Rory Delap did it again: scoring another superb goal hardly anyone had noticed

The majority of football fans and pundits will tell you that Rory Delap did only make it as a Premier League footballer because of his throw-ins but I know otherwise: he hasn’t got just brilliant technique in his hands but his feet, too. Unfortunately he has scored this stunner when television was just invented and no-one ever talked about it:

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Happy New Year 2013

HNY 2013

The new year has arrived. Welcome 2013! Have I resolutions? Yes, I have: I want to finish this patchwork quilt for my Mum (already on 4 Jan 2013) and I want to write my Doctor thesis so that I can get my Doctor degree in History (also this year). So far I’m still out of work — so to speak, because I only haven’t got a job I earn money for. Writing a Doctor thesis indeed is work plus I do some guide tours through the interior of my university library (also for free). But come the Ides of March I need another job I earn money for. Otherwise it won’t be too great for the daily living. I won’t finish my thesis by then but I hope I will have written a huge part of it. Maybe it can help if I’ll write more than ever in here about my subject and the forthcoming. But for now I have some other photographs for you.

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Lawrence Letters, Vol. I and Ephesos

This is the front and back side of volume I of my copy & paste sessions with the T.E. Lawrence letters. I could have it for weeks now but couldn’t decide on the picture(s) I’d put on front and back side. Today I had to go to my former working place where I could put together the paper I’ve printed in Bochum so I had a fast decision to made.

At the end this decision was made pretty fast with my favourite drawn picture from T.E.L. made by the artist Augustus John. How it’s printed on the front of this 330 pages volume these are the years 1905 to 1920 (when Lawrence was aged 17 to 32). Now I’m still in 1931 with the C&P and on my own page 962 so there will be four volumes in total. I can only print the “rest” when I’m back in Bochum but this will be next week already so little time to C&P until May 1935.

When I was back home I had a nice postcard in my mailbox: from my parents who are currently on holiday in Kusadasi, Turkey. I love both on this card: the aerial view from Ephesos and the historical site as well. I’m already curious about the pictures they have made. On Thursday they’ll come back.

PS. And Turkey has got very nice stamps (the one on the right ;))

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