8th October, 1:54 pm Oct 8th

Mystery sweets number 1Deb seems to think that all english people drink tea. Perhaps the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy has given our American cousins a false impression. Most of the people i know drink coffee over tea. What about you lot?

I was quite suprised to see something that actually made me laugh on the back of a truck. Written into the dirt was "sponsered by www.cleanme.com". The cyber-age has truely begun. If only the site wasn't just a netsol holding page :(

For ammusement, visit in passing, a site made up of snippets of overheard conversations. This is a great idea. While wandering round Milton Keynes today with rebecca, i overheard lots of little pieces of converstaion that deserve a site all to themseleves. But i don't think that such a great idea should be copied. At least not without adpating it a bit. Hmmm.

Mystery sweets number 2Taken from in passing, is someone named 'Sprinkles'. Now that is a really cool name. Do you know anyone who has a really different name? I knew someone called Storm but that's about as far as my experiences go. If you've met any interestingly named people then tell me.

So anyway, we were in Milton Keynes, walking from the car through the Secklow East carpark when we hear a massive crash. Just a truck crashing, rebecca casually informed me. We carried on walking towards Deer Walk and as we crossed under the trees we saw the funniest sight. A small rental van had tried to go under the fly over and had ripped it's roof off. Entirely. It must have been at least a foot too tall to fit under there. There were bits of fibreglass everywhere and the drivers, two youg men and a woman, were looking forlornly at it as people drove by. I wonder how much it would cost them. Needless to say i ran straight back to the car to get my camera. Great stuff.

Mystery sweets number 3When we went for a 5e curry on wednesday night, we got talking about who you would have dinner with, if you could choose any 5 people, living or dead. Very run of the mill, i know. Well i got to 3 then ran out of ideas. I chose Alan Turing for his genius in breaking the enigma, Terrance Conran for his amazing design avec Habitat and Larry Wall for creating the perfect postmodern language. Who else do you think i should invite? Who would you invite? Answers on a postcard.

Ok, so i love sweets (and anything with sugar, generally), so today's pictures are of three sweets currently on my desk. Who ever can correctly identify all three, and tell me who makes them, wins. Simple enough. So get to it. For sweet making advice, learn from the experts.

Seems the digital camera was under mat's desk all along. And not only is peter back, but he's actually updated his site. Maybe we'll even touch pixelflo soon

This was posted on Sunday 8th October, 2000 at 1:54 pm Pacific.

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