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The 100 day challenge: what I learned

I finished the 100 day challenge in the middle of October, the day before we left for a visit to our friends in Denmark.  I’m so sorry not to have got round to writing this up sooner. To recap, this … Continue reading

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“This summer I went swimming…..

….. this summer I could have drowned…”* Oh this song has been going around in my head all summer long, as I’ve resumed swimming and it’s gradually become a regular part of my life.  The version I’m familiar with is … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday (17 August 2018)

Another week, another list. Exercise – day 46 of my 100 day challenge, and I’ve managed to stick to it pretty much every day.  I’ve missed maybe 4 or 5 – I’ll count them up and add them on at … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday

Hello again!  I’m so sorry to have been absent again for a while.  Still gradually recovering from the long-lasting bout of flu, which has left me with a wheezy cough and depleted energy levels.  But fortunately still able to enjoy … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday

I’ve seen this theme all over the place, and thought I’d have a play with it today.  Let’s see how it goes.  I may even do it again…. I am making pleasing progress through my (long!) list of backlog jobs … Continue reading

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FUBAR*. What next?

What an extraordinary week this has been.  Both on a personal and, far far more importantly, on a national (and international) level. (For the avoidance of doubt, the images below have little to do with the text, but I figure … Continue reading

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Hitting 60

One of my mother-in-law’s favourite sayings was that “age doesn’t come on it’s own”, and maybe she was right.  In my case it comes with a whole lot of paper and tests.  Though I know I am very fortunate in … Continue reading

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