And then… nothing

All quiet on the house front unfortunately. But I have been able to crack on with some website work and as always it’s great when the client is accomodating, helpful and all round just a nice guy. Say hi to www.davidbelbin.com (then go buy one of his books!). I’m also adding some functionality for a previous client, so I’ve got plenty to keep me busy AND I’ve found time to gently kick start my reading habit. Tackling the last of the Larsson trilogy which is a fun read in a Dan Brown kinda way. Mind you, I did read half of From Russia With Love before realising I’d already read it, oops. The only other moment of excitement has been …

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Feeling bookish

My new job is taking a lot of my time, and as it’s kick started my dormant professionalism, it’s also sapping my book reading time as well. Coupled with that I do seem to be on a non-fiction bent of late, I’m part way through “Make it Stick” and have just ordered some books with titles that include the words “simplicity”, “Nurnberg funnel” and “minimalism”. I blame Malcolm Gladwell. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a teetering stack of unread books at home but they are mostly novels and I’m just not in the mood to start them. So, whilst Louise is just discovering Dan Brown and is disappearing off to bed at 9pm so she can fit in …

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Quiet Sympathy

Bit wet ain’t it. Cats and Dogs and all that. Somewhere in the hazy depths of my memory I seem to recall that I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. Hopefully it won’t coincide with the visit from the plumber, who’s coming to investigate the dripping noises coming under the floorboards in the bedroom (I’ll be checking them myself tonight as well). Nothing like getting all your services sorted on the same day eh! Still at least I know it’ll be quiet at home. Louise still has no voice, and I’ve found myself whispering along in sympathy. Mind you, I’m not so happy about her chosen mode of communication. You see I have a habit of getting ‘lost’ in books. I …

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