November 19th, 2007

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Snow!

Yes, we had snow yesterday!!!!  Most of its gone now, but nevermind.  Look at the pretty snow from last night!!!

SNOW  snow 
(yes the one was taken through a window, without the flash on my camera, but just so you can see the snow up the garden better) 

There were some americans and a couple of other 'foreign' people at Vine last night.  Theyd just come over here yesterday or the day before, I forget, and theyre here for a week.  One of the guys was from Brazil and he'd never seen snow before.  Apparently earlier in the day, he was stood outside in it, catching it on his tongue etc, and he was absolutely frozen but he wouldnt move because it was so amazing and he'd never really seen it before, only seen it on pictures.  It was really very sweet.  Aww 

We also made a long video about the snow for Moa while we were on our way home last night, its very random, and involves me messing about in the snow and in the middle of the road (there was absolutely noone about) hahah.  Absolutely hilarious, but I have yet to see the video in full though those who have seen it think it is amazing.
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The merry-go-round, part 1

Finally people are getting off the F1 merry-go-round. 

Timo Glock is apparently going to Toyota to replace Ralf Schumacher and if Autosport is to be believed, Christian Klien is up for the 2nd seat at Force India (the renamed Spyker).  Although its not a shiny shiny seat, its still a race seat, and he deserves it, setting the fastest time out of everyone testing for them in Barcelona last week.  His test with Spyker earlier in the year at Spa was also very shiny, especially as he wasnt used to the car and it wasnt set up for him.  It would be pretty insane not to let Christian have a seat for 08 so come on other shiny teams, note how well hes doing in Force India testing!  We want a shiny seat!

If my calculations are correct... the driver/team lineup should be as thus (in no particular order):

Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa

McLaren - Lewis Hamilton,

BMW - Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica

Williams - Nico Rosberg, Kazuki Nakajima

Toyota - Jarno Trulli (?), Timo Glock

Red Bull Racing - David Coulthard, Mark Webber

Scuderia Toro Rosso - Sebastian Vettel, Sebastien Bourdais

Honda - Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello

Super Aguri - Anthony Davidson, Takuma Sato

Force India - Adrian Sutil, Christian Klien (?)

Renault -

Prodrive - (Are they even going to be in the 08 grid or not?  Anyone know?)

I dont remember whats happening at Renault... it still all seems to be up in the air at the moment and as for where Alonso's going, I guess back to Renault, but Im not 100% sure.  I dont even know about certain drivers, hence the '?' with Jarno. Hmm.

If, however, Force India DO go with the above setup, they will either have to be renamed Team Shiny or Team Sexy and must be prepared for uber drooling from fans.  Thenagain, that hasnt bothered us so far, we renamed most of the teams from this season.... hahaha

Edit: the shiny autosport link is http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/64052
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The Army want me

Ever since I went round the careers fair at Uni and ended up talking to the army, they seem to have been trying to contact me.  Theres a distinct lack of oboists around, and so any of us are readily snapped up.  

On wednesday, I missed a couple of phonecalls from Colin Blowers, because I was in a meeting.  On thursday I had an email from Sgt Noel Trimble and I also had some post from him today as well, but I had an amazing conversation with another army man this morning.

I have been invited to go down to London and meet the Grenadier Guards!

The Army will pay for my train ticket down there, and food and sort me out with a room if I needed.  They said that basically I just needed to say when I was free and could go, and theyd see if they could sort it out so that I could go see the changing of the guard, take part in a rehearsal or see a concert, or see the changing of the guard and take part in a rehearsal!  Its my free reign to go and chat to the guys and girls in the Grenadier Guards!  Theres even an opening at the moment for an oboist!!

How exciting!!

Stewart is going to write to me with more details but I have his personal email address to contact him at any time if I want.  I am uber smiley XD