Managing expectations – my 2018 resolution

This post itself is a great example of my 2018 resolution to manage my own expectations; here I am, finally putting down the words which have been jostling around my head since New Year on the first day of meteorological spring. The fact that it is several degrees below zero while the “beast from the … Continue reading

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The adventure continues: taking a team to a trial of a triathlon

Despite the lack of updates on the blog, adventure hasn’t been entirely absent in my life for the last year.  It’s just that a couple of house moves (the most recent of which is into a house with gold skirting boards and purple grouting i.e. DIY ahoy) and new jobs (including helping to set up … Continue reading


The tall tale of Mr Frog

“EEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” went the noise outside my window.  I tapped away at my computer keys; it barely registered. “EEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” it continued. Now it penetrated my consciousness. What is that noise? It sounds like a squeaky toy, or a balloon being let down very slowly. “EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”. Nothing makes that noise. Nothing happy, anyway. I could hear the … Continue reading