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Ben’s getting really good at sleeping now – he has only needed feeding in the middle of the night once in the last couple of weeks! He does tend to wake up and give a couple of squawks in the night, but then he gets himself back off to sleep, and we don’t even have to get out of bed. Hopefully as he gets older he’ll stop waking up at all overnight!

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Must give a quick mention to The street bible by Rob Lacey. It’s a complete reworking/summary of the Holy Bible in modern (street) language for those who “have never read the Bible, or have read it too much“. I have personally found it quite inspiring, particularly how he works the four gospels into a single narrative (although the disciples being called “Drew”, “Jim”, “Jonno”, etc was a litle disconcerting at first!!)

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Is it still called writer’s block when it’s not something you have to do? I mean, there was all the to-do over J K Rowling’s alleged writer’s block with Harry Potter V, and I certainly stared blankly at a screen for hours when trying to dream up phrases for my thesis. Actually, that’s not entirely true – the main problem with writing my thesis was never quite getting around to it (too many websites to visit, y’see), rather than not knowing what to write when I actually did (although this was still occasionally a problem). But if you’re doing something […]

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Nothing particularly to say (although this is nothing new), but a silly amount of time to kill while A feeds the little ‘un. Food this evening is curry, but one which we’d cooked up in a batch and frozen, so ‘cooking’ it actually just means dumping it in a saucepan and heating it ’till it bubbles lots. Most easy. Did actually have fun yesterday – it was the centinary celebration of the University of Leeds, and loads of the alumni can back to pay their respects (and get free alcohol), including Nicholas Witchell (although I didn’t see him – but […]

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Really catching up on my (long) back catalg of films I’ve been meaning to see but never quite got around to. Have now chalked up both High Fidelity (which was fine – nothing special, but nothing bad either) and This is Spinal Tap, which was absolutely fantastic, and about ten times better than I was expecting! Any, as usual no time to write properly, baby to feed, courseworks to mark, that kind of thing..

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Well, no Empire Records review, but I have done lots of other exciting things… First of all, I’ve finally made this website dynamic, which means what you’re reading is a page generated on the fly from my database! You may well wonder what the advantage of this is, and that would be a good question – the two that spring to mind is that I can now put in some sort of search facility, should any crazy fool decide to search my blog or reviews. The second is that you can choose to view only the review you’re interested in, […]

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Just a note to say that I finally got around to watching Empire Records – what a great film. It definitely deserves a review in it’s own right, so I’ll aim to do that maybe later on today. Ben status – about 5.10am wake up, which isn’t too bad (and is a lot better than 2am!)

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Horrah – Ben slept through the night again. If he does it again tonight then it’s time to crack open the bubbly, me thinks. Also, watched Bruce Almighty last night, and really enjoyed it actually. Morgan Freeman did a great job as God, even if Jim Carrey’s character was a little unbelievable.

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Apparantly no danger of little ‘un sleeping through the night – back to good ‘ol 3am and 4am wake up calls. The only benefit is that he does happily keep going until 7 or 7.15, whereas when he sleeps through the night it’s nearer 6 or 6.15. Anyway, submitted the final final copy of my thesis yesterday, so now all I have to do is wait to be handed the bit of paper come July. It’s a good feeling.

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Well, back from Norfolk, and what a lovely time it was. Ben’s sleeping didn’t quite last out all 5 nights – for the last two he’s been waking up in the middle, but we’re hoping now he’s home again that he’ll be more amenable again… Caught a few flicks up there – Reign of Fire, Calendar Girls, and Finding Nemo. I almost saw Underworld but was far too tired, and went to bed instead. Just off to update my “to see” list…

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