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December 26th, 2005 - John C. Kirk — LiveJournal

Dec. 26th, 2005

06:13 pm - SCUBA diving

I've been reflecting recently about my views on diving. I was going to include this in my entry about "Space Cadets", but that's getting quite long, so I decided to break it up into two pieces instead.

I went off to the Red Sea five years ago for a diving holiday (photos here), and I did a PADI course to learn the skills. Read more...Collapse )

As a side-note, one of my colleagues at work mentioned that she went diving from the same boat as me (the Sodfa) a couple of years ago - small world syndrome strikes again! I haven't been diving since, mainly due to the cost of jetting across the world, but I think I may go off again next year, particularly if I can get a cheapo last minute deal.

07:33 pm - Space Cadets

I've recently been watching "Space Cadets" on Channel 4 (clearing out the backlog from my digibox), so now that it's finished I'll share my thoughts.

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10:08 pm

A quick "biscuit" entry (as in "today I ate a...", courtesy of gaspodog), in contrast to the longer ones I've been posting recently...

Anyway, I've had a nice relaxing Christmas. I went over to visit nou on Christmas Eve to have a traditional Finnish meal; this was inspired/co-hosted by shuripentu, who then came down to keep me company yesterday (and road-test the new futon's bedworthiness). We watched the film version of "A Christmas Carol" (Patrick Stewart with co-stars/props/costumes), which was good, and had a few extra scenes that weren't in the stage version, but I think I preferred the play. Mind you, I then retreated to IRC rather than watching "Bear in the big blue room" :)

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