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‘mptions

For the last week, Don and I have been rattling around ThePalace(OfLove) as empty nesters. Last Friday evening Joe/Frank took his first solo international flight to London! He handled the 5 hour layover and terminal change without a hitch and … Continue reading

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very simple pleasures

Minor chaos on the trains this morning. After arriving at the station and seeing three trains cancelled and the next three running very late (and likely no room to board), I decided to head for the bus instead and took … Continue reading

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manifesting

When I finally admitted my beloved elderly laptop was a little too fragile to continue using and bought my lovely replacement computer in November, I was planning to be ruthlessly efficient and minimalist about what I put on it. Past … Continue reading

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grumpified

Don: “when was the last time you did any exercise?” Me: “yeah, it’s been a while”. Back on the exercise bike tomorrow. 2875-2868 days

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2019 intentions: review

Eleven days (already?) into the new year, so probably time to review those 2019 intentions. My original post is here and the mid-year review is here. I was reasonably pleased with how I went overall. Much like the not-resolutions, these … Continue reading

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2020 not resolutions: joe/frank

And finally we have Joe/Frank! Reflecting on 2019 1. No uni grade lower than a C (Credit) NOT ACHIEVED! Was actually doing OK in this regard, but it turns out I had my first failure! 2. Plan an overseas holiday … Continue reading

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no new clothes: day forty

So far, much to my surprise, I am kicking goals with this particular challenge. Nothing new and 11% through my twelve month target. I think I’ve achieved this moderate success mostly by convincing myself that I am not the sort … Continue reading

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2020 not-resolutions: don

It becomes clear which of the family require a few reminders to submit their not-resolutions. As ever, Don is quite the minimalist reviewer. The 2019 review: 1. (golf) Play A grade = drop 2 off handicap NOT ACHIEVED! 2. ride … Continue reading

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2020 intentions

As a work avoidance strategy I scribbled these broad themes on the first morning back at SML. Given they seemed to be top of mind, I figure they’re good enough to be going on with as intentions for the year. … Continue reading

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2020 not-resolutions: joan

Next up AdventureJoan! Review of 2019 1. Visit 50 countries by 2020 (I’m currently at 41, soon to be 42) – possibilities include Liechtenstein, Greece, Faroe Islands, Portugal, Ireland, Norway, Morocco, Lithuania, Slovenia, Cuba… but I’ll take advantage of any … Continue reading

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