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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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Obama bought my DSi

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Tax rebate arrived just in time. I bought a black one in his honor.
5th Apr 2009, 18:40   | tags:,,,,

JokerXL says:

That was nice of him.

6th Apr 2009, 06:07

crickson says:

It was - all this time I've been paying absurdly little tax, only to discover I've overpaid. No wonder this place is in such a state.

6th Apr 2009, 16:01

Rich says:

I wish Obama was my dad. Maybe he'll adopt me.

6th Apr 2009, 16:06

crickson says:

Ah, we like him now... Give it a few years.

6th Apr 2009, 16:32

crickson says:

Really! That's incredibly generous of you! I know it sounds like I'm looking a gift DSi in the mouth, but I really don't understand the taxes here. At home it's so much simpler. You work, get paid, government keeps a chunk of it and uses it to pay for civil society. Here people think I'm eccentric because I'm happy to pay tax. The US won't take my money! Even more incredibly there are adverts from lawyers on tv blatantly saying that they'll get you out of paying tax!

I'm still struggling with my state returns. I've worked in two states so that doubles the paperwork : (

6th Apr 2009, 16:39

crickson says:

Wow - that's some mistake.

At this point I don't care if I'm due a state rebate. Please, people of America, keep my money. Just don't make me fill out anymore forms.

6th Apr 2009, 17:02

FilbertFox says:

boys and their toys

15th Apr 2009, 13:53

matthew says:

ohhhhh soo now u guys look up to obama just because he bought a gAY DSI sooo if i was like famous and i bought a dsi,ps3,xbox,xbox360, etc. that would make meee sooo cool think about dat!

23rd Apr 2009, 21:21

Rich says:

trenchant analysis.

23rd Apr 2009, 22:01