads to some very existential query “who am I?”, “what do I like?”, etc.
In other news I was awarded the [url=http://www3.open.ac.uk/media/fullstory.aspx?id=27431]ICDE Chair in OER [/url]today, but it kinda didn’t seem to matter so much.
Today was European polling day. I voted and looking at the ballot sheet, I was amazed at how many right wing parties were on there. Have they always been there and I just didn’t pay attention, or have they increased? One might imagine it in essex (say) but in Wales? There’s the Britain First party, The British National Party, the No2EU and UKIP.