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By Dave Snowden  ·  March 22, 2014  ·  Trivia

An odd and messy sort of day.  I am in the middle of sorting out the study to accommodate the new desk (that allows me to site down or stand up to work) and that means I have lost my old roll top desk with all of its storage.  Good news is that I can now look out to the beauty of the garden (for which I claim no credit that is all down to my wife Sheila's labours over the last two decade).  Either way it means that there are holes in the wall, and it needs repairing anyway so I cleared everything out and have spent the day with...

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Playing tourist in the rain

By Dave Snowden  ·  January 25, 2014  ·  Trivia

Last night was all a bit traumatic.  I got back in time to take Sheila out for dinner, but then phone calls from children indicated multiple failures in the transport system.  Net result I picked Eleanor up from Oxenholme as planned just after 2100, but having deposited her at the hotel had to drive south through fog and rain to Lancaster to pick up Huw, finally getting him to the hotel at midnight thirty.  By then I had drunk enough coffee to keep me up for the next few hours.   The original hope for this trip had been sunshine and...

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Desultory Day

By Dave Snowden  ·  January 4, 2014  ·  Trivia

I had a gentle day, the rain was such as to discourage a walk.  I had no conference calls, no commitments other than the normal backlog of work.  Saturday has the advantage that it is not Friday or Sunday.  That may seem obvious, but on Friday people are still working and expect you to do things.  On Sunday, Monday is immanent with its attendant duties.  On Saturday however you can always take the I'll get round to that tomorrow approach to any deadline.   Also some days you just need to do nothing.   I spend a few hours sorting out...

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Boxing Day

By Dave Snowden  ·  December 26, 2013  ·  Trivia

There is a British tradition of Boxing Day sporting events and today was no exception for the males in the Snowden household.   Huw and I went down to Newport to watch the Cardiff Blues lose narrowly to Newport Dragons.  A game we should have won and there were some nonsense substitutions in the final quarter that lost us the match.  That said it was a good match and the crowd were, shall we say, engaged.  It is a characteristics of Dragons supporters that they are for their team, the whole team and nothing but the team and it makes...

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