Saturday, 20 March 2010
well, there are lies and ... statistics, and at one point i found out that the little visitor counter on this blog actually tells you quite happily about the latter, whether true or not, so i spent a few moments in the data world and here (and above) are a few findings:
we have as much visitors from germany as from the us
one person in island visits regularly (hi!)
if we would count our own visits, we would definitely be our best visitors
when you run the text on the blog through the automated translator it makes for a good laugh...
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
it is worrysome when people you have known for a long time start getting large flower bouquets and even more so when you hear about it in the papers. It means they are either very, very old or very, very famous or both and you wonder what happened to yourself in the meantime...
it is, however, dead scary when there are even speeches to follow and possibly medals handed out or oscars or bambis or whatnot and perhaps an orchestra sitting in the aisles playing a dramatic tusch or so
we don't know whether that was the case here but we do know that dear corinna seriously deserves to be praised as she really has done good and her important work at the KuRVE needs to be advertised (follow the link to see more of what she's up to). hopefully more to come soon!
extra bonus: check here for a short interview
Friday, 5 March 2010
great news the other day that our darling daughter has been accepted at one of the best schools in the country, the formidable haberdashers' aske's hatcham college which is great as it is not only academically challenging (we hope) but close enough to home to leave time for lot's of other stuff (rike hopes).
says wikipedia: as of august 2009, aske's GCSE results were rated the 10th best in the country for all state schools and best in london, according to the guardian newspaper. founded by one of the original livery companies in the city of london, the worshipful company of haberdashers, who owned much of the land in new cross (then hatcham) and in 1875 had surplus money in robert aske's educational charity which was used for two grammar schools for boys and girls.
today aske's is probably best known for the near impossibility to get into (over 3000 applications for 260 places) and it's great music tuition, which means rike will be in good company according to the illustrious list of "old askeans": steve harley of steve harley & cockney rebel, the lead singer of doctor and the medics, clive jackson, melvyn gale of electric light orchestra, a clash member, and damian marley, son of reggae legend bob.
so with that looking all nice and dandy we are only a little concerned about the motto the school inherited from the haberdasher monks. serve and obey is probably not unknown to our dearest, just the direction has to be sorted: you serve me cookies now and please obey my 'do not enter' sign on the door while you're at it...