Late

The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed the lack of posting this week. For those who popped me an enquiring note, thank you.♥️ Midweek I found myself with nothing I wanted to say and I put off any further thought, thinking that something would arrive by Friday. It usually does, in this blogging lark. A stroll in the countryside, the reflection on something said, or the report of Being Out & Being Me, etc. They all go into the whirlpool of imagination. Usually things connect and thus something is written. Except, of course, this week. I tried my hand at a few threads early on, but they were short and fizzled to nothing. I tried again on Thursday and […]

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Give it space

Hi, Last night’s online meeting went from When Shall We Three Meet Again to the Fab Four. Despite occasional WiFi snags and some interface issues, a group of us got together for an hour or so. While talking through a headset isn’t quite the same as meeting up, it helps, and the shared laughter raises the spirits. I should add that that’s not in a necromantic and/or demonic manner. Can an atheist be possessed? 🤔 Part of the conversation turned to writing, or more accurately blogging, if there’s a difference. Okay, I’ll be open and say while putting thoughts on – uhhh – digital paper is the act of writing, I don’t consider what I do, at least, as writing. […]

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Shh!

Hi, I find blog writing somewhat odd some days. What I mean is, I have an idea – or even ideas – of what to write about, yet when I come to actually doing it; I struggle to find an opening line. Instead, like now, I tend to find that I just have to go for it. Typing away as I’m talking to someone, and perhaps, in some odd little way I am. Even if that’s myself 🙂 Keep Quiet A week or so ago, Nottingham played host to the Rocky Horror theater production and a work mate was telling me a bit about it. I’ve never been and I’ve only seen the film the once. I know the Ever […]

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Sometimes, good things happen

Hi, It’s an early post for me as I’ve just finished one of those distance training courses. Not the old school learn by post kinda thing, but a learn-by-Skype style classroom. You get a little video of the class, remote access to the system you have to work on and you get to see the presentation slides. Luckily, there’s no return video feed – and we’ll come back to that in a mo 🙂 – but you can ask questions using the chat or microphone. It saves me having to travel to London and it saves the company money on a hotel. It all seems a little futuristic and everyday at the same time. How things change eh? Some of […]

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“No matter gay, straight or bi
Lesbian, transgendered life
I’m on the right track, baby
I was born to survive”

Hi, I’ve finally succumbed to partially decorating the office. Not that I’m a Scrooge like character, far from it. I draw the line at enforcing festivities on other folk….. as a rule. 😉 The office was looking very grim with the dark windows and sometimes, a bit of tinsel lifts the spirits. All I need to do now is smuggle in some baubles and a tree or two. Sorted. 😛 Changing Faces Earlier this week, I was daydreaming (Ed: as per) while waiting for a batch process to complete. Yes, in IT, part of your worth seems to revolve around the ability for the percentage bar to creep across the screen until…. you run another installation to patch the first one… and […]

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