Author Archives: Woo

My Neanderthal fascination

I’ve been fascinated by the Neanderthals ever since I read Clan of the Cave Bear as a teenager. Even more so since recent scientific discoveries seem to show that Neanderthals not only co-existed with our direct ancestors but almost certainly … Continue reading

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I inadvertently seem to have taken a break from blogging…

.. the reasons for which are many, varied and not limited to: a) our new office is open plan so everyone can see everyone else’s computer screen, which makes using teh intertubes that much more tricky during office hours and … Continue reading

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This time last year

I’ve just found a small piece of paper in a pile of other papers on top of my fridge. This particular piece of paper, however, made a big difference in my life. This time last year I had a conversation … Continue reading

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I can’t believe how long it has taken me to tell you this but…

… we’re engaged!   Yes. Ed and I (for that’s my Viking Sousaphonist’s name) are going to be married. He will be my husband and I will be his wife. He will be my lover and companion and friend, and … Continue reading

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Together at last

If you were at all wondering how my trip back to the UK to see the man for whom I’d carried an unrequited torch was going, I should think this picture says it all. We were high up inside the … Continue reading

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Points for Most Pointless Meeting

I have just had the World’s Most Pointless Meeting. And believe me, around here the competition for that particular accolade is pretty stiff. When the Obviously Pointless Meeting was called this morning, I wanted to reply to the email with: … Continue reading

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Inbox inanity

I was just scrolling through the as yet un-dealt with emails in my inbox when it occurred to me that the list of subject fields was… er, I suppose you could call it ‘interesting’. 1. Kangaroo birth spread mother licking … Continue reading

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