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May 20, 2005

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Filed under: Cambridge Life, General — Deryck @ 8:39 pm

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Magdalene College, this morning

January 24, 2005

The Cold

Filed under: Cambridge Life, General — Deryck @ 7:49 pm

Yesterday I was reading the paper version of The Independent. I was intrigued by a British experiment of the 1930’s where over 150 schools taught pupils outside in all weathers in the belief that “fresh air” would prevent TB. You can read the online version of that article here. Today I had a taste of that myself as I struggled to write Javscript at my laptop while local double glazing company Polarglaze replaced all my windows. In what must be the coldest day of the year so far, snow frequently blew in the house. The new windows are as great as the old ones were bad. The old ones were just 3mm thick in bare aluminium frames and were frequently covered in condensation. The new ones are Pilkington K “bounce the heat back into the room” jobbies in smart white frames.

January 9, 2005

Chinese State Circus

Filed under: Cambridge Life, General — Deryck @ 8:30 pm

The Chinese State Circus are in town for a few days so, for the 4th time in 10 years, I went to see them. Every time I see them the acts have changed completely (bar one) and every new act is just as amazing and as impressive as the new ones, just thinking them up must be a feat in itself. The only act that they keep is the number-of-people-on-one-bicycle, an act for which they hold the world record (12 if I counted them correctly). My favourite acts of the show were the “balancing chairs” act and the “juggling with urns”.