Wednesday, 31 December 2008 7 artists/bands in our media collection that neither of us recognise

  1. Excellence
  2. B2K
  3. Haven
  4. Goldtrix
  5. Jennie Löfgren
  6. KMC featuring Dhany
  7. Lonyo

Tuesday, 30 December 2008 7 Ipod docks I rejected

Monday, 29 December 2008 7 factors of illumination in Buddhism (Bojjhanga)

  1. Mindfulness
  2. Investigation and research into the various problems of doctrine
  3. Energy
  4. Joy
  5. Relaxation
  6. Concentration
  7. Equanimity

Sunday, 28 December 2008 7 favourite doodle-a-day doodles from the past 2 months

  1. The Brother-in-law
  2. Where is S?
  3. The Past
  4. Pathway
  5. Boo!
  6. My biggest fan
  7. Ursa

Saturday, 27 December 2008 7 items on a shopping list we found in John Lewis

  1. Filing cabinet + inserts (double drawer or three)
  2. Kitchen clock
  3. White tea towels + glass cloths
  4. Duvet cover, bottom sheet, pillow cases for us. (like current one)
  5. Nice pepper grinder (+separate salt) that I can have on display in kitchen with prop handle on top - Not screw top
  6. Smaller sugar bowl with lid + hole for spoon that I can pick up from above with one hand
  7. Mugs

Friday, 26 December 2008 7 movies we've seen more than any other

  1. Flatliners
  2. Scream
  3. The Lost Boys
  4. House on Haunted Hill
  5. Twister
  6. Phantoms
  7. The Craft

Thursday, 25 December 2008 7 people who were actually born on December 25th

  1. Isaac Newton - 1642
  2. Humphrey Bogart - 1899
  3. Kenny Everett - 1944
  4. Noel Redding - 1945
  5. Sissy Specek - 1949
  6. Annie Lennox - 1954
  7. Dido - 1971

Wednesday, 24 December 2008 7 of the worlds most expensive ingredients

  1. Edible gold leaf - approx $15,000 per pound
  2. White truffles - approx $6,000 per pound
  3. Beluga caviar - approx $4,000 per pound
  4. Saffron - approx $1,500 per pound
  5. Kobe beef - approx $150 per pound
  6. Civet coffee - approx $110 per pound
  7. Vanilla beans - approx $50 per pound

Tuesday, 23 December 2008 7 animals on the O2 bill banner

  1. Dog
  2. Whale
  3. Cock
  4. Elephant
  5. Cat
  6. Rhino
  7. Ostrich

Monday, 22 December 2008 7 movies that only seem to be on over the festive period

  1. Mary Poppins
  2. The Wizard of Oz
  3. The Guns of Naverone
  4. The Great Escape
  5. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  6. It's a Wonderful Life
  7. Jurassic Park

Sunday, 21 December 2008 7 celebrations that happen in December

  1. Yule/Summer Solstice - Dec 21 (Pagan)
  2. Hanukkah - Varies (Jewish)
  3. Christmas - Dec 25 (Christian/Catholic)
  4. Bodhi Day - Dec 8 (Buddhist)
  5. Festival of the birth of the Unconquered Sun - Dec 25 (Roman)
  6. Eid al-Adha - Varies (Muslim)
  7. Dong zhi - Dec 21/22 (Chinese)

Saturday, 20 December 2008 7 cards we received this Yule

Friday, 19 December 2008 7 dog like qualities of our cat

  1. He begs for food
  2. He growls at dogs
  3. He will swallow pills if they are wrapped in salami
  4. Birds ignore him
  5. He has a lead
  6. He'll walk to heel
  7. He chases other cats given the chance

Thursday, 18 December 2008 7 kitchen items we need to replace

  1. Rolling Pin
  2. Ladle
  3. Mixing Bowl
  4. Square Cake Tin
  5. Ceramic Trivet
  6. Garlic Press
  7. Icing Tools

Wednesday, 17 December 2008 7 facts about the great pyramid

Another submission from my Dad for today's submission day posting. Thanks Dad :D

  1. Approximate weight of stone = 57 million tons
  2. Approximate number of blocks = 23 million
  3. Average block weight = 2.5 tons
  4. Weight of largest block = 15 tons
  5. Approximate dimension of base = 756 feet on a side
  6. Area of base = 13.1 acres
  7. Original height = 481.4 feet

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 7 TV channels I've never watched

  1. Ideal World
  2. Fiver
  3. smileTV
  4. TMF
  5. Five US
  6. Nuts TV
  7. Gems TV

Monday, 15 December 2008 7 things said recently

  1. What if people only exist when you are with them or thinking about them?
  2. I took control of the situation by trying to ignore the situation
  3. It's like being trapped in an analysis loop
  4. In Hicksville they have a tree that isn't even a tree
  5. Some paths just seem destined to collide
  6. I am the bridge between two opposites
  7. In order to put and keep your beans in a row they have to move about sometimes

Sunday, 14 December 2008 7 horse jumping events

  1. Horse of the Year Show
  2. CSIO Spruce Meadows 'Masters' Tournament
  3. Hampton Classic Horse Show
  4. FEI World Equestrian Games
  5. Riders Tour
  6. NIC Zuidlaren
  7. Balve Optimum

Saturday, 13 December 2008 7 photos of the cat

Friday, 12 December 2008 7 food groups needed for a healthy balanced diet

  1. Carbohydrates
  2. Protein
  3. Fats
  4. Vitamins
  5. Minerals
  6. Fibre
  7. Water

Thursday, 11 December 2008 7 of TheBek's most played last.fm artists

  1. The Herbaliser
  2. dZihan & Kamien
  3. Days of the New
  4. De-Phazz
  5. Bonobo
  6. Massive Attack
  7. Minus 8

Wednesday, 10 December 2008 7 of my most played artists on last.fm

  1. Collide
  2. Portishead
  3. Lamb
  4. Massive Attack
  5. Flanger
  6. BT
  7. Goldfrapp

Tuesday, 9 December 2008 7 things to do in a lift

A submission today from GadgetMan :D Thanks for this!

  1. When lift starts moving ... suggest a group hug.
  2. Stare, grinning, at another passenger for a while, and then announce: 'I've got new socks on!'
  3. Meow occasionally.
  4. Make racecar noises when anyone gets on or off.
  5. Drop a pencil on the floor ... then scream don't touch that it's mine when somebody goes to pick it up.
  6. Stand by the buttons, then when asked to press a floor level ... keep pressing the wrong ones.
  7. Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that this is your 'personal space'.

Monday, 8 December 2008 7 knots

  1. Blood Knot
  2. Diamond Knot
  3. Fiador Knot
  4. Klemheist Knot
  5. Prusik Knot
  6. Stevedore Knot
  7. Versatackle Knot

Sunday, 7 December 2008 7 things I didn't know last month... about Paris

Just got back from a weekend away in Paris for our company party, so this month is 7 things I learnt from my excursion.

  1. The Eiffel Tower is a LOT bigger than I thought it was!
  2. The Buddha Bar doesn't serve alcohol until after 4pm
  3. The 'Venus de Milo' (in the Louvre) has her bum crack partially showing :D
  4. Although the Hilton in Paris is lovely inside, the building is a horrible 1960s pre-fab!
  5. The metro train doors don't open by themselves on most of the lines and you can open the doors while the train is still moving
  6. The 'roundabouts' in Paris have zero road markings and even less rules!
  7. The waiters (the ones we met) are really quite friendly and not rude at all

Saturday, 6 December 2008 7 things to name (guest edition)

Another 7 things to name, this time even I don't know what they are ;) Thanks to Elephino for this weeks submission :D

Friday, 5 December 2008 7 covered markets in Paris

  1. Alésia
  2. Barbès
  3. Bastille
  4. Batignolles
  5. Les enfants rouges
  6. Monge
  7. Saint-Germain

Thursday, 4 December 2008 7 british spiders

  1. Cellar Spider
  2. House Spider
  3. Large Jawed Orb Web Spider
  4. Nursery Web Spider
  5. Wasp Spider
  6. Zebra Spider
  7. Garden Spider

Wednesday, 3 December 2008 7 things people own but hope they don't need them

  1. Fire Extinguisher
  2. Burglar Alarm
  3. Eye Patch Bandages
  4. Spare Tyre
  5. Home Insurance
  6. Smoke Alarm
  7. Painkiller Tablets

Tuesday, 2 December 2008 7 classic biscuits

  1. Garibaldi
  2. Gingersnaps
  3. Bourbon Creams
  4. Digestives
  5. Shortbread Fingers
  6. Chocolate Chip Cookies
  7. Custard Creams
Additionally, here are the answers to last week's picture quiz :)
  1. Anthurium Plant (not plastic!)
  2. Gillette Razor
  3. Multi-purpose Nail File
  4. Wingnut
  5. Tape Measure
  6. USB Cable Head
  7. Clipper Lighter

Monday, 1 December 2008 7 main browsers I test my code in

  1. Opera 9.6
  2. Safari 3.2
  3. Firefox 2
  4. Firefox 3
  5. Internet Exploder 6 (sic)
  6. Internet Explorer 7
  7. Google Chrome 0.4

Sunday, 30 November 2008 7 'Gas houses'

Saturday, 29 November 2008 7 favourite vegetables of mine

  1. Romano Peppers
  2. Spinach
  3. Red Onion
  4. Peas
  5. Leeks
  6. Mange Tout
  7. Brussel Sprouts

Friday, 28 November 2008 7 physicists of note

  1. Blaise Pascal
  2. Leonard Euler
  3. Georg Ohm
  4. James Dewar
  5. Nikola Tesla
  6. Francis Crick
  7. K. Eric Drexler

Thursday, 27 November 2008 7 classic movie monsters

  1. The Creature from the Black Lagoon
  2. Godzilla
  3. The Thing
  4. Mothra
  5. Pumpkinhead
  6. The Blob
  7. The Kraken

Wednesday, 26 November 2008 7 sudoku techniques

  1. Hidden Single
  2. Naked Single
  3. Naked Subsets
  4. Unit Intersection
  5. X-Wing
  6. Swordfish
  7. Jellyfish

Tuesday, 25 November 2008 7 British regional cakes

  1. Banbury Cakes
    A sweet puff pastry cake has been made since ancient times in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The pastry is filled with raisins, currants, mixed peel, sugar and spices.
  2. Dundee Cake
    A rich fruit cake manufactured in Dundee by Keiller who add their left over marmalade ingredients to a traditional cake. The Dundee cake is topped with whole almonds
  3. Eccles Cakes
    First baked for the Eccles Wakes festival days Eccles cakes are puff pastry rounds filled with buttered dried fruit and spices
  4. Pepper Cake
    Pepper cake originated in the North of England. It is a fruit cake made with ginger and cloves. The addition of ground black pepper is unusual and gives the cake an extra spicy flavour.
  5. Lardy Cake
    A sweet cake made of bread dough, lard, sugar, and dried fruit, originating from Wiltshire
  6. Bath Buns
    The Bath bun is a rich, sweet yeast dough shaped round that has a lump of sugar baked in the bottom and more crushed sugar sprinkled on top after baking
  7. Oatmeal Bannocks
    Bannock is the Gaelic word for cake. Oatmeal bannocks are flat cakes made with oatmeal, baking soda and dripping. They are cooked on a griddle.

Monday, 24 November 2008 7 ridiculous mythical beasts

  1. Mermecolion - Head of a lion, body of an ant
  2. Bonnacon - An Asian animal, like a bison, that emits noxious vapors from is rear if attacked. These vapors can cover 3 acres, and will burn trees in its path.
  3. Gansas - A swan with one webbed foot and one talon. Every year they migrate to the moon
  4. Sea Monk - A fish that looks like a monk
  5. Lamb Tree - A lamb that is grown from a plant. It remains attached to the plant through a cord in the navel. The lamb can graze within the length of the cord, but when it eats all the vegetation within reach, it dies.
  6. Scylla - Half nymph, half deadly 6 headed wolf beast.
  7. Wolpertinger - A flying bunny with antlers and fangs

Sunday, 23 November 2008 7 more objects to name

Saturday, 22 November 2008 7 movies with journey in the title

  1. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
  2. Journey to the Center of the Earth
  3. The Incredible Journey
  4. Journey Back to Oz
  5. Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins
  6. Felicia's Journey
  7. Long Day's Journey Into Night

Friday, 21 November 2008 7 irritating phrases in connection with the recession

  1. Credit Crunch
  2. Negative Growth
  3. Global Economic Slowdown
  4. Unique set of Circumstances
  5. Downturn
  6. Boom and Bust
  7. Fiscal Stimulus Package

Thursday, 20 November 2008 7 beer labels (Tring brewery) - 2008

Another submission from my father today. Thanks Dad :D

  1. Legless Lack's Winter Ale
  2. Royal Poacher
  3. Fanny Ebbs Summer Ale
  4. Huck-me-buck
  5. Santa's Little Helper
  6. Friendly Henry
  7. Hawker's Tale

Wednesday, 19 November 2008 7 tales by Edgar Alan Poe

  1. The Black Cat
  2. The Fall of the House of Usher
  3. The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  4. The Tell-Tale Heart
  5. The Oblong Box
  6. Ligeia
  7. The Oval Portrait

Tuesday, 18 November 2008 7 dishes I'd never heard of

  1. Guglhupf - Sweetened yeast cake with raisins, almonds and lemon rind.
  2. Bitok - Small meat patty made from raw minced beef and breadcrumbs bound with egg.
  3. Blintz - Pancacke stuffed with cheese and fried until crisp.
  4. Chrane - Bitter-sweet preserve made with beetroot, horseradish, vinegar and sugar.
  5. Croquembouche - Madeira cake topped with custard filled profiteroles mounted on a paper cone and glazed with caramelized sugar.
  6. Pikelet - Yeasted crumpet or pancake cooked without rings on a griddle.
  7. Zabaglione - Dessert made from whipped egg yolks, sugar and Marsala wine.

Monday, 17 November 2008 7 prime plutoid candidates

  1. Orcus
  2. Ixion
  3. Huya
  4. Varuna
  5. Sedna
  6. Quaoar
  7. 2002 TX300

Sunday, 16 November 2008 7 ugly pieces of furniture from Ikea

Saturday, 15 November 2008 7 quotes

  1. An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper - Kahil Gibran
  2. I'll not listen to reason... Reason always means what someone else has got to say - Elizabet Gaskell
  3. No one knows whether death may not turn out to be the greatest blessing for a human being; and yet people fear it as if they knew for certain that it is the greatest of evils - Socrates
  4. One must have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star - Nietzsche
  5. There is no coming to consciousness without pain - C.G. Jung
  6. The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do. James Barrie
  7. Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open. - Sir James Dewer

Friday, 14 November 2008 7 products I paid VAT on in this week's shopping

  1. Tropicana Pure Orange Juice
  2. Fisherman's Friend Extra Strong
  3. Haribo Licorice Favourites
  4. Nature Valley Maple Syrup Granola Bars
  5. Silvikrin Hairspray
  6. Reclosable Food & Freezer Bags
  7. Kronenbourg 1664

Thursday, 13 November 2008 7 american cold war public service films

  1. Duck and cover
  2. Biological warfare
  3. Survival under atomic attack
  4. Rural Civil Defense
  5. Fallout
  6. Don't blow yourself up with a model rocket
  7. Preparing for tomorrow

Wednesday, 12 November 2008 7 bands/artists I would like to see live

  1. Collide
  2. Massive Attack
  3. Björk
  4. Portishead
  5. Days of the New
  6. Emiliana Torrini
  7. Goldfrapp

Tuesday, 11 November 2008 7 wind-up gadgets

  1. Wind-up media player
  2. Wind-up led bike light
  3. Wind-up radio with torch
  4. Wind-up shaver
  5. Wind-up mobile phone charger
  6. Wind-up walkie talkies
  7. Wind-up watch

Monday, 10 November 2008 7 things I didn't know last month

  1. How to adjust the gears on my bike
  2. Just how many books we actually own
  3. We'd need a sideboard
  4. The cat sufffers from Anaemia
  5. Our backseat lowering catch wasn't broken after all
  6. The difference between native ladybirds and Harlequins
  7. Our neighbours
Answers to yesterday's quiz (from left to right, top to bottom):
  1. Garden Shears
  2. Bike Gears
  3. Cafetiere
  4. Cat Nose
  5. GPO 746 Telephone (Circa 1970)
  6. Cheese Grater
  7. Cork Screw

Sunday, 9 November 2008 7 name the objects

Saturday, 8 November 2008 7 things I wasn't expecting today

  1. Going to bed at 2am
  2. Not having bacon delivered by the Milkman
  3. Going to the main post office to pick up an underpaid item
  4. Going to the bike shop to get a new inner tube
  5. The cat's pills being SO small... how are we supposed to quarter them??
  6. Learn how to maintain and adjust the gears on my bike
  7. To see the sun!

Friday, 7 November 2008 7 Baconated products

  1. Baconnaise
  2. Bacon Salt
  3. Bacon Spray
  4. Bacon Toothpicks
  5. Bacon Mints
  6. Bacon Water
  7. Bacon Beer

Thursday, 6 November 2008 7 dilemmas

Would you rather...

  1. possess the power of invisibility or teleportation
  2. only eat Beef Stroganoff or Chicken Tikka Masala
  3. only own and wear pink or orange clothes
  4. be reincarnated as an Elephant or a Rhino
  5. have the country run by Pete Doherty or Amy Winehouse
  6. eat a big spider or sit in a bath of big spiders
  7. be in a well paid job you dislike or a badly paid job you love

Wednesday, 5 November 2008 7 US presidential runner-ups

  1. John McCain - 2008
  2. John Kerry - 2004
  3. Al Gore - 2000
  4. Bob Dole - 1996
  5. George H W Bush - 1992
  6. Michael Dukakis - 1988
  7. Walter Mondale - 1984

Tuesday, 4 November 2008 7 shops we won't be shopping in

  1. Aldi
  2. Netto
  3. Primark
  4. Lidl
  5. Poundstretcher
  6. Ercol
  7. TJ Hughes

Monday, 3 November 2008 7 posts you won't find on this blog

  1. 7 catchphrases from 'Allo 'Allo
  2. 7 facts about Alistair Darling
  3. 7 phases of Britney Spears
  4. 7 greatest crown green bowls players
  5. 7 trains of the Chiltern line
  6. 7 settings on our washing machine
  7. 7 reasons for signing up with Virgin Media

Sunday, 2 November 2008 7 new items in our kitchen

Saturday, 1 November 2008 7 things that made getting a bed from Ikea more complicated

  1. The weather: Pitch black, pouring with rain and strong winds
  2. The drive: 50 minute drive to MK in the above weather
  3. Treasure hunt: Getting the bed we wanted wasn't a simple self serve affair and involved finding a member of staff to print out an order
  4. Finding our bed: The bed was in the full serve collection warehouse, half a mile away from Ikea, with a very dodgy map and directions from Ikea
  5. The car: One half of the back seat drop panel won't go down at all, meaning less room to manoeuvre things in the boot/back seat
  6. The fit: The boxes were too large to fit in the car, so we had to de-pack them to fit all the pieces in
  7. The passenger seat: Even de-packed, Bekie had to push her seat fully forward and upright so here nose was almost pressed against the windscreen

Friday, 31 October 2008 7 products in the Health and Home catalogue

  1. Foldable Bucket
  2. Wonder Bulb
  3. Replacement Trouser Pockets
  4. 2-in-1 Pill Cutter
  5. Soft Fish Toilet Seat
  6. Wheelchair in a Bag
  7. Border Patrol Safety Beam

Thursday, 30 October 2008 7 types of trigpoints

  1. Pilar
  2. FBM (Fundamental Benchmark)
  3. Surface Block
  4. Rivet
  5. Berntsen
  6. Bolt
  7. Flush Bracket

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 7 James Bond comic strips

  1. River Of Death
  2. Beware Of Butterflies
  3. The Nevsky Nude
  4. The Phoenix Project
  5. The Black Ruby Caper
  6. Nightbird
  7. Ape Of Diamonds

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 7 tracks from my 'walk to work' playlist

  1. A Smaller God - Darling Violetta
  2. Arsenal - Kidney Thieves
  3. Blurry - Puddle of Mudd
  4. Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
  5. Euphoria (Emirian Mix) - Collide
  6. Lovesong - Snake River Conspiracy
  7. Mourning Air - Portishead

Monday, 27 October 2008 7 influential mathematicians

  1. Pythagoras
  2. Isaac Newton
  3. Leonardo Fibonacci
  4. Carl Friedrich Gauss
  5. Bernhard Riemann
  6. Henri Poincaré
  7. Kurt Gödel

Sunday, 26 October 2008 7 things in our garden

Saturday, 25 October 2008 7 favourite doodle-a-day doodles from the past month

  1. Simon Says
  2. The South Door
  3. Bring your own Folding chair
  4. New home, new birds, but who's the prey?
  5. Wear whatever you want to!
  6. Just one?
  7. When the weather is high

Friday, 24 October 2008 7 things I haven't had to do since moving

  1. Visit Euston station
  2. Phone Virgin Media
  3. Stand on a mainline train
  4. Show my ticket to a train guard
  5. Drown out the neighbours
  6. Worry that a river will flow through the house when it rains
  7. Wrap up warmly indoors

Thursday, 23 October 2008 7 embarrassing artists in one of my friend's last.fm account

Bare in mind he's in his 40s and male! (not a 12 year old girl) ;)

  1. Hilary Duff
  2. Aly & AJ
  3. Lindsay Lohan
  4. Miley Cyrus
  5. Vanessa Hudgens
  6. Atomic Kitten
  7. JoJo

Wednesday, 22 October 2008 7 random songs from my computer

A submission list today from Elephino (who is openly admitting to owning 'The Final Countdown!') Cheers :)

  1. Imperial March by Reel Big Fish
  2. The Final Countdown by Europe
  3. Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner by Fall Out Boy
  4. Colours by John Butler Trio
  5. Flovilla Thatch Vs The Virile Garbage Man by Cherry Poppin' Daddies
  6. Demon Rock by Letters To Cleo
  7. We Will Rock You by Queen

Tuesday, 21 October 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. PAYE
  2. Red Admiral
  3. Judo
  4. Sleeping Beauty
  5. Lady Godiva
  6. Woodland Trust
  7. "Yo Blair"

Monday, 20 October 2008 7 facts about ashridge house

  1. It built by James Wyatt after a commision by the 7th Earl of Bridgewater in 1813
  2. The Boundary between Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire originally passed through its dining room
  3. In 1929 it became a 'College of Citizenship'
  4. During WWII it was used as a secondary site for Charing Cross Hospital
  5. The building is Grade 1 Listed
  6. The business school it now hosts is one of a handful of business schools in the world to be triple accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  7. It is one of the largest Gothic Revival country houses in England

Sunday, 19 October 2008 7 classic games consoles

Saturday, 18 October 2008 7 odd plants

  1. Rafflesia arnoldii
  2. Hydnora africana
  3. Dracunculus vulgaris
  4. Amorphophallus
  5. Solanum mammosum
  6. Darlingtonia californica
  7. Welwitschia mirabilis

Friday, 17 October 2008 7 British medals and crosses

Another submission from my dad this month. Thanks Dad :)

  1. Victoria Cross
  2. Distinguished Service Medal
  3. Distinguished Service Cross
  4. Distinguished Flying Cross
  5. Air Force Cross
  6. Distinguished Conduct Medal
  7. Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

Thursday, 16 October 2008 7 wars between England and France

  1. The Norman Conquest - 1066
  2. The Saintonge War - 1242
  3. The Hundred Years' War - 1337-1453
  4. The War of the Grand Alliance - 1688–1697
  5. The War of the Austrian Succession - 1740-1748
  6. The Seven Years' War - 1756-1763
  7. The Napoleonic Wars - 1803-1815

Wednesday, 15 October 2008 7 types of drum

  1. Ashiko
  2. Darbuka
  3. Kpanlogo
  4. Mridangam
  5. Tabor
  6. Dong Son
  7. Bougarabou

Tuesday, 14 October 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. Sega Megadrive
  2. Furious 5
  3. Bizet
  4. Chlorophyll
  5. Spiral
  6. Catherine Cookson
  7. 1953

Monday, 13 October 2008 7 common UK ladybirds

  1. Coccinella 7-punctata (L.)
  2. Hippodamia variegata (Goeze)
  3. Chilocorus renipustulatus (Rossi)
  4. Coccinella hieroglyphica (L.)
  5. Thea 22-punctata (L.)
  6. Harmonia axyridis (Pallas)
  7. Anatis ocellata (L.)

Sunday, 12 October 2008 7 top rated 1940s Movies (as voted on IMDB)

  1. Casablanca (1942)
  2. Citizen Kane (1941)
  3. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  5. Double Indemnity (1944)
  6. The Third Man (1949)
  7. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Saturday, 11 October 2008 7 molluscs

Friday, 10 October 2008 7 motor scooters

  1. Vespa LX
  2. Honda Big Ruckus
  3. Piaggio MP3
  4. Tamaha T-Max 500
  5. Gilera GP800
  6. Zündapp Bella R 154
  7. Harley-Davidson Topper

Thursday, 9 October 2008 7 things said to me or by me recently

  1. Stop manhandling the trees
  2. A whole load of buff men in Bryants Bottom
  3. What makes you think I've done the seaweed and the sea
  4. Rice is more devistating than pasta
  5. Come and have a look at our spores
  6. I got hit on the head by a helicopter today
  7. Things shouldn't tangent more than a satsuma away

Wednesday, 8 October 2008 7 historical phases of Meso-america

  1. Republican
  2. Colonial (1650 to 1822)
  3. Postclassic (1200 to 1521)
  4. Classic (600 to 900)
  5. Formative BC1000 to AD 200)
  6. Archaic (BC 2000)
  7. Paleoindian (BC 8000)

Tuesday, 7 October 2008 7 things I didn't know last month

  1. How to fit a Euro lock
  2. Female bedbugs have an reservoir of anti viral drugs in their bodies to protect themselves from STDs being transmitted by the male bedbug
  3. IPhones don't support MMS
  4. Lead is the best soundproofing material
  5. You have to give 30 days notice to cancel a Virgin Media connection
  6. The layout of our new house is almost identical to the house I was born in
  7. Heathrow airport's runways are made up of 736 separate polygons on OS Mastermap

Monday, 6 October 2008 7 new experiences I will be having now I've moved

  1. Cycling to the station
  2. Gardening
  3. Travelling to the shops
  4. Having no street lights
  5. Getting a chimney sweep
  6. Getting milk delivered
  7. Having a back door

Sunday, 5 October 2008 7 things I don't like doing

  1. Waiting
  2. Phoning Virgin Media
  3. Cleaning the cat tray
  4. Standing on the 18:09 from Euston
  5. Shopping in Tesco in Berkhamsted
  6. Putting on a duvet cover
  7. Defrosting the fridge

Saturday, 4 October 2008 7 baby trees

Friday, 3 October 2008 7 seas in medieval literature

  1. Black Sea
  2. Caspian Sea
  3. Persian Gulf
  4. Red Sea
  5. Mediterranean Sea
  6. Indian Ocean
  7. Aegean Sea

Thursday, 2 October 2008 7 people named George

  1. George Dubya Bush
  2. George Clinton
  3. George Duke
  4. George Formby
  5. George Foreman
  6. George Clooney
  7. George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, 1 October 2008 7 ways to annoy our cat

  1. Touching his back feet
  2. Putting a hat on him
  3. Brushing his tail
  4. Holding him upside-down
  5. Leaving no food on our plates
  6. Covering his eyes
  7. Blowing at his fur

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. Japan
  2. Michael Heseltine
  3. Baltic Sea
  4. Ethene
  5. Pippin
  6. Sweden
  7. 7

Monday, 29 September 2008 7 gods/godesses of beer

  1. Silenus - Greek
  2. Ninkasi - Ancient Sumerian
  3. Aegir - Norse
  4. Tezcatzontecatl - Aztec
  5. Mbaba Mwana Waresa - Zulu
  6. Radegast - Czech
  7. Raugutiene - Slavic

Sunday, 28 September 2008 7 ages of the Devonian Geological Period

No photo-blog this week as we are in the throws of moving, so instead, a submission from my father. Thanks Dad :)

  1. Femannian
  2. Frasnian
  3. Givetian
  4. Eifelian
  5. Emsian
  6. Siegenian
  7. Gedinnian

Saturday, 27 September 2008 7 favourite doodle-a-day doodles from the past month

  1. I could just wait here?
  2. Old Goat Tours
  3. Stop pressing it!
  4. Looks Innocent Enough
  5. The Big Bang Experiment
  6. Bernard
  7. Boots 1985

Friday, 26 September 2008 7 bands discovered through last.fm

  1. Harland
  2. Flanger
  3. Flunk
  4. Peresphone
  5. Jakalope
  6. Zombie Girl
  7. L'Âme Immortelle

Thursday, 25 September 2008 7 key London skyscrapers

  1. City Road Tower, 151 City Road, Hackney - SMC Alsop
  2. Tower 42 (formerly Nat West Tower), 25 Old Broad Street - Richard Seifert
  3. Lloyds Building, One Lime street - Richard Rogers
  4. Willis Building (City of London Building), 51 Lime Street - Foster & Partners
  5. Swiss Re Building (The Gerkin), 30 St Mary's Axe - Foster & Partners
  6. Centre Point, Oxford Street - Richard Seifert
  7. Canary Wharf Tower, 1 Canada Square, Isle of Dogs - Cesar Pelli

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 7 medical abbreviations used on patient's notes

  1. CTD - Circling the Drain
  2. CPO - Good for Parts Only
  3. TEETH - Tried Everything Else, Try Homeopathy
  4. UBI - Unexplained Beer Injury
  5. NFN - Normal for Norfolk
  6. FLK - Funny Looking Kid
  7. LOBNH - Lights On But Nobody Home

Tuesday, 23 September 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. Fiji
  2. Tewkesbury
  3. The Daily Mail
  4. Exodus
  5. Prokofiev
  6. Norfolk
  7. 16

Monday, 22 September 2008 7 currently available Ordnance Survey leisure maps

  1. Route - 1:625,000 scale
  2. Road - 1:250,000 scale
  3. Tour - 1:100,000 scale
  4. Landranger - 1:50,000 scale
  5. Landranger Active - 1:50,000 scale
  6. Explorer - 1:25,000 scale
  7. Explorer and Outdoor Leisure - 1:25,000

Sunday, 21 September 2008 7 types of bark

Saturday, 20 September 2008 7 useful 2 letter words to use in Scrabble

  1. AA - Volcanic rock consisting of angular blocks of lava with a very rough surface
  2. HM - Sound made to express hesitation of doubt
  3. KY - Scots word for cows
  4. MM - Expression of enjoyment of taste or smell
  5. QI - Variant of CHI, the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  6. XU - Vietnamese currency unit
  7. YU - Jade

Friday, 19 September 2008 7 credit-crunch terms

  1. Deleveraging
  2. Securitisation
  3. Derivatives
  4. Sub-prime
  5. Liquidity
  6. Chapter 11
  7. Unwind

Thursday, 18 September 2008 7 London theatres

  1. Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  2. The Globe Theatre
  3. Garrick Theatre
  4. Barbican Theatre
  5. Adelphi Theatre
  6. Vaudeville Theatre
  7. Shaftesbury Theatre

Wednesday, 17 September 2008 7 IPhone apps worth having

Submission day today! This month's submission comes from GadgetMan, thanks for your assistance :D

  1. Last.FM - to listen to new music.
  2. WiiFinder - to list all WiFi hotspots around your location.
  3. GuitarToolkit - tuner and guitar chords ... useful for guitarist.
  4. Shazam - to sample music playing where you are to find the artist details.
  5. Facebook - to update your facebook status etc.
  6. SplashID - to securely hold useful information.
  7. Crash Kart - fun game to play when you have down time.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008 7 things I DON'T want to do before I die

  1. Work for the Ordnance Survey
  2. Own a Chihuahua
  3. Appear on a reality TV show
  4. Sit through Hayden's Creation for a 2nd time
  5. Live in Luton
  6. Join the Army
  7. Meet Paris Hilton

Monday, 15 September 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. Edgar Alan Poe
  2. Svalbard
  3. Twilight
  4. Anita Dobson
  5. Default
  6. Galileo
  7. White

Sunday, 14 September 2008 7 formula 1 drivers

Points awarded if you can name them all

Saturday, 13 September 2008 7 boys

  1. Rudeboy - A fan of the 2 tone ska revival
  2. Tallboy - An item of furniture
  3. Cowboy - An animal herder from North America
  4. Bellboy - A hotel employee who carries your bags
  5. Wideboy - A spiv
  6. Toyboy - A male in a relationship where this is a significant age disparity with that of an older female
  7. Blackboy - The common name for the genus Xanthorrhoea

Friday, 12 September 2008 7 random articles from Wikipedia

  1. Rehoboth (Homeland)
  2. Johan Jongkind
  3. New Jersey's 10th congressional district
  4. 11495 Fukunaga
  5. Alan Ball (American football)
  6. Luis Rodríguez Olmo
  7. Coalition of the willing

Thursday, 11 September 2008 7 chocolate bars that were around when I was little and are still around today

  1. Curly Wurly
  2. Creme Eggs
  3. Caramac
  4. Cadbury's Buttons
  5. Milky Bar
  6. Fry's Turkish Delight
  7. Smarties

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 7 'English' monarchs that there have been only one of

  1. Anne - 1702-1707
  2. Jane - 1553 (10 July-19 July)
  3. Stephen - 1135-1154
  4. Canute - 1016-1035
  5. Edred - 946-955
  6. Ælfweard - 924 (18 July-2 August)
  7. Offa - 774-796

Tuesday, 9 September 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. Maris Piper
  2. Umbrella
  3. Blue
  4. Silver Nitrate
  5. A Midsummer Nights Dream
  6. New Scientist
  7. O

Monday, 8 September 2008 7 old wives tales

  1. If you touch a toad, you'll get warts.
  2. If you sneeze with your eyelids open, your eyes will pop out of their sockets.
  3. A watched pot never boils.
  4. Eating your crusts will make your hair curl.
  5. Pulling out a gray or white hair will cause ten more to grow in its place.
  6. If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn you will not catch a cold all winter.
  7. Eating carrots will improve your eyesight.

Sunday, 7 September 2008 7 things I didn't know last month

  1. We would have to buy a new bed
  2. The 'Guitar Slinger' had left town
  3. Rifles have a spiral ridge running inside the length of the barrel
  4. The bell in St Paul's Cathedral is called 'Great Paul'
  5. You can still buy (reconditioned) GPO 746 phones
  6. How to fit a window
  7. The 'Check Engine' light in our car can mean that the petrol cap needs tightening

Saturday, 6 September 2008 7 toy cars we found whilst packing

Friday, 5 September 2008 7 reasons why this blog is rather later

  1. Too much wine
  2. Searching for the right retro phone for us
  3. Searching for a broadband provider
  4. Planning our open house
  5. Arranging bowls around the drips coming from our leaky flat
  6. Discussing correct van packing practices
  7. Wasting time trying to think of a 7th reason

Thursday, 4 September 2008 7 US presidents I had never heard of

  1. James Monroe - 1817-1825
  2. William Henry Harrison - 1841-1841
  3. Millard Fillmore 1850-1853
  4. James Buchanan - 1857-1861
  5. Chester A. Arthur - 1881-1885
  6. Grover Cleveland - 1885-1889, 1893-1897
  7. William Howard Taft - 1909-1913

Wednesday, 3 September 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. Semi Colon
  2. Java
  3. Norfolk
  4. Gaia
  5. Digital Rights Management
  6. Dolomites
  7. X

Tuesday, 2 September 2008 7 former quiz hosts

  1. Bamber Gascoigne - University Challenge
  2. Magnus Magnusson - Mastermind
  3. Bob Holness - Blockbusters
  4. David Coleman - A Question of Sport
  5. Robert Robinson - Ask the Family
  6. Bob Monkhouse - Family Fortunes
  7. Terry Wogan - Blankety Blank

Monday, 1 September 2008 7 types of satellite orbit

  1. Geocentric orbit - An orbit around the planet Earth
  2. Inclined orbit - An orbit whose inclination in reference to the equatorial plane is not 0 degrees
  3. Molniya orbit - A highly elliptic orbit with inclination of 63.4 degrees and orbital period of half of a sidereal day
  4. Graveyard orbit - An orbit a few hundred kilometers above geosynchronous that satellites are moved into at the end of their operation
  5. Horseshoe orbit - An orbit that appears to a ground observer to be orbiting a certain planet but is actually in co-orbit with the planet
  6. Geostationary orbit - A geosynchronous orbit with an inclination of zero. To an observer on the ground this satellite would appear as a fixed point in the sky
  7. Elliptic orbit - An orbit with an eccentricity greater than 0 and less than 1 whose orbit traces the path of an ellipse.

Sunday, 31 August 2008 7 actors who have played Dracula in movies

  1. Paul Askonas - Drakula halála (1923)
  2. Bela Lugosi - Dracula (1933)
  3. Christopher Lee - Dracula (1958)
  4. Zandor Vorkov - Dracula vs Frankenstein (1971)
  5. Gary Oldman - Dracula (1992)
  6. Gerard Butler - Dracula 2000 (2000)
  7. David Harbour - Awake (2007)

Saturday, 30 August 2008 7 keys that we haven't a clue what lock they fit (if any)

Friday, 29 August 2008 7 variants of chess

  1. Atomic chess: any capture on a square results in an "atomic explosion" which kills (i.e. removes from the game) all pieces in any of the 8 surrounding squares, except for pawns.
  2. Andernach chess: a piece making a capture changes colour.
  3. Madrasi chess: a piece which is attacked by the same type of piece of the opposite colour is paralysed.
  4. PlunderChess: the capturing piece is allowed to temporarily take the moving abilities of the piece taken.
  5. Suicide chess: capturing moves are mandatory and the object is to lose all pieces. There is no check - the king is captured like an ordinary piece.
  6. Checkless chess: players are forbidden from giving check except to checkmate.
  7. Hierarchical chess: pieces must be moved in the following order: pawn, knight, bishop, rook, queen, king. A player who has the corresponding piece but cannot move it loses the game.

Thursday, 28 August 2008 7 programming quotations

  1. First, solve the problem. Then, write the code. - John Johnson
  2. Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration. - Stan Kelly-Bootle
  3. It's hard enough to find an error in your code when you're looking for it; it's even harder when you've assumed your code is error-free. - Steve McConnell
  4. Without requirements or design, programming is the art of adding bugs to an empty text file. - Louis Srygley
  5. The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time. - Tom Cargill
  6. Any code of your own that you haven't looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else. - Eagleson's Law
  7. It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law. - Hofstadter's Law

Wednesday, 27 August 2008 7 minor characters from Arthurian legend

  1. Gwion
  2. Joseph of Arimathea
  3. King Lot
  4. Morgan Le Fay
  5. Uther Pendragon
  6. Vortigern
  7. The Fisher King

Tuesday, 26 August 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. Banksy
  2. Minotaur
  3. 1939
  4. Puccini
  5. British Library
  6. Melatonin
  7. Green

Monday, 25 August 2008 7 of the least spoken indigenous languages of Mexico

  1. Aguacatec
  2. Kiliwa
  3. Chchimí
  4. Ixil
  5. Kikapú
  6. Pápago
  7. Kumiai

Sunday, 24 August 2008 7 favourite doodle-a-day doodles from the past month

  1. Roll up, roll up
  2. The fold
  3. Don't build on the flood plains!
  4. Take me
  5. Easier said than done
  6. Oh pants!
  7. I'll carry on packing in a bit

Saturday, 23 August 2008 7 photos of me!

Friday, 22 August 2008 7 things we didn't realise we used so often until it came time to pack them

  1. The globe
  2. Thermometers
  3. The clock on the TV
  4. The 'banded agate' clock on the TV
  5. Dictionaries
  6. The solar calculator
  7. The wall calendar

Thursday, 21 August 2008 7 battles of the Crimean war

  1. Battle of Alma
  2. Battle of Balaclava
  3. Battle of Suomenlinna
  4. Battle of Chernaya River
  5. Battle of Eupatoria
  6. Battle of Inkerman
  7. Battle of Malakoff

Wednesday, 20 August 2008 7 of my most used apps on Facebook

  1. Who has the biggest brain?
  2. Word challenge
  3. Bowling Buddies
  4. Flixter
  5. Scabulous
  6. Hotlists
  7. TwitterSync

Tuesday, 19 August 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. Weight Watchers
  2. Blockbuster
  3. Messiah
  4. Heliocentric Universe
  5. Cairngorns
  6. Nitrous Oxide
  7. V

Monday, 18 August 2008 7 words for the day

Every day certain words tend to stand out more than others either because of their relevance or because you hear them more than once. Here are the past weeks 7 such words.

  1. Gingham
  2. Ensconced
  3. Aluminium
  4. Madonna
  5. Bidet
  6. Kaiser
  7. Keys

Sunday, 17 August 2008 7 deadly fins

Today's list (and dreadful pun) comes from my father once again. Thanks dad :D

  1. Basking shark
  2. Tiger shark
  3. Grey Nurse shark
  4. Great White shark
  5. Blacktip shark
  6. Bull shark
  7. Dogfish shark

Saturday, 16 August 2008 7 photos from our trip to wales

Friday, 15 August 2008 7 sounds I'll be glad to get away from when we've moved

  1. The bell from downstairs
  2. Heavy traffic vibrating stuff
  3. People shouting/talking loudly
  4. So many sirens
  5. Cars with really loud bass hanging outside
  6. The Mollusc
  7. Skateboards

Thursday, 14 August 2008 7 facts about aluminium foil

  1. Also known as Reynolds wrap after Reynolds Metals, the leading manufacturer in North America
  2. To maintain a constant thickness in aluminium foil production, beta radiation is passed through the foil to a sensor the other side.
  3. The first aluminium foil rolling plant was opened in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland in 1910
  4. Aluminium foils thicker than 0.025 mm are impermeable to oxygen and water
  5. A simple and inexpensive way to remove rust from and polish steel surfaces by hand is to rub it with aluminium foil dipped in water
  6. Most Aluminium foil products can be recycled at around 5% of the original energy cost
  7. In round figures it takes 4 tonnes of bauxite to make 2 tonnes of alumina, which makes 1 tonne of aluminium.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008 7 things I didn't know about Massachusetts

  1. How to spell it
  2. Massachusetts translates to 'near the great hill'
  3. Its highest point is 3,491 ft at Mount Greylock
  4. The state motto is: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem meaning By the sword she seeks peace under liberty
  5. The major airport in the state is Logan International Airport
  6. Massachusetts became the first state to issue same-sex marriage licenses, on May 17, 2004
  7. The 14 counties of Massachusetts are: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket. All but two of the Commonwealth's counties are named for British counties, cities, or nobles.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. 140 days
  2. New Zealand
  3. Silverfish
  4. Paranoid Android
  5. Taser
  6. Richard III
  7. Captain Oates

Monday, 11 August 2008 7 baby facts

  1. Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adult we have only 206 in our bodies as some bones fuse together as we grow.
  2. A newborn baby's head accounts for about 1/4 of its weight
  3. Approximately every 7 seconds a baby is born
  4. The first child ever born on the continent of Antarctica was born in 1978
  5. Babies are born without kneecaps
  6. Babies are always born with blue eyes, within a few moments of delivery their eye color can change
  7. If a baby continued to grow at the rate he does in his first year, by the time he reached adulthood, he would be as tall as Nelson's Column

Sunday, 10 August 2008 7 postcards found in the loft

Saturday, 9 August 2008 7 sports recognised by the IOC but not in the olympics

  1. Bandy
  2. Bridge
  3. Korfball
  4. Tug of War
  5. Wushu
  6. Sumo
  7. Life Saving

Friday, 8 August 2008 7 quotes from Albert Einstein

  1. "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
  2. "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
  3. "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."
  4. "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
  5. "If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."
  6. "In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep."
  7. "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

Thursday, 7 August 2008 7 things I didn't know last month

  1. The slang term 'Rabbit' comes from the cockney rhyming slang for talk - 'Rabbit and Pork'
  2. That chattles are fixtures and fittings left in a property
  3. Welshpool is infact in Wales
  4. sudo -i does the same thing as sudo su -
  5. Your eyes won't pop out if you manage to sneeze with your eyes open
  6. What a contract rate is in conveyencing parlance
  7. Dogs can catch human yawns

Wednesday, 6 August 2008 7 web browsers from yesteryear

  1. ViolaWWW
  2. Mosaic
  3. IBrowse
  4. Netscape Navigator
  5. Arachne
  6. Voyager
  7. Cello

Tuesday, 5 August 2008 7 countries that have changed their name

  1. Burkina Fasa - previously Upper Volta
  2. Ethiopia - previously Abyssinia
  3. Indonesia - previously Netherlands East Indies
  4. Mexico - previously New Spain
  5. Sri Lanka - previously Ceylon
  6. Ghana - previously Gold Coast
  7. Colombia - previously New Granada

Monday, 4 August 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. The Tempest
  2. Namibia
  3. The Wife of Bath
  4. Fructose
  5. Rioja
  6. Sweden and Spain
  7. Campaign to Protect Rural England

Sunday, 3 August 2008 7 signs in English and Welsh

Saturday, 2 August 2008 7 books by Alistair Mclean we appear to own.

  1. Floodgate
  2. Puppet on a chain
  3. The guns of Navarone
  4. The Satan bug
  5. Partisans
  6. Bear Island
  7. South by Java Head

Friday, 1 August 2008 7 musical duos

  1. Ashford and Simpson
  2. PJ and Duncan
  3. Pat and Mick
  4. Robson and Jerome
  5. Chas and Dave
  6. Mel and Kim
  7. Pepsi and Shirley

Thursday, 31 July 2008 7 train robbers/gangs

  1. The Reno Gang - Frank, William, Simeon and John Reno
  2. Younger Brothers - Cole, Jim, John, and Bob Younger
  3. The Dalton Gang
  4. The Jessie Evans Gang
  5. Wild Bunch (aka Doolin-Dalton Gang)
  6. Bill Miner
  7. Sam Bass

Wednesday, 30 July 2008 7 captions from a magazine we found on holiday

  1. Includes bonus Mosquito
  2. The unforgettable meteor drawn or painted
  3. Life in the goldfish bowl
  4. They gave me a Sea Hawk
  5. Rose and Bagshaw undercarriage trouble
  6. Unique caterpillar club story emerges
  7. Here, a dummy is fired in a ground-level ejection

Tuesday, 29 July 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. Silverstone
  2. Tzar Nicholas II
  3. Panorama
  4. Richard Burton
  5. Lungs
  6. Tweed
  7. 0.125

Monday, 28 July 2008 7 things Clem will find/have issue with on moving

  1. His food and water is where?
  2. Nothing seems 'normal'
  3. Birds of prey in the sky
  4. Is all this garden mine?
  5. What is this flap in the door for?
  6. Why do the doors to rooms all shut properly?
  7. There are two floors?!

Sunday, 27 July 2008 7 random words from our dictionary

  1. Mesocephalic
  2. Phormium
  3. Lorelei
  4. Endogamy
  5. Jaggery
  6. Syilepsis
  7. Bistort

Saturday, 26 July 2008 7 Bond girls

Friday, 25 July 2008 7 things we didn't quite realize about moving

  1. Amount of time it takes
  2. The bank taking money from our account without our permission
  3. The amount of accumulated stuff to sell and pack up
  4. How much the process of moving dominates your life
  5. How easy it was to get a mortgage
  6. Suddenly speaking to nearby neighbours that we have never really spoken too before
  7. How many people you need to notify of your change of address

Thursday, 24 July 2008 7 favourite doodle-a-day doodle from the past month

  1. In Repair
  2. ..zilla
  3. Into the Sunset
  4. Despair
  5. You Haven't Seen Me
  6. A Plunge too Far
  7. MA!

Wednesday, 23 July 2008 7 northern constellations begining with 'A'

A submission from my archive today, from my Dad :D

  1. Auriga..Charioteer
  2. Antila ..The pump
  3. Apus..Bird of paradise
  4. Aquarius..Water bearer
  5. Aquila..Eagle
  6. Ara..Altar
  7. Aries..The ram

Tuesday, 22 July 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. Moonshine
  2. Lesbos
  3. Saffron
  4. The Pompidou Centre
  5. The 1960s
  6. Dolomites
  7. Terry Pratchet

Monday, 21 July 2008 7 puppets

  1. Sooty
  2. Pinnochio
  3. Kermit the frog
  4. Gordon the gopher
  5. Fingermouse
  6. Mr Punch
  7. Muffin the mule

Sunday, 20 July 2008 7 people who have (allegedly) landed on the moon

  1. Neil Armstrong - July 21, 1969
  2. Buzz Aldrin - July 21, 1969
  3. Pete Conrad - Novemeber 19, 1969
  4. Alan Bean - November 19, 1969
  5. Alan Shephard - February 5, 1971
  6. Edgar Mitchell - February 5, 1971
  7. David Scott - July 31, 1971

Saturday, 19 July 2008 7 eco-items in my parents' garden

Friday, 18 July 2008 7 facts about the Royal Albert Hall

  1. The Royal Albert Hall was first opened by Queen Victoria in 1871
  2. The Dome is 83ft high
  3. It has hosted the annual summer Proms since 1941
  4. It is a Grade 1 listed building
  5. The Royal Albert Hall hosted the first Sumo tournament outside of Japan
  6. Each year more than 350 performances are held there
  7. Originally the Hall was going to be called The Central Hall of Arts and Sciences

Thursday, 17 July 2008 7 movies that haven't yet been remade...but probably will against all better judgement

17th of the month means it's submission day. Thanks go out to Elephino for today's list. Cheers :D

  1. The Great Escape
  2. Casablanca
  3. The Maltese Falcon
  4. Easy Rider
  5. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
  6. Breakfast At Tiffany's
  7. Duck Soup

Wednesday, 16 July 2008 7 movies with a mechanoid as the main character

  1. WALL E - 2008
  2. Artificial Intelligence: AI - 2001
  3. Bicentennial Man - 1999
  4. Batteries Not Included - 1987
  5. Short Circuit - 1986
  6. The Terminator - 1984
  7. Metropolis - 1927

Tuesday, 15 July 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. Heath Robinson
  2. Recession
  3. Marilyn Monroe
  4. Germany
  5. 2
  6. Lysergic Acid
  7. Tiscali

Monday, 14 July 2008 7 completely random web pages

  1. Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia
  2. Trophy Bass Only
  3. The Flash Gordon Movie Site
  4. Garbage Pail Kids World
  5. The Alphabet Synthesis Machine
  6. Top 10 Useless Limbs
  7. Modern Mummification of Pets and Animals

Sunday, 13 July 2008 7 things we're looking forward to when we move

  1. Having a garden
  2. Peace and quiet!
  3. A kitchen where you can actually get to everything
  4. Red kites in the garden
  5. The car being with the house
  6. Not having to share the building with anyone
  7. Not being boiling in the summer and freezing in the winter

Saturday, 12 July 2008 7 signs on the Ridgeway

Friday, 11 July 2008 7 poems learnt in childhood that I can still quote from

  1. Kubla Khan - Samual Taylor Coleridge
  2. Jabberwocky - Lewis Carroll
  3. There Was a Little Girl - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. The Stair Where I Sit - AA Milne
  5. The Owl and the Pussycat - Edward Lear
  6. Green Eggs and Ham - Dr Seuss
  7. The Spider and the Fly - Mary Howitt

Thursday, 10 July 2008 7 answers to questions we got right in this week's University Challenge

  1. Baked Alaska
  2. David Beckham
  3. Icelandic
  4. Richard III
  5. -onimy
  6. Seaweed
  7. Blue

Wednesday, 9 July 2008 7 most deadly contractible diseases by approximate death toll

  1. Smallpox : 300,000,000 - 5000,000,000
  2. Measles : over 200,000,000
  3. Bubonic Plague : 152,000,000 (approx)
  4. Malaria : 80,000,000 - 250,000,000
  5. Spanish Flu : 50,000,000 - 100,000,000
  6. Tuberculosis : 40,000,000 - 100,000,000
  7. AIDS : 25,2500,000

Tuesday, 8 July 2008 7 ways to predict the future

  1. Gastromancy - divination by stomach noises.
  2. Myomancy - divination by movements of mice.
  3. Omphalomancy - divination by knots on the umbilical cord.
  4. Gyromancy - divination by walking in a circle until the subject falls over from dizziness.
  5. Rhapsodomancy - divination by random selection of a line of poetry.
  6. Onychomancy - divination by fingernails.
  7. Tyromancy - divination by cheese.

Monday, 7 July 2008 7 things I didn't know last month

  1. Rays are part of the shark family
  2. 'The Joy of Sex' took it's name from a cookery book - 'The Joy of Cooking'
  3. There are over 60000 species of weevil
  4. Our neighbours were going to put in a planning application to change the building use to... a yoga studio!
  5. You can get goggles for dogs - Doggles
  6. Plantains taste EXACTLY the same as bananas
  7. The same people who operate the TPS (Telephone Preference Service) offer The Baby Mailing Preference Service, to help reduce the number of baby-related mailings you receive!?!

Sunday, 6 July 2008 7 facts about Rafael Nadal

  1. Nadal currently uses a Babolat AeroPro Drive Racket without cortex.
  2. To date, he has yet to lose a match at the French open.
  3. He is naturally right-handed, but he plays left-handed.
  4. Nadal won a record 81 consecutive clay court matches before being defeated by Federer in the 2007 Hamburg Masters final.
  5. By the age of 16, Nadal was ranked in the world's top 50 players.
  6. He is currently the only man to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year since Björn Borg
  7. Nadal became the third teenager to reach World No. 2 in the history of the ATP computer rankings, joining Boris Becker and Björn Borg

Saturday, 5 July 2008 7 products for sale in our local shopmobility shop

Friday, 4 July 2008 7 lesser known works of Charles Dodgson

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was first published on this day in 1865, so to celebrate, here are 7 lesser known works of Charles "Lewis Carroll" Dodgson.

  1. Three Sunsets and Other Poems
  2. Pillow Problems
  3. Symbolic Logic Part I&II
  4. What the Tortoise Said to Achilles
  5. Euclid and his Modern Rivals
  6. He Thought he Saw an Elephant
  7. An Elementary Treatise on Determinants, With Their Application to Simultaneous Linear Equations and Algebraic Equations

Thursday, 3 July 2008 7 of the largest in nature

  1. The Blue Whale is the largest animal alive
  2. The Barnacle has the largest penis in relation to it's body size
  3. The Vampire Squid has the largest eyes relative to its size
  4. The Wandering Albatross has the largest wingspan at 3.63 metres
  5. The Greater Kudu Antelope has the longest horns of any animal (on average)
  6. The largest species of bacterium ever discovered is Thiomargarita namibiensis, which grows to 0.75 mm in diameter
  7. Humans have the largest brains in relation to body size

Wednesday, 2 July 2008 7 superfoods

  1. Broccoli
  2. Wine
  3. Bananas
  4. Dark Chocolate
  5. Garlic
  6. Olive Oil
  7. Tomatoes

Tuesday, 1 July 2008 7 acceptable sports and leisure activities covered by our insurance

  1. Ballooning (which has been organised in the UK prior to departure)
  2. Aviation (as a fare paying passenger in a duly certified passenger-carrying aircraft)
  3. Boating (within 12 miles)
  4. Cricket (amateur)
  5. Horse Riding (up to 7 days)
  6. Parascending (over water)
  7. Scuba diving (max 90ft/30m) if adequately supervised

Monday, 30 June 2008 7 innane comments uttered by Wimbledon commentators

  1. Lesser players would have wilted
  2. So many false dawns
  3. You couldn't rack it up any more than that
  4. Seeing the ball like a balloon now
  5. If she had a tail she'd be wagging it
  6. This man's turned into granite
  7. Looked like a slice of mouldy cheese in an otherwise tasty sandwich

Sunday, 29 June 2008 7 silly named woods in Buckinghamshire

  1. Pancake Wood
  2. Cockshoots Wood
  3. Bois Wood
  4. Nanfan wood
  5. Ramscoat wood
  6. Hogpound Wood
  7. Great Beard's Wood

Saturday, 28 June 2008 7 Troughs

Friday, 27 June 2008 7 photography books that dropped through our door

How to photograph absolutely everything...

  1. Introduction to Photography
  2. People
  3. Landscape and Nature
  4. Animals
  5. Architecture
  6. Events
  7. Artistic Expression and Other Applications

Thursday, 26 June 2008 7 random blogs with photos

  1. Sha
  2. Jason's Photography
  3. les oiseaux le jardin et nous
  4. With a Camera
  5. Travels of Driverman and Sign Lady
  6. Glenn & Co
  7. JuliaDeltas Angles of View

Wednesday, 25 June 2008 7 more collective nouns of animals

  1. An array of hedgehogs.
  2. A bazaar of guillemots.
  3. A clous of gnats.
  4. A fesnyng of ferrets.
  5. A murmuration of starlings.
  6. A knab of toads.
  7. A sleuth of bears.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008 7 of my favourite doodle-a-day doodles (25th May - 24th June)

  1. Pugil at the ready
  2. Waiting for my crest of fire
  3. 36?
  4. Long tailed Skua
  5. Night Cap?
  6. Where have all the flowers gone?
  7. Quarantined in Australia

Monday, 23 June 2008 7 tennis players who are fun to watch

The list today comes from Bekie, cheers honey :D

  1. Boris Becker
  2. Henri Leconte
  3. John McEnroe
  4. Goran Ivanisavic
  5. Rafael Nadal
  6. Patrick Rafter
  7. Andre Agassi

Sunday, 22 June 2008 7 drugs of last resort

Drugs which are used when all else has failed

  1. Amikacin
  2. Cisapride
  3. Imipenem
  4. Linezolid
  5. Thalidomide
  6. Telcapone
  7. Vancomycin

Saturday, 21 June 2008 7 more insects

Friday, 20 June 2008 7 facts about pineapples

  1. The latin name ananas comosus means tufted pine
  2. The fruitlets of a pineapple are arranged in two interlocking spirals, eight spirals in one direction, thirteen in the other; each being a Fibonacci number.
  3. The natural (or most common) pollinator of the pineapple is the hummingbird.
  4. Pineapples should also not be consumed by those with Hemophilia or by those with kidney or liver disease, as it may reduce the time taken to coagulate a consumer's blood.
  5. Pineapples, like bananas, are chill-sensitive. Therefore, they should not be stored in the refrigerator.
  6. SpongeBob SquarePants lives in a pineapple under the sea.
  7. Certain bat-pollinated wild pineapples, do the exact opposite of most flowers by opening their flowers at night and closing them during the day.

Thursday, 19 June 2008 7 things said to me/by me recently

  1. Found it, please release the hostage immediately
  2. I have Brazillian feet
  3. There's nothing worse than turning up one day with hair
  4. You threw the chicken out of the sink
  5. Where's he getting all those heads from
  6. I think we've been drugged by the Smurfs in the forest
  7. Get the pineapple at all costs

Wednesday, 18 June 2008 7 tv sport theme tunes

  1. Test Match Cricket : Soul Limbo - Booker T and the MGs
  2. Wimbledon Opening Titles : Light and Tuneful - Keith Prowse
  3. Ski Sunday : Pop Looks Bach - Sam Fonteyn
  4. BBC Snooker : Drag Racer - Doug Wood Band
  5. London Marathon : The Trap - Ron Goodwin
  6. Grandstand : Grandstand Theme - Keith Mansfield
  7. Match of the Day : Offside - Barry Stoller

Tuesday, 17 June 2008 7 references to ancient flight

Submission day, and another post from my dad :D

  1. In 1766 BC the Emperor Cheng Tang apparently had a flying craft built.
  2. The Babylonian "Epic of Etana." describes a prehistoric flight in a cuneiform fragment dating back to a period between 3,000 and 2,400 B.C.
  3. In the 3rd century BC the Chinese poet Chu Yun made a detailed aerial survey of the Gobi desert. He praised the durability of his craft.
  4. Written records of oral traditions from Nepal mention powered flight. The secrets were known only to the Yavanas.
  5. The sacred Hindu book, the Samaranga Sutradhara, contains over 200 hundred stanzas concerning almost every aspect of flying.
  6. The Columbian 'plane': Considered to be well over a thousand years old, is a small gold model 'aircraft' identical in design to a modern jet.
  7. The Indian sacred scriptures The Vimana's make numerous references to flight.

Monday, 16 June 2008 7 things Bekie does the right handed way

I should point out that Bekie is left handed ;)

  1. Open bottles
  2. Play tennis
  3. Play the guitar
  4. Grind pepper
  5. Hold a knife and fork
  6. Cleaning her teeth
  7. Texting

Sunday, 15 June 2008 7 dishes in tonights chinese meal

  1. Peking Duck
  2. Chicken with Bamboo Shoots and Water Chestnuts
  3. Chicken Satay
  4. Egg Fried Rice
  5. Prawn Crackers
  6. Seshwan Chili Beef
  7. Sweet and Sour Vegetables

Saturday, 14 June 2008 7 items lost and not found

Friday, 13 June 2008 7 actors that have played Jason Voorhees

  1. Ari Lehman - Friday the 13th
  2. Warrington Gillette - Friday the 13th: Part II
  3. Steve Dash - Friday the 13th Part III
  4. Ted White - Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
  5. C.J. Graham - Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI
  6. Kane Hodder - Friday the 13th Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX and Jason X
  7. Ken Kirzinger - Freddy VS Jason

Thursday, 12 June 2008 7 'one hit wonders' from the 70s

  1. Ma Belle Amie - The Tee Set (1970)
  2. Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs – Brian and Michael (1978)
  3. Monster Mash – Bobby Boris Pickett & the Crypt Kickers (1973)
  4. Mouldy Old Dough – Lieutenant Pigeon (1972)
  5. Pop Muzik – M (1979)
  6. Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas (1974)
  7. Money – Flying Lizards (1979)

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 7 of London's top tourist attractions

  1. Tower of London (Just down the road)
  2. London Eye (I can see it from my work window)
  3. Madame Tussauds (Still waiting for my waxwork)
  4. Tower Bridge (Just up the river)
  5. Palace of Westminster (Big Ben) (I can see it from my work window)
  6. Tafalgar Square (Pass it daily)
  7. Buckingham Palace (Just down the road a bit)

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 7 facts about quasars

A submission from my Dad today, thanks pa :D

  1. The furthest observable quasar is 28 billion light years away.
  2. A quasar's luminosity is roughly 2 trillion times that of our sun.
  3. The brightest known quasars devour 1000 solar masses of material every year.
  4. The largest known quasar uses up matter equivalent to 600 Earths per hour.
  5. Quasars last about 10 billion years.
  6. Quasars show elements heavier than helium indicating that they underwent a massive phase of star formation.
  7. The first quasar was discovered in 1960.

Monday, 9 June 2008 7 amusing headlines

  1. ASPIRIN CUTS RISK OF DYING BY 25%
  2. Peanut allergy study seeks babies
  3. FBI tries to fight zombie hordes
  4. Weather forces Viking to return
  5. NZ man 'used hedgehog as weapon'
  6. Bear convicted for theft of honey
  7. Bumble-bee woman in shock birth

Sunday, 8 June 2008 7 unusual wine labels

Saturday, 7 June 2008 7 things I didn't know last month

  1. Trafalgar square is exactly 1 hectare
  2. What all the flags mean in Formula 1
  3. How to iron shirt sleeves properly
  4. Why the Isle of Mann's flag has 3 legs
  5. The field vole outnumbers humans in the British Isles
  6. How to make authentic fresh tagliatelle
  7. Woodlice give birth to live young

Friday, 6 June 2008 7 oldest universities

  1. Fes, Morocco : 859
  2. Cairo, Egypt : 975
  3. Bologna, Italy : 1088
  4. Paris, France : 1150
  5. Oxford, England : 1167
  6. Modena, Italy : 1175
  7. Cambridge, England : 1209

Thursday, 5 June 2008 7 things said to me recently

  1. Every time I come on a Friday night they've run out of seaweed
  2. Some people are sporting rather large umbrellas today
  3. I remember when she had no face
  4. Have you been in a time bubble?
  5. You could always reverse into Jesus
  6. Is it really important that everyone has a different size of cake
  7. Today has been brought to you by the word "terrified"

Wednesday, 4 June 2008 7 solar powered gadgets and gizmos

  1. Mini Solar Racer
  2. Aluminium Solar Wind Turbine
  3. Solar Frog Robot Kit
  4. Solar Powered Shaver
  5. Bamboo Solar Ladies Sunhat
  6. Solar Headphone Radio
  7. Solar Powered Revolving Aeroplane on Stand

Tuesday, 3 June 2008 7 nicknames for woodlice

  1. Granny Geys
  2. Billy Buttons
  3. Coffin Cutters
  4. Bible Bugs
  5. Cheeseybugs
  6. Armoured Vehicles
  7. Tiggy Hogs

Monday, 2 June 2008 7 programming languages I have coded in

  1. Javascript
  2. VB
  3. Cobol
  4. Actionscript
  5. PHP
  6. AMOS
  7. PERL

Sunday, 1 June 2008 7 matches the Roger Federer has lost this year

  1. Novak Djokovic - Australian Open : Semi-Final : 5-7 3-6 6-7(5)
  2. Andy Murray - Dubai : Round of 32 : 7-6(6) 3-6 4-6
  3. Mardy Fish - Indian Wells : Semi Final : 3-6 2-6
  4. Andy Roddick - Miami : Quarter Final : 6-7(4) 6-4 3-6
  5. Rafael Nadal - Monte Carlo : Final : 5-7 5-7
  6. Radek Stepanek - Rome : Quarter Final : 6-7(4) 6-7(7)
  7. Rafael Nadal - Hamburg : Final : 5-7 7-6(3) 3-6

Saturday, 31 May 2008 7 unusual signs

Friday, 30 May 2008 7 facts about Joan of Arc

  1. She was born in 1412
  2. She claimed to have visions from St Michael, St Catherine and St Margaret
  3. One explanation for her visions was that she was suffering from bovine tuberculosis from drinking unpasteurized milk
  4. Joan was just 17 years old when she led French troops to battle in Orléans.
  5. She was burnt at the stake for Heresy on May 30th 1431
  6. A retrial in 1456 declared her innocent and implicated Pierre Cachon with heresy
  7. It was not until 1920 that the Roman Catholic church canonised her

Thursday, 29 May 2008 7 of the most dangerous mountains to climb

  1. Annapurna (8,091m)
  2. Nanga Parbat (8,125m)
  3. K2 (8,611m)
  4. Kangchenjunga (8,163m)
  5. Manaslu (8,163m)
  6. Dhaulagiri (8,167m)
  7. Makalu (8,485m)

Wednesday, 28 May 2008 7 palindromes

A submission today from Hellbound. Cheers :D

  1. Lewd I did live & evil i did dwel (first recorded palindrome)
  2. Niaomi sex at noon taxes I moan
  3. Doc note I dissent a fast never prevents a fatness I diet on cod
  4. Step on no pets
  5. Never odd or even
  6. Sit on a potato pan Otis
  7. May a moody baby doom a yam?

Tuesday, 27 May 2008 7 Ian Flemming 'Bond' books

  1. Casino Royale - 1953
  2. Live and Let Die - 1954
  3. Moonraker - 1955
  4. Diamonds Are Forever - 1956
  5. From Russia, With Love - 1957
  6. Doctor No - 1958
  7. Goldfinger - 1959

Monday, 26 May 2008 7 things I didn't expect to do this Bank Holiday weekend

  1. Visit a farm shop
  2. Visit Eco St. and buy a free loader
  3. Do a cache
  4. Watch some tennis
  5. Find the Speen 'Home of Rest for Horses'
  6. Get a chip in our 2 month old windscreen
  7. Go to 'Muddy Paws' pet shop

Sunday, 25 May 2008 7 of my favourite doodle-a-day doodles (25th Apr - 24th May)

  1. BAA
  2. April - Weather to suit everyone every day
  3. Promotion
  4. iP
  5. Worm!
  6. Give Me Sunshine
  7. My Stomach Hurts

Saturday, 24 May 2008 7 flyball dogs

Friday, 23 May 2008 7 facts about waste

  1. The UK produces more than 434 million tonnes of waste every year.
  2. On average, each person in the UK, throws away seven times their body weight (about 500kg) in rubbish every year.
  3. It can take up to 50 times more energy to produce a battery than it actually delivers.
  4. Recycling just one plastic bottle can save the same amount of energy needed to power a 60 watt lightbulb for 6 hours.
  5. 80 million fluorescent lighting tubes go to landfill each year.
  6. Each baby gets through about 5000 nappies during the two to two and a half years prior to potty training.
  7. Waste oil from nearly 3 million car oil changes in Britain is not collected. If collected properly, this could meet the annual energy needs of 1.5 million people.

Thursday, 22 May 2008 7 facts about AFC Wimbledon

  1. AFC Wimbledon was created after Wimbledon FC moved to Milton Keynes and became the MK Dons
  2. The club play at The Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium, Kingsmeadow
  3. Terry Brown is their current 1st team manager
  4. AFC Wimbledon play in the Conference South League
  5. Their team mascot is a Womble named Hayden
  6. They won the Supporters Direct Cup in both the 2002-03 season and the 2005-06 season
  7. Their biggest home victory was against Slough town in March 2007... 9-0!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008 7 reasons for using raised beds

  1. You get to control the soil, so it doesn't matter if your native soil type is wrong for your 'crop'.
  2. As you do not walk on raised beds the soil doesn't get compacted
  3. You can plant your 'crop' closer together
  4. Weeds are much less likely in raised beds
  5. Raised beds drain better and you only need to water the beds
  6. Raised beds are easier to maintain and easier to get to without getting your knees muddy
  7. Pests are less likely to eat your 'crop' and if needed you can protect them with netting attached to the sides of the raised bed

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 7 independent shops that have declined

  1. Greengrocers
  2. Butchers
  3. Fishmongers
  4. Electrical Repair Shops
  5. Florists
  6. Record Shops
  7. Bakeries

Monday, 19 May 2008 7 animals found only in Madagascar

  1. Streaked Tenrec
  2. Red-ruffed lemur
  3. Giraffe Beetle
  4. Aye-aye
  5. Brookesia Chameleon
  6. Spear-nosed Snake
  7. Flatid Leaf Bug

Sunday, 18 May 2008 7 facts about linen

  1. Linen is 2 to 3 times stronger than cotton
  2. In ancient Egypt, linen was used as currency
  3. Linen is made from the flax plant
  4. The word line comes from the use of flax fibers to measure a straight edge
  5. Linen gets softer the more it is washed
  6. The standard measure of bulk linen yarn is the lea
  7. Liber Linteus (or Book of Agram) is the only surviving book made from linen

Saturday, 17 May 2008 7 cans of Red Bull

Friday, 16 May 2008 7 sports that used to be part of the Olympic games

  1. Swimming obstacle race
  2. 2 handed shot put
  3. Rope climb
  4. Croquet
  5. Plunge for distance swimming race
  6. Jeu de Paume
  7. One hand weightlifting

Thursday, 15 May 2008 7 things said to me/by me recently

  1. You might want to debag your bag of bags
  2. Let's hope I can stop the butts from falling out of my mouth
  3. At the end of the rollercoaster of gloom is a sheep of doom
  4. Your ball is too big
  5. What the crap's in there? Three pans and a wok
  6. I thought it was one of the Venus'
  7. Jesus! Grog me!

Wednesday, 14 May 2008 7 words that mean different things in a tech context

  1. Surfing
  2. Windows
  3. Net
  4. Spider
  5. Java
  6. Trawling
  7. Ajax

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 7 random wikipedia articles

As Elephino pointed out to me today, it's been a while since I did one of these :)

  1. Heidrun Oil Field
  2. DFB-Ligapokal
  3. Matsudaira Mochiaki
  4. Jack Montgomery
  5. Arithmetical Set
  6. Arizona Gray Squirrel
  7. Alexander Dimitrenko

Monday, 12 May 2008 7 skateboarding terms

  1. Feeblegrind - Grinding with the rear truck while the front truck goes over the top of the edge of the object. Hence the board will be at a slight angle to the direction of movement.
  2. Shoveit - Turning the board without turning your body so as the board spins round under your feet.
  3. Goofy - Skating with your right foot forward.
  4. Lipslide - Sliding along on the rails of the board with the rear wheels going over the object.
  5. McTwist - 540 degree backside air with a mute grab.
  6. Stalefish - Grabbing the board behind you with the rear hand round the back of the rear leg.
  7. Wallride - The act of skating up a vertical wall.

Sunday, 11 May 2008 7 sports I've never seen in action

  1. Chessboxing
  2. Real Tennis (as apposed to lawn tennis)
  3. Swamp Soccer
  4. Korfball
  5. DockDogs
  6. Pushball
  7. Duck Herding

Saturday, 10 May 2008 7 vanes

Friday, 9 May 2008 7 exotic coffees

  1. Puerto Rico Yauco Selecto
  2. Nicaragua maragogype
  3. Dominican Republic barahona organic
  4. Galapagos Organic San Cristobal
  5. Hawaii Kona
  6. Kopi Luwak
  7. Australia bundja extra fancy

Thursday, 8 May 2008 7 regions of the forebrain

  1. Cerebral cortex
  2. Prefrontal cortex
  3. Cerebrum
  4. Corpus callosum
  5. Cingulate gyrus
  6. Hypothalamus
  7. Thalamus

Wednesday, 7 May 2008 7 things I didn't know last month

  1. Only 13 episodes of Bagpus were ever made
  2. Tai Chi is pronounced Tai Dji
  3. Sweet chilli sauce comes in a squeezy bottle
  4. Recycling cans uses more energy than recycling bottles
  5. What the village of Frieth looked like
  6. I was going to get a substantial tax rebate
  7. The capital of the Republic of Congo is Brazzaville

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 7 milestones in the history of flight

  1. 400BC - The Chinese create kites for ceremonial purposes and to test weather conditions
  2. 1500 - Leonardo da Vinci develops the Ornithopter, although never actually built, modern helicopters are based on his concept
  3. 1783 - Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier fly the first hot air balloon
  4. 1799 - George Cayley develops the glider with tail and recognized that there would be a need for power if flight was to be sustainable
  5. 1891 - Otto Lilienthal developed a glider that was able to fly long distances, and wrote a book in 1889 on the concepts of aerodynamics
  6. 1891 - Samual P Langley built the Langley's Aerodrome, a model plane with a steam-powered engine. The model frew for 3/4s of a mile before running out of fuel
  7. 1903 - Orville and Wilbur Wright take the first aeroplane flight in the Wright Brother's Flyer

Monday, 5 May 2008 7 things I did this bank holiday weekend

  1. Went to a dog show
  2. Did a circular walk around Frieth
  3. Went to the village fete
  4. Made an awesome salad
  5. Watched a movie
  6. Saw some morris dancing
  7. Re-enacted a scene from 'Wrong Turn'

Sunday, 4 May 2008 7 unusual Bobbleheads

  1. Michael Myers Bobblehead
  2. Prince William Bobblehead
  3. Simgund Freud Bobblehead
  4. Al Capone Bobblehead
  5. Cornholio Beavis Bobblehead
  6. Pope Benedict XVI Bobblehead
  7. Jesus Bobblehead

Saturday, 3 May 2008 7 recycling logos

Friday, 2 May 2008 7 of the hindu festivals

Another of my father's submissions today :) Thanks Dad.

  1. Chaitra - Ramanavami (Birthday of Lord Rama)
  2. Asadha - Rathayatra (Pilgrimage of the Jagannatha Chariot ar Puri)
  3. Sravana - Jhulanayatra (Swinging the Lord Krishna)
  4. Sravana - Rakshabandhana ((Tying on lucky threads
  5. Bhadrapada - Jaramashtami (Birthday of Lord Krishna)
  6. Asvina - Durga Puja (Homage to theGoddess Durga)
  7. Asvina - Navaratri (Festival of Nine Lights)