German Pirate Party poised to win first federal electoral contest →

August 22nd, 2011


August 21st, 2011

We're so in the middle of nowhere that there's hardly any light pollution, so we can see the stars really clearly; even the Milky Way. We managed to glimpse the ISS as it passed low through the sky.

I managed to snap this picture (the first few attempts had little success, then I realised I still had the lens cap on. Oops)

Dunstanburgh Castle

August 21st, 2011

Today, we went to see a castle. Sadly, half of it was missing.

I made a quick and dirty panorama with my iPhone of the view from beneath the castle.

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Holiday in Northumberland

August 21st, 2011

We're on holiday in Northumberland with Matt's family this week. The sky has been very dramatic for our first night! That's the cottage we're staying in. There's nothing else nearby… Sarah says it's like The Village, Signs and The Happening movies.

PS Sorry about the watermarks – the software is too expensive, so I've made do!

What to read next?

August 17th, 2011

William, can you recommend me something to read on our holiday?

Essex police charge man over water fight planned on BlackBerry Messenger | Media | The Guardian →

August 17th, 2011

Phew! It's a good job police are monitoring social networks so closely. Someone might have gotten wet.

Just seen Super 8

August 15th, 2011

Fantastic film. Very exciting and just enough jumpy bits to not put you off. Lots of emotion and fun.

I think it's the first proper, classic style film I've seen in a long time.

Even Caroline was disappointed it ended! And the credits are great 🙂

It's one to see at cinema if you can.

China Gleefully Uses UK Desire For Censorship To Validate Its Own Censorship →

August 14th, 2011

Slow. Motion! OWL!! →

August 11th, 2011

Feature: How the London riots showed us two sides of social networking →

August 11th, 2011

The concluding section is worth reading.