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St. Andrews Mafia

February 13th, 2005 (11:55 pm)
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Following my exams on Friday, it was just a bit too late to travel north again from the vicinity of Oxford and hope to get home without hassle, so I took advantage of the situation to trundle east and visit scottymcleod and Janice in Kingston.

Junior addition to the family Andrew seems to be doing well and was much happier than last time I was down in London a few months ago. He's got a big wide grin and is keen on bouncing. He's very active and to my completely inexpert eye it doesn't look like he can be all that far off managing to stand.

Rather to my surprise I have been asked to be one of his godfathers, and accepted. I managed for many years to avoid being closely linked to the vast extended academic family which includes the majority of my university friends, but I guess this real world link probably now makes me part of that academic Cosa Nostra...

Looking for a link for academic families, there doesn't seem to be a really good explanation anywhere on the Web. You would have thought there would be a definitive source somewhere covering the traditions and vocabulary of Scotland's oldest University. Ho hum.

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Posted by: Toby Atkin-Wright (tobyaw)
Posted at: February 14th, 2005 09:40 am (UTC)

Looks like you've identified something to research and write for your web site.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: February 14th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)

Umm, yes. How long have I been saying "I must create a web site" for now? In fact, wasn't this blog in part supposed to spur me on?

I still have good intentions...

Maybe I'll get motivated if I have to produce a business web presence for my sister.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 13th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
Academic Prodigal Son

Hellooo there Gavin, I'm the son you had at University with Marianne, do you remember? Ian Tullie, now also an IT person (BI/DW/ETL) in London. Drop me a line if you'd like to catch up - seems rather unfair that I can read all about you on here! Email is iantullie@hotmail.com - hope to speak to you soon!

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: January 13th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Academic Prodigal Son
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Hi Ian, yes I remember you.

I'm pretty knackered at the moment - your comment notification mail arrived just as I was heading off to bed - but I'll make a proper reply by e-mail over the weekend.

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