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83 – Wednesday 24 March 2010 : disappointment

In aspirations on March 24, 2010 by Gabor

It was not to be. So much for horoscopes (see post no 75).

I am not going to say what it was, but something I had set my heart on did not happen. I got the e-mail today. I had sort of worked out that this would be the case: this was the kind of thing where if it is to be “yes”, that is said quickly.



69 – Wednesday 10 March 2010 : Free Tibet

In aspirations on March 10, 2010 by Gabor Tagged:

Today is Tibetan Uprising Day.  This commemorates the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the Chinese occupation of Tibet. The failure of the armed rebellion ultimately resulted in a violent crackdown on Tibetan independence movements, and the flight of the Dalai Lama into exile.

Unfortunately the Chinese oppression continues, as we saw with crackdowns against dissent ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


1 – 1 January 2010 : A walk and a drink

In aspirations,Walks on January 1, 2010 by Gabor Tagged: ,

The New Year started with a walk to the Hampshire Bowman on a cold but sunny New Year’s Day.  An opportunity for more resolutions, chief amongst them that we need to take more walks.  Especially walks of 6 to 8 miles with a break at a pub, and walks on Friday evenings in Spring and Summer to the Bowman.

Lots of discussion about how to improve our life as a family.  And we are going to have a party in the summer to celebrate Caroline’s degree.

Here’s a photo of Jessica and Caroline that I took on our walk. ( See it larger size in my photo blog)


Prologue – 31 December 2009

In aspirations on December 31, 2009 by Gabor Tagged: , ,

For the last few years I have thought about starting a blog for that year, the idea being to write one post each day.  Well, for 2010 I am going to do it.  So here’s my statement of intent for the coming year.  A New Year is a time for resolutions.  I have chosen 3, with the intention of keeping to them!

  1. Post something here every day.  Well, it may not always be possible to post each day, but I intend to write something each day, to be posted as soon as I can manage.  This may be an observation, or a diary entry, or a photograph with a bit about it.  It could be anything, but it must be something worth saying.
  2. Lose weight.  For a long time I have been hovering just under 17 stone in weight.  This morning I was 16 stone 11 pounds.  I aim to get to below 16 stone, with 15 stone as a longer term objective.
  3. Some work related objectives – I talk about these in one of my other blogs “the road to hell”

Back with the first post next year!