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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 […]

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Geek

Mac update frustrations

In which I rant about a Big Sur update causing me much pain!

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Garden

Spring growth

The garden has started to respond to the increase in daylight, and the promise of the temperature going up. Lots of pictures of the new, fresh growth.

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House

More office updates

Having made a few changes around my home office, I may have got a bit carried away. I had a sudden urge to indulge in a bit of decorating and paint some of the walls. Clarkie is such an enabler. She made me leave the house and took me to Homebase, just off the Oxford […]

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Mostly Veggie

Over the years, a surprising number of people have thought I am vegetarian. I’m not. I never have been. I eat everything, pretty much. It’s true that I don’t really like tiramisu or angel delight or gherkins, and I’ve not had a lot of time for aubergine, but if someone served them to me chances […]

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More green

I bought another house plant. A little variegated ficus. The poor little thing was buried in amongst the other plants at a DIY store, and had a half price sticker on it. We were a bit startled when it turned up on the receipt as “Damaged/Incomplete” – there’s nothing wrong with it! I assume it […]