Yesterday (back when we were sensibly using GMT instead of this BST nonsense – have to change blog settings again) I went on a little recce to Oxford partly to see what it was like, and also to meet up with Josie and Lucy (who was Alton Tower
sing (see comments) last Saturday). The funny thing was that I found it a bit small and towny – even more so than Cambridge – while they found it large and peopley Oh, and I broke McDonald’s.
Incidentally, someone in the train station said ‘boofet’ over the PA system. And when Birmingham and London people both agree it’s ‘buffet’ with a silent t you know there’s been a linguistic error. Which was confirmed by linguistic parents today. Hurrah.
I think Cambridge wins out over Oxford for me, so far. But that assumes I can get in. Hence the slightly reduced blog posts recently as I rush around doing homework and coursework and work of any nature whatsoever
It’s only one week till the Easter holidays though! And hopefully, as well as getting Maths and ICT coursework done, and as well as revising hard for, ur, everything else, I will have the time to implement some planned tweaks to this site. Stay tuned!
Oh and I need to make a ‘browser compatibility statement’ so here goes: I only plan to design for the very latest non-beta versions of Firefox and Opera. Of course with Internet Explorer it’s slightly harder. At the moment I will try to ensure that everything works in IE6 (I don’t go lower than IE6, sorry!) and IE7 even when IE7 goes final – but IE7 has so many rendering improvements that I do strongly encourage all readers to upgrade when it goes final sometime this year. In the meantime I have a bit of a problem as I can’t check the site in IE6 so easily, so if you spot any glaring errors, lemme know!
And finally – Happy Mother’s Day! In Oxford we saw rather too many cards saying ‘For my wife on Mother’s Day’ which I thought was soliciting the crime of incest and therefore rather dodgy. No one outside of the Self clan will get this (inside joke!), but I might as well link to what passes for a card from me Tis the thought! (Which reminds me, am I the only one counts my mother as a – sadly non-RSS – blog reader?)