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New Year’s Day 2006, delayed by a second

“Get ready for a minute with 61 seconds. Scientists are delaying the
start of 2006 by the first “leap second” in seven years, a timing
tweak meant to make up for changes in the Earth’s rotation.”
Link: reuters.co.uk

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miscellaneous travel

Iceberg drinks and Arctic vistas

“It is one of the most barren and inhospitable places to live on the planet. Yet the Arctic landscape of Greenland attracts thousands of visitors yearly who marvel at the astounding beauty of icebergs, glaciers and a vast ice cap.”
Link: cnn.com

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Turning the Pages, the British Library

“Discover the British Library’s award-winning Turning the Pages. ”
Link: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html

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ZPFP – Union of Polish Wildlife Photographers

Union of Polish Wildlife Photographers (ZPFP). Information and photo gallery http://www.zpfp.pl/

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Ryanair to resume negotiations with Malta International Airport

It appears that Ryanair is looking at flying to Malta and Slovenia. http://217.145.4.56/ind/news.asp?newsitemid=20056 056

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Letter size to affect post cost

Well the news is out about the size based postage rates. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4161106.stm http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content2?catId@0105&mediaId!100324

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translations

Merguez – a red, spicy sausage from North Africa Lardon – a piece of bacon

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Help out in a crisis – with ICE

East Anglian Ambulance Service have launched a national “In case of Emergency ( ICE )", the campaign was launched this week by Bob and Falklands war hero Simon Weston in association with Vodafone’s annual Life Savers Awards.

The idea is that you store the word “ I C E “ in your mobile phone address book, and against it enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted “In Case of Emergency".

In an emergency situation ambulance and hospital staff will then be able to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact them. It’s so simple that everyone can do it.

For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.

You can find the link to the press release here: http://www.eastanglianambulance.com and you can download a poster for your office here http://www.eastanglianambulance.com/content/ice/images/

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london miscellaneous

London

I live in London… I didn’t hear or see any bombs, or know anybody involved in yesterdays events, just what everyone else saw on TV, scary maybe but nobody is terrorised or afraid. Life goes on. Yesterday was a bit strange, the schools school were i work is closed today, so i get to sit at home, yesterday all the kid had to be picked up or the parents informed they were walking home. Most of the shops on Victoria St shut or didn’t open, except Sainsburys, the nationwide building society was even taping the letter box up. There were lots of people walking out of zone 1 at about 16:30, there were a few buses but they were mostly packed, strangle/surrealy there were people having their pictures taken with Big Ben in the background as usual and the boat trips on the river were still running, the London Eye was closed though. It only took 35 minutes to walk to the elephant which is not much longer than the bus usually takes, must be true that the traffic goes at 4 miles per hour, so i got home at the normal time. Paul PS: If you have any information that may help track down the bombers please telephone 999 or the Anti Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321

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this weeks top referrers

USATODAY.com – More travelers prefer to go it alone abroad http://usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2005-04-26-solo-travel_x.htm “TRAVELLING INTO TROUBLE” http://www.channel4.com/life/microsites/T/travelling_into_trouble/planning.html

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Birding sites

http://www.birdersworld.com/

http://www.birding.com/

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Driscoll House

(c) Paul Roberts 2002-2005

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Jacqui receiving the cheque from Howard at the Halifax after the successful closure of the old London meeting account today.

5 days for the cheque to clear and the moneys all ours…

PS the real Howard couldn’t make it, so we had to make do with a life size cardboard cut out.


(c) Paul Roberts 2002-2005

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A Wasp
a macros shot, sort of

(c) Paul Roberts 2002-2005

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The London Eye from Westminster Bridge

(c) Paul Roberts 2002-2005