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I am married to Spiderbaby and live in Banbury, Oxfordshire after eight years living in the USA and Sweden. I am working and training as a clinical scientist for the NHS in Oxford.


There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )





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17th May 2005, 11:04  

JudgeTredd says:

i like it. i like it a lot. very 'last plans of the reich' about it...

17th May 2005, 11:13

crickson says:

Thank you! : ) There are no prizes available for the first person to spot where it was taken.

17th May 2005, 11:15

Joe says:

aaah the Fav, I have it on good authority, (from Steve the owner) that were you're sitting in that shot...will very soon be a bar.

17th May 2005, 11:16

crickson says:

Nooo!!!! Thats our darkened corner! Don't take that away! You'll have to cope with us mixing with normal people!

btw where were you on saturday, thought you were meeting us at bourbon?

17th May 2005, 11:17

Joe says:

did you not get my text?...bugger....we decided on a night in, because nobody would come out to play...

17th May 2005, 11:21

crickson says:

sorry, maybe I mis-typed the number.... Will check I sent you the right one later.

No worries, another time : )

17th May 2005, 11:24

Joe says:

text me it if you like :) ....I'm sure there will be other oportunities...soon...
yes aparently the "lounge" area of the fav, will be (in steve's words) "self contained"....they are putting a veranda on the side of the conservatory, and making the conservatory doors a second entrance....

17th May 2005, 11:31

FakeID says:

Cor, that is a great shot. Very evocative. :)

17th May 2005, 11:37

i says:

ahh. the fav. memories of a distant misspent youth come flooding back

17th May 2005, 12:13

crickson says:

Joe> I wish they'd just leave it alone. Who asked for all that stuff? And I wish they wouldn't play the music so loud in the evening that I have to shout and can't hear anybody. If I want to go to a club, I will. If I go to a pub I want a drink and conversation.

17th May 2005, 12:35

Joe says:

well...I think the idea is that the main bar will be the loud bar, and the "lounge" bit will be just that, seperate with no or very quiet music....I'm not sure about it myself...I like the idea of a veranda in the summer though :)

17th May 2005, 12:38

crickson says:

Looks like I'll be a Whitelocks regular for a while yet.

17th May 2005, 12:39

Joe says:

I've always prefered the angel to whitelocks...but then at £1.55 a pint...you can tell what my priorities are :)

17th May 2005, 12:42

seaneeboy says:

The angel is OK, but I find it a bit overly crowded and smokey on a friday evening... and the beer's not that great IMO...

17th May 2005, 12:47

crickson says:

Whitelocks definately has better beer, and it's hidden and quiet. The whole pub feels like a secret society.

17th May 2005, 13:05

Mofette says:

dang, I thought I'd be the first to say I know where that is :D

17th May 2005, 13:26

Joe says:

Another Leeds person Mofette? there's loads of us :)

17th May 2005, 13:27

Euphro says:

Leeds is a Moblog nexus. It will go down in the annals :)

17th May 2005, 13:31

crickson says:

I'm hoping to collect every one of the Leeds bloggers on my friends list. It's a bit like Pokemon.

I'm sure I'm missing some thou. Please make yourselves known.

17th May 2005, 14:04

Joe says:

well to my knowledge we have (in no order)

Me
Shoes
Nalsa
Seanee
JoHeadMonkey
Mofette
Beth
(and soon to be Helen aparently)
and probably lots more.

17th May 2005, 14:09

crickson says:

Ok, will have to ferret them all out this evening for a comprehensive list.

EDIT thank you whoever you are for the '10'!!!

17th May 2005, 14:28

rebekkor says:

Hello to you too! :)

Love the photo, very atmospheric.

17th May 2005, 16:43

crickson says:

Thank you : )

17th May 2005, 16:47

alexis says:

pretty. : )

17th May 2005, 20:00

mat says:

very nice. reminds me of a scene from Jam..

17th May 2005, 20:03

alexis says:

also- moblog pokemon...wasn't there a game called pokemon snap, where you had to photo them all?
I'm very sleepy and I was thinking it'd not be very nice to put mobloggers in those little plastic spheres.

17th May 2005, 20:25

crickson says:

Like zorbing?

17th May 2005, 22:03

crickson says:

Ooo! I havent had a highlight for ages! Ta'!

17th May 2005, 22:04

beth says:

interesting.. very interesting. nice photo btw. you make it almost look appealing to me.

17th May 2005, 22:07

crickson says:

What? The Fav? The Fav's great!

17th May 2005, 22:09

neel says:

Crickson! Use your whirling tentacles attack!

18th May 2005, 00:47

crickson says:

: D *Crickson!*

18th May 2005, 08:52

nalsa says:

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. The Fav is ok, I guess, but that photo makes it look a lot nicer :-)

18th May 2005, 08:59

crickson says:

'Ta!

18th May 2005, 11:07

Helen says:

Hmmm sticky toffee pudding and cherry beer.

23rd May 2005, 20:42