Year: 2009

2009 was not all bad

I don't think I've ever done one of these end-of-year reviews. I always lacked the energy and motivation to look back. But as 2009 draws to a close, after seeing so many friends' Facebook and Twitter updates bidding good riddance

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A timely Christmas present

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From email and RSS to Facebook and Twitter

At the beginning of the month I deleted over 300 unread posts from Google Reader after three days abroad. And then never logged on again. I figured that if news is important it will get to me somehow, and I

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Gingerbread Christmas tree ornaments

Too much butter? Rolled the pastry out too thick? They spread a lot and lost their shape. Will be able to use the stars though.

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X-Factor pizza party

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Paper crown from Christmas cracker, folded, curled up and then slightly unrolled.

Sent from my iPhone

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In the gutter, looking at the sky

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Graffiti in Moor Street, Soho, London

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Logs in nets

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Blow-up winter castle at Westfield shopping centre, London

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Euston tube tiles

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Looking after a baby and a crate of Lego bricks

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Euston station tickets hall ceiling

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DTPM at the top of Centerpoont

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7 things I did not know last week

M&S and Argos have audio versions of their catalogues. (Via James Cridland's blog) Newborn babies cry with mother's accent. Avatar is the first movie James Cameron's has directed since 1997's Titanic. Greenland used to be part of the European Union

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How to view Gmail contacts’ birthdays in Google Calendar

I knew you could sync your Gmail contacts' birthdays and events with Google Calendar, but I could not find the 'Browse public calendars' link mentioned in the post Contacts' birthday and events calendar supported in Google Calendar. I found it instead

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Old building in Aurisina, Italy

Found while getting lost. Sometimes I cherish my lack of sense of directions.

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Happy November!

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Vote Ray for Mister Eagle 2009

Went for a drink at the Eagle across the road to support my friend Ray who is competing in Mr Eagle 2009! Update: Ray won!

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7 things I did not know before watching Life

Last night I watched the first two episodes of the BBC series Life and learnt that: Cheetas are mush smaller than ostriches. Some fish can fly – well, glide actually but it's impressive nonetheless. The sensors on a Venus fly trap

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Help me raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer

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My top for Sunday’s race

I’ve just received the vest from the charity I’m running the Great South Run for. Blimey it’s pink. I love it. More info, and the possibility to donate and sponsor me if you wish, at http://www.justgiving.com/lucabelletti

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Loving the ad choice, Google!

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Marble Arch station platform art

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Dumped deflated blow-up sex doll

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John and Edward welcome you

Watching the x factor live show with friends. They have pinned this on the front door. I think it is meant to be ironic.

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7 things I did not know last week

In 1994 the Estonian Royalist Party offered Prince Edward the (non-existent) position of King of Estonia. Actor Stephen Moyer (vampire Bill Compton in True Blood) is British. Essex boy, actually (not that you'd guess it from his Southern US drawl

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Should I get braces?

Image via Wikipedia I woke up in the middle of the night because I was laying on something hard – my mouth guard, which I had manage to remove while sleeping (no small feat). But let's go back a bit.

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Looking at this picture I took last week…

To avoid staring out of the window at the grey and wet October day.

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Heal’s, Tottenham Court Road, London

Sent from my iPhone

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