Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ivan and Misha

Ivan and Misha at our regular Saturday gatherings at Delegatsky Park.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

IF by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

Ze Germans...

30 min before the match

Posh one at Chelsea

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Paul & Jason @ Paper Moon

The place is Paper Moon - 24, Blackfriars Rd, London, SE1 8NY
Odd place - difficult to sum up in a single short visit. Feels a bit more like a bar than a pub, but interestingly on Saturday afternoon, there were only a few locals watching the horse racing.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Egg and bacon sandwich

My first proper eggs benedict

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Panoramic view of Karaganda Airport


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This lovely plane took me from Moscow to Karaganda, then to Chelyabinsk and back to Moscow within 48 hours. Nice one!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Real Thriller

Now we know where Michael Jackson nicked the idea he used in his famous video...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ankle Sprain

A sprain is a partial or complete tear in a ligament.

This stretches or tears the ligaments that hold the ankle and foot bones together and can lead to instability and re-injury. Spraining an ankle can increase your risk of re-injury as much as 40-70%. But proper post-injury care, rehabilitation exercises and bracing can decrease this risk. The information below can help you prevent re-injury.

How to avoid it and what to do if you got one?

University of Illinois McKinley Health Center can help!