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October 2007

My British Radar

Well, it seems like only yesterday saw the passing of August and effectively the end of summer and now October is banging on our doors, and about to barge it’s way in. What the hell happened to September? Sure, as you get older, the passage of time quickens, but I’m always surprised by how quickly a year passes.

Whilst this passage is slightly disconcerting, one benefit is that it means the weekends come around quicker - and that probably says a lot about how ‘exciting’ life is here at the moment. So in an attempt to fill the void, I find myself writing another self-indulgent blog post.

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Goodbye California

Coffee shops. Sunshine. The small kick I get from seeing licence number plates with the word ‘California’ emblazoned across them. Badly designed currency. The way female news anchors have large lipstick smiles but deep manly voices. Strangers gleefully saying hello to you on the street. Having to risk your life every time you merge onto a US highway. My name somehow ‘Pool’ yet spelt with an ‘i’, and being mistaken as Australian.

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Define 'Distinctive'

Last week the UK began it’s journey into a digital-only televisual age, as the analogue signal for BBC2 was turned off in Whitehaven.

In just four weeks time this small Cumbrian town (the ‘guinea pig’ for a nationwide transition to digital-only transmission) will be the first place in the UK receiving the full gamut of digital television channels in place of the five current analogue ones.

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About October 2007

This page contains all entries posted to the blog during October 2007. They are listed from oldest to newest.