September 19th, 2005

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Gah. It's that time of year again. Put on the central heating tonight for the first time since last Winter.

Weird Coincidence Woman strikes again. I picked up a copy of Civil War by Trevor Royle yesterday (Saturday) - felt like reading more about the historical background to the stuff I've started re-enacting. SMSed Kate to tell her and got the reply "Hah, guess what book dropped onto my doorstep from Amazon 2day?" Cue Twilight Zone music...

Irritating discovery - I may have a beta test account for City of Villains but it's currently only up for testing two hours a day, 6-8pm, on weekdays only!

So, while I was trying out a new character (the Red Barricade) on City of Heroes instead, I got a call from Mei-Shan who was transiting London for a day before flying back to Hong Kong. As I appear to have been designated collator of photos from the Provence trip, she was keen for me to drive down to Notting Hill with my laptop to download her photos from her camera. God help me, I did, despite how much I hate driving into central London... Guess I should upload a few photos at some point.

Oh, just had an email from Dell (yes, at 3am in the morning!) that my PocketPC has shipped. Woohoo!
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Places to see before you die...

Opened up the present my sister left for me. It turned out to be a book entitled Places to see before you die, by Steve Davey. It is certainly an interesting list. I figured, what the Hell, here's the list, with the ones I've been to in bold.
  1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  2. St Petersburg, Russia
  3. Havana, Cuba
  4. Wat Phra Kaeo, Bangkok
  5. Grand Canyon, USA
  6. Taj Mahal, India
  7. Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
  8. The Alhambra, Spain
  9. Aitutaki, Cook Islands
  10. Pyramid of Kukulcan, Mexico
  11. Venice, Italy
  12. Dead Vlei, Namibia
  13. Iguassu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
  14. Petra, Jordan
  15. College Fjord, Alaska
  16. Karnak Temple, Egypt
  17. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  18. Taman Negara Rainforest, Malaysia (this is *so* embarassing...)
  19. Jaisalmer Fort, India
  20. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  21. Manhattan Island, USA
  22. Lake Titicaca, Bolivia and Peru
  23. Giverny, France
  24. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
  25. Santorini, Greece
  26. Drakensberg, South Africa
  27. Zanzibar, Tanzania
  28. Makalu, Nepal
  29. Lalibela, Ethiopia
  30. Machu Picchu, Peru
  31. Uluru, Australia
  32. Varanasi, India
  33. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  34. Lhasa, Tibet
  35. Yangshuo, China
  36. Dubrovnik, Croatia
  37. Ephesus, Turkey
  38. Shanghai, China
  39. Samarkand, Uzbekistan
  40. Killary Harbour, Ireland


Hmm... clearly need to try harder...

I was supposed to go to Petra before I started my last job but the flights didn't work out so I ended up going to Moscow and St Petersburg instead!
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