Muji Manifesto

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Can’t recall where I saw this but it struck a chord so I grabbed the main tenets with a view to expounding on them at a later date. However, as simplicity suggests, I really don’t need to bother. Because there is complexity in purity. Elegance in plainness. Intricacy in streamlining. Richness in reduction. Depth in…

Grand Plans

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Speaking to my Mum on the phone earlier, we both discussed the need to have a “good clear out”, something we’ll be forced into next month as we are getting a new kitchen fitted. What better time to declutter one room and try and build some momentum to carry into others. As we are getting…

Leveraging the dynamics of writing

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I’ve spent the last couple of days writing an article for an industry magazine. It’s not something I’ve done before and I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. It was aimed at CEO/CFO level, so was heavy on business aspects and lingo, not something I’m comfortable writing to be honest, I prefer plain english. However, what really…

An open letter

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Dear sitcom writers, I’m getting a little fedup watching endless repeats of Friends and Frasier, and whilst Everybody Loves Raymond has some funny moments it’s a little sub-standard. Of course I’m quite content to fill my time with QI, and the like but ultimately I miss watching a good sitcom. I’ve tried most, few are…

What of Scottish Blogs?

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But first, a cat update: Ollie is fine, no cone as, apparently, they don’t use stitches any more? He was a little groggy last night but was up and hungry as usual this morning. And I said this wouldn’t become a ‘cat’ blog. Hmmmm. And so, onto Scottish Blogs. The website lost hosting late last…

Today I am mostly…

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He may be a new addition to our house but little Ollie is already well settled. We understand his moods and wants, and he’s already squirmed his way into our hearts. Which made leaving him at the vet this morning all the harder, doubly so as, when I bent down to say goodbye he stuck…

Writing for Translation

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In the coming month I’ll be migrating some content from FrameMaker to AuthorIT and, whilst doing so, I’ll be taking a little extra time to re-write the content to be as re-usable friendly as possible, mainly because it’s likely we’ll be starting to localise our product at some point this year. I’ve a good idea…

What’s in store for 2008?

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Back after a couple of weeks of merriment, over-eating and general lazing about. Hopefully the festive season was as good to you as it was to me. But enough looking back, this time of year is all about looking forward. So what is coming up in the next 12 months? Well, I’m hoping to start…

Contrary

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Back to work in the morning and I’m quite looking forward to it, be good to catch up with people, and start the new year with enthusiasm. Or am I just saying that? And, even if I am just saying it, is that enough to actually make me believe it? You see, despite coming across…

In other news…

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Moving away, briefly, from cat related news, today has been a busy one. Four new tyres on the car (thank you blackcircles.com for screwing up the original order), and… yeah ok, I think everything else is cat related. Booked Ollie into the vet to get jagged, snipped and chipped. Bought some “cat grass” and a…

Ollie

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Other photos will, of course, follow. Including one of him asleep next to me on the couch.

Miaow

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No, this is not a kitten post. We are not getting a kitten, there will be no cuteness here, well maybe a little for we are getting a cat in a week or so, more specifically we are getting a 1 year old, jet black cat called Ollie. My nephew and his flatmate have to…

Happy New Year

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2008. No resolutions from me as I don’t bother with them, and also because I decide what mine would be back in November. That said, the traditional “must lose weight” makes an appearance, as does “must read more”. The former is largely down to the fact I’ve not been running… and because I’ve been using…