Since 2006

Hi, While I was looking through photos for another A Look Back post, I stumbled on a reference to my first visit to Chameleons. By all that’s fabulous, that’s 2006. Yikes. Two meetings a month, give or take, for the last umpteen years or so. I try not to look at the time in not in Lynn mode. Partly because I am a part timer, but mainly as I think if you look at the time you’re not doing whatever, it’s a less than positive outlook. Maybe we’re back to the old adage, what you think you don’t have, makes you miserable. Perhaps that explains why I don’t think of Me Time as a thing. Partly because it suggests of […]

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A million butterfly wings

Hi, Well, I think we can safely say that 2020 was as much year to remember, as one we’d like to forget. 🙂 I am hopeful that you’ve escaped the worst of this year, be they issues around health (mental and/or physical), employment, or other matters. Looking back to last January, the idea of that there would be a global pandemic seemed incredulous…. and yet, here we are. One might say that we are where we are because some folk have decided not to believe the evidence or science, but then we’d be into a discussion on society and politics. Moving on…. 😉 This post has been somewhat tricky to write. How do you sum up all that’s happened this […]

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Fifteen Years Later

Hi, A blog post of two parts today 🙂 Blog History Back in October 2005, a young (ish) chap sat with his back to the garden, in a room that’s no longer there. Autumn sunlight glowed against the wallpaper, but the man was lost in his thoughts, staring at the computer’s bulky monitor. Should he press ‘post’ or not? There’s a dilemma of the modern world many folk don’t have 😉 The computer, the wallpaper, and that room have all gone – renovations and recycling – but somehow, this blog remains. Yes, I’ve switched platforms, yet it’s the same old weekly posts. Well, occasional midweek ones, this year too. Various topics of reflection, sharing, trying to change things, and – […]

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Back and Forward

Hi, By all that is glamorous and fine, it’s been a busy week for Yours Truly. A fair bit of travel around Nottingham and a lot of presentations. Not about T stuff, which would have brought some welcome pennies into the Chams’ piggy bank, but work related. On the upside, it made the week go quickly, the team got lovely cool feedback, and it’s also Friday night. As I’ve blogged about previously, I find the magical promise of the weekend particularly strong on a Friday evening. For me, there’s something about three nights and two days in which there’s a lot you could do. Even if some of it will be shuttling Wee Man to see his friends, or the […]

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To close the year

Hi, In the blur of family visits, long dog walks, streaming TV, and irregular mealtimes, the fact that this is the last Friday before the turn of the year – and indeed, decade – has slipped my mind. But last-minute and off the cuff is just how I roll at YATGB. 🙂 The year has been an interesting mix of news – both from a personal, family, and national perspective. I will spare you my views on the political landscape of the UK, as anything I write here is, I feel, unlikely to sway you if you’ve different views, and if your views are similar, it’s going to be an echo chamber. All I will say is that I hope […]

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