Saturday, July 29, 2006

Erin's Travels

Well, we're still in SW, but Erin, having returned from Xante is now in Vietnam (Hanoi to start with). She is with her boyfriend's family, and we have no idea of the itinery. Thank goodness for mobile phones.

Kieran is learning to drive, so keep clear of SW roads..................

The lizard is called Eddie, he lived in our villa in Majorca.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

local elections

Hello everybody hope you are all well

I stood in South Twickenham in the Richmond Borough council elections in may, here is the result:

elected: Claire Head-Conservative-1,498
David Porter-Conservative-1,462
David Marlow-Conservative-1,444

not elected:Matthew Hull-Liberal Democrat-1,264
Steven Topol-Liberal Democrat-1,260
Michael Butlin-Liberal Democrat-1,246
Douglas Orchard-Independent-357
John Armstrong-Independent-321
Paul Tanto-Labour-254
Howard Marchant-Labour-246

There was a 5% swing from Conservative to Liberal Democrat. The Labour vote was halved.

The candidate statement about me in the election literature said:

"Matthew Hull- Born 11th October 1974. I was educated at Blundells School, Tiverton, Devon. I have a BSC Hons degree in Politics from Plymouth University. I joined the Liberal Democrats in 1991 and have been active in the party since then, for ten years in Devon and for the last five years in Twickenham.
Have worked at the National Archives at Kew as a quality assessor of historical documents. Have worked at the Home Office as a visiting officer for asylum seekers in London. More recently have been working in the financial industry.
Have already been out delivering literature and talking to people about the issues that concern them in preparation for mays elections."

warm regards Matt

Back from holiday

We are back from Sunny Mallorca where we had a prang with a mad Spanish driver. We were turning left into our villa when he decided to overtake the line of vehicles behind us. Trev saw him and straightened up but there was a glancing blow and the Spanish driver ended up in a ditch. Luckily everyone was OK and we didn't understand the Spanish invective we were treated to! The Mallorcan police were very nice and didn't blame us. So all's well that ends well.
Very nice holiday. The photos are still on the camera so I will spare you those

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Am I in?

So I've worked in IT for the past 3 and a half years but am a blogging virgin...have some piccies from mine and Carl's recent trip to Glasgow for the wedding of our friend Alison (above with Bride's beer bottle), who we met when we were in Cyprus, to the lovely Craig. aboard 'The Tall Ship' on the Clyde. We had a fabulous time and loved Glasgow (a lot more than I expected to I have to say) but unfortunately weren't (or I wasn't anyway) really 'match fit' for the amount of drinking required...

New job is going well. First week over and everyone's been really lovely :) Let's see how much I like it once the work actually starts rolling in!!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Using "Blog This!"

Blog This!

So clicking "blog this" presents a little window in which you sign in and then can produce some text - just like this. So useful for quickly adding some words, but doesn't let you add pictures directly.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Carter family

Carter family

I just clicked the "blog this" link and entered text under "Carter family". Just to see what happens. Must get back to work.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Librarians Heaven

This is Boo and Helen in Norwich Library. They just had to examine the catalogue system. Also, it's a kind of nice building................


Well I had some trouble remembering my user name but got here eventually.
I am just playing around with it at the moment. Here is a picture of me and patsy orridge My but we dressed well in those days!