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Hello and welcome

Some introductory text to go here. Probably. Maybe soon now that I have FTP access again.

On this day 10 years ago:


Today marked my first month spent with Suyeon. And what a wonderful month it has been. From that first tentative enquiry as I walked her home on a somewhat cloudy night, every day has been filled with joy and excitement as we've got to know each other more and grown in love. Each day she becomes more beautiful to me.

Over the last month we have shared many meals, (though only a couple actually out on a date). Tonight was no exception with Suyeon cooking Quorn with button mushrooms and rocket, home baked ciabatta and a tomato and onion salad. Fabulous. We then walked down to the Hobbit for a pint and a half. The evening also incorporated the burial of Mr Sir, my lionhead free range bunny - it's always good to mix sweet and sour.

What joy to have someone so special to share my life with. Good and bad.


Barney's Last Bath

The night before he died I noticed that his bottom was looking quite dirty. It was another sign that he was drifting away. I decided to give him a bath in the sink and he was very calm (much more than usual). He came out squeaky clean and I took the following shots while he dried off in the lounge.

Clean Barney Rabbit - Photo credit: Nick Bailey
a clean but bedraggled bunny

Barney aka Mr Sir - Photo credit: Nick Bailey
My last photo of Mr Sir - note his stunned half conscious expression


The Blog of Life

Nick's not written anything in the last 30 days. Someone give him a poke.

The Blog of Photos - past 30 days

Are We Living in a Simulation

I'll try and voice this thought, but don't expect it to make a whole lot of sense right now. It relates to a recent broadcast/podcast of The Infinite Monkey Cage on the subject of "Are We Living in a Simulation". This particular subject has had a bit of a resurgence lately it seems, also coming up in Hello Internet and I think also on BBC Click. But this particular discussion got very much into faith territory in a way I wasn't expecting.

Basically, as far as I can tell from my first listening (which was conducted whilst picking blackberries for wine making) they proved the existence of God in all but name. Either that, or they made the case for life being ENTIRELY pointless in a way I had never considered before and as such the belief in a God was so much more attractive than the belief in no God. It was this stark choice between hope and total hopelessness. As Phill Jupitus put it, you might as well literally go berserk because simply nothing matters. Gone was that nice Humanist side of Atheism, this was pure empty pointless hell.

Like I say, only listened once and need to listen again now that some of the swirling confusion has subsided, so perhaps I'll have more coherent thoughts later on. I'm also considering running a Histon Methodist Youthish (name still to be worked out) evening session on this cast so I'll definitely need to re-listen in preparation for that.


Listening to: OK Go
Upside Down & Inside Out
From: Hungry Ghosts

23 knife wounds
Recently:Slipped while sharpening cleaver and sliced deep right across the proximal interphalangeal joint

£ 3.20
Change from our first outing with baby

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