Author Archives: Randy Orrison

Christmas Eve!

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Up at 4am with David, and off through thick fog to Manchester airport to meet Ana. Got there with minutes to spare. Coffee and a sandwich at Costa before hitting the road again. Got home in time for lunch. Later this afternoon we’re going to the Christmas Carol service at King’s Church.

Avoiding tidying my office

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On Saturday the first of our Christmas visitors arrive, and I need to have my office ready to duty as our guest bedroom (like, not having an empty computer case and power supplies and other bits sitting in the middle of the floor). Instead, I’m doing this. Earlier today… I went to Kendal with three objectives: get the central locking… Read more »

Now Reading: Heechee Rendezvous

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Heechee Rendezvous by Frederik Pohl. I read this many years ago, probably when it was first published. So many books from this time (late 1970s – early 1980s) are now sadly dated, but I’m enjoying re-reading these as much as I did when they were new. Here’s hoping we find Gateway!

Welcome to my blog!

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Ok, this is my real blog. You should be comfortably seated before reading, in case you fall asleep. If you’re looking for a constant flow of witty commentary on life, or occasional gems of wisdom, you’ve come to the wrong place. If you want sporadic updates on what’s happening in my life, you might find some here.

Walla Crag

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Went to the Nativity play at King’s Church this morning, then after lunch Matthew and I took advantage of the unseasonably dry weather and went for a hike up Walla Crag and on to Ashness Bridge, then home along the lake. Spent a while throwing sticks into the lake for Patch to fetch; one sank and she headed for the… Read more »