Monday 8 March 2010
Tom: I was thinking about Domburg.
Me: Yes? What were you thinking about?
Tom: I was thinking about when we saw Kraak en Smaak.
Me: Well, we actually saw them in Middelburg, in the Abdijplein. But it isn’t far from Domburg.
Tom: Yes, that’s right. [pause] Abdijplein is a funny word. It’s double Dutch! Abdijplein! Heeheehee! (pronounced perfectly: ab-dye-pline)
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Offers advice and help for sufferers, carers, families and medical professionals living or working with MSA (Multiple System Atrophy).
Jazz version of Amazing Horse. Probably NSFW.
Thursday 11 March 2010
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Yes, it should. Tesco Insurance, I'm looking at you.
Luxury accommodation in Northumbria.
Holiday cottages in Northumberland. Would probably need a fair bit of driving, though.
Accommodation in Northumberland. Prestige.
Monday 15 March 2010
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What a great headline! And isn't nature great?
Wednesday 17 March 2010
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Now this is good news and a sensible judgment. Smaller clubs (and you will know who I have in mind (3-0 home win last night – hurrah!) frequently invest in training local talent because they can't afford to buy top class players, but then see their best young players taken by larger clubs (although this can be a useful source of income). This judgment will protect the smaller clubs' interests whilst still allowing free movement of talent. I wonder if this judgment will extend to other sports too?
Monday 22 March 2010
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Can I have a go?
Tuesday 23 March 2010
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An interesting verdict from the ECJ. I'm not sure that it actually weakens trademarks as I rather felt that the LVMH position would excessively stifle the use of trademarks – more or less preventing trademark owners from effectively exploiting their own marks. But it will be interesting to see how things turn out over the next few months, as I'm sure the IP lawyers (and I know a few) will be going over this with a fine toothed comb.
Friday 26 March 2010
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A teal house. Hels would like a teal house. Maybe not in Finland though. Somewhere warmer, probably.
Saturday 27 March 2010
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Hurrah! I feel a trip to Hastings coming on.
Completed? Really? When the lining of the roof is, oh, 20% done? I suspect that the money has run out.
Mutter, grumble. The actual magazine article features my face in full "issuing call for more lobbying" mode. Look at yourself in the mirror and try to pull that expression – it isn't easy.
Monday 29 March 2010
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Splendid design magazine covering art, architecture, antiques, gardens, interiors and design. Not sure I'd pay the subscription price, though, which is waaay more than the cover price.
Smart laptop bag, would suit a lady.
Smart laptop bags for ladies.