All entries for December 2007

December 02, 2007


On the 23rd November we had the CEH Ceilidh (kay-lee) which was excellent. I will admit to being sceptical at first, but I went along with it, the caller was really good in explaining the dances as we went along and I had an excellent time. My legs hurt for about 4 days afterwards, but I got over it….

John & Kerry
Esther & Others


I can’t believe that it is now December.

So what did I do in November? Well I went to see a couple of films with people from work. . Firstly we went to see Sicko by Michael Moore. I think his films are really well pieced together, although are blatantly one-sided propaganda – but never the less, it’s the side I like to believe in. He really holds the NHS in high regard, which has to be saying something about the American health care system really doesn’t it?

I also went to see Elizabeth: The Golden Age – which was good but not really what I wanted. I was expecting a whole load of Armada battle scenes, but that was crammed into the last 25 minutes of the film. It was more about the plot to usurp Elizabeth by Mary Queen of Scots, but even that plot wasn’t explored very well. A disappointing sequel to Elizabeth generally.

I also spent two days down in York on a team-building course, which was really good, and York was fantastic. It feels very much like a small town or village as opposed to a city, there are no high rise blocks so it was a welcome change to typical city life. I walked all around the city walls but didn’t pay to go into the Minster.

I also completed a presentation skills course, which was held in Edinburgh. It was really good and surprisingly useful – having done a lot of presentations at uni I was a bit skeptical about what they could possibly teach me – but it was well done and I got some really good tips and feedback.

Last night was the PhD student (+ John) Christmas get together at Sanna’s flat. I baked some cakes and stuff for it and we all had some Finnish mulled wine stuff (I can’t even remember let alone spell the proper Finnish name for it.) Anyway, it was quite tasty, and after a while we all got ourselves together to go to a Latin club on Rose Street. Now that was dodgy. The DJ was dire, but the dancing was funny – especially a very very drunk Kerry!

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