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    August/September Wrap-Up

    August and September have both been busy for various reasons and neither allowed me particularly intensive periods of reading.  Around my birthday in August, we were away in Florence for a wedding planning trip and then we were seeing a…

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    July Wrap-Up

    Image credit We’ve had some summer!  There has been sunshine and outdoor activities!  Sure, it’s gloomy now but we managed to squeeze in a longish bike ride this morning (we’ve become the kind of people who cycle on Sunday mornings…)…

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    (Late late) May Wrap-Up

    Image credit I knew that it had been a while since I’d last written anything on here but I didn’t think it had been nearly six weeks!  Oops. Life Stuff I started a new job at the beginning of May…

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    April Wrap-Up

    April’s been probably the quietest month I’m going to have for a little while.  I start my new job in a week and I expect it to be tremendously busy.  I’m incredibly excited about it and I’m happy to let…

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    March Wrap-Up

    After the slightly odd month that was February, March has been outstanding.  I’ve read a lot more and my new job is less of a dim shining light on the horizon and more something that I can start preparing for…

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    February Wrap-up

    Image credit February has been an odd month.  It started out on a high when I got offered a new job that I really wanted and it’s ended on a bit of lull as I’ve had to then deal with the…

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    February 2014, Where Did You Go?!

    I knew that when I got stuck into my new job my internet time would plummet but it’s been a more dramatic drop off than even I expected!  I’ve read a lot less and I’ve written even less than that.…

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    January 2014, You Were Solid

    New Year, new “commitment” to monthly wrap-up posts!  January has been an odd month for me.  I’m changing jobs in the middle of February and am FINALLY getting to the end of the three months’ notice that I had to work…

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    May: The Month the Sunshine Arrived

    Summer is here!  At least for the past week or so, the sunshine has been putting in regular appearances and the world has been starting to warm up a bit.  I’m definitely looking back on May unnecessarily fondly because only…

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    And that was April!

    SPRING IS HERE!  I’ll admit that it’s still pretty darn chilly at times but at least it’s still light at half 8 in the evening and we get treated to the occasional glimpse of sunshine. That’ll do for now.  Despite…