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Botley crew - shadows of echoes of memories of songs
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Botley crew
Whew! Sorry it's taken me so long to get round to posting this announcement, but addedentry and I are now officially resident at:
Flat 6
Elms Parade
Botley
OXFORD
OX2 9LG

[How to find us: google maps]
And I'm coming up to the end of my second week at UCISA.

I'll post more when I get time, but in summary: the flat is spacious, quirky, rather noisy, and full of boxes and badgers; the job looks set to be varied, challenging, and interesting (but is currently feeling quite overwhelming); and Oxford is much as it always was, which is great.

There will be a proper housewarming towards the end of January, but in the meantime, visitors are always welcome (provided they don't mind boxes).

And if anybody feels like giving me a crash course in Zope/DTML (yes, I have found the Zope book) I will pay them generously in beer or equivalent local currency.

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bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: November 16th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
You too are moving to Botley?

(Admittedly, you're the opposite side from Cedar Road, and the people moving there haven't completed yet.)

Congratulations.
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: November 16th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, it's the same side as Cedar Road. About five minutes' walk one way, fifteen the other, IIRC. :)
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: November 16th, 2006 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay. And I said to imc off the top of my head "they live right above [fill in store here]", and I don't think he believed me until we stood outside your front door. :D

Want to join a choir now you're settling in? See dreamingspires or oxonians...
j4 From: j4 Date: November 16th, 2006 11:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry we weren't around when you stopped by! It was all a bit of a faff with moving on two weekends and me being away for most of the first week. You'd be very welcome to come round another time but I should warn you that the house isn't really very child-friendly (or even, to be honest, very adult-friendly!) yet -- it's all half-unpacked boxes and heavy things balanced in stupid places... :-/

Tell me more about the Blackbird Leys choir! When/how often does it rehearse? What sort of things are you singing? (And if you don't need to be able to read music, how does that work -- not singing from music at all? Or just lots of note-bashing in rehearsals?)
imc From: imc Date: November 16th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Huh? What you said was "they live right above a newsagent's" and I had no reason to disagree with you.
half_of_monty From: half_of_monty Date: November 16th, 2006 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, end of January! I'm back then!

(the world currently seems to be full of parties that I can't go to; even parties here in Stockholm that I can't go to...)

Horay for successful moving! Boxes are a very desirable form of interior design.
aardvark179 From: aardvark179 Date: November 16th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Are the badgers in the boxes or roaming free?

I meant to grab one of the Year of the Teledu posters at Novacon to send to you, on the grounds that you may not like fandom, but silly things to do with Javan Stink Bdagers would probably amuse you.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 16th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
The badgers are nearly all ensconced in their travelling box, which is a large cardboard box marked "BADGERS!" on the outside, but one or two have escaped and started wandering around the house...

Javan Stink Badgers sound, er, smelly. :) But I can never have too many badgers, so if you do see one kicking around, I'd be delighted to add it to the collection!
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 16th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're back in Oxford!?! Fantabulous! I should pay more attention.

When are we meeting up for lunch?
j4 From: j4 Date: November 16th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whenever you want! :) Though in practice that's probably 'some time next week' as I have a 'to-do' list as long as my arm... When's good for you?
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: November 16th, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's OK, we all know the delay in the announcement was coming up with a suitably good pun for a title. *hug*
j4 From: j4 Date: November 16th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
The worst of it is, you think you're joking! I've been known to stall for two weeks on posting something because I can't think of a witty enough subject line. It's positively pathological.

I need more icons. A wordy one, and a procrastinationy one, the latter of which I might have a go at doing soon -- maybe tomorrow...
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 16th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I tried to teach myself Zope once. I gave up because I didn't want that much pain in my life.
anat0010 From: anat0010 Date: November 19th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back !
From: kitdawe Date: November 28th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

I've actually begun posting!

Hope you are feeling better, and that the evil sniffles have been defeated! I have actually (after many moons of having a dormant account) begun posting here. Hope you don't mind me friending you!
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