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General

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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General

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 […]

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Sewing

Refit

Bit of housekeeping: I have added Akismet to catch spam comments, which is working pretty well. Hopefully it doesn’t make commenting onerous – but I really don’t get all that many comments. I’m kind of loving the spam comments though. I think one of my favourites so far is ‘This blog was… how do I […]

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General Running

New growth

I’m a bit lacking in mojo at the mo. Don’t want to exercise, don’t want to do much of anything really. I rather suspect it’s the time of year. I’m trying to ignore it and get on with things anyway! Before Christmas I went for a run on a chilly, chilly morning. -3 Celsius, according […]

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Geek

New year zhuzh

The blog got an exciting update. Yes, yes it did…

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General

2020. Wow.

Well. That was a year, huh? I don’t normally do review posts, but a lot has happened and I’ve been rubbish at blogging it. I started the year as a blonde, and quickly went red as it started to grow out – dark roots made it look dirty. Then back in February in the pre-Covid […]

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General

Jack

It’s 9.5 years since I posted this post about my Grandma. 9.5 years that my Grandad has been living on, for 9 of them he lived in his own home. He played golf until he was 97 (only 9 holes and with a buggy in the end, but still). He had a knee problem shortly […]

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Running

Running Shoes

I put this photo of my running shoes up on Instagram last week. I’ve run over 600 miles in this pair of shoes, done multiple workouts, played a couple of rounds of golf, and done at least one taekwondo session in them.  I’ve never actually been convinced that these are the right size. I could […]

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House

Office refurb

2020 has been an interesting year, huh?  Being asthmatic, back in March I decided that I was going to work from home a few days before the full official lockdown began. Some time maybe a month or so in, my boss decided that the company was functioning pretty well without an office, and decided to […]

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Sewing

Cuffed

After I finished my PhD I went back to an office job, with a boss who required smart clothes (no jeans) from his developers. After a little trial and error I worked out a ‘uniform’: smart trousers, white shirt, and whatever waistcoat or jumper I liked. Everything went with everything, so it didn’t matter what […]