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    The Great British Queue

    It’s the weekend before the Queen’s funeral, so we get a bank holiday, but everything is closed. Just getting back in the groove of things after a few weeks of non-stop. Orlando, which was very hot and humid. Short version:…

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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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    Spring cleaning

    The sun is out, Hugo reading has been done, convention season is starting up, and it even looks like making vague plans for activities in the nearish term is something one might do unironically. So I figured I’d give the…

  • Food and Drink,  Updates

    Birthday, etc

    My birthday fell on a Sunday, so I made pancakes like I usually do but with bananas and chocolate chips. John made me a Victoria sponge birthday cake, and for dinner he made roast chicken – the original plan called…

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    March!

    February gave us a handful of sunny days, which meant a bit of garden tidying up. The cats enjoyed it, with Quentin escaping multiple times and forcing me to chase him between fences. We had really good Korean fried chicken…

  • Conventions,  Updates

    Boskone/Gally/Valentine’s

    I ended up only using the social space at Boskone. They had a Zoom Consuite going most of the day, which I applaud. Initially I had trouble finding it, although it looks like they added a more obvious link later…

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    February

    It’s been very cold, a few days of frost and even a brief bit of snow – though nothing like elsewhere in the country. It’s a bit harder to stay productive in the January doldrums, but I’ve been doing okay…

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    American New Year

    January 20th, Inauguration Day. Like a lot of folks I’m counting the first nineteen days of January as part of last year and watching some of the ceremonies and events yesterday and today, helping the reality of it sink it…

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    The Outside, still there apparently.

    I had to go into town yesterday! It wasn’t as exciting as all that, I had to go submit my biometrics for my indefinite leave to remain. Luckily there is an office in town to do that, so I was…