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I guess I shouldn’t really be surprised that I haven’t had the time to write anything, but I’ve written lots of entries in my head that were stunning and sparkling in their humour and insight.. but I’ve forgotten what they were now, so it’s back to the usual drudge. I should mention that that last entry was never meant to be my final word or eulogy for my Dad, I was wanted to mark his passing on here; seemed suitable somehow. One of his legacies is that he taught me plumbing, so for a little bit of today I’m going […]

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Just an entry in loving memory of my Dad, who passed away this morning, after a prolonged illness from cancer. He taught and inspired me to think technically, to try (almost) anything once, and to do absolutely everything to the best of one’s ability. Rest in peace. He has gone home.

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Phew-ee – babies are hard work, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Ben has been having trial days at nursery, and so picked up the expected cold, so has a very runny nose. His upper central and lateral incisors are also coming through, which has turned him into a total grump for the last few days. He either wakes up in the middle of night because he’s rolled over on to his front, and can’t do anything about it, or wakes up an hour or so early crying, presumably because of his teeth. I thought we’d got past the […]

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Oh yes, saw Lost in Translation too over the weekend. What a strange film, in a vaugely endearing way. Thing that most surprised me was how un-glamorous Scarlett Johansson is in it. I’ve not seen her in anything else, so have no baseline comparison, but her looks weren’t really what I was expecting. Will consider my position after after I’ve seen Girl with a Pearl Earing.

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Had a very exciting weekend, when I was stung (twice) by a wasp. I know that this normally wouldn’t classify as exciting, but I’ve never been stung by a wasp before! My mum has anaphylaxis to wasp stings, and I’ve always been worried the same thing might happen to me.. It’s not meant to be heriditary, but I have the same reaction to the tetanus jab, so it’s been a concern of mine for all my life. Well, up until now anyway. Didn’t stop me swatting the begger either. 🙂 Actually it was a lot less painful then I’d anticipated […]

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Great website – Animals on the Underground, basically making pictures of animals out of the tube map. Also, for those that are interested, getting a replacement mirror made by Knaresborough Glass, who seem like a really good organisation – they do made to measure with a 24hr turn-around, and were dead friendly on the phone. Half the price the original one from Wickes too! I guess I should reserve judgement until I see the actual mirror this evening…

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