Down My Local Pool


I’m really learning to love my local pool, and this is despite some severe provocation. As readers of this blog will know, I have been conned into doing a Swimathon for Marie Curie, and in preparation for this I’ve been trying to go splashing as much as I can.  (Towit: …

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My Git Wizard


Being self-employed can be… … I nearly wrote ‘tough’, then had to check myself.  It’s 10 a.m., I’ve been working for about an hour, I’m wearing my spacesuit-like sleeping bag with legs (it’s very cold outside and I resent using central heating when I could just heat myself) and have …

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Team This Was A Bad Idea


So I have friends who are far more worthy and active and awesome than me, and one of them has talked me into doing a Swimathon this year.  It’s exactly what you’d expect on the cover – a team of mates get together and swim a certain distance (5k, in …

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Secretly Watching…


… Constantine. (The TV show, to be precise.)  But shusssshh!!  Don’t tell anyone.  Because of course, officially, I haven’t been.  Because technically, it’s not very good.  But also of course, I’m hooked, and need to know what happens next.  Just… need to know! So, important contextual information! For long-time readers …

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Merry Christmas 2015

Southwark Cathedral Christmas Tree

I can’t quite believe the year has gone, but would you believe it, planet Earth was the plucky little orb that could and another year ticks by.  I think 2014 has been a good year, all things considered.  I end it very, very tired, and still a bit ill, but …

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