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A Wizard Weekend

We seem to have a growing tradition round here of not doing birthdays per se, but more birth weeks. It seems to match everyone’s busy lives and schedules, and is a great excuse for extended celebrations. This week is my … Continue reading

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A Naturalisation

Last year, as weird and wonderful election results gave everyone adrenaline dumps for a variety of reasons, two things happened:  I spent a lot of time swearing under my breath, and on one memorable occasion here. And, by way of contrast, … Continue reading

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And Now, Fun

It’s been an exhausting week, mostly because it’s been one where work has successfully thrown a rapid barrage of changing priorities, personnel challenges, and personal frustrations at me – and that’s not even included customer interactions. Now though, it’s the … Continue reading

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Celebration Time

Even in the middle of crapness, people keep insisting on having parties and celebrations of significant life events. It’s almost as if the universe doesn’t give two figs and insists on proceeding on its way. How depressing must that be … Continue reading

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And away we go

It’s Easter weekend, and we’ve actually managed to scrape some time and an approximation of energy together so that Lady M, the Charleesi, and I are escaping The Smoke for a couple of days. We’re off to Alton Towers. Let … Continue reading

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Wessex Nights

It’s that time of the year again folks, where I have people turn up and make offerings before me – or at least buy me a drink and join me in some silliness. Yes, it’s true – somehow I’ve survived … Continue reading

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Unexploded Kittens

A friend has recently adopted a small kitten, causing no small amount of comment – mostly of the “awwww, that’s so cute!” variety. Others have looked askance at someone whose sometimes wild reputation and past would seem to suggest more … Continue reading

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