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    Year of the Tiger

    Well, that’s a lot to life up to, and speaking as a Rabbit, a little intimidating. But with a big move underway and hopefully lots of good changes to go with it, it feels promising all the same. Current distractions from the wait of finalizing the house purchase are Lovecraft Investigations, from BBC Sounds, and the Zenith, the new VR MMO. The former is spooky but weirdly relaxing to fall asleep to. In the past I’d avoided narrative audio at bedtime because paying attention kept me awake, but I guess that was more of a problem with comedies. Turns out…

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    Seasons end

    It’s been a cold January, mostly spent tidying up from of the holiday season chaos at work (it’s always slow but messy over December) and looking forward to the imminent move to Newcastle. It might be the new year, but…

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    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…

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    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…