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Golf and ‘really good’

We spent three days last week at WC&A golf society meet in Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire (I’ll do the write up over there eventually – maybe even later today!). I have a… difficult relationship with golf. I think I could learn to like it – it requires precision, practice and strategy (playing the odds, really), and […]

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Garden House

Window Ledge Review

It’s time for my seasonal office plants to go now, I think. I’m genuinely bad at knowing when it’s time for plants to be done, but in this case they are blocking my office window. That was part of the plan during the summer, to try and keep the room a bit cooler – not […]

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House

Shortages

I’m dreaming of big household projects again. I want to add to our roof of solar panels. We can apparently fit 20 up on our main roof, and I think we could get a few more on our (south facing) garage roof too. We’d need a battery. Then we’d ‘just’ have to replace our boiler […]

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Now

We are here

Recently I came across the concept of a ‘now’ page – a page that lets people know what’s going on with you right now. Kind of like the answer you’d give someone you’ve not seen for a while when they say ‘so, what’ve you been up to?’. It’s not quite the same as the about […]

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Camping upgrades

We don’t camp often, if I’m honest. In spite of our best intentions back when we cycled from Brighton to Paris in 2010 (I can’t believe this, but I don’t seem to have blogged it – there’s an album of photos and that’s all I can find?!), we’ve never got into bike touring. We camp […]

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Blast from the past

What I did on my holidays. A short summary thereof, anyway!

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Garden

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 […]