The best news, in a way, is that summer is very definitely over. We have enjoyed some excellent rain, both thunderous downpours and more gentle soaks and the park is greening up nicely as a result. It is still warm though, so the terrace plants are doing really well. Launched the new season of Eat This Podcast to an uptick in downloads but a downturn in subscribers. Truly, I have no idea what makes sense any more, so I'll just keep plodding along.
Managed to sustain reading and napping, and got some walking with sticks done into the bargain. I keep thinking about getting the Brompton tuned up again because the busses have been shite lately, but the old bike shop seems to have closed some time during the pandemic..
I did a bit. Had one offer turned down, because they wabnted it more urgently than I was able, and that felt absolutely fine.
Previous years are on an archive page.
Only four new posts this month, but that's OK.
I sort of decided on a new MacBook Air, but I haven't actually done anything about it, which is stupid as I will be travelling quite a bit at the end of this month and beginning of next, so I need to time to get it organised.
Life continues to be very good, although at times like this, when friends have passed through, I feel the lack a bit more than usual.
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