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And breathe…

“People who grinned themselves to death – smiled so much they failed to take a breadth” is the start of a chorus line to the song The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death by the House Martins, released in 1987. I’m not anti-monarchy, but this song always catches me on the thought that “there but […]

Picking up our skirts and running

I’ve always liked this term. I’ve felt it relates to the fact that many of the fashions in the past were quite restrictive to women (and in places, men) and so to do anything like running required concious effort. It’s that pause, that hesitation before you realise that actually, there is little but yourselve holding […]

Feelings of ennui

It’s been both a productive and exhausting week, gaining some valuable inches in making things a bit better for those in the work place, well my work place, for those in the minorities. I got the chance of 30 minutes away from my desk in a comfy environment thinking about all the things in our […]

Economies of scale

We moved house on a Friday, largely because that was the day my husband got back from Saudi from a business trip. On the Sunday morning, as I was unpacking boxes, I noticed a small group of people waiting on opposite side of the road from us; then I noticed some properly classic cars going […]

An air source design

I swear, this April has been one of the coolest I can remember, not helped by the fact we currently have no central heating! The boiler, rest in peace from 28th March, has been switched off, with all our water heating happening via our Solar iBoost. We’re spending 130kWh on heating the water on a […]