Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rabbit Hole Day is today!

In honour of Lewis Carroll's birthday, some of us are celebrating Rabbit Hole Day with weird, wild, or out-of-character posts. Visit our blogs and join us down the rabbit hole!

*Our Local is an unmoderated forum. Stray from the thread at your own peril!
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    If you've written a Rabbit Hole Day post, comment here to get added to the list.

    Rabbit Hole Day Sale

    ALL MUST GO!!!

    Glamour shoes
    Reason for sale: money needed for physiotherapy

    Ginger cat
    One careful lady owner
    £5 ONO
    Reason for sale: Defective rodent catcher. Brings live mice into the house and hides them. Bites when bored.

    Tortoiseshell cat
    Gentle and loving nature except to birds. And frogs.
    £672 ONO
    Reason for sale: Defective cat. Need to recoup vet's bills.


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    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Rabbit Hole Day (reprise)

    January 27th is Lewis Carroll's birthday and for the last few year some of us have used the chance to post something totally different and weird on our blogs. We've only a few days to come up with something but it might be fun to do it again.

    Here is BoingBoing's explanation of Rabbit Hole Day.

    My previous efforts were Consult the Oracle and Star Struck.

    Do you feel like joining in?

    Sunday, January 23, 2011


    My Beloved and I were talking about inheritance tracks and Desert Island Discs and I was remembering songs I'd loved as a child or teenager but that seemed to have vanished now. This was one of them.

    A clearer version of the video (but not available for embedding) is here.

    Other songs I remembered included a couple by Manfred Mann: My name is Jack, and There is a Man.

    Do you have any songs you remember that seem to have disappeared? Maybe they haven't. It's amazing what you can find online now.

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    The Trader of Stories

    I've just found a sweet little point and click adventure game called The Trader Of Stories. It has beautiful images, pleasant music, and fairly easy puzzles. It's a relaxing way to spend an hour or two.

    If you try it, let me know what you think!

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    No immorality here!


    We can't have authors going around being immoral: it might interfere with the sales of their books. So HarperCollins have introduced a clause into their contracts to ensure that their authors don't do any dirty deeds, otherwise they will get their advances clawed back. Oh, only if the sales of their book have been harmed, of course.

    What constitutes immoral behaviour and how you know that it affected book sales isn't spelled out. I guess HarperCollins think we can trust them to be the judge of that.

    You can read more and see the actual contract clause at [E-Reads]. I found the story via the newsletter, which is a daily update of publishing news.

    Saturday, January 15, 2011

    750 words

    I found 750 words earlier this month and I've been using it every day (except when the internet failed me!) It's a website that invites you to write 750 words every day as a warm up to writing anything else. It's curiously addictive, partly because it analyses your writing for you. (You can see part of the analysis of my today's writing above.)

    If you feel like coming over and joining me, or if you're already over there, then why not look up my profile and we can follow each other? It could be fun.

    Saturday, January 08, 2011


    Our router is bust and because we're with Sky we have to wait for them to send us one. We will have no home broadband till Friday.

    Using my phone to get online is s l o w and cold so you might not see me around much.

    Roll on Friday.
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