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Joys of travel

As you can tell from my blog, I love travelling. I have a motorbike, push bike, car (ICE and EV), canoe and am reasonably happy to use public travel though buses and trains do tend to make me travel sick 😀 I used to love flying, I have had two flying lessons though after 29th […]

You sound really busy, how do you fit it all in?

Working mum, full time specialist in my company, STEM ambassador, advanced motorcyclist, mentor.. I ask for help!  I cannot do everything, so I employ a cleaner.  I have a good relationship with my endocrinologist, my GP and my pharmacist, who help me to keep alive. I do plan.  I do prioritise.  Sometimes, I have  to […]

Two wrongs do not make a right

We moved into our current home in 2013.  I had watched it being built in 2006 as I learnt to ride my motorbike and remembered the disappointment when I realised it would be a chalet bungalow.  What a shame! When we were looking to move in 2012, it was on the market and the photos […]

The 28 day problem

The past five weeks have had some interesting learning code wise Normally, smime messages are signed with the public key signature embedded in the message.  It allows quick and simple verification of who has sent the message and whether that signature is valid against a root certificate.  The root certificate is typically held in a […]

Coming of age

One of the things you forget as you get older is when certain things not only kick in (legal sex. cigarette smoking and drinking) but also that you not only have the means to prove your identity easily (credit cards are always my fav. as legally you cannot have a credit card in your name […]

Looking forward to having a break and the joys of Java programming

Doesn’t sound like you!? Mid-March, I  found myself in the position of taking on a team which was considered failing (doing amazingly clever stuff, but not delivering to time scales).  Great people and coders but not measuring up to expectations.  Which wouldn’t have been so bad, but I was heading out on leave for 3 […]

What a mess?!

Not many people know this, but I am an European first, British second and English third. As someone living in the UK, that doesn’t come close to describing me, but it is at least a start.  I believe in free speech, the politeness of an orderly queue and in driving on the left hand side […]

Thank you

As a working engineer, may I say a big thank you to the recession.  (Slightly tongue in cheek). No longer will managers have doubts that women on their return to work from maternity leave need to be there.  The house price boom, university fees and the multitude of other direct incentives to holding down a […]

I’ve got the day off…

Not interesting, so what? I’ve had a couple of interesting conversations.  As a graduate, when I left university, I did’t expect to be having great conversations as a 43 year old.  I was very wrong. Please find the chase! Sorry.  My endocrinologist was a young lady which in 39 years was the first time (at […]

Go vote!

I mean it.  If you live in the UK, you have 2 hours 49 minutes left to exercise your democratic right. I don’t have time? We walked the half mile to the voting station, there and back, registered, filled in the ballot paper and posted it in the box.  37 minutes including going and getting […]