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Happy Anniversary!

Today is the Emma’s and my one year anniversary†. One year ago today, I cycled into Bicester for our first date in Pizza Express, and she saw my blue eyes as they whizzed past. Who’d have thought that one year…

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One year on…

Today, it was brought home to us, how completely and utterly unlike last April this April is. Last year, at this time we were bathing in gorgeous and warm sunny weather and the bluebells were already out. I know this…

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Unexpected

Emma has just arrived. 🙂 I wasn’t expecting her until the concert tomorrow night, but whilst on the bus back from Oxford I had a text message. She’s been really missing me. By the time I had driven back home…

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Linked

1. commented today that it has been almost a whole month since I last posted. If you are reading this, you will by now know that my threat of mega-spamming my friend’s friends pages has come true.† 2. I have…

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St Valentine’s Day

As I begin my sixth year of writing here, it seems that I should start on this day with something a bit different. Today I sent and received my first valentine card. 🙂 I left work promptly to get home…

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Naturally Companionable

Today was mostly taken up with taking a (beastly wet) drive down to Fareham with Emma and her sister for Sunday lunch with Grandma and Aunty Gill who was over from the States (yes, Emma too has relatives in the…

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The (Tuesday) Morning Afte

That’s the problem with having really great weekends like this last one. It seems that the more that Emma and I have really good weekends, the more we miss each other in the intervening weeks. Goodness knows what it’s going…

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The Six Month Anniversary

This weekend is the six month anniversary of Emma and mine’s first date. She arrived at my house on Friday afternoon and was waiting for me, making use of my wireless broadband connection. It was not quite a repeat of…

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Tasting the Future

Last night, I arrived home from work to find that Emma had stolen into my house, and lit candles, poured wine, and got a delicious baked salmon meal planned. It was one of the most special of surprises I think…

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The Autumnal Day

1. Cold though it might have been to get up to this morning, the quality of light and crispness to the air, and the smell of the day was gorgeous. It was the kind of day that reminds me why…

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Red skies behind Norman towers

This weekend was utterly, fantastically great! 🙂 My parent’s arrived on Friday night, and on Saturday we went for a walk with Barney dog at Stowe Landscape Gardens near Buckingham (one of the Capability Brown constructed estates – there’s also…

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07 + 07 + 07 = 21

For some, Saturday 7 July 2007 was triply lucky. For different reasons, it has been incredibly lucky for Emma and me today. After the incessant rains of the last – umm – month or more, the was shining and it…

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Stranger than fiction

Since the high-drama of last seasons finale, and then the quieter reflection of the coda, the current season in the life of Thomas Shepherd has been of an altogether different pace than to what the fans have been used to….

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The First Day

I woke up today still bouyed up with thoughts about how well my interviews went yesterday. Apparently at Sophos, my html test that I did was, and I quote, ‘one of the best that they had ever seen’. It also…

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Leave Them Wanting More

Consciously at least, nothing was planned in my mind. Last night thought the subject of boyfriends and girlfriends came up – Clare is quitting her PE job to move up to Aberdeen and be with her Allan. This coupled with…

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Single Status

It has been a while since my last posting on this, my most tightly locked filter. This is because I have had nothing of news to impart. That is, until now. For the past three weeks I have been emailing,…

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