• Updates

    Goodbye 2021

    Just a few hours left to the year. Low key plans again of course, delivery sushi and then Alison Scott’s around-the-world NYE Zoom, which was good fun last year. We have some sake left, and sparkling wine from Valencia We…

  • Family,  Updates

    Xmas at the Coxon’s

    Back from the Coxon family home, where we had a relatively small but still very nice Christmas. We played Sushi Go, got some quality time with Alfie the cat, who is getting cuddly in his old age, and we watched…

  • Conventions

    Well, Xmas really sneaks up on you doesn’t it? Especially if you forget to blog for, oh say four months, whoops. Stange times, etc. Summary; went to Corflu, went to Novacon, had opinions on both. Went ot Newcastle to look…

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    People, places, and things

    September is mere days away and I haven’t posted since June, whoops. Well, it wasn’t for lack of things to write about in August, my most social month in a very long time. A short summary; We saw humans and…

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    The tea cookies that men don’t see.

    For Punctuation 2 we are repeating our Show and Tell: SFnal Cookbook panel. If you recall, last time I picked what looked like an quick and easy cookie recipe from the Doctor Who cookbook and then spent three plus hours…

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    P2, V2, ILR

    Quite a bit of things in the past month. John got his first shot, by September we should both be all set. I received my Indefinite Leave to Remain, which is a big deal and a huge relief. We got…

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    Journaling

    I’ve started to keep a paper diary again, after quite a few years. The good news is I’ve been pretty good at keeping up at it, the bad news is that it’s made me even more sporadic at blogging or…

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    Milestones

    Yesterday was our sixth wedding anniversary, which we celebrated with a little too much beer at Unity Brewing. We started with a pint of their Grayson, which has sold out in cans already, and hadn’t had dinner yet. We’d gambled…

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    Team AstraZeneca

    Got my vaccination on Tuesday! Had to take the train to Southsea, so I took advantage and picked up a loaf of sourdough from Sourdough Bakehouse and some lovely sandwiches (a reuben and a cheesesteak) from Baffled Coffee. The shot…

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    Hugos

    The Hugo shortlist came out a few days ago, and John is on it again for his work on Journey Planet! There are some other great entries across the categories, a few not great ones imo, several I feel are…