Saturday, 7 February 2009 7 things I didn't know last last month

  1. I would be building a snowman.
  2. Where the horn was on the car.
  3. I'd have to remember a passphrase I set last year.
  4. I would be working from home because of the snow.
  5. Our neighbour wouldn't be coming back from the nuns.
  6. There is only one female Tesco delivery person in our area.
  7. I would be doing Nanowrimo this year.

Friday, 6 February 2009 7 smartphone operating systems

  1. iPhone OSX
  2. Android
  3. WebOS
  4. Blackberry
  5. Windows Mobile
  6. Palm Garnet
  7. Symbian

Thursday, 5 February 2009 7 podcasters worth checking out

  1. Mur Lafferty - Playing for Keeps, Heaven, I Should be Writing, Lessons from a Geek Fu Master.
  2. Mignon Fogarty - Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing.
  3. Christiana Ellis - Space Casey, Shallow Thoughts, Nina Kimberly the Merciless.
  4. Phil Rossi - Cresent, Notes from the Vault, Eden.
  5. Scott Sigler - Ancestor, Infected, Contagious.
  6. Seth Harwood - Jack Wakes Up, This is Life.
  7. JC Hutchinson - The 7th Son Trilogy, The UltraCreatives Interview Series.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009 7 apps installed on our Ipod Touch

  1. The Big Oven
  2. To Do
  3. OSBrowserR2
  4. Topple
  5. Flixter
  6. Twitterific

Tuesday, 3 February 2009 7 unusual English customs

  1. February (date varies) : Blessing the Throats - St Ethelreda, London: Two candles are tied together and touched on the necks of sore throat sufferers.
  2. Whit Sunday : Bread and Cheese Throwing - St Briavels, Gloucestershire: Following evensong on Whit Monday, basketfuls of bread and cheese are thrown from a wall near the old castle, to be scrambled for in a lane below.
  3. Spring bank holiday Monday : Cheese Rolling - Cooper's Hill, Brookworth, Goucestershire: Annual tradition of rolling a 7lb Double Gloucester cheese down a very steep hill. The fastest wins the cheese.
  4. June (date varies) : Nettle Eating Contest - Marsham, Dorset: 30 challengers attempt to out eat the current nettle-eating champion
  5. July (last Monday) : Swan Upping - River Thames, London: The Dyers and Vintner's Companies have the right, established in medieval times, to keep swans on the Thames River. Every year the Queen's Swan Keeper and Swan Markers from the two livery companies row in skiffs along the river to mark the cygnets.
  6. August (date varies) : Scarecrow Festival - Kettlewell, Yorkshire: Scarecrows are made and displayed around the village by local people.
  7. October (2nd Sunday) : World Conker Championships - Ashton, Northamptonshire: The largest and most prestigious conker championship in the World.

Monday, 2 February 2009 7 Finnish words for types of snow

  1. Tuisku - Snow shower with strong winds
  2. Hyhmä - Snow floating atop water
  3. Kohva - Grey ice formed from wet snow
  4. Iljanne - A thin layer of snow atop ice
  5. Neitos - A large hard pile of snow
  6. Nuoska - Snowballable snow
  7. Viti - Freshly fallen powdery snow

Sunday, 1 February 2009 7 disused buildings

Photos 1,2,4,5 and 7 are © Bekie Marett; used with permission.