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approximately 8.4 metres

One of my 60before60 items (#27) and a 2019 intention was to kill my gmail accounts. Over the years I’d accumulated six gmail accounts which I’d used for various things – personal; mrshardly blog, twitter and instagram; professional (mostly linkedin); … Continue reading

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april reset: week one

I’m not sure why I keep forgetting how nice it is to have these little goals and how much I enjoy crossing items off a list, but I do and here we are! + yoga 3x per week NO! I … Continue reading

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could have also done with a set of sparkly wings

I’ve mentioned before that I’m facing more sexism now that I’m relatively senior (and the more that I veer back toward working in IT) than I ever have before. The most recent example of this was a fairly important presentation … Continue reading

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resist future dental up-selling

out and about in the neighbourhood I met most of my small goals for the day: 10 min on exercise bike, 5 min meditation, no SML biscuits, no chocolate, intermittent fasting, shutting down devices – go me! However I can … Continue reading

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first day of the rest of the days

In an attempt to counter the previously mentioned meh, I’ve decided I’ll use April as an opportunity to reboot a whole lot of stuff. The weather will be cooler, daylight savings will have ended, hopefully I’ll be sleeping better! The … Continue reading

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library haul #8

Collected my reserved book and picked up a couple of non-challenging items (who can resist the fabulous ridiculousness which is Clive?) 1. Katrina Onsted: The weekend effect – the life-changing benefits of taking time two days off 2. Eva Woods: … Continue reading

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it was there all along

I’m sure it’s pretty evident that I’ve been a little (a lot) on the meh side in recent months. I’ve been very unhappy in a way I haven’t been for years and years. I’ve been analysing this (to death) and … Continue reading

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wet wet wet

In one of my recent wardrobe purges I sent two quite unsatisfactory raincoats to the charity shop. They both looked great, but didn’t actually do much in the way of rain prevention – one had opera length sleeves and no … Continue reading

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five things; or filler #02

I get wildly excited about really clever innovations, particularly in the sustainability space. These projects are completely amazing – how wonderful to go to work and be involved in something like this! + upcycled lobster shells as packaging! + shoe … Continue reading

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kryptonite

Near the exit of Don’s work-provided parking space, shoved into the corner of large-ish parking sign sits Coffee Jesus. coffee jesus Being the absolute antithesis of godly, I was unaware that supplying coffee was something Jesus was known for. I … Continue reading

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