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Office plants

One of the things I enjoyed about my office during my PhD was that I grew a number of plants on my window ledge. It’s not so easy to do in a commercial office – aircon, poor light, commercially supplied planting, etc. But working from home, in a south-facing room no less, gives me the […]

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Toothed Wheel

I used my time off to get something off my todo list that I’ve been building up to for quite a while now: I went and got another tattoo. My previous tattoo was back in late 2015, and I said back then that I know tattoos are divisive. I don’t take them lightly – it’s […]

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Happy birthday, Dad

It was his birthday on June 26th, so I’m a little behind writing this. Not just any birthday either, but his 70th. This was taken as he was putting his flipflop back on, after a short bout of his latest favourite sport: fly-swatting. This involves stalking them around the house, swatting when they (and not […]

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All about the wood

So, having explained in my last post that my lovely wife Clarkie is on a carpentry course, she came home this weekend with this little bit of loveliness. Which she made. By hand. (The toilet roll on the top is for scale. Yes, that’s a toilet roll.) She naturally pointed out all of the flaws […]

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Lazing and learning

I’m having a lovely break. Really. Getting some stuff done, but not a whole lot. I’m back to work on July 5th and I’ve got my second vaccination booked for July 2nd, so fingers crossed any side effects have passed by then! I just binge read the first two of the Locked Tomb Trilogy by […]

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And… Collapse

I’m currently between jobs, which is a lovely treat that I’ve gifted myself. A whole month with nothing to do. I finished my job with Electric Studio at the end of May, after working my notice period and handing everything over. Electric Studio has been a lovely place to work for the most part, and […]

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House

Bring on the sun

We got solar panels! I’m so chuffed. Honestly, I’ve been looking at solar panels for nearly 19 years. We were all a bit surprised to discover that Grandad had actually left us money. He was not a wealthy man by any stretch of the imagination, but he bought the council house they’d been living in […]

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Just a little prick

I got my first jab! Honestly, a little earlier than I was expecting once they de-prioritised asthmatics. The news was saying 45+, and I am not, quite, there. But I got a text from my GP, so I jumped on it. I was vaccinated with the AstraZeneca version in the Didcot Civic Hall on Saturday […]

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Garden General

So much and nothing at all

I’m not quite sure where my time’s gone recently. It’s Easter, so 4 day weekend, and I’ve added a day off either end to make it 6. This is my 5th day of that 6, so what have I been doing? Well. There’s a question. I finished these socks, although technically I finished them before […]

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Geek General

Variety is the spice

I’ve been having to do a little extra coding this weekend, and I’d forgotten how much I prefer not coding at the weekends! I know, lots of developers love nothing more than doing a bit extra on some personal projects. I am not one. I retweeted this earlier this week. I even forgot a couple […]