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Monday, May 10, 2010

I took the badger cam over to my parents' house on Saturday and set it up on the windowsill of my Dad's study. He only uses the room to study Bob the Builder videos and their effect on Amelie's brain, so I knew it wouldn't be in the way there. Having instructed my parents to start recording at the first hint of monochrome mammal movement, I then returned home to await news. It arrived this afternoon, in the form of an e-mail from my Dad:

"We have 10 minutes of badger!!"

I knew it was worth him sitting through those four hours of footage. I haven't seen the film for myself yet, so it's possible it's just a fat alley cat, but either way, I'll have it on YouTube by the end of the week.

In the meantime, I've continued in my quest to clear Sussex's charity shops of quality goods. I was working in Haywards Heath today, and in addition to seeing twenty-five patients, I saw these for £2 in the St Catherine's Hospice shop...

Who's not in bed?I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "I wouldn't pay as much as two quid for them", but as it happens, I'm not referring to Lisa and Amelie. I actually bought those Igglepiggle pyjamas. They're brand new, complete with tags, and in Amelie's size (which I think is verging on Extra Large). They also feature the words "Yes, my name is Igglepiggle", which is a lyric from her favourite song. Lisa and I were forced to sing it to her twelve times before she'd agree to go to bed tonight.

But that's not all. Oh no. I also did a lot of good work today for Oxfam. In there I found another brand new item (there's clearly a lot of unwanted gift-giving going on in Haywards Heath). It's a digital photo frame with a twist. The twist being that it's only one inch wide and on a keyring. I can store up to fifty-six digital photos on it, and carry it with me wherever I go. I'll be able to stand around in hospital waiting rooms, playing slideshows of Amelie to bored receptionists. Whether they like it or not.

It looks a little complicated to operate, but fortunately it comes with a comprehensive instruction manual. Unfortunately its author isn't what you'd call a native speaker of English...

Thick Reminiscence Favor
I started struggling to work out what "aspect designing with thick reminiscence favor" might be, but then I turned the page and read this...

So it's obviously just me.