Category Archives: Today

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From Walla Crag to the Caribbean

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Not much happening today. I spent the morning in my office going through my piles of stuff, and not accomplishing much.  Shortly after noon I decided to see how quickly Patch and I could get up Walla Crag and back: 48 minutes (which was better than I expected).  Patch is now sleeping on the floor of my office, totally wiped… Read more »

Happy Birthday to me!

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Hey, it’s my birthday!  Got up early-ish and took Patch for a totally unexpected walk (she was happy!).  Went back to bed after I got home so Helen could bring me breakfast in bed.  Traditional family presentation of presents, and singing of song.  Started reading Neil Gaiman’s Fragile Things.  The main event of the day began at 11:30 — the… Read more »

Another nice day

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We’ve had a lot of nice days lately, perfect days for hikes and bike rides and such.  Here was today: I left the house at 8:30am for a run around Derwentwater – 10 miles in just under two hours.  That’s an hour longer than any run since I sprained my ankle a year ago.  Next weekend is the Keswick Half-Marathon,… Read more »

Back to work… for a little while

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Went to work today, just for the morning. Caught up on a few things, brought a dead PC back to life by transplanting a new power supply. Home just in time for lunch, then went to town with my daughter for a little shopping. Swimming with David, per our usual Thursday routine (he did 11 laps, which is pretty good… Read more »

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas began strangely this year… at 8:30 I woke up with no sign of our children. However, by the time I returned from the kitchen with tea and coffee the bed was crowded with happy faces and overflowing stockings. The morning proceeded with the usual opening of and playing with presents. We were joined by the Etisoys for more presents… Read more »

Christmas Eve!

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Up at 4am with David, and off through thick fog to Manchester airport to meet Ana. Got there with minutes to spare. Coffee and a sandwich at Costa before hitting the road again. Got home in time for lunch. Later this afternoon we’re going to the Christmas Carol service at King’s Church.

Avoiding tidying my office

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On Saturday the first of our Christmas visitors arrive, and I need to have my office ready to duty as our guest bedroom (like, not having an empty computer case and power supplies and other bits sitting in the middle of the floor). Instead, I’m doing this. Earlier today… I went to Kendal with three objectives: get the central locking… Read more »

Welcome to my blog!

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Ok, this is my real blog. You should be comfortably seated before reading, in case you fall asleep. If you’re looking for a constant flow of witty commentary on life, or occasional gems of wisdom, you’ve come to the wrong place. If you want sporadic updates on what’s happening in my life, you might find some here.

Walla Crag

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Went to the Nativity play at King’s Church this morning, then after lunch Matthew and I took advantage of the unseasonably dry weather and went for a hike up Walla Crag and on to Ashness Bridge, then home along the lake. Spent a while throwing sticks into the lake for Patch to fetch; one sank and she headed for the… Read more »