Scavenger Hunt 101 – A Flag Other Than My Native Country.

Common People came to Oxford on May 28th and 29th. The sun shone, the (very expensive) wine flowed and the music blasted out across South Park.


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I have to admit to being a bit out of practice on surviving a festival and although Common People was a two-day event we only went for the Saturday, too much sun, too much excess and too much money spent on day-one put us off going back for the second day but it was a lovely day. What’s not to enjoy, live music, friends and a drink (or several).

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Scavenger Hunt 101 – An Extravagant Food

“O Oysters,” said the Carpenter,
“You’ve had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?”
But answer came there none–
And this was scarcely odd, because
They’d eaten every one.

The Walrus And the Carpenter – Lewis Carroll

O Oysters

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This Time Last Year #66

This time last year – November 8th – November 22nd 2012

I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots. 

This is apparently an Einstein quote however I haven’t been able to find a reliable source to verify that and it’s doing the rounds on a viral so it may not be accurate but it sprang to mind when I was up in Oxford (back in 2012 when I was still a frequent visitor and not yet a resident) waiting for a bus and looked around and realised that everyone else at the bus stop were texting/messaging. Closed off from human interaction to the point where they weren’t even using their phones to talk to people anymore let alone talking to people in the real world. Is this the future? Will technology eliminate the need to meet, to talk to reach out and touch real people in the real world. I hope not.