Jo Sidebottom

Why "Answers on a Postcard"?


Jo Sidebottom I wanted the experience of doing a regular blog, but unlike some of my pals I don't have a life or job filled with humorous and interesting anecdotes. The thought of coming up with entertaining stories regularly was quite daunting. "Answers on a Postcard" was born when I had the idea of asking myself a handful of questions each week, some serious and some more frivolous, and trying to keep the responses pithy and concise. Please feel free to leave any comments about my blog on my Guestbook page.

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Browsing Archive: September, 2010

Week ending Sunday 26th September 2010

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Sunday, September 26, 2010,
Best day this week
Saturday was a lovely leisurely day.  With T@3 to look forward to in the afternoon, we had neither an early start, nor a late night.  I pottered, caught up with chores and made a fish pie in the morning. We ambled down to Dobbie’s around 2.30 and were joined by eight other friends during the course of the afternoon.  After a couple of hours of interesting conversation and a little gift shopping, we headed home, and in the evening we caught the edition of QI that we’d mis...
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Week ending Sunday 19th September 2010

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Monday, September 20, 2010,
Favourite moment of the week
Not one individual moment, but it was so reassuring and reaffirming to have a number of people tell me over the weekend, including people I don’t know that well, that they were not only sorry but also surprised that I didn’t get elected to the Mensa Board. It’s nice to know people feel that way.

Least favourite moment of the week
Walking into a really disappointing executive double room in our hotel in Chester.  It was pokey, with a single wardrobe that was dif...
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Week ending Sunday 12th September 2010

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Sunday, September 12, 2010,
Favourite moment of the week
Interesting walking tour of Roman London on Wednesday, arranged by English Heritage.

Least favourite moment of the week
Three hour round trip on Friday evening to a meeting that didn’t happen.  Still, we had a pleasant meal in Nando’s, even if it was a long way to go for dinner.

What have I learned this week
That the Guildhall Museum and Art Gallery is a hidden treasure in the City of London.  As well as a collection of pre-raphaelite paintings, its basement is ho...
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Week ending Sunday 5th September 2010

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Sunday, September 5, 2010,
Favourite moment of the week
I had a meeting in central London, just north of Oxford Circus, on Friday morning.  As I was at Euston in plenty of time, I walked there – down Tottenham Court Road, and along Goodge Street/Mortimer Street.  It was a beautiful morning and I love to see cities waking up and starting about their daily business.  Shops and cafés opening their shutters, sweeping their steps, putting out their merchandise.  People bustling to work carrying coffees.  It took me about ...
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Week ending Sunday 29th August 2010

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Friday, September 3, 2010,

Favourite moment of the week?
I had about four hours between meetings in London on Monday, and wasn’t sure how I would kill so much time.  I found a Costa Coffee shop in the basement of a Waterstones book shop, where it was quiet and there was a mobile signal for my 3G stick.  With no other distractions, I was able to plough through my email backlog so I felt on top of things again.  And as I went back to the counter and bought more coffee periodically, they didn’t throw me out.  I left fo...
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