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Monday, February 25, 2008

went up to cambridge this weekend, and though i was a bit crook became rather terribly inebriated. though not the sole adverse consequence, it does sadden me that this prevented much hanging out with matthew. lots of work lately (i suppose you can guess by the lack of blog activity), but i am terribly excited about my impending paris trip.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

i dearly hope it is true that the crock will be nationalised. making an analogy with berkshire hathaway's equitas deal, putting profitable but illiquid assets onto a sold balance sheet is an established and profitable business model and might well yield some relief for the poor old taxpayer in these times of high psbr and impending economic doom. actually, quite exciting next two weeks if you are a keen spectator of bank accounting - it is annual results time. what are the odds of crock II emerging as and when the full extent of write downs for bad debt, supreme lending and other cheery "exceptional" items are announced? not too long, i would guess....

Saturday, February 09, 2008

such a long time since you have heard from me and what have i done? not too much, i fear. have had rather a lot of work on of late, i have booked a trip to paris for the end of the month and done a little cooking. should get on - lots to do today.

Friday, February 01, 2008

super busy day, got home to eat fried cheese and drink beer. ready for bed now. went to see no country for old men on wednesday, which is really rather good. nice 70s look, cunning use of old coen brothers camera tricks, nice voices all round. go and see it.