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With grim determination: 5 things 13.11.17

Technical knitting design discussion that I couldn't quite follow left me feeling a little sad about the high school teacher who ruined maths for me. I always enjoyed and did well in maths, until the final years. Could be that my brain genuinely didn't grok trig and calculus, and that's just how it would have… Continue reading With grim determination: 5 things 13.11.17

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Goldenen Herbst: 5 things 23.10.2017

It's sauser season, yayyy! Life is so much more seasonal here than in the UK, which in turn was way more seasonal than SA. South African food seasons are basically chocolate eggs, Christmas cake, and the rest. Here, there are strong waves of new fresh fruit and veg every couple of months, special breads for… Continue reading Goldenen Herbst: 5 things 23.10.2017

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Whatever: 5 very random things, 25.9.17

I'm having a slight change of heart about productivity. Specifically, mine. I tend to beat myself up about all those times when I just CANNOT settle down to work. All the wasted hours. But you know what? When I do focus (either because forced by deadline, or because I'm just ready), I'm really, really productive.… Continue reading Whatever: 5 very random things, 25.9.17

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Priorities, boundaries, other things ending in -ies: 5 things 18.9.2017

Over the past four years our balcony has slowly, slowly improved. We've put down attractive parquet decking, acquired furniture, planted stuff, some of which has even survived. We (Armin) have hung up an insect hotel. (I have no idea why.) But there's a problem. A has ambitions bigger than the actual balcony. He keeps dreaming… Continue reading Priorities, boundaries, other things ending in -ies: 5 things 18.9.2017

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Kids get bigger: 5 things 14.8.2017

During the holidays I've been taking mornings... gently. Which is to say, we've all been utter slobs, reluctantly sloughing off our pyjama cocoons well after 10 or 11am. And it's usually quite a fight. The other day, though, M surprised me by wandering out of his bedroom fully dressed, entirely without prompting, never mind asking… Continue reading Kids get bigger: 5 things 14.8.2017