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I first moved to Reading in October 1995, and have found it surprisingly difficult to get completely away from the place ever since. However much I complain about it now, I have had some great times there over the years, and correspondingly a lot of pictures have been taken there.
- London November 2012
- November 2012
Pictures from London with Erika in November 2012.
- London January 2010
- January 2010
Pictures from London at the start of 2010, including a pub crawl in Borough, an afternoon trip to Reading to celebrate our anniversary (!) and our Burns Night.
- Radstock Reunion
- Friday July 11th - Sunday July 13th 2008
A weekend reunion (with the main event on Saturday) of almost all the former tenants of Radstock Road, a decade after most of us graduated.
- Rob's Graduation
- Thursday 5th July 2007
Rob's PhD graduation day - long overdue and very well deserved!
- UK March 2006
- Tuesday 21st - Friday 31st March 2006
Pictures from mine and Chie's trip back to the UK in March 2006, to attend Rob and Kate's wedding, and also visit friends and family.
- Riverside Bar
- Wednesday 13th July 2005
At the Riverside Bar in Reading with Rob, Kate and Byrnie when I was "passing through" England for one night en route from Seattle to Japan.
- Thursday 7th July 2005
My PhD graduation ceremony at Reading University.
- Last Night in England
- Saturday 30th April 2005
An evening in the Back of Beyond saying goodbye to friends before leaving the country.
- Beer Festival
- Friday 29th April 2005
A few pictures from my brief visit to the beer festival, and my last chance to see a load of old work friends before leaving the country.
- Kate's Birthday
- Saturday 29th January 2005
A "mythical creatures and people" themed fancy dress party at Rob and Kate's place to celebrate Kate's 25th birthday.
- Steve's 30th
- Saturday 21st August 2004
A surprise barbeque to celebrate Steve's 30th birthday.
- Richard's Stag Do
- Saturday 17th July 2004
An evening in Reading in an assortment of pubs for Rich's stag do.
- Nando's and Scruffy's
- Thursday 12th February 2004
An evening out with some people from work, first for dinner at Nando's, and then for some Guinness at Scruffy Murphy's.
- Richard's Congratulations Thingy
- Tuesday 9th September 2003
A night out in Reading at Nando's, then The Brewery Tap, to mark Richard becoming a permanent member of staff, or something like that.
- Reading University Grand Reunion
- Saturday 12th July 2003
Pictures from the reunion held at the student's union in Reading University.
- Mike's Pictures from George's Birthday
- Friday 13th June 2003
Pictures taken by Mike Kenna at George's birthday outing.
- George's Birthday
- Friday 13th June 2003
A surprise party at the Calcot Hotel, to celebrate the birthday of the MD of my company.
- Back of Beyond
- Sunday 1st June 2003
A few drinks in a very reasonably priced, but otherwise fairly characterless pub, with Rob, Byrnie, Mark, Chie and myself.
- Beer Festival
- Friday 2nd May 2003
Under the cold English typical early summer weather, we enjoyed trying lots of beers!
- Simon in England
- Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th March 2003
Simon came to England from Hungary on a business trip, which gave us a perfect opportunity to meet up.
- Nozaki Sensei's Wine Evening
- Saturday 8th February 2003
An evening spent drinking some really excellent wines, and eating wonderful Japanese food, in the comfort of Nozaki Sensei's home.
- Barry's Pie Night
- Saturday January 12th 2003
Barry's birthday, celebrated via the medium of pie eating.
- Music with Rob
- Sunday 24th November 2002
The evening we recorded the rather excellent How to Survive an Earthquake.
- David's Fireworks Party
- Saturday November 2nd 2002
Hardly any pictures of fireworks, surprisingly.
- Ben and Anna's Halloween Party
- Friday November 1st 2002
"Want to go to a party?" said Rob. "Great!" said I. "Fancy Dress?" said Rob. "Great!" said I. "Both of us dressed as nuns?" said Rob. "Ah." said I.
- Random Night Out With Rob
- Monday 23rd September 2002
A random pub crawl with Rob in Reading for no good reason whatsoever.
- Ian's Barbeque
- Saturday 31st August 2002
The night Ian invited a few people from work round to his house for a barbeque.
- Michelle's 30th
- Saturday June 22nd 2002
Birthday, beer, biryani, balti, bhuna, beer, beer, beer.
- Simon's Results
- Monday 17th June 2002
A night out to celebrate Simon (the one from work) having got his degree results. The first night out with digital camera number three!
- Late Night Drinking in St. David's
- Saturday 11th May 2002
A late night drink or two in St. David's Hall, the last pictures ever taken with my second digital camera, before its tragic demise.
- Fez and Firkin
- Thursday 9th May 2002
A few pictures taken whilst having a few drinks outside the Fez and Firkin in Reading.
- Rob and Byrnie's Birthday
- Saturday 20th April 2002
At the thrill packed venue - The Hope Tap.
- Dinner at St. David's
- Monday 8th April 2002
An evening of eating and drinking, possibly marking my last visit to the lovely social room 9.
- Gyosei Graduation Day 2002
- Thursday 25th March 2002
A load of pictures and videos from Gyosei College's graduation day and the drinking party that followed.
- Drinking in St. David's Hall
- Sunday 10th March 2002
A few pictures from an evening of random drinking in lovely social room 9.
- Meryem's and Cedric's Birthday
- Saturday 12th January 2002
A jolly little birthday party at Stanhope Road for Meryem's and Cedric's birthday.
- Cooking in St. David's
- Saturday 5th January 2002
A evening spent (mostly) cooking in Social Room 9 of St. David's Hall.
- Jazz Club
- Saturday 24th November 2001
A night out to celebrate Jill's birthday at The Jazz Club in Reading.
- Mexican Party
- Saturday 30th September 2001
House warming party at Justin and Sam's new house with a distinctly Mexican flavour...
- Saturday 30th September 2001
Me moving out of my flat in Hampstead, with a little help from Rob and his famous yellow van.
- Barbeque by the Thames
- Saturday 14th July 2001
Me and Chie enjoying a barbeque on a summery afternoon by the side of the Thames.
- Graduation 2001
- Thursday 5th July 2001
Not me graduating! (been there, done that) But some of my friends were...
- Michelle and Libby's Birthday
- Saturday 30th June 2001
A barbeque/bonfire/party at my old house for Libby and Michelle's birthdays.
- A Night Out with Rob and Paul
- Wednesday 23rd May 2001
Some superbly badly taken pictures of a night out with Rob and Paul, also with guest appearances from Simon Steele (PI) and the Rt Hon David Symons. Plus strange looking women.
- Toshi's Room
- Thursday 25th January 2001
Drinking in Toshi's Room with a selection of Chie's friends.
- Tim, Jon and me
- Tuesday 23rd January 2001
A brief reunion of three friends who hadn't seen eachother for over a year and a half...
- Pavlov's Dog
- Thursday 14th December 2000
A night out in Pavlov's Dog, a pub in Reading.
- Old Orleans
- Monday 4th December 2000
A meal at Old Orleans in Reading during Dale's brief visit from Switzerland.
- Stanhope Halloween 2000
- Friday 27th October 2000
The third (and perhaps final?) scandalous party at Stanhope Road. Perhaps the most rife with scandal to date. These pictures are mostly taken by other people, as I didn't have a camera myself at the time.
- Upin Arms
- Tuesday 25th July 2000
A night spent in the Upin Arms (a pub in Reading), drinking beer and playing Jenga.
- College Arms
- Wednesday 12th July 2000
A random night of drinking at the College Arms, a pub in Reading, followed by a trip to Ben's house for seemingly no reason.
- Boat Party
- Sunday 18th June 2000
A charming evening cruise along the Thames, featuring many of the usual suspects.
- Friday 26th May 2000
The second Stanhope fancy dress party, and another great set of pictures!
- Chie's Birthday
- Thursday 4th May 2000
A lovely night out at TGI Friday's (yes it is possible) to celebrate Chie's 21st birthday.
- Rob's Party
- Saturday 29th April 2000
A joint party at Rob's house to celebrate his birthday, Byrnie's birthday, and me leaving Reading (well, sort of)...
- My Birthday!
- Wednesday 15th March 2000
See the pictures from my (23rd) birthday bonfire in my back garden on.
- Another Monday Night at the Union
- Monday 13th March 2000
Another random night at the Union.
- Monday Night at the Union
- Monday 7th February 2000
Pictures from one of what became our standard Monday night outing to Reading Students' Union.
- Arabic Night
- Thursday 3rd February 2000
Finally uploaded to the web proper in September 2002 (!!). Scary hypnotists, Fez hats, Nargila, it's all here!
- Simon's Visit to Reading
- Saturday 15th January 2000
Some drunken pictures taken very late at night, when Simon came to visit me in Reading.
- October 30th 1999
See dodgy pictures from the Halloween party at Stanhope Road.
- Reading 1999
- Thursday 25th - Sunday 29th August 1999
Leon, me, Gav, the kidney et al at Reading Festival '99.
- Thursday 15th July 1999
Pictures from a random trip to the Iguana, followed by an even more random trip to the Purple Turtle.
- Tim's Visit
- Thursday 17th and Friday 18th June 1999
Tim's visit to Reading, including a trip into London, and a jolly along to the union.
- Reading 1998
- Thursday 27th - Monday 31st August 1998
See what me and Leon did at the Reading Festival '98.
- July 1998
The day I (along with a number of my friends) graduated from Reading University.