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Written on May 9, 2005, and categorized as Secret and Invisible.
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Looking back on the past month, I am still slightly astonished that I propelled myself into politics with that amount of gusto. Gusto is a tasty sauce, a kind of wind-assisted pesto. All energy should eventually come from such renewable italian sauces. This sort of drivel has been knocking around my head for days as a result of letting go of the strictures of conformity, which after all was never my strong point.

So in the spirit of unwinding, I stayed home Saturday and read a book, watched a DVD, ate chicken soup, drank some red wine, then yesterday went down to the canal and walked in the sun. I am still recovering from my headcold and the GGF is in the throes of the same virus, so we meandered rather than danced along, but still covered a couple of miles, enjoyed the locks and the boats and the ducklings. May mornings are still cold, rain showers come and go, but London in springtime is a beautiful place.

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  1. RuKsaK
    Posted 9 May, 2005 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Aah! I pine for London this time of year – I am more homesick than Arthur Dent right now.

  2. John
    Posted 9 May, 2005 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Hi Deek,

    Nice pics. I like London at this time too. Your stint over at 5 looked absolutely exhausting. You’ll be glad it’s all over, I expect. There’s something about politics for bringing the worst out in people, isn’t there?

  3. Deek Deekster
    Posted 9 May, 2005 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    individual politicians vie for position, and the parties for domination.. and although it might be fun to watch, i wouldn’t want to actually take part in a rugby match 🙂

    I’d rather be scrivening, and retiring early was a good thing. but Five did enable me to venture into serial podcasting, I ran exclusive news a couple of times, I met a lot of interesting people, and Ollie even used my podcasts to decide his vote! D.

  4. transience
    Posted 10 May, 2005 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    i think you did a fine job politicking, deek. oh, and hope you get well soon. you and the GGF have been exchanging quite a lot of fluids, yeah?

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