I did something today that I don’t normally do.

My job is predominantly reactionary requiring fast response times so the tendancy is to get stuck in situ. If I leave the building it’s only ever to grab a sandwich which I’ll then eat at my desk.

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Two years ago today I quoted Ben Thompson of Stratechery saying that, rather than try to hide it, Apple went out of its way to emphasise the presence of the notch despite it being controversial.

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Yesterday was the anniversary of my decision to step back from the blog, a reflection of my realisation/admittance that things weren’t good on the mental health front.

It’s been a rollercoaster year.

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The poem “The Stream” was an illustration that depression is often contextual.

We’re currently on holiday and the stream in the poem is in one of my favourite places: The Trough of Bowland, a jewel hidden within the wider Forest of Bowland area of natural beauty.

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This past week I have deliberately and drastically reduced my phone usage; there have even been times when I haven’t carried it.

It felt strange at first but then it became liberating.

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I’m on holiday this week so posts are likely to be a bit thin on the ground. I’ll be having quite a digital free few days.

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It’s raining for the first time in what seems forever but I don’t reach for my umbrella; it’s refreshing, a gift, makes me feel alive.

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Although World of Warcraft was supposed to be down until 10am this morning for the BfA pre-patch I was able to log in around 5am. As with all new expansions, however, it’s an initial game of addon roulette until things get updated.

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Yesterday was a fun day of predominantly gaming but we also rewatched Rogue One (again) in the evening – still one of my favourite Star Wars films.

Unfortunately, the car wasn’t ready thanks to Vauxhall not being forthcoming that they weren’t doing next day delivery of a part.

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Hot on the heels of our anniversary today I celebrate 47 trips around the sun (yes, we arranged them to be that close on purpose.)

Do I feel my age? I don’t really know what 47 is supposed to feel like so I can’t answer that. I certainly don’t act like it.

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Yesterday was our 23rd wedding anniversary. Wow, 23 years!

Unfortunately, just as we were planning on heading out, our car decided it would be a good time for the accelerator pedal sensors to fail rendering it immobile.

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Liked: Unfollowing Everybody

“At this point, there’s nothing novel about noticing that social media is often toxic and stressful. But even aside from those concerns, our social networks are not things we generally think of as requiring maintenance or upkeep, even though we routinely do regular updates on all the other aspects of our digital lives.”

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