The night of the 22nd of May, I’d gone out with some friends in the evening, only had a couple drinks and got home early. I was in bed by 11pm. At just after 5 the next morning, I heard one of our cats jump down from my little son’s bed in his room right […]
Hatshepsut was pharaoh from 1479–1458 BCE during the 18th Dynasty of ancient Egypt and arguably the first great female ruler in recorded history. Though there were female rulers before Hatshepsut, it isn’t always entirely clear whether some ruled in their own right, whether they acted as co-regent with their father, husband or son or whether […]
This morning I woke up to see yet another woman being attacked with horrendous abuse and rape threats on Twitter. My first reaction was despair. “Not again. Will this never stop?” Before I made myself feel defeated by ignorant morons, I got down on my floor and did some push-ups. I ended up doing 100, […]
Thank you to everyone who voted for Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s discovery of pulsars in the Great British Innovation vote. She came #4. Amazing! Several weeks ago Roger Highfield from the London Science Museum got in touch with me to ask if I’d like to take part in the Great British Innovation vote. He sent me […]
There seems to be something very exciting in the zeitgeist at the moment. Lots of different people from different areas seem to be thinking the same things. People are tired of the “cynicism” “pessimism” “criticising” and instead are calling for more “creativity” “art” or simply asking others just to “do something“. 2013 is clearly about […]
Skip ahead to the translation here. I’ve added some notes about this to my Posterous I’ve been learning Egyptian hierogylphs for nearly a year now at the Egypt Exploration Society in London. So far I’ve only translated texts provided by my course tutor that have been either texts from monuments or specially written texts to […]
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s Brian on Harry Hill’s TV Burp. :)
Finally, I can make this properly public now: Brian and I are having a baby. w00t!
You know, it’s rather difficult to blog when my days are filled either with work stuff that no one else is really very interested in or private stuff that I’m not about to share with the world. I do use Twitter a lot because most of the public stuff going on in my mind/life is […]
My doctor gave me an inhaler today. I’ve had a few random asthma attacks this year and though I’ve been able to get through them by remaining calm and relaxed, I was worried that if I had an asthma attack that was just slightly worse, I’d might not be able to handle it. I had […]
What I love about coming to conferences is that I sometimes get to meet people who have done things I love. Now, I’ve never been one to admire people from afar. I always tell them. Life’s too short not to. I have no embarrassment whatsoever in gushing to someone about their work. Sometimes I think […]
Here’s a bit of what I was up to last night.
This really is an excellent video by Lyle that truly shows the brilliance of The X-Files. This is what every week watching the X-Files felt like to me… But, man, after all that… I wonder what Mulder and Scully are up to now…? ;)