Tag Archives: Personal

Merry Christmas

A belated Merry Christmas to one and all! Hope you’ve all had a fun filled xmas that involves plenty of wine, dessert and sitting on your arse relaxing. I know mine has. Yes, apart from a minor PC related technical … Continue reading

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Mortgage Calculator

Although I’d already sorted out my mortgage with HSBC, I was curious to know how interest rate rises and lump sum payments would affect my monthly mortgage costs. I did a little looking around and found a few online calculators … Continue reading

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House news

As you may remember, I was in the process of looking around for a house to buy back before my big blog silence. Well on the 1st October I put in an offer on a nice little 2 bedroom place … Continue reading

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Coming along slowly

Making minor progress on the new website (I’m not counting the numerous posts I’ve updated with both categories and tags over the last week – think I’ve done about 2000 of the 4000 in total). It’s always more of a … Continue reading

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The monkey returneth

So as is blatantly obvious, I am back. Feels a little strange to be blogging again after so many months but at the same time quite nice, like slipping back into a favourite pair of comfortable trousers. Also plainly obvious … Continue reading

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Not gone yet

That has to be my longest blogging hiatus yet I think! I have ben busy and also on holiday for a week but more than anything I think I’ve been suffering blogger burnout. Guess I’ve been at it for 8 … Continue reading

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Howdo

Can’t remember the last time I went so long in between updates. Or if I have ever gone this long in between updates? Been quite busy though. Last week I was sent on a training course to learn the wonders … Continue reading

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Getting stuff to work on Windows 7

Ever since moving to Windows 7 late last year I’ve had to deal with the odd incompatibility for both software and hardware – as much to do with moving to 64-bit bit as to Windows 7. Last weekend I was … Continue reading

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Dry spell

It’s surprising how hard things can be when something you take for granted isn’t there anymore. Came home this morning to find that I had no water except for a small amount coming from the hot water tap. My cunning … Continue reading

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House hunting continues

House hunting is going slowly at the moment although I feel I’m veering towards a house rather than a flat now that I’ve started looking more closely at what is available. I think my search became a bit easier when … Continue reading

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