I was in Edinburghertown

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I’m alive! Speaking of which, who sings that song? The one in the Five Alive advert with the Dodo? Anyone? CBATG… Having been and went and done Edinburgh on Sunday, I had planned to write up some blog posts but, alas, I’m old now and an entire day drinking takes an undue toll and leaves…

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Lessons learned

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It’s all go at McLean Mansions but that’s nothing new for the first week in May with my sister celebrating her birthday on the 5th and my sister-in-law celebrating hers on the 7th. Of course that means presents and nice meals in restaurants, so we were out for dinner on Monday evening, and we’re back…

Floored (plus other items of note)

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I’m lying on the bed, laptop perched on a tray, watching TV. It’s a little tricky to type because I’ve got a cut on the middle finger of my left hand, and my arms and hands are sore. Why? Laminate flooring. Previously the laminate flooring ran from the hallway through to the kitchen, it’s a…

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Regress my tech

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Danah Boyd has been reflecting on her long lost handwriting skills. “My ability to communicate without editing has decayed. My patience for creating text at a rate slower than I think has decayed.” Are we getting lazy? Are we too reliant on technology or are we simply adapting how we work and think to match…

Decluttery

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Well I didn’t get half the stuff I’d hoped to get done but made a start at the “Big Declutter”. Two bin bags for the skip, one for the charity shop and I’m not even halfway through. The whole thing has come about because of the big smile that now appears on the face of…

12 + 12 = 24

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Thank fuck I’m on holiday for the rest of the week. Two 12 hour days and I’m done in. So it was great to come home tonight and find a parcel of goodies waiting for me, specifically some yummy fudge (VERY yummy) and some salt water taffy! Now, I’ll happily admit that my only experience…

Why I worry

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Yesterday I was a tad worried about my post. Apparently I shouldn’t have been, and that’s all well and good but it does bring to mind a pet hate of mine. I don’t think I have EVER posted something that was deliberately inflammatory or overly opinionated. Now that’s mainly because it’s just not in my…

She did it!

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Just a quick note to say Congratulations to my sister-in-law Claire. She’s been studying hard all year and passed all of her exams to earn a place at University studying dietetics. To put it in a little perspective for the rest of you, she’s a single mum with four kids – she’ll hate me saying…

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Whinge, Moan

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Everywhere you go someone is complaining about something. It seems that a lot of people only EVER complain. Take any piece of nationally (internationally) reported good news and you’ll find twice as many people ready and willing to run it down. Well I, for one (and probably only for today) am sick of it. So,…

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TBD

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What we really owe Big Brother. The scarce commodity in our society is not privacy but meaningful recognition. That is why people put weblogs on the internet, exposing themselves for peer review by a trusted community of co-bloggers. So, finally, an explanation as to why we all do it (this thing called blog). Except it’s…

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T in the Park #7

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Saturday on the NME Stage Moving away from the dance tent we head to the NME Stage. Rock music reigns, and I’ll feel a bit more comfortable over there (boy will I EVER look out of place in the dance tent). Once again, any advice or previous experience is welcomed. Muse – MUST SEE! No…

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If

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Situations, reactions, altering perceptions, skewing reality, imagining. What if…? My usual tactic for falling asleep is to plan my day, think about what I’ll be doing tomorrow. Sometimes it backfires and my mind races away from me, into situations that may not happen, that I dread will EVER happen, yet I find myself catching up…

Thanks

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Ohhh and finally – last, but not ever EVER least – big thanks to carey for a new logo design – it’ll be tweaked and used v.soon! You is da man! Mad props!! Big up ya homie!! (I’m pretty sure that is hip street lingo but then I’m ancient (do they even call it lingo…